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Old 30-07-2020, 10:53   #61
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For whatever reason I don't like music playing in the cockpit when actually underway.
True, true. Even in the 'quadraphonic Blaupunkt' days of my speed boating I never liked loud music. Something quiet in the background while stopped was nice but nothing underway. So no big plans for 'big audio' in my future.
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Old 30-07-2020, 10:57   #62
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Believe it or not, I can tell the difference when fabric screens are removed from speakers.
They are supposed to be acoustically transparent.

Many speakers these days don't even come with grills, which is a shame as I'd have liked them on mine just for the protection if nothing else.
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Old 30-07-2020, 15:56   #63
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They are supposed to be acoustically transparent.

Many speakers these days don't even come with grills, which is a shame as I'd have liked them on mine just for the protection if nothing else.
I don't have a good explanation of this. There must be some reflections and some absorption, both a function of frequency, but the effect should not be noticeable. Nevertheless, I am able to hear a minor difference. Perhaps, it is a compensation of a very poor eye sight.
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:54   #64
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Bose S1 Pro. Thank me later. Its actually a battery powered busking amp with Bose array technology. Sounds great no matter where you are standing because that arrary tecnology surrounds the space with sound. Much, much better than your standard point and shoot speakers where the sound quality is only good in one small spot.
Another plus is you can plug in a mic and guitar/keyboard and put on a small concert for the whole marina. It can get loud if you want it too, but also whisper quite that sounds great even around a 90 degree bend.
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Bose S1 Pro.
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New question:

- does someone use or know about the Minirigs [1] speakers? Just stumbled upon them. Super compact, nice design and probably quite good sound quality but not sure if they'd work well for classical/jazz music? (Kashmir shouldn't be a problem.. ;-)

- as an alternative I'm thinking about Ruark MR1 [2] speakers. Any opinions here?

- or any other, preferable compact, alternatives? Will replace an old Pioneer radio with two car speakers

[1]: https://minirigs.co.uk/speakers/bundles/
[2]: https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/...speaker-system
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Iím a huge JL Audio fan. Properly powered they are as acoustically perfect as Iíve heard at any volume. The depth of sound that my boat produces (Iím not talking loud although itís more than capable) makes listening to music all that much more enjoyable. It is sort of a bummer though when I am on other boats and I can hear the difference, sort of like watching a 4K big screen TV, then going back to the black and white rabbit ear TV we had as a kid.

My set up: (10) 7.7Ē speakers each with full 200W of amplified power available to each speaker. 13W7 in a ported box powered by a 1200w amp. Whole system is on its own battery bank of 2 Lifeline 8Ds. Itís like being at the concert, but definitely not necessary!
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Ex-audiophile here. I used to have a dedicated audio room, with dedicated power (fully regenerated!) and even dedicated chair. I ended up selling everything and now I am happy with a pocket audio player and descent bluetooth headphones. No more $$$$ power cables, or $$$$$ amps and comparing one $$$$$ CD transport to another. I am cured! )

On the boat I have Dali Cubic Free bluetooth shelf active speakers plus Dali Fazz-on sub. The music is sent via bluetooth with AptX codec from "hi-endish" pocket chinese player with 256 gigs sd card full of flac music. Sounds really great for a boat. For the deck I use Denon Envaya 250 bluetooth portable speaker, surprisingly good sound for such a format plus ip67 etc. That's enough for me.

Actually I have a hi-end lossless wireless audio link wired with toslink to Dali too, but I never use it - too much trouble, plus the difference in quality is so small that I can live with it
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Ex-audiophile here. I used to have a dedicated audio room ... On the boat I have Dali Cubic Free bluetooth shelf active speakers plus Dali Fazz-on sub. The music is sent via bluetooth with AptX codec from "hi-endish" pocket chinese player with 256 gigs sd card full of flac music.
Beautiful speakers, interesting to hear about audio room. -- Lacking feedback regarding

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question: - does someone use or know about the Minirigs speakers?
I went ahead and bought a minirig bundle. My (Eton) car speakers were not bad so I was a bit hesitant. But, no regrets!!

Kashmir (Zeppelin) of course blasts through nicely. On the same time, Mode de valeurs et d'intensites (Messiaen) sounds like coming of the stars. Bach, Coltrane, Officium (Garbarek) and Plux Quba (Canavarro) work. So does Bitch (Brooks) and Smashing Pumpkins. Vollenweider and Zšuerli (P. Giger) tickle the ear (and heart).

Really no complaints. For a relatively small boat (30+)... Nothing Else Matters. Ha! Currently I run the Minirig with normal bluetooth from the computer. A small player (Hiby) is ordered and will be connected with AptX (and cable, not sure yet). I'm also thinking about a transmitter to connect the radios (VHF, HF).
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