View Poll Results: What type of stereo sytem do you have on your boat??
Dont ever listen to the stereo
Stock stereo, listen to it minimum amount
A bit of an upgraded stereo, play it most of the time
pretty extreme stereo, you can hear from a ways away...bumpin it all the time!
I'm the frickin life of the party...Don't have enough room or power for as loud as I want it!!!
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What type of stereo system do you have in your boat??

Old 02-26-2003, 03:17 PM
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Clarion deck
" " changer
Diamond 6" front
" " 6" rear /w 240 watt
" " 2" rear tweets /w 240watt
mtx 10" /w ken 350watt

Stereo is like HP "The more you have,
the more you want"
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Old 02-26-2003, 09:57 PM
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Have any of you heard of "the buttkicker"??
it is a true subsonic output device. the size of an old engine oil can .

It outputs true subsonic vibrations, down to 10Hz. with is the natural fequency of an earthquake!!! the inventor was at our engineering facility ( we are automotive interior systems design/manufacturer, i'm in product development)

we installed one into a pontiac grandprix. it sounded awesome.....
I mean felt awesome!!! RIGHT IN YOUR CHEST.
it vibrates the vehicle body and you feel it. design originally for rock band drummers to feel the beat as they all wear earplugs now days.

anyway. I think this would work awesome bolted to the floor of the cockpit. takes MUCH less room that 2 or 3 subs and still outputs more subwoofer "feeling" with a 500watt amp.

Audiofn, heard or played with these?

retail $200, amp retail$200 and can double for a 110V power inverter.
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:19 PM
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That is a transducer. The theory is good used in addition to subs and speakers. In the past I built many systems for Jeeps with other types of similiar transducers. In a boat though, you will hear many other sounds if everything in the boat is not glassed in. If the seat is a substructure or if the floor is screwed down, you will hear sounds that are not desireable.

What works best is fiberglass boxes around a good sub. I offer vacuum bagged white gelcoated sub enclosures for 8,10 and 12 inch subs for as little as $135 each.

For speakers I usually suggest Babb as they sound good outdoors and play loud.

For amplifiers, Rockford Fosgate has great quality and overall the best reliability, least power consumption using the bd series and best efficiency.

If someone is looking for some pre-season amp or speaker deals, I always have brand new, premium products that I can offer at a great deal to fellow OSO members.

Feel free to call (813)882-8477 for advice.

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Old 02-27-2003, 08:34 AM
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Andy, where in Tampa are you?
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:13 PM
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kenwood cd player
one wired remote on the dash
one wired remote in anchor locker (if parked on the beach)
kenwood mp3 player 10 gig 1900 songs
mtx amp 425 watt
jensen 600 watt
four 6-9 kenwood&sony
6 inc kenwood
rockfordfossgate box speakers 10 woofer and mid and tweeter
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:32 PM
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sweet systems everybody, I am looking for new subs, does anyone have any experience with alumapros. They are marine specific and get good reviews in the car audio mags. Lookin for some real world experience.
If you aint got it you can't turn it up!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-01-2003, 01:28 AM
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I have an 8cyl./ 450 horse sound system that I listen to as much as possible. Then I have a pioneer setup for hangin' out.
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:51 AM
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Well, just started the upgrade process. I bought the MTX Thunder 10" sub that was posted by Martin Offshore. Cann' waite to get it.
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:13 PM
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900 watt amp
4 clarion component speakers
2 12" kicker subs
clarion 6 cd changer and head unit with remoteon console.
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:31 PM
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My system is pretty middle of the road here but I'm happy with the SQ of it.

Older Sony ES head unit
Sony marine wired remotes
Sony 12 disc CD changer with ESP
Four Infinity Kappa 693.5i 6X9's
2 Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.5" seperates
4 Infinity Kappa Perfect 10" subs in the rear seat base
1 JBL P180.2 two channel amplifer (360 watts)
1 JBL PX600.2 two channel amplifer (600 watts)
1 JBL 1200.1 subwoofer amplifer (1200 watts
Lots of 1/0 gauge power wire
2 Optima deep cycle batteries for stereo
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