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Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-29-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,805
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Last I heard it was August, but ship dates on new...

Last I heard it was August, but ship dates on new products frequently change several times. I hate to sound vague, but until I see them I wouldn't put too much stock in estimated ship dates. Too...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Thanks for the kind words, you definitely jumped...

Thanks for the kind words, you definitely jumped into a big job on that one. Sounds like you got it all done, looking forward to seeing the finished product pics. These big DIY installs are a lot...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Just sent you an email. Odin

Just sent you an email.

Odin
Forum: Audio/Stereo 02-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Scroll to the bottom of the...

Scroll to the bottom of the page

http://store.earmarkcaraudio.com/Xcart/home.php?cat=269
Forum: Audio/Stereo 02-24-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Really nice mounts, and a good job by Wet Sounds...

Really nice mounts, and a good job by Wet Sounds for making these. There are actually 4 different mounts, 2 for EQ under dash with volume control port (black and silver) and 2 for EQ flushed in dash...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-29-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By EarmarkMarine
180 watts per HP770 is OK. A little more power...

180 watts per HP770 is OK. A little more power wouldn't be bad, but it's not going to make a dramatic difference. You will want to cross those speakers over a littler higher to get better...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-29-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By EarmarkMarine
I'd like to add that in our area (Dallas,...

I'd like to add that in our area (Dallas, Texas...no saltwater) we have installed many automotive subs in boats, and seen many automotive subs installed in boats, and I cannot recall ever replacing a...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-29-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Two very uniquely different products, both...

Two very uniquely different products, both excellent choices. If you're comparing 1 pair of REV10 to 1 pair of HP770 then the REV10 will be the winner in the overall performance category, but it's...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,109
Posted By EarmarkMarine
If you are adding substantial subs, like...

If you are adding substantial subs, like multiple-compounding W3s, W6s or W7s, definitely 86 the factory IB 10-inch subwoofer. As a free-air sub goes, the JL Audio M series is the best, but as an IB...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-02-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By EarmarkMarine
I agree with what MLA said. And even if you...

I agree with what MLA said. And even if you don't do a sub, a small amp on the speakers can help add depth and dynamics to the music even at lower volumes. But if you do want to do a radio and...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 01-02-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By EarmarkMarine
That's a good plan, and a LOT of power for the...

That's a good plan, and a LOT of power for the subs.

I like the 2 amp setup for a variety of reasons. In addition to the things I mentioned above, 2 amps means 2 separate power supplies instead of...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-30-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By EarmarkMarine
The 800/8 can be a good choice, depending on your...

The 800/8 can be a good choice, depending on your application. But running it in 8-channel mode would not be my first recommendation for dpolen's application.

The reason is this...the 800/8...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-24-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Your choice of equipment sounds like a really...

Your choice of equipment sounds like a really good plan to me. I think that in the end you would be much happier with the system if you made 2 adjustments to your plan, and I'll lay out a couple of...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-01-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By EarmarkMarine
You can purchase replacement grill sets, JL Audio...

You can purchase replacement grill sets, JL Audio and JL dealers sell them as a kit that includes both speaker grilles. But they only sell kits for the M770 component speakers and the M series...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Buttered? When did they start doing that? Odin

Buttered? When did they start doing that?

Odin
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Oh, heck no. The JL Audio woofer is far and away...

Oh, heck no. The JL Audio woofer is far and away superior in SQ. Now a JL Audio automotive speaker will have a bit more output than the marine speaker. Only the marine speaker is suitable for...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
craig, A SPL woofer uses a paper cone for a...

craig,
A SPL woofer uses a paper cone for a reason....the same reason a guitar amplifier uses paper.... lighter and therefore more sensitive. You will certainly get more peak output from a paper SPL...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-13-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Again, as explained before, to get an output...

Again, as explained before, to get an output increase from the same size woofer you will give up bandwidth and linearity (smoothness). Higher 'Q'. Higher Fs. Higher sensitivity. Peaky response....
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Here's an example of a real bass instrument...

Here's an example of a real bass instrument played by a real artist and how bass can sound on a SQ woofer if the system is set up...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Here's an example of a Sundown woofer in a boat....

Here's an example of a Sundown woofer in a boat. It does one thing well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk1rk2VIPns

Not very musical.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-13-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
From the photo, the glue seam did not fail. The...

From the photo, the glue seam did not fail. The spider fatiqued and was torn at the most vulnerable point close to the voice coil from excessive excursion (when it was completely stretched out the...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-10-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By EarmarkMarine
craig, Keep in mind that a 10" sub of equal...

craig,
Keep in mind that a 10" sub of equal surface area and motor strength from various manufacturers will produce roughly the same amount of overall or average energy. You cannot cheat mother...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Odin, who administrates the Earmark on-line...

Odin, who administrates the Earmark on-line store, walks his customers through a step-by-step tuning prescription based on a seven-page pro tuning draft written by Earmark specifically for open-air...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By EarmarkMarine
Well, with a 60 hz lowpass crossover, you can be...

Well, with a 60 hz lowpass crossover, you can be pretty sure that this contributed to the early subwoofer failure. It's an open field boat....not an enclosed car cabin. The meat of the bass is from...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-08-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By EarmarkMarine
http://www.butleraudio.com/ Earmark carried the...

http://www.butleraudio.com/

Earmark carried the above brand years ago as purely a novelty along with some fullrange ribbon tweeters. Not sure if it was a hybrid. Silly in a car, I know.

David
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