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Old 16-08-2013, 22:22   #1
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Here are some images and the schematic for the AV and sound system I've added to my 2000 380 Searay Sundancer.

The impedus was our daughter came aboard and turned up her nose to the factory sound system. She wanted good sound and a place to plug-in her iPhone.

My system has 1,400W for the four cockpit speakers, 400W for the cockpit subwoofer, 500W for the four salon speakers and and 200W for the two bow speakers.

Both televisions are piped in, as is the Blu-ray and the video also plays on the E120 navigation system. It has Sirius radio and Sirius weather shows on the navigation screen.

My boat has three 125Ah group 31 batteries feeding the bank w/ the sound system. I can easily hook-in two more group 31s. Plus there is a generator as-required to top off the batteries. The generator is required for extended extreme volume operation, because the system can suck over 100A out of the batteries and can flatten the batteries in several hours.

It sounds pretty good to me. It has decent volume level available. I am happy with the final result. The only boats w/ louder systems have nightclub tower speakers.

















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Massive overkill.
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Old 16-08-2013, 23:28   #3
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

Just what we need, another jerk in the anchorage with a floating boom box rattling everyone's boat. Oh! it's a power boat that posts his motor's hp and generator output. Who woulda thunk it could be anything but.
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Probably a deaf man

If not why the need for 2500 w?
Really what for?
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Here are some images and the schematic for the AV and sound system I've added to my 2000 380 Searay Sundancer.

The impedus was our daughter came aboard and turned up her nose to the factory sound system. She wanted good sound and a place to plug-in her iPhone.

My system has 1,400W for the four cockpit speakers, 400W for the cockpit subwoofer, 500W for the four salon speakers and and 200W for the two bow speakers.

Both televisions are piped in, as is the Blu-ray and the video also plays on the E120 navigation system. It has Sirius radio and Sirius weather shows on the navigation screen.

My boat has three 125Ah group 31 batteries feeding the bank w/ the sound system. I can easily hook-in two more group 31s. Plus there is a generator as-required to top off the batteries. The generator is required for extended extreme volume operation, because the system can suck over 100A out of the batteries and can flatten the batteries in several hours.

It sounds pretty good to me. It has decent volume level available. I am happy with the final result. The only boats w/ louder systems have nightclub tower speakers.
Ridiculous....
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

Well I like it.....let the hate comments begin.
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Well I like it.....let the hate comments begin.
Not worth a comment
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

Make sure you check each morning that no-one has stuck potatoes up your exhaust
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

Boy !!--and to think that this forum is the refuge of people who like to live their own version of boating

Very nice wiring job wingless.
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Probably a deaf man
Very astute.

While I do suffer from CHW I find that disease to be beneficial, not an impediment. (CHW = Can't Hear Wife)

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Very nice wiring job wingless.
Thank you. I have ripped-out / replaced all of the electronics wiring along these lines. It is also WAAY better than as-delivered from the factory.
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

my daughter would love it,however playing rap at that volume in the same anchorage as me would definitly be an opportunity to get the anti piracy weapons out for a clean and test fire...................
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Very astute.

While I do suffer from CHW I find that disease to be beneficial, not an impediment. (CHW = Can't Hear Wife)

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No way you can hear her with the 2500w on... Try to lower the sound

By the way, I'm very curious to know why on earth you need so many watts on a boat (it's a boat for christ sake not a concert hall!) I'm sure you can't sustained all of them at the same time without getting brain damaged... Or is it too late?
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

To be fair high wattage can be used make to make the sound quality better. Producing the musical peaks effortlessly.

Unfortunately most sound systems like this are designed to only to produce volume. The sound quality tends to pretty poor.

Given the very limited opportunity to use this volume the same money spent on some components that are designed for sound quality rather than just volume would be my preference, but its not my boat, or ears.

I think what concerns most posters is that it is very hard to imagine situations where the main attribute of this sort of system, volume, could be used without unduly bothering others.

Sounds travels very well over water so to utilise any of its potential needs an isolated anchorage with no other boats, or occupied housing on shore. This style of power boats does not usually reach such areas. Perhaps such conditions exist locally and if the OP could outline these situations it would help allay fears that others are going to subject to your taste in music.
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

Keep a sharp eye out for one of these in the anchorage when you crank it up.
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Re: wingless 2,500W Sound System

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To be fair high wattage can be used make to make the sound quality better. Producing the musical peaks effortlessly.
Absolutely correct. A good high power system will sound better, even at low volume. Just because you have a lot of power doesn't mean you must or will max it out.



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Unfortunately most sound systems like this are designed to only to produce volume. The sound quality tends to pretty poor.
Unfortunately also true but I've been out of audio too long to pass judgment on the specific equipment the OP has.



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Given the very limited opportunity to use this volume the same money spent on some components that are designed for sound quality rather than just volume would be my preference, but its not my boat, or ears.
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