Originally Posted by ullar
On a little bit different note if anyone has a nice HiFi setup on their boat that would be interesting to discuss.
I used to be into HiFi before the kids
arrived, now I have moved my focus to the boat. The key issue is that there is not enough space for decent size speakers. Thus, you need a split system. Currently, I have a Samsung sound bar under the TV and a sub under the settee. It is OK for movies but average for music
. There is also a car CD player with 4 speakers but the sound is not good (although it has great imaging if you stay put in the companionway). In general, stereo imaging on a boat is not practical because you constantly move around.
The next step for me would be high quality small speakers in the cabin
and a built in subwoofer in the port settee where the batteries are. This will save space but the subwoofer needs to be tuned to the system with level, phasing and time adjustments and this is a little bit of a headache. In the cockpit
... well, I never listen to music
while sailing. It just doesn't not fit with the wind
In terms of components, use automotive speakers, sub and head