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Old 02-06-2012, 09:37 PM
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Default Budget Marine Speakers- how do MB Quart compare?

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I have been looking at budget minded marine speakers such as Rockford Fosgate, Polk, Kicker, etc.. JL is not in the budget. While surfing online I came across MB Quart marine component speakers for about the same pricing. MB Quart used to make pretty nice stuff but prices were more comparable to JL's.

Does anyone here have experience with the MB marine speakers, how did you like it??

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I would go with Alpine marine speakers. Budget priced on ebay.
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Mb quart got bought out by hifonics and are now junk compared to what they once were. I'm going with either kicker or alpine.
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I would only buy Alpine marine. There are some pretty good deals on ebay for their 6 1/2s or 7" midrange speakers.
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Been running kicker non marine for 2 years w/ zero issues & have gave them many a bath, best prices are on eBay by far!!!!
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I am very happy with my Kicker speakers.
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I have been running the rockford fosgate 8" marine editions and used the MB quart 12" marine for my subs. I have been pretty happy with the combination so far. I have a remote only MB quart head unit, and have been happy with that also.
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Mb quart got bought out by hifonics and are now junk compared to what they once were. I'm going with either kicker or alpine.
I bought my MB Quart system in 1997. I assume that was before the buyout, as I'm pretty impressed with them.
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Top of the line Alpine marine head unit, all Kicker Speakers and subs. Zero issues. 4 sets of the 6.5 components, 4- 10" subs.
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I currently have Alpines but I'm not overly impressed with them (although in all fairness, the rest of the system isn't all that impressive either).

I have a set of their top of the line components (non-marine)in one of my cars and that set sounds pretty decent, but I've heard better for the money.

With that said, Alpine has come a long way with their subs. The marine type R's thump pretty good for the coin!
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