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Old 02-02-2015, 10:16 AM
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Amp and Speaker Brands

I am adding a second battery in our 190 this spring and also plan to buy 4 6.5inch speakers, an amp (4 channel) and maybe an sub (then 5 channel amp).

What brands are most people using? I see alot of Infinity, JL Audio, JBL and Rockford Fosgate Marine speakers and amps.


I was planning on ordering 4 Infinity 6.5 speakers and a JBL amp but want to see what your recommendations are.

Want to keep the budget reasonable but do not want to buy crappy equipment either.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:33 AM
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Wetsounds all the way. But their stuff isn't cheap.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:07 AM
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Kicker has a very solid marine 5 chnl amp, the KXM800.5. Class-D, sealed controls, small footprint and up to 400w rms available on the sub chnl. Will have no problem driving 3 pairs of in-boats and a sub. They also have a 4 chnl marine, the KXM400.4 and a 2 chnl marine KXM400.2. They have a 1200W marine mono on the way as well.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:13 AM
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John,

here is what I did.
Kenwood Head unit(about 140 depending on model)
4 Polk DB651 (if you call Frys electronics periodically they have these on sale for 50.00 a pair)
Soundstream PN4-520 class D 4 channel amp. (about 100 bucks)
Bazooka MBTA8250D. With your boat you can throw an 8 inch polk or somthing in the bow. (I got mine for 220 but they have gone up since)

Soundstream makes a 5 channel amp for about 170. I like them becuase they are class D small and affordable.
Here is a 5 channel they offer. http://www.amazon.com/Soundstream-PN...el+class+d+amp

I think when I was all said and done I have about 600 total into the system(I had NO radio)
The sub makes ALL the difference in the world. I did not want thumping bass and the bazooka added the low end i was looking for.
Infinity makes a "basslink" that is a powered sub that gets good reviews for about 180. That would work better in your bow I beleive.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:16 PM
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The polk db651's are solid speakers. You can usually find them on amazon for around 50 bucks. I was extremely happy with mine.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:11 PM
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I'm pretty happy with my JBL setup - a 4-channel marine amp putting out 60W RMS ($100 on amazon) and 4 6.5" JBL marine speakers ($60 a pair on amazon). So for $220 I got a pretty decent system that only draws 40 amps, doesn't take up much space in the boat and sounds pretty damn good.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:14 PM
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Ordered a set of Polk db651's Friday after reading all good reviews and only paid 61 bucks a pair... Only looking for a good solid sound also, not any kind of boat shaking bass.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:19 PM
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Polk PAD series amps or their clones (PPI) are excellent value for the money!
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:54 PM
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Polk DB or MM series speakers. Cant beat the value and power you get with a PPI amp
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I just put mm series polk speakers and a ppi amp in my Tristar. In the garage they sound great.
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