Originally Posted by Midnightv10
That price for the fosgate amp seems pretty good.
If your mainly interested in good sound in and around the boat and for the money you are willing to spend those bullets will probably do fine. but if I would strongly suggest figuring out a way to get some kind of a sub in your boat (maybe under the helm) wherever you can find room. It doesn't have to be the biggest but believe me it will help both balancing the sound and the perceived volume of the interior.
So here is a suggestion:
buy 2 of those 600x4 fosgate amps and the bullets as well as see if you can find a sub solution.
Run the tower speakers of one of the amps bridged into two channels @ 300 Watts each. Then run your two interior speakers off the front 2 channels of the second amp @ 100 watts each and bridge channels 3 and 4 to get 300 watts to the sub. That should get you pretty good sound for a little more than your target budget.
As for the Bluetooth, I don't have any advice for you but I have not heard many complaints about the Clarion unit.
Those tower speakers (the Bullets the OP posted) are not going to survive @ 300 watts RMS unless the amp is turned way down...so what's the point? And why buy that Rockford when you can get the PPI that makes more power for $100 less (and is proven, good amp as well)?
I agree that a sub would be a big plus. If I was doing the sub and trying stay within the budget, I would do the following:
- Go with the Bullet speakers @ $299 (or find another budget tower speaker at a simlar price).
- Go with a Polk D5000.5, running the in-boats, tower, and sub ($290)
- Same head unit ($154)
- Polk DB1240DVC sub @ $55
That puts you at $798. In that scenario, you lower the quality of your towers vs. my original suggestion and lower the power to the tower/inboats, but get a sub in the process.
Of course there is the additional cost of a sub enclosure.