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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2012, 12:34 PM
Cguse13's Avatar
Cguse13 Cguse13 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Boat: Mastercraft 205 prostar 1996
Location: Central
Posts: 43
11km6500.2 anyone have this setup

Well reworking my sound system on a 96 prostar 205. I used to have 6 6.5 in dubs up top. However they are complet crap and came with the cans. I like the cans but was looking to just replace the speakers with something that be loud and clear. I keep getting directed to wet sounds but afraid for what I can afford I would just end up with two rev 10s ... I'm sure they are loud and project nicely. But I want something that will spread the sound around too if I am surfing or just trying to float around the boat with friends.

I'm totally open to options for tower ideas. Just seems to me that 4 kicker 6500 and two horns would be a good all around.

Can someone give any input on this. I'd like to be in a decent system for 1500.00 and still need to by a deck and amp to match my final tower option.

Thanks Caleb.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Jeff d Jeff d is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2000 230 VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,208
I've heard good things both online and from one local guy who got just the horns and one pair of mids. Someone on here posted this link to refurbished ones for $278:
http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...id/0/SFV/30046

I've seen a few reports from people that bought the refurbished ones there and said they looked and sounded new.

Add your pair of 6.5 mids for another $140:
http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/K...00-10KM6500-RS

I'm sure it's not going to be quite as good as a pair of 10" wetsounds but $418 for the set plus the fact that they take a lot less power to run is a whole lot more budget friendly (Assuming you've already got cans).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Jeff d Jeff d is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2000 230 VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,208
What about doing a pair of nice non-HLCD coaxials in the outer two pods for surfing and the horns in the middle? Then maybe a switch to turn the horns on and off or put them on separate channels so you could fade between the two. depending on if you're surfing or wakeboarding.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Cguse13's Avatar
Cguse13 Cguse13 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Boat: Mastercraft 205 prostar 1996
Location: Central
Posts: 43
I have looked into non hlcd set up too, never had the hlcd set up, and seems to be the rage so thought I'd try it, but also part of the reason I'm scared to go crack the bank for wet sounds. A nice polk set of 6.5 priced out to me was around 850 for six of them, and is how I started the confusion of what I want , need etc. I'm just in a tail spin over it really. Kinda why I was currious about kicker. I have the cans and for 500 should be major upgrade.

I was thinking about adding the wet sound WS-420 I think it is. Pa and cross over to hanle the switching.. Seems like a great idea if your out at dark just drinking. No need to upset anyone.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-16-2012, 03:04 PM
Jeff d Jeff d is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2000 230 VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,208
I definitely wouldn't mess with the 6 Polk full range coaxials. Too much $$$ and wouldn't project that well for wakeboarding. At that price you're probably looking at the UM series but I have 4 DB651s on my tower currently with 200 watts (50 watts each) and although it works it's nothing special at 75' back. I'd either do the 11KM6500.2 (or 10KM6500.2 refurb + 10KM6500) or a hybrid setup with the 10KM6500.2 + 2 full range coaxials for surfing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-16-2012, 05:34 PM
EarmarkMarine's Avatar
EarmarkMarine EarmarkMarine is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Boat: TBD
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 518
You should consider the new Wetsounds Icon8 tower speaker. It's an 8-inch coaxial surf speaker for $699 a pair. And you can drive them very well with any number of quality $250 amplifiers. In fact, during the development process the Icon8 results were so good that Wetsounds decided to discontinue the Pro60 6.5" HLCDs. More surface area translates to a warmer sounding speaker with more midbass.

David
Earmark Marine
__________________
Earmark Marine
www.earmarkmarine.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Cguse13's Avatar
Cguse13 Cguse13 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Boat: Mastercraft 205 prostar 1996
Location: Central
Posts: 43
david, how do you keep up with all these forms, through my reading and research i see see earmark marine everywhere.....

think i have settled on the 4 mids and 2 horns for 6 overhead tower speakers from kicker... thanks for your guy's imput hope i like it.....surely it will blow a way 6 dub speakers... things wont even stick to my welding table.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:07 AM
joyner1020's Avatar
joyner1020 joyner1020 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: 1992 prostar 205
Location: West Tennessee
Posts: 66
Talking

I had the Kicker HLCD 6-pack setup with the 4 mid-range and the 2 horns ...I ran them on a ZX450.2 amp from kicker . When u set them up they all hook together , 3 on the left go to left channel and 3 on the right go to the right channel . I would say that the setup is simple , and the 450 amp is the smallest that I would go with ..They were LOUD , but If u had the 750 watt kicker amp im sure they would be screamin ...

As far as the surfing goes , I never surfed this boat so I cant tell ya , but I will say that at wakeboard lenght {75ft} they can be heard nice and clear ..I had alot of complements on them , even from some of the wetsounds/NVS guys ..Its a good alternative to not spending thousands on a stereo setup ... Close to the boat the sound is a bit brighter than I liked , and I dont think u can change that .. So A nice subwoofer and the 4 midranges will equal that all out and add the bottom that the system lacks .

Hope this helps , and I hope nobody wants to kill me for having like 20 posts and 2 of them already have a picture of a Bayliner in them !!!
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Jeff d Jeff d is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2000 230 VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,208
I've seen in the instructions to wire these up in parallel with the "6 pack" configuration. So, you'd have a horn + 2 mids in parallel on each channel (Assuming you're running with a 2 ch amp). What's the resulting impedance of this setup? All I can find relative to the horn + mid pairs is that they're "4 Ohms".

Does that mean that each driver is 4 ohms or that 1 horn + 1 mid in parallel = 4 ohms (i.e. 8 ohms per driver)? If so, would you end up with a 2.67 ohm nominal impedance when you bring in a 2nd midbass driver per channel (5.34 ohms for the whole "6 Pack")?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Jeff d Jeff d is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2010
Boat: 2000 230 VRS
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,208
It looks like the 10KM6500 midbass drivers are 4 ohms. If the horn is 4 ohms also then that would mean 2 mids + 1 horn in parallel (per the install instructions see page 3 here) would net a 1.33 ohm impedance per channel. That's too low for most amps. Not sure how this has played out for others.

Last edited by Jeff d; 03-19-2012 at 05:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 04:40 PM.