Well, I swore when I sold my 2005 Supra 22 SSV last Summer, that I would control myself and run the stock stereo on my next boat. Worst case I was going to buy 10 Ipods and hand them out on the boat. I ended up buying a 2010 MB F21 Tomcat with no tower speakers and a basic interior setup. After spending a few months riding with no music, being hounded by my daughters, and missing my old system, which I thought was a loud and clean system, I decided to look into getting a system on the boat.
I have listened to many tower systems, but I kept remembering an Exile tower setup that I really liked. I contacted Dennis at Liquid Trends and explained that I was interested in a modest setup and was interested in Exile. Dennis knew what my old setup sounded like and arranged for me to hear an Exile Tower setup.
I fell in love with the mid-bass! After a lot of discussion, we decided to install a hybrid setup. My modest system grew into a larger system to meet what I really wanted. Can't blame Dennis for this, he just provided me with information so i could make an informed decision. Dennis then worked with Exile Audio to place the tower speakers to maximize the sound quality in the boat and way out there somewhere too.
2 Pairs STX65
1 Pair XM7
3 Pairs SX65C
1 XI12D Sub woofer
XI1000W Harpoon (Tower)
I decided on a Alpine IDA-X305S HU and Audio Contol EQ.. I love how I have complete Ipod control from the HU and it has the abilty to stream Pandora. The EQ gives me the ability to use the line in to control from the Ipod if I want.
This setup absolutely KNOCKS! Sound quality and volume of sound is way more than I expected. The best part is my girls will quit giving me a hard time about my "naked tower".
Big thanks to Dennis and the rest of the LT Crew for all the effort on this successful install. Thanks to Exile for making great product that I am sure to enjoy for years! Well if Julie doesn't kill me (I have assured her that I spent less than the cost of 10 Ipods.
Video of the Sub doing its thing:
I will post pics of install when I get them.
Couple pics. of the boat and the girls enjoying the Exile beats.