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  1. #11
    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Liberator21
    Why don't you go with one of those gimbal mount enclosures. You can make a bracket to mount it under dash so you don't chop anything up, then you can use any radio you want.
    Those work but they tend to break in the High performance boats.

    Put your best foot forward!

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    Registered Andy Buzz's Avatar
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    I make a 1/2" or 3/4" plate for the BABBs if you need added mounting depth. I have great prices on BABB as well as the new MBQuart speakers. Has anyone seen the new MBQUart radio? It has 30 second anti-skip memory, has low battery signal thru speakers, has three aux inputs for MP3 players DVDplayers etc. As offer a wired remote that is waterproof and the size of a guage. Unit can even accept two remotes so you can mount one near the transom.

    Call me if you need a deal.

    Andy Buzz
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    Registered JPD Motorsports's Avatar
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    Audio good info. Look at the fm modulated cd changers along with the fm modulated satelite receivers. they work pretty good. you can leave the shaft mount where it is at. and just mount the displays for the cd or satellite radio or both.

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    [ The advantage of the Sony being that it has a display to tell you what station and track you are on.
    Jon [/B][/QUOTE]

    It will also do this with an xm radio which is very cool. You need a sony xm module and you better hurry cause sony is no longer making them. If you fm modulate you will need that on your dash too and they are not marine grade. I might be wrong but I think this current system is the only one that allows xm waterproof remote operation. Good luck NK

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    Ginger or Mary Ann? Charter Member US1 Fountain's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Sydwayz

    My question:
    How deep does a Babb 6x9 need for mounting depth when surface mounted? If I do not have enough, does anyone make a neat 6x9 bezel to lift it a bit?

    Brian, I ordered my 6x9's last yr. from FWK. Very nice speakers. Not the prettiest but very marine environment friendly. And sound great.

    Answer to your question....... Babbs 6x9's
    Some people are like Slinkies - Not really good for anything, but they
    bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    Thanks! TTT

  7. #17
    OK...Here is what I am looking at. Suggestions /changes are very welcome!

    Sony MP70 W/XM for head unit
    2 sets of MB Quart RCE 216 6.5 component speakers.
    2 JL W3v2 10" subs
    JL Audio 300/4 amp to drive the Quarts
    JL Audio 500/1 amp to drive the subs

    It should sound pretty good without breaking the bank...comments?

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    Registered dpolgar's Avatar
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    get this thing going again

    i like the idea of this thread, I am in the business as an engineer so i do have a certain passion for it. I am using some newer equipment in my boat that i think will benefit all of us. First the overheating problems with amps and sticking them in enclosed spaces that are already hot a heck. There are new amps out called digital amps. they are a LOT more efficient and run a LOT cooler. A side benefit to them is they are little smaller than a typical class D amp. I am using Audiobahn since i do a lot of work for them but I will really kick the crud out of them in my Formula and post again in a little while with a yea or nah. Also i am using a billet aluminum sub by Audiobahn again, the ALUM 12Q. This thing handles a ton of power and is made with the right materials to hold up as well as the next in a marine environment. Trying out the new Focal stuff for the mids and highs. Also I am using Audiopipe waterproof cable with a new waterproof fuse set and fuse holders as well as a 3 farad capacitor to take it easy on my batteries.
    thats my attempt to get this thread going and hopefully it will stick!


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