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Old 01-15-2012, 09:46 AM
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I currently have 4 Polk dbs on the tower and 2 in the boat. Looking to upgrade either to wetsounds xs 650,Memphis marine, or Polk momo. From what I can tell wetsounds is a really good speaker and I have heard the Polk mm in person they sound good. Any suggestions or reviews are greatly appreciated. They will be powered by a 4 and 6 channel Memphis 600 amp.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:29 AM
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Take a look at Exile... great customer service. My opinion best tower speakers on the market... they have a 6.5 co-ax version that might interest you if that's what your looking for. I would recommend any of their products... Brian or Rob are always willing to help... exileaudio.com
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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I would not rule out XM7s.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:37 AM
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:32 PM
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Looks the sx65 are good bit cheaper than the wetsounds. If they perform equal or better i am sold. Do you think it's worth the cost to replace all six?
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Why have we ruled out hlcd speakers on the tower? If your looking to hear music at 70 ft back... That's what your going to need... Wetsounds or non-wetsounds
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:41 PM
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I haven't ruled anything out I am open for all suggestions. So many out there just want some that are in the best for my budget(150-250 per pair)
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:42 PM
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I have monster cans, just want replacement speakers which will fit them.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:42 PM
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You really have to begin with how you are going to use your system.
Are the in-boat coaxials going to be the primary speakers driving sound quality or are they going to be an afterthought with the tower speakers as the main focus.
As for the tower speakers, are you a) listening at rest near and around the boat in a quiet cove, b) listening at surf range, c) listening at wakeboard range, or d) the guy that provides the entertainment for everyone when tied up. These are very different demands that require very different types of speakers and power levels.
The Polk MMs are excellent for in-boat sound quality but cannot project with any degree of intelligiblity at wakeboarding range. For the tower at that range you want to look for a different speaker type.
As for tower speakers if you are looking for a surf speaker then there are plenty of good choices in the 6.5" range...Wetsounds, Exile, Kicker, Memphis, JL Audio, etc. But if you are going for HLCDs then by all means leap past the 6.5" variety and go the larger 8-inch HLCD models. There are a number of larger HLCDs made available more recently. Its hard for a smaller 6.5" HLCD to balance the midbass warmth with the aggressive compression horn tweeters. You may find these too bright for a mix of near field listening.
Also, the Polk MM651 (non-UM version) along with the Memphis tower speakers are 2-ohm speakers that can complicate some power schemes versus the typical 4-ohm speakers.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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Oops, $250 a pair?
Then definitely go with the Wetsounds XS650 coaxials as this is the most dynamic speaker of the standard raw coaxials that will retrofit into your Monster Tower pods.

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