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SKI*MC 04-08-2013 07:50 PM

83 S&S Stereo Install
 
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Hey guys, just wanted to post some pictures of one of my winter projects on the boat. It used to have a 20 year old cassette player with 2 (TWO!) 4 inch speakers. So I picked up a head unit, speakers, and the housing all on ebay. I have all the wires run, and the stereo mounted. I just have to install the speaker box and speakers, and hook up all the wires. Here's my progress so far.

clrussell 04-08-2013 09:49 PM

What's the plan with the head unit? Is it behind the observer seat?


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orbeamlb 04-08-2013 09:59 PM

You'll like those db series Polks.

Cloaked 04-08-2013 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by clrussell (Post 923278)
What's the plan with the head unit? Is it behind the observer seat?


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Likely yes. The 83 model seat back raises almost all the way up since it is on a hinge and not supported with any suppression struts. An easy access for all practical purposes, especially with a wired remote (if he has one). I like it since he is not cutting or jury-rigging anything to change the original hull.

Nice looking install on the stereo.

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tgreenwood 04-08-2013 10:00 PM

You know they make thinner subwoofers that would fit right between those speakers on the sides but not stick out.. All you would have to do is build a box and you would be able to conceal some of those wires you were talking about.

SKI*MC 04-08-2013 11:10 PM

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I don't have a wired remote... it came with a wireless remote though, I'm hoping it will still work with the observer seat in place. If it does work, i might keep the remote attached to a retractable tether located near the back of the boat. Acting as a cheap mans transom remote :D
Here some extra pictures. I wanted to mount the stereo in this location because I'm a big fan of the "clean and classy" look, so i wanted it out of view. I reinforced plastic tray with some sheet aluminum. I also opted to use steel L brackets (slightly modified) to mount the housing because the plastic ones that came with it would have left it hanging too low for my liking. I also wanted it as tucked up there as far as possible to keep it from getting hit by ski gear.

SSMoose 04-16-2013 12:16 PM

Ski*MC, you have answered a question for me with this post. I have been wondering where in my 83 the head unit would be best installed. Thank you for posting. Now I can continue to slowly upgrade and ultimately have a really nice, stock-appearing S+S.

shocker47 04-16-2013 12:36 PM

Those polks are great, get them around 75-125 rms each speaker and they will boom.

SKI*MC 04-17-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by SSMoose (Post 925857)
Ski*MC, you have answered a question for me with this post. I have been wondering where in my 83 the head unit would be best installed. Thank you for posting. Now I can continue to slowly upgrade and ultimately have a really nice, stock-appearing S+S.

Glad I could help! If you need any more pictures or information on how i did this, just let me know!

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Originally Posted by shocker47 (Post 925871)
Those polks are great, get them around 75-125 rms each speaker and they will boom.

I wouldn't mind running some more power to the speakers, but for right now i'll only have 52 (max) watts per speaker. Maybe next winters project... I've heard good things about these speakers so im hoping I made the right choice. $130 for 4 brand new speakers seemed like a pretty good deal to me!

mzimme 04-17-2013 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by SKI*MC (Post 926243)
Glad I could help! If you need any more pictures or information on how i did this, just let me know!



I wouldn't mind running some more power to the speakers, but for right now i'll only have 52 (max) watts per speaker. Maybe next winters project... I've heard good things about these speakers so im hoping I made the right choice. $130 for 4 brand new speakers seemed like a pretty good deal to me!

Once that boat is under power, you're going to want more power to the speakers. That 52W drops drastically when you talk about cotinuous power (RMS). Those speakers will be receiving no more than 20W RMS. I have 45W RMS to my speakers in my 83, and at speed I have to crank it pretty loud to hear my tunes. Just FYI, you might consider doing it all at one time.


Forgot to mention that I have those same speakers in mine.


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