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Old    elliott dye (habcaw_creek)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-28-2006, 8:42 PM Reply   
I see people placing subwoofers, the ones that arent waterproof, out in the open in their boats. Wether theyre on the bottom of the wraparound seats or under the dash the subs are still exposed to the elements. I see W7s in these locations and im somewhat puzzled. Do subs hold up to these conditions?
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-28-2006, 8:53 PM Reply   
I have only had mine for a few weeks (under observer seat), but I would be more worried about the box than the sub. I rhino-lined my box and believe it will be fine.

Oh yeah, marine subs don't compare to JL, Kicker, or other normal car audio subs.
Old    Coach (oaf)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-28-2006, 9:09 PM Reply   
I have had a 10" Crossfire Sub infront of the drivers side for 4 years and it still rocks. Most subs are made from composites not paper so they can handle being in a marine environment. With that being said my is pushed back and is out of harms way and it would be very unlikely that it would be hit by water. I do run 4 5.25" in the boat and they get hit with water all the time with people getting in and out and the occational water fight in the boat. They are sounding as good as day one (again Crossfire). Because most speakers are made of composites you will not find it to be a problem if they get wet. If not get the Polk MOMO's (yes they make a sub as well) they are all marine certified (I think that is what they call it) and sound very good as well.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-28-2006, 10:53 PM Reply   
I actually tend to prefer the tonal qualities and efficiency afforded by a paper cone sub. I just coat them with "wet look" available from Parts Express. They won't hold up to getting wet but they seem to do fine in the maring environment.
Old    Clubmyke (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-29-2006, 12:11 AM Reply   
check out image dynamics idq subs with the intergrated surround.. very durable, sounds great, and reasonable priced..
Old    Jason Pribyl (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-29-2006, 6:59 AM Reply   
I have a JL sub under my dash that has held for 5 summers and is going on it's 6th. Just make sure to set the gains/frequency so you are not distorting it and they should last a long time. I coated my box in epoxy resin to thwrat moisture. Like Mike said the wet look from parts express works great! I used it on my tower speakers.
Old    Jay (jaybird)      Join Date: May 2006       06-29-2006, 9:36 AM Reply   
Coach
how do you like the Crossfire speakers? I am going to install 4 of the new 06 6 1/4" on my tower and wanted to know how much power you put to them. My understanding is that you dont have to pour the coals to them to really get them to perform

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