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BrianM
12-27-2005, 12:36 PM
OK so I have to put a stereo in the new boat. Nothing fancy. I am going to buy the same Pioneer CD MP3 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=115948&c=1&cm_re=main%20marquee-_-All%20in-dash%20players%20on%20sale—save%20up%20to%20$50-_-Pioneer%20in-dash%20CD%20player)head unit that I just installed in my '88. I think it was a pretty good unit for what I need. I was happy with the Pioneer speakers that I had in the '88 as well but they were blue and grey so they just don't go with the '97s interior.

What do people think of JBL speakers. I am thinking of going with these JBL Marine Speakers (http://www.onlinemarine.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/online_superstore/electronics/stereos/jbl_ms620_speakers.htm?L+scstore+fdjn6184ff3c5b3c+ 1135761227) Any thoughts? Any other suggestions? I just want a descent set of speakers that will handle a small amp at a later date if I deside to upgrade to that and a sub later.

OhioProstar
12-27-2005, 12:53 PM
I have them in mine and they sound great...especially for the price. They are well made with a pretty large magnet. All metal parts are coated for weather protection. I have a spare sitting in my garage that I can take a picture of if you would like.

flipper
12-27-2005, 02:32 PM
I have herd them before and sound great. I ended up going with 6x9's around the inside of the boat, with a 12" sub under the bow. All JL Audio. It sounds very good, though I probally paid more than I should have. Do you plan on installing yourself or having it done?

BrianM
12-27-2005, 02:37 PM
I have herd them before and sound great. I ended up going with 6x9's around the inside of the boat, with a 12" sub under the bow. All JL Audio. It sounds very good, though I probally paid more than I should have. Do you plan on installing yourself or having it done?

I'll do the install myself so I am saving some money there. With two sets of these speakers and the Pioneer head unit I am right at $300 for a basic system.

flipper
12-27-2005, 03:59 PM
that's not bad at all. I found that some places that do install don't understand that everything in a boat gets wet, so they don't use shrink tube or moister resistant things like fuse blocks and connections.

skeeler
12-27-2005, 04:09 PM
I have herd them before and sound great. I ended up going with 6x9's around the inside of the boat, with a 12" sub under the bow. All JL Audio. It sounds very good, though I probally paid more than I should have. Do you plan on installing yourself or having it done?

The JL's in the 05's are fricken loud!!! I love those speakers.

jmyers
12-27-2005, 05:15 PM
The JL's in the 05's are fricken loud!!! I love those speakers.
Skeeler you are right! I am amazed with the sound out of the stock system, and having those bow speakers really spreads the sound around. The only thing I am going to do is separate the 10" on to a sub amp. I see all these big systems in the boats and I keep right with them and it surprises people!

rem_pss308
12-28-2005, 04:24 AM
[QUOTE=BrianM]OK so I have to put a stereo in the new boat. Nothing fancy. I am going to buy the same Pioneer CD MP3 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=115948&c=1&cm_re=main%20marquee-_-All%20in-dash%20players%20on%20sale—save%20up%20to%20$50-_-Pioneer%20in-dash%20CD%20player)head unit that I just installed in my '88. I think it was a pretty good unit for what I need. I was happy with the Pioneer speakers that I had in the '88 as well but they were blue and grey so they just don't go with the '97s interior.

Brian, Here is something you might be interested in also. I am have one ordered for mine. I too like the pioneer stuff.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-8ppTKradBXG/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?wm=fp&I=130CDMR70&g=225250

xbrdr1
12-28-2005, 10:07 AM
If you're ever thinking of running an mp3 player in the boat...be sure your headunit has AUX inputs.