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Old    Chris Blair (cablair37)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
Looking to purchase some tower speakers. Not really worried about getting the music out the rider, being that we mainly hang out in the cove. Really just wanting to know what would be the best speaker to choose to get music to the back of the boat.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-08-2012, 11:58 AM Reply   
oh boy.... get ready for world war 3......


You are going to get tons of opinions on this one.... just remember they are all opinions.... You will mostly hear Exile and Wetsounds probably cause they are the most popular.
I run and like Exile. www.exileaudio.com
I just have what they call the surf speaker. Better for what you are looking to do. You can still hear them behind the boat when wakeboarding, but if you want true projection you would look at their wake speakers, which are horns....
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-08-2012, 12:09 PM Reply   
What is your budget?
Old    Chris Blair (cablair37)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 12:24 PM Reply   
I figured thats what i would hear. Not really on a budget. I just dont want the cheapest speaker out there nor do i wanna spend a fortune on speakers.. Really just looking for a decent sound for hanging out
Old    Matt (Rad_Matty_D)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-08-2012, 12:52 PM Reply   
Just do a bit of research. The main players are: WetSounds, Exile, Samson, Bullet, JL & Kicker
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-08-2012, 1:02 PM Reply   
Chris,
There are different levels of hanging out behind the boat.
You might be in a calm area with a few friends where you want good sound quality but are still able to have comfortable conversation in the water and around the swimdeck. A single pair of 6.5" or 7.7" speakers might get the job done in that case. That is very different from being the music host for a larger group at a more popular destination where some volume and projection is still expected even though you are at rest. That might require a pair of 10" HLCDs.
So really think it through so you only do this once.
Then the speakers will determine the amplifier choice.
If you are playing at rest for any time period it really pays to go with fullrange Class D amplification because Class D operates 60 percent more efficiently than the previous technology.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Chris Blair (cablair37)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 1:32 PM Reply   
Right on. I will have to look more into it. thanks for all the help
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-08-2012, 1:55 PM Reply   
What David said about doing it once...some of us have played this game many times over before we finally just pulled out our wallets.

Don't forget to budget the amp. What he said.
Old    Chris Blair (cablair37)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 2:04 PM Reply   
i will prolly just have to make a trip to his shop and take a look at speakers. im not much of the audio guy and there is a lot of brands out there and really a lot to know about all this stuff. haha
Old    Chris Blair (cablair37)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-08-2012, 2:44 PM Reply   
Another problem i will run into is i only have about a foot of space between the top of the tower and the bimini top. I plan on doing a full system upgrade which i have already replaced the factory in boat speakers with kicker 6200's but still waiting on a amp for those. I plan on putting a sub and tower speakers in the near future.
Old    MCXSTAR (snork)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-08-2012, 3:11 PM Reply   
Hands down go Wetsounds rev10
Old     (Truekaotik)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-08-2012, 3:38 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by cablair37 View Post
Looking to purchase some tower speakers. Not really worried about getting the music out the rider, being that we mainly hang out in the cove. Really just wanting to know what would be the best speaker to choose to get music to the back of the boat.
I would think a pair of icon8's or some JL 7.7 coaxials would work just fine pushed properly.. You could even do 4 if ya want a little more range.. Now if you want to be that guy at some point, the biggest HLCD you can find would be the best choice then... I agree with these guys you need to decide what you want, doing it once is easiest...
Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       08-09-2012, 12:01 PM Reply   
its pretty simple actually. sell your first born child, or your mom depending on the market then call wetsounds!
Old    Jay Wedsted (jbird)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-09-2012, 12:15 PM Reply   
I don't know...On our '03 Sanger V230, we have Polk db's throughout and on the tower, loaded in a NeoBullet enclosure, powered by Planet Audio! It fits the era and suits our family just fine!
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-09-2012, 1:21 PM Reply   
http://exileaudio.com/store/index.ph...-speakers.html

This is hard to beat. Get same warranty as brand new.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-09-2012, 1:24 PM Reply   
^^^ that is a good deal. bet those will be gone soon. says 3 pairs left at that price...

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