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BriEOD
03-03-2005, 12:28 PM
If anyone is looking for some good speaker upgrades Crutchfield is running a pretty good special. They have the Polk db650 for buy one pair ($99) get the 2nd pair for half. The db650 have a butyl rubber surround rather than foam that attaches the cone to the speaker housing. The cone itself has some kind of synthetic silk/poymer that upon arrival and inspection today it feels like a hard plastic. They also have some sharp grills. They will hold up real fine on the boat. Just thought I would pass it along if anyone is looking for an upgrade...http://www.crutchfield.com/S-PutIaQeZHIL/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?wm=fp&I=107DB650&g=52000
http://www.polkaudio.com/car/product.php?name=db650

Mag_Red
03-03-2005, 12:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up! :toast: So how much better would the sound be compared to the Clarions??? I was at least going to add a 4 channel amp this year . :headbang:

BriEOD
03-03-2005, 12:48 PM
I have a (1) pair of Clarion speakers in right now that I got as a kit when I bought a head unit. They were ok. I've dumped everything and am starting over. I bought a Kenwood CD/MP3/Sirius head unit w/remote and 3 RCA outputs. I bought 2 pair of the Polk db 6.5". I have two JL 10s in a box and a 4 channel 200 watt Kenwood and 2 channel 200 watt Pioneer amps. I spent the extra money as well and got all new wires, fuses and connectors. Basically I sold one of my 4 wheelers to fund a new stereo, bimini top, 2nd battery, and cover. But to answer your question I bet it will "scream" and clearly at that.

OhioProstar
03-03-2005, 02:20 PM
I have a set of JBL 620s that sound great and are waterproof. The covers are strong plastic too if you are mounting near a location that may be leaned on with knees when docking, etc.

BriEOD
03-06-2005, 10:27 AM
Yeah, good grill covers are a must!

lakes Rick
03-06-2005, 10:46 AM
Yeah, good grill covers are a must!


OK, help me on this one.. My 94 Maristar has both rear speakers mounted in the rear seat section right off the floor, that can be unbolted and taken out.. No tower and the ski storage is extra small ( wake board will not fit in it) so a ski or two end up on the floor. Everytime I accelerate or when towing everything slides back and hits the speaker covers and cracks them..

Stereo came installed when I purchased the boat( OK install, not alot of great places to install speakers on this year or style). I have some ADS 300's I would love to install, but I know they would get ruined.. Any suggestions out there??? Any speakers with METAl grills ??

BriEOD
03-06-2005, 08:16 PM
I'm having a hard time picturing this. But, yes they do make some out of steel. Have a look...http://www.simplyspeakers.com/13crossovers.htm

MarkP
03-06-2005, 08:20 PM
Rick


So thats under your back seat?? Looks like Brian found what you need.

Any photos:wavey:

rodltg2
03-06-2005, 08:39 PM
i have those polks in my boat. sound good and match my interior perfectly.

BriEOD
03-06-2005, 08:43 PM
Good, glad to hear it. I haven't put them in yet.

milkmania
03-06-2005, 10:13 PM
just spoke to Clay @ Crutchfield 1-800-388-2911 ext.4047


(purchases over $199.00 are free shipping)
they have a "refer a friend" program...
on purchases over $200.00 they credit the referring person $20.00 toward their next purchase, and they take $20.00 off of this purchase.

so, say the two polk Audio db650's are $99.99, then the 2nd. pair 1/2 price at $49.99 would total $149.98

then to hit the $200.00 mark, you could add Universal XM satellite radio tuner for $49.99

or something like that....

he recommended the Bazooka powered 10" subs for marine applications(Bazooka SM10410" Marine Bass Tube $199.99)

I dunno.......but if anyone wants to swap customer info, just hollar at me:)

he said he didn't know of any group buy programs:(

BriEOD
03-07-2005, 08:42 AM
I already dropped more than $200 at Crutchfield 2 weeks ago: speakers, head unit, wires...

RackAtak
03-07-2005, 09:22 AM
I want to add 2 speakers to the motorbox and replace the 2 stock speakers in the rear. The boat is away from home...what size are the stock speakers in a 2001 prostar? They are mounted near the rear seat??? I also want to add a Bazooka powered sub. Any thoughts?

BriEOD
03-07-2005, 10:54 AM
Not positive on the size but I'll bet 6.5". Someone will have to tell you. Their has been a lot of discussion about the Bazooka Tubes and the conclusion was your better off with a sub in a box. The Tubes are designed for a car trunk/hatch not a boat.

DanC
03-07-2005, 11:13 AM
As they say "different strokes for different folks". It depends on what type of audiophile you are but everybody I know that has installed a Bazooka Tube sub was unhappy with it and has tossed it. They went with either a sub in a box or Infinity's BassLink.

Lakes Rick, just replaced my stock Clarions with Infinity's, they have metal grills. They may not look as cool as the Polk grills but I don't think the Polk grills provide much protection.

btw, hit the water this weekend and the Infinity's ROCK. Used JimN's amp setup procedure. Thanks Jim. :dance:

RackAtak
03-07-2005, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the input...I'll be back to the boat in 2 weeks and I'll wait until then to measure for sure...now about the sub???

lakes Rick
03-07-2005, 01:07 PM
As they say "different strokes for different folks". It depends on what type of audiophile you are but everybody I know that has installed a Bazooka Tube sub was unhappy with it and has tossed it. They went with either a sub in a box or Infinity's BassLink.

