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SoundBox
04-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Freshly finished yesterday. Batteries topped off with added on board maintainer. Wiped down with Malco and cleaned. Outside at 8am and ready for a hook and go so the owner and family could hit the water this morning. Boat sounds and looks great.

08 X-15.

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Bullet Hollow Point 770s with MC mount option. Huge midbass 50 yards back. Do you guys like the chrome grills or would you like to see them in black?

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Clears bimini and optional tower supports easy with minimal hang height.

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SoundBox
04-12-2008, 11:31 PM
Sub Enclosure before top is put on. Two 12w6v2 sealed 2.3cu net internal.

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Top installed to sub enclosure. This was added to prevent the occupant of that seat from enjoying him or herself to much on the water. Notch in rear to allow for factory seat latch.

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Bass is vented out of OEM location. JL Grill reused. Bass loads really well and filled entire area with ease.

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2 JL 300/2 for tower. JL 500/1 for subs. Remove 6 screws to access all adjustments. Factory JL M6450 6ch running interior speakers.

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sand2snow22
04-12-2008, 11:39 PM
Boat sounds and looks great.

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I would agree with that statement!

CottagerGreg
04-13-2008, 10:38 PM
Very nice setup!! Enjoy for sure!

boofer
04-13-2008, 11:03 PM
Looks great. I am just curious about how those amplifiers (other than the stock one) are going to breath. I mean, it looks very clean. But, I cannot see any sort of ventilation and would think that they will overheat quickly. If there is ventilation, why not use some sort of doors instead of screwed-in panels?

SoundBox
04-13-2008, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys.

Boofer - The trim panel that is over the amps looks closer to the amps than it really is. There is room for the amps to breath around the openings for each amp. The top edge of the panel is completely open except (3) 4" support braces. The heat will go out the top of the panel.
Doors are an option but typically once amps are set they do not need to be adjusted again (unless speakers are changed) if they were set correctly the first time. I prefer to have something simple, secure and clean unless something more complex is needed or requested.

boofer
04-13-2008, 11:40 PM
I might of added some sort of fan(s) behind that enclosure. I think it will get too hot. But, otherwise this is one of the cleanest installs I have ever seen.

I was thinking the same thing about the doors when I wrote the earlier post. I was just curious. "Locking" them like this also keeps people from monkeying with the amps.

JBaker
04-14-2008, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys.

Boofer - The trim panel that is over the amps looks closer to the amps than it really is. There is room for the amps to breath around the openings for each amp. The top edge of the panel is completely open except (3) 4" support braces. The heat will go out the top of the panel.
Doors are an option but typically once amps are set they do not need to be adjusted again (unless speakers are changed) if they were set correctly the first time. I prefer to have something simple, secure and clean unless something more complex is needed or requested.

Nice system. Did you by chance measure actual current draw? If so, at what volume(s)? I would be very curious.

SoundBox
04-14-2008, 12:25 AM
Boofer - Crossflow fans can easily be added to the top edge of the amp rack hidden behind the trim panel but I do not believe they will be needed. I was very happy with the sound and the cosmetics.

JBaker - I did not measure the current consumed at full volume. The 3 amps added plus the original max at 190 amps total. Since none of the amps were maxed I estimated 140-150 amps of current at full volume during the musical peaks. There is 1/0 wire from the batteries to the distribution with a 150amp ANL fuse. We ran the system for a little over two hours at a moderate listening volume with out a charger or motor running before it dipped below 11 volts. After we plugged in the on board charger that we added and when I arrived the next morning both batteries were topped off. The volume level at the factory Clarion radio was set at 30-32 during tuning. We did not take out the RTA to measure true Db volume. I can tell you the the tower was screaming smiles into everyone that listened to it. The midbass could be felt at 50 yards.

SoundBox
04-22-2008, 01:31 AM
Thanks for all the input guys. Everything turned out great and feedback was excellent after the first outing.