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Old 22-05-2016, 19:13   #1
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Speakers? My Mind Is Whirling

would like some recommendations on good speakers that will last -- her is the setup-- WM7000 radio/CD two amps with faders that control the "zones"-- 2 speakers flush mounted on the aft seat housing the propane locker, 2 speakers flush mounted in the cockpit. 2 speakers flush mounted in the aft cabin, and finally would like to put two box type speakers on swivel mounts in the salon. Boat is a Gulfstar 51 if that makes any difference. i am interested in getting decent sound with outstanding durability and a reasonable price-- spent hours looking at the internet and came up with some possibilities like the Alpine SPR_M700, JBL MS6200 and the Fusion MSFR6021-- any thoughts would be helpful.

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Old 22-05-2016, 20:16   #2
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Re: Speakers? My Mind Is Whirling

My first thought is that it might be time to check the compass.

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Old 04-06-2016, 20:53   #3
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Re: Speakers? My Mind Is Whirling

I have Alpine SPR-M70's and they're outstanding. They are the component version of the SPR-M700's. I'd imagine that the M70's put out significantly better lows due to the standalone woofers. Not the cheapest but I couldn't be happier with the sound quality - I loved them so much I purchased a set of SPR-60C's for my 65 Ford Ranchero, and will probably remain a devout Alpine component speaker customer (used to be into Polk).

For outside I have some Boss MRWT6B Wakeboard tower speakers. I intend to clamp them onto some fishing rod holders, though have not yet installed them. I expect good things based on reviews.
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:25   #4
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Re: Speakers? My Mind Is Whirling

You will find that adding a dedicated subwoofer to ANY system will dramatically improve the over sound. Not for the loud "boom-boom", as some would say on this board....but increasing the overall sound spectrum. Your 51 has plenty of room for a sub cutout and amp.

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