Lakes Rick, just replaced my stock Clarions with Infinity's, they have metal grills. They may not look as cool as the Polk grills but I don't think the Polk grills provide much protection.



Thanks for the input.. I have seen some metal screens but I think they would bend getting whacked by a ski... I guess I should get a tower so I would have a place to keep everything...

DanC
03-07-2005, 01:26 PM
The metal ones definitely bend. My past experience is that skiis don't do as much damage as people leaning against them, stepping into them... Brian, just wait till the kid sees those speakers moving and sticks his finger inside that Polk grill "hey Dad this tickles!"

milkmania
03-07-2005, 01:54 PM
I already dropped more than $200 at Crutchfield 2 weeks ago: speakers, head unit, wires...

but.........................
If I make a purchase, and mine's over $200.00.....you'll get a $20.00 credit toward your next purchase.
and $20.00 off MY purchase:woohoo:

click here for Crutchfield's Referral information---> http://www.crutchfield.com/S-PeoHHc3tIFj/popups/offerdetails.asp?offerId=10025

BriEOD
03-07-2005, 04:09 PM
The metal ones definitely bend. My past experience is that skiis don't do as much damage as people leaning against them, stepping into them... Brian, just wait till the kid sees those speakers moving and sticks his finger inside that Polk grill "hey Dad this tickles!"

Dan, how right you are. To be honest the thought never crossed my mind. Will cross that bridge when we get there.

DanC
03-07-2005, 04:54 PM
I saw some picts somewhere, a guy didn't like how open the Polk subwoofer grill was so he put wire mesh over the grill. He said it was to keep his own toes out of it as much as to keep the kids out :uglyhamme

River Rat
03-07-2005, 05:11 PM
i have those polks in my boat. sound good and match my interior perfectly.

I just two pair last month :D (and have not installed them yet) what size amp are you pushing them with?

milkmania
03-22-2005, 10:54 PM
BriEOD,

you're the proud owner of a $20.00 dollar credit from Crutchfield!!!
I got my order in, and got my $20.00 credit, and free shipping!!!

thank you


I kinda screwed up my order in the beginning....
sent it in online, but didn't see anywhere to add the referrel code, went ahead and confirmed the order, then called them up and spoke to Phoebe...
she ssaid there'd be no problem adding Brieod's referrel number to my transaction since it happened so recently.....12 minutes
Awesome customer service from her!

:toast:

BriEOD
03-22-2005, 11:02 PM
Hey thanks Milkman that is mighty kind of you. What kind of speakers and/or equipment did you procure?

milkmania
03-22-2005, 11:22 PM
http://www.writeonrice.com/crutchfield.jpg

AFTER I spoke to Phoebe, I got the total down to $199.95:headbang:

quincyfirefighter
03-23-2005, 10:14 AM
http://www.writeonrice.com/crutchfield.jpg

AFTER I spoke to Phoebe, I got the total down to $199.95:headbang:
Brian, let me know how the Polk's sound when you get on the water. Am in the market for Speakers (four of them) Thanks :headbang:

BriEOD
03-23-2005, 04:24 PM
QF--Will do. It will be 2 weeks from this weekend.

rodltg2
03-23-2005, 04:41 PM
i bought my polks at circuit city for the same price , i am pushing with stereo power only , no amp.

milkmania
03-25-2005, 01:21 PM
quincyfirefighter,

will do...
gonna run it behind a JVC KD-SX770 receiver 45watts x 4 channels
that's the receiver I had left over from another project:o

/me wants a receiver that'll run MP3's:headbang:

quincyfirefighter
03-26-2005, 11:54 AM
Brian, is 45 watts the RMS power range on this speaker?? If so they wont do for me. Have amp in system that is putting out 75 watts RMS to each channel (75 x 4) Was thinking about getting these. Infinity Kappa Marine 602M 8-75 watts RMS Anyone running these???

quincyfirefighter
03-26-2005, 11:59 AM
Or these ones Bazooka MAC 8002 8-150 watts RMS

Memo
04-14-2005, 10:20 AM
Anyone having problems using automotive speakers in marine environment. Are there any differences between marine and automotive besides the grill colors and price? Any coments????

rodltg2
04-14-2005, 11:55 AM
most new auto speakers work fine, as long as the cone is not paper.

RackAtak
04-14-2005, 12:52 PM
Help me out here... I currently have a JVC am/fm CD head unit rated at 45w x 4 and I think it has only two RCA output jacks on the back of it. Due to the input from this forum, I just installed two Polk 650db's in the rear and am planning on adding two more in the motor box (this is the only place for two more speakers). The Polks are rated for 6 x 60RMS. I want to add a 4 channel amp to drive the speakers but I don't understand the ratings on the amps or RMS etc. What wattage do I need the amp to put out to get the most from the Polk db650's? What do I look for? :confused: