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Old 05-19-2018, 12:54 PM
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Bluetooth speaker options

I know this is a little odd in this forum but my 97 PS 205 didnít come with a factory radio. Instead of wiring up a HU, amp, and speakers, I am considering buying a good Bluetooth portable speaker. Iím no audiophile nor do I care to listen to music while pulling; however, when we are anchored/swimming or trolling along, some tunes would be nice. Does anyone have any units they like or another cool option I should look at?


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Old 05-19-2018, 01:06 PM
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Doing the same thing... couple acceptable options at costco i am looking at

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:10 PM
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I know this is a little odd in this forum but my 97 PS 205 didnít come with a factory radio. Instead of wiring up a HU, amp, and speakers, I am considering buying a good Bluetooth portable speaker. Iím no audiophile nor do I care to listen to music while pulling; however, when we are anchored/swimming or trolling along, some tunes would be nice. Does anyone have any units they like or another cool option I should look at?


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I was in this same situation and ended up just installing 4 speakers and a head unit. However If i was gonna buy a Bluetooth Iíd just get the waterproof bose one. My father in law uses one on his patio and itís pretty loud.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:11 PM
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I have a Braven Balance Bluetooth waterproof speaker that I got for free from ATT a while back with some package deal. I really like it, and it sounds great.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:21 PM
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I have two of the Creative Sound Roar Bluetooth speakers and they are awesome. They have separate tweeters, mids and a down-firing sub that actually sounds pretty darn good. Battery lasts for about five to seven hours of playing as well. Easily portable and rechargable.

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:24 PM
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My wife has a Bose Soundlink that she has used around the house for the past couple years; works and sounds great! $129.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:52 PM
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I have the next size down as it fits perfectly in a water bottle holder. Friend has this size and it’s a party to go. Added bonus is you can have multiple ones playing the same song.

JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QQAM8I..._RPkaBbAYDX70A
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:22 PM
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There are a lot of good options out there. For about $200 I built my own "boom box." My 13 y/o is a travel baseball player and we use this for pre-game, between innings, and walk-up. I get more compliments and questions. I used a .50 cal can and installed two 4" Kicker Speakers. Then powered with a 12V 7Mah battery to a Bluetooth-powered amplifier. It is pretty weatherproof and I can get about five hours of continuous playtime before I have to recharge the battery (I have two batteries for tournaments). It is loud!
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:11 AM
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I use this on the dock, in the house and on scuba trips

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Old 05-21-2018, 11:49 AM
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I use a Bose Minisound on the dash and it sounds great. Will add charge cord to recharge solar. Keeps the hour meter from running when we are just drifting
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