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Old 01-29-2008, 01:07 AM
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This is one of my first posts. I have been reading all the forums for the past several months on here. There is so much good info.! Thanks to all.
I am getting ready to upgrade the sound system in my X-10, and if anyone has helpful tips ..... please throw them my way! I'm replacing the clarion system which consists of 2 clarion amps, 4 cabin speakers, 10" sub, 2 6.5" Tower speakers. and a clarion XMD3 Headunit.

Here is what i am planning on installing :

1. Clarion CMD5 Headunit along with Ipod interface and Sirius Sat radio
2. Wetsounds WS-420 EQ with seperate volume control for Tower spkrs, cabin spkrs, and Sub. and has a Talkback mic. also.
3. (3) Rockford Fosgate Amps : T600/4 for Cabin Speakers, T600/2 for Tower Speakers, and T400/4 for Sub.
4. (4) Wetsounds XS-650 6.5" Speakers in cabin
5. (2) Wetsounds Pro 80's for Tower Speakers
6. (1) Wetsounds XS-10FA Sub
7. adding Dual batt system, 2nd Battery which is a Kinetik HC1800
8. Hellroaring Isolator/combiner
9. Onboard battery charger/maintainer
10. And finally a Remote Auto Flag mounted on Tower! (I'm getting tired on telling kids to grab the flag!) This thing is the Best !!

I'm going to start installing in the next week or two. I've heard alot of good things about the wetsounds, so I'm excited and hope they sound good ! I will post some pictures once installed.

Matt
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:29 AM
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This is one of my first posts. I have been reading all the forums for the past several months on here. There is so much good info.! Thanks to all.
I am getting ready to upgrade the sound system in my X-10, and if anyone has helpful tips ..... please throw them my way! I'm replacing the clarion system which consists of 2 clarion amps, 4 cabin speakers, 10" sub, 2 6.5" Tower speakers. and a clarion XMD3 Headunit.

Here is what i am planning on installing :

1. Clarion CMD5 Headunit along with Ipod interface and Sirius Sat radio
2. Wetsounds WS-420 EQ with seperate volume control for Tower spkrs, cabin spkrs, and Sub. and has a Talkback mic. also.
3. (3) Rockford Fosgate Amps : T600/4 for Cabin Speakers, T600/2 for Tower Speakers, and T400/4 for Sub.
4. (4) Wetsounds XS-650 6.5" Speakers in cabin
5. (2) Wetsounds Pro 80's for Tower Speakers
6. (1) Wetsounds XS-10FA Sub
7. adding Dual batt system, 2nd Battery which is a Kinetik HC1800
8. Hellroaring Isolator/combiner
9. Onboard battery charger/maintainer
10. And finally a Remote Auto Flag mounted on Tower! (I'm getting tired on telling kids to grab the flag!) This thing is the Best !!

I'm going to start installing in the next week or two. I've heard alot of good things about the wetsounds, so I'm excited and hope they sound good ! I will post some pictures once installed.

Matt
Sounds like a killer set-up. I too have heard good things about the wet sounds, though never in person. I have the CMD5 and love it.

Kind of off-topic, but where are you in the midwest?
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:40 PM
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Sounds well thought out to me.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:00 PM
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2nd JBaker sounds like a kick a-- system. My only question would be the Alternator, stock or?????
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:35 PM
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Everything looks great but here is my only comment.

1) Why are you using a 4-channel (T400/4) amp for the sub? Why not a true sub amp like the T500-1bd?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:48 PM
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I second what ps205 suggests, use a monoblock sub amp. You won't be dissapointed. I'm in KC, where are you?
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:27 PM
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JBaker,

I'm from Kansas
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:50 PM
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I second what ps205 suggests, use a monoblock sub amp. You won't be dissapointed. I'm in KC, where are you?
I'm from Oakley KS.

That is a Good Question. i see your point . I was thinking the 4 channel because at first i will only have the one sub and bridged would have 200w to it. but if its not enough i could add another sub on the other side of that 4ch amp. I don't have that amp yet ... should i consider another option? i would want an amp with 200-250w/ch to push sub.

And yes I still have stock 70amp Alternator. I'm not sure yet if its big enough or not. I will have starting battery and isolator and then Good Aux battery for stereo. I don't plan on having engine off and stereo on for 3-4 hrs at a time. more likely for 30-45 mins while playing in water then back up to wakeboarding for an hour where it could be charging.... Do ya think 70 amp Alt. is big enough for the Job?

Thanks for your help.!!
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:48 PM
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Wow, you are clear out in BFE. I do see your point with possibly wanting to add another sub, not a bad idea to plan for the future. As far as the alternator goes, I'd definately try to go with a higher amp one if you could. You could see if there are any shops around where you live that could rebuild the one that is currently on your boat to get higher output from it. I'd be looking at least 105 amp or higher. Post pics of your install when you get underway.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:27 PM
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Wow, you are clear out in BFE. I do see your point with possibly wanting to add another sub, not a bad idea to plan for the future. As far as the alternator goes, I'd definately try to go with a higher amp one if you could. You could see if there are any shops around where you live that could rebuild the one that is currently on your boat to get higher output from it. I'd be looking at least 105 amp or higher. Post pics of your install when you get underway.
Having someone rebuild to higher amperage....didn't think of that. thought i would have to buy a new 100 amp alt. I'll check that out. thanks... I'll be sure to post some pictures.
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