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Old    Penguin (Tolleson2354)      Join Date: Jun 2015       03-16-2017, 9:51 AM Reply   
I know you guys are sick of answering stereo questions and I have ask my fair share of them. But I have a pair or rev8s and ppi 900.4 amp ready to install but I have a few more concerns.

First, we decided to add a sub, not really wanting anything that hits hard just something to take some load off the Rev-8s and in boats. Thinking maybe the Wet sounds as-6 for its small foot print and tough enclosure. It will be mounted in the locker behind the passenger seat so it will see some abuse. Good or bad idea?

Next, to add the Roswell dual zone controller I think I am going to have to add another amp so i have a way to plug in the RCAs. Currently they are just ran off of the head unit. Thinking maybe the PPI 600.2? Or is there another way to wire in the dual zone with out adding an amp that i cant think of?

OR should i just build an enclosure and power the sub and in boats with another ppi 900.4?
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-16-2017, 10:09 AM Reply   
Sub in a closed insulated unvented locker = not ideal, especially for a 6" woofer. Go with at least a 10", build an enclosure for a location thats radiating into the cabin

Yes, all speakers need to be driven by external amp in order to make use of the dual zone controller.

How many in-boats, 2 pair? the 900.4 would drive them and a mild 4 ohm woofer. Power wise, the 600.2 is ok for a pair of 8" HLCD.
Old    David (DavidAnalog)      Join Date: Sep 2013       03-16-2017, 11:08 AM Reply   
A 6.5" woofer works well in an ATV/UTV as you are typically wearing or sitting atop the woofer. But unless it's bolted to the bottom of your seat, a 6.5" woofer will struggle to meet the challenges of a boat. Two core issues with a small woofer. First, a 6.5" woofer will have to travel three times as far to equal a 10" woofer output. The woofer that travels the least to make an equal output always sounds the best. Second, it takes either four times the excursion or four times the surface area to produce one octave lower bass at an equal output. So a 6.5" woofer isn't going to play very low in an open air environment. Rather it will be limited to more of a midbass driver. Again, heaven sent for an ATV/UTV but over-matched in a boat. So if you want to keep it small, keep it simple, keep it economical, and use it in a boat, start with the powered/enclosed/10" Wetsounds subwoofer.

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