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Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-28-2006, 10:36 PM Reply   
I just replaced my vintage Tige tower with a new Xplosion tower and added the Wetsounds Pro 485s. I am stoked to get the boat back. It is in California right now getting its extreme makeover. Too bad that I have 5 inches of snow in my yard and won't be able to try it on the water until next spring.
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-28-2006, 10:37 PM Reply   
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-28-2006, 10:38 PM Reply   
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Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       11-28-2006, 10:53 PM Reply   
who makes the Xplosion tower??
Old     (greg_sa)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-28-2006, 11:10 PM Reply   
The tower matches the boat very well!

What year is your Tige?
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-28-2006, 11:16 PM Reply   
They are new on the market, based out of
Southern California. Their website is still under construction but it is Great guys and an awesome product.
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-28-2006, 11:18 PM Reply   
Thanks Greg, it is a 2000, I picked it up this year with only 100 hours on the engine.}

(Message edited by moki on November 28, 2006)
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-28-2006, 11:45 PM Reply   
that tower fits your boat perfectly, but im not a fan how it curves on the top.
Old     (lcky275)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-29-2006, 5:22 AM Reply   
That's a perfect fit. Are you going for the 10' bimini, as well?
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-29-2006, 9:44 AM Reply   
Yes,I am going for the 10' bimini. I am going to have the standard bimini and then an extension that can be zipped on.
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-29-2006, 10:27 AM Reply   
You're going to love those Wet Sounds! Nice tower too!
Old    bigdtx            11-29-2006, 10:31 AM Reply   
The swim platform on that site looks pretty cool too.
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       11-29-2006, 1:40 PM Reply   
Thanks guys, next steps are hooking up the amps and upgrading my batteries and electrical.
Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       11-29-2006, 2:55 PM Reply   
What amp are you feeding them with?
Old     (froese)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-29-2006, 4:00 PM Reply   
I'm curious about what amp(s) you're using too. I'm also not a big fan of the curve one the top bar, but the lines of the tower are sweet. That curve, and the way it angles the pro485's out, ought to distribute sound at a nice, wide spread... bring the ear plugs!
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-29-2006, 4:32 PM Reply   
JTW and all,

Now that I have over 100 hours on my WetSounds Pro-485s and amps I don't mind making a recommendation. These speakers respond extremely well to power. Unfortunately big class A/B power draws heavily on our electrical systems. Class D power does not provide clean enough power, unless it has a another processor to clean things up. I have been using Tripath amplifiers for a couple years now.

I have had very good luck with this amp on my Pro-485s: 0

It is probably the most cost effective, power efficient readily available to power the WetSounds.

Other good options include the Arc digital amplifiers, if you want to spend a few more $$.
Old     (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       11-29-2006, 4:43 PM Reply   
Looks good. Wetsounds are definitely the speakers to have right now. So clear and so loud!
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-03-2006, 11:57 AM Reply   
Hey guys, sorry for the delay in the response, I have been out of town for a few days. I am using the Eclipse XA4000. It is a Class D amplifier, so it does not draw a lot of power, but it is using the Ice Power chip. This new technology gives you full clean sound without the current draw. Here is a link that explains more:

Here is the amp that I am driving it with:

Unfortunately, I do not have the amps hooked up yet, so I cannot at this time tell you how well the amp really performs.
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-03-2006, 9:20 PM Reply   
You are definitely a wetsounds veteran. Any other tips you can give me on maintenance, lessons learned, etc.

Thanks in advance
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       12-04-2006, 9:22 AM Reply   
Moki- did the tower go right into the same mounts as the old Metcraft or did you need to do some gel coat work?
Old     (moki)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-04-2006, 11:18 AM Reply   
The tower went into the same mounts in the front, but I had to fill in the back 2 holes and re-drill. I was expecting all four holes to be filled, but was pleasantly surprised with only 2.


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