PDA

View Full Version : Speakers


c_pohja
02-11-2009, 06:51 PM
Need some suggestions on some 6 1/2 speakers for the house boat. These will be mounted outside year round. We have had both sony marine and now JBL marine and are not impressed with how they have held up. Price is not as important as longjevity.

What do you all think we should get?

dpolen
02-11-2009, 06:57 PM
I love my Polk DB651's...pretty nice speakers, sound is good.

bobx1
02-11-2009, 07:08 PM
I used Bazooka Tubbies when I had an I/O boat and they held up fine without speaker sox and were outdoors the entire time. Also, I have their other speakers on our party barge (tube and 6x9) and they have held up fine. For the price, they sound very good. Note that these are not high end (i.e JL or Wetsounds) but the price is not high end either.

http://www.bazooka.com/products/marine

brucemac
02-11-2009, 07:34 PM
If it were my boat I would look at Wetsounds XS-650's or Polk Mobile Monitor Series. Both are marine rated (carbon composite baskets and rubber surrounds).

http://www.wakeside.com/images//products/en_us/detail/dt_WET08_XS650_COAX_PR.jpg

http://www.polkaudio.com/images/car/medium/black/mm6501.jpg

RWB_XSTAR
02-15-2009, 05:22 PM
I'm about to order the Polk's to replace the 6.5's Sony's that are in the 4 tower cans on my '04 XSTAR. I've heard a lot of good things about the Polks so hope they rock.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-POLK-AUDIO-MM6501-6-5-6-1-2-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ250369746564QQcmdZViewItemQQptZC ar_Speakers?hash=item250369746564&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

brucemac
02-15-2009, 05:55 PM
that's a good buy. let me know how that transaction goes will ya? i'd like to pick up a couple pair from those guys if they're legit.

rzafire
02-15-2009, 06:15 PM
On a similar subject, anyone know where I can find a set of stock m/c light speaker combo's? I have an 07 X45 and looking for two more to match.