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Old 11-26-2007, 11:07 PM
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Did a quick search through here and saw there used to be some OSO guys with JL Audio hookups....however those were from '05/'06. Anyone around now that can set me up with a reasonable price?

I'm relatively new to boating and WAY new to marine audio. I am, however, somewhat fluent in home theatre. I'm assuming marine should work similarly.....choose a speaker first and work backwards through the system from there.

Right now my boat has a serioulsly old set up (unknown if the speakers even still work). Presently running 2 Clarion 6.5" in cockpit and two in the cabin.

Looking at four JL Audio M650 CCX's and possibly their 4 channel amp to run the cockpit. Not so much worried about the cabin right now. Also, funding is too tight to get into subs at this time. Also, how important is the head unit? I'm looking at going Sirius and must be i-Pod compatible. Other than that, I don't need a whole lot of fancy bells and whistles and would not mind offsetting some costs here if feasible....say Clarion or JBL over Alpine if there's no serious sound-quality difference.

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Crutchfield is now an autherized dealer. Along with Overtons. I think they might be a little pricy thru them though.

For the best pricing, internet sites such as Wooferset are hard to beat. Be forwarned they don't come with a warrenty even thought they claim.

I went thru my JL dealer in town, who pretty much matched the internet pricing. I have warrentys plus supporting a local business.
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I would use ebay. Probably won't get an actual warranty, but most of the bigger sellers will warranty items for a specific time.
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When you buy JL you really have no warranty even if they are new.....I was a JL dealer for a long time prior to selling my car audio store in March of 07.....

JL by FAR was the worst manufacture for warranty work...Your buying a name when you buy JL.....You have about as much luck getting warranty work out of JL as other members have getting orders filled from Trick
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When you buy JL you really have no warranty even if they are new.....I was a JL dealer for a long time prior to selling my car audio store in March of 07.....

JL by FAR was the worst manufacture for warranty work...Your buying a name when you buy JL.....You have about as much luck getting warranty work out of JL as other members have getting orders filled from Trick
Okay....open to suggestions. Budget can go up to about $800/$900 but would probably need to include installation in that figure so hardware is limited to $600/$700 assuming a non-complicated install. So...what's everyone like??
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Head Unit
4 Speakers (6.5")
Amp
Sirius

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Do you need a waterproof head unit???

If not, Clarion M475. Its marine, but not waterproof. About $150 on ebay. If you need waterproof, then go to a Clarion CMD5 for around $250.

Alpine pdx 100.4 amp--puts out 100watts rms x 4. They are small and don't get very hot. About $300 on ebay.

MB quart 6.5's will be alot less money than the JL's and depending on which ones you get will run $100-140/pair.

Its gonna be tough to do it at $600-700 equipment budget unless you skip the amp now and add it later.
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Do you need a waterproof head unit???

If not, Clarion M475. Its marine, but not waterproof. About $150 on ebay. If you need waterproof, then go to a Clarion CMD5 for around $250.

Alpine pdx 100.4 amp--puts out 100watts rms x 4. They are small and don't get very hot. About $300 on ebay.

MB quart 6.5's will be alot less money than the JL's and depending on which ones you get will run $100-140/pair.

Its gonna be tough to do it at $600-700 equipment budget unless you skip the amp now and add it later.
Thanks Griff!

Question...I've got a line on four JL M-650's for about $180 per pair. Would you still recommend the MB's or pay the extra for the JL's?
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Check this guy out on Ebay- caraudioemart - I just bought: 2pair 6.5 spkrs, 2 pair 7.7 spkrs, 2- 10" subs and 3- M4300 4ch amps -All JL Audio Marine series and he was BY FAR the best deal out there.. All of it is new production, not old stock. Shipping price seemed high until I recieved and saw how everything was packed. He was great with communications and everything shipped right away...
I bought the Clarion CMD5 with remote for my head unit (bought it local and paid to much) its a very nice unit. The CMD4 is about $80 less and the only thing you give up is the Bluetooth. And both are "waterproof"
Hope this helps! Rob

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I am a JL audio dealer (marine) and it is cheeper for me to buy from these guys. Great selection, great prices, fast shipping

Dynamic Auto Sounds
3053 Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA. 92704

714-754-7700

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