Originally Posted by Mav
What is a hlcd? And I'm assuming, typical let's say car audio speakers won't broadcast that distance. Not trying g to be cheap just informed. I also have an outboard that doest charge the battery super fast. Will an amp draw too much on my battery?
Here is an old article on HLCDs:
The short version is HLCD = Horn Loaded Compression Driver. It is far more powerful than a conventional coaxial that is similar to a car door speaker and designed for listening at close proximity.
If the goal is hearing the tower speakers at wake range with any degree of intelligibility then you should go the HLCD route.
However, it is a mistake to go with a smallish 6.5" HLCD. The midbass driver will never keep pace with the more powerful horn tweeter and it makes for a very shrill and piercing listening experience.
There are a few 6.5" HLCD exceptions such as the Kicker or the Memphis. But you can't tame a speaker without giving up some max output. So it becomes more difficult to get authoritive output levels at wake range with a single pair of 6.5" HLCDs. The Kicker is impressive with the doubled up midbass drivers for a total of six side by side speakers. The Memphis HLCD would take two pair.
In a single pair I would start no smaller than a 7.7" or 8".
I urge you to wait and save for a tower product that has lasting value.