Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Audio/Stereo

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 10-30-2012, 12:33 PM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddummitt View Post
I'm replacing the speakers in my 02 xstar and I'm leaning toward the Polk DB's. Is there an appreciable performance difference between the 651 coaxials in the $60 range and the 6501 components in the $120 range. I am generally content with factory car audio so the expense of high performance is normally a waste on me.

Can I get some thoughts on my needs?

I'll be replacing the tower speakers also. I'll probably go with the same speakers in the cabin and the tower. unless there is a compelling reason to go with something else in the same price range. Wetsounds and the like would be under utilized in my boat.
I have the 651s in the front and the 6501s in the rear (previous owner already made cutouts for components in the rear). As far as my ears are concerned, the 6501s sound quite a bit better. But if I didn't already have the cutouts for them, I'd probably put some coaxials in there and be done with it.
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Greenster Greenster is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Boat: Mastercraft Maristar 1998 LT1
Location: Northwest
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by east tx skier View Post
I have the 651s in the front and the 6501s in the rear (previous owner already made cutouts for components in the rear). As far as my ears are concerned, the 6501s sound quite a bit better. But if I didn't already have the cutouts for them, I'd probably put some coaxials in there and be done with it.
I love the look of the MM651's but If the 6501's sound better and are cheaper than that looks like the way to go. A previous post mentioned that the 6501's only lasted one season. Kind of a concern for me but who knows how loud or what they went through.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 10-30-2012, 06:10 PM
frankster66's Avatar
frankster66 frankster66 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft, ProStar 205, 350 Indmar with 275 hp
Location: Michigan
Posts: 91
What radio are you guys using to push the Polk DB651.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 10-30-2012, 09:56 PM
LaRue's Avatar
LaRue LaRue is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Boat: 2000 Mastercraft Maristar 210 LTR
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,222
I would have to check model number later this week but ours is a marine grade Clarion CD/radio/mp3. Nothing fancy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
audio, speakers, tower

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 PM.