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Old 01-13-2013, 04:44 PM
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REV8 vs REV10 for OEM 02 tower?

I greatly appreciate all the input in my other thread about revamping my 02 X30 tower speakers. I focused in on the REV10s as they seemed perfect for a single pair of speakers. However, I just realized they may be too big to work with my OEM tower and OEM bimini.

On my current setup, I've got a pair of 6 1/2 speaker cans which aren't tapered in the front and the mount is toward the speaker itself. The bimini barely clears the leading inferior edge of the front of the cans. On another thread, someone described the REV10s as "basketball" size and it hit me that the REV10s may be too big. The hang height of the REV8 is 9 1/16" and the hang height of the REV10 is 11 9/16". The hang height of the current cans is 9". The mount on the REV series does seem to be more toward the leading tapered edge of the can so it will give a bit more clearance.

So my question: Does anyone know if a REV10 will work with the stock bimini? If not, will a REV8 let the bimini swing up and down. FWIW, my binimi is the old kind that attaches to the windshield frame. I lay it down into the cabin to put on the cover and I strap it infront of the current speakers when underway.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:37 PM
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I have rev10s with the stock bimini. Mine are mounted on the most forward tube on the tower, and they do get in the way when swinging the bimini up and down. Instead of just being able to open the bimini by pulling it forward, I have to unclip the middle windshield mounts on the bimini, then swing the bimini back and open it, then attach the middle and front clips to the windshield mounts. I also had to modifiy the bimini so it sits back a little more when in the folded up position.

I had pro80s on the rear most tower tube, and I was able to open and close the bimini without any trouble. I think if my rev10s were on the back tube, the bimini might clear them.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:58 PM
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I have rev10s with the stock bimini. Mine are mounted on the most forward tube on the tower, and they do get in the way when swinging the bimini up and down. Instead of just being able to open the bimini by pulling it forward, I have to unclip the middle windshield mounts on the bimini, then swing the bimini back and open it, then attach the middle and front clips to the windshield mounts. I also had to modifiy the bimini so it sits back a little more when in the folded up position.

I had pro80s on the rear most tower tube, and I was able to open and close the bimini without any trouble. I think if my rev10s were on the back tube, the bimini might clear them.
just curious, why not move the REV10s to the back bar?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:00 PM
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just curious, why not move the REV10s to the back bar?
The rev10s with the swivel mount have a pretty unique connector. The speaker wire connects through the clamp. I already had wires run to the forward bar from my pro80s, and there really is no good way to get the wires in the back bar of the tower.

Now, they offer the old style retrofit kits where the connector for the speaker wire is in the back of the speaker on the top. If I had to do it over again, I would probably just go with the older style connectors, but that was not an option when I installed mine.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:26 PM
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just curious, why not move the REV10s to the back bar?
Yes, there is a procedure for routing the harness into the opposing bar on most tubular towers in a concealed manner. But it's no picnic for the uninitiated.

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Yes, there is a procedure for routing the harness into the opposing bar on most tubular towers in a concealed manner. But it's no picnic for the uninitiated.

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Is that a process you'd be willing to share? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:25 AM
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Is that a process you'd be willing to share? Thanks.
Last count, we have over 75 documented instructional procedures and illustrations. I'd bet we have that one. I'll see if I can dig it up.

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Is $1200 shipped the best price one will find on a pair of new rev 10's? Currently shopping myself...
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Is $1200 shipped the best price one will find on a pair of new rev 10's? Currently shopping myself...
No, see if you can find a local dealer and give them a call. I got mine quite a bit cheaper than that.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:57 PM
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No, see if you can find a local dealer and give them a call. I got mine quite a bit cheaper than that.
Bummer, I don't have any dealers so I will need to get them shipped. Thanks for the info I will definitely expand my search.
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