I've never had problems using car stereos but I have always had what I would call a dry boat
. However if you go the car stereo route
be careful not to buy one with fiddly small controls. You need big buttons when the boat
is moving around. I found a couple of double DIN systems from JVC that have terrific large buttons and very good sound. As for speakers, it's such a personal taste thing. I don't have anything setup for above decks sound, I'm the kind of person who listens to music
sitting down at anchor
, so our speakers are in the main saloon
. Again, not marine
speakers but a set of Tannoy Reveal speakers with synthetic speaker boxes for moisture resistance. The original owner was an audio engineer
and had installed massive drivers in chipboard boxes back in the 80s. The chipboard was starting to swell at the corners but the drivers were fine after 30 years. So clearly anything would have worked.
Now the really hard part, I find, is deciding what to listen to.
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so apologies for weird autocorrect typos.