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Old 01-27-2013, 12:43 PM
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I agree phase canceling can be an issue but the potential gains of spreading the horns can be benificial. As mentioned trial and error are sometimes the final determinators.

I did see the tower was curved but doubt the couple inches would significantly affect cockpit volume levels. I am aware of Kicker's attempt to spread the sound horizontal while reduce cockpit volume levels and theoretically energy wasted to open air above. Having that horizonal spread should allow the mounting at a greater angle or further apart to allow great coverage.
I was not as concerned with "Stereo" sound as simply getting sound directed to the flats where most calm riding, thus rider listening occurs.

A wide dispersion may not be ideal while boating in a populated area where the extra sound may be irritating to neighbors. Listening to tunes is one thing, losing the ability to play them completely or making close enemies can be a greater concern.

A slightly lower volume directly behind the boat is of less concern since there is seldom someone back there plus as mentioned, the extra blasting of swim platform while floating can be a turn off or cause to turn down the system as a whole.

Agreed, the chosen set up is not necessarily wrong, but may not be optimal depending on desired results. Just asking if all options had been considered or experienced.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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Many other options. Probably the best sounding option behind the boat is a vertical (over the tower & under the tower) four-speaker (identical) configuration with L & R tight clusters spread apart as far as possible. Swivel collars could be used to fan out the pattern for a) wider dispersion, and b) lower comb filtering. From a cosmetic standpoint though, an over/under is a hard sell.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 AM
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I hooked mine up parked it with my cans loose and had a friend move them in boat while I was at rope length until they sounded best. Honestly I couldn't tell much of a difference so left them straight. My horns are inside for one simpler reason though......

In a dd I didn't want the horns right in the walkways so I put them over the doghouse. If you've never stood up in front of these things blasting you'll understand later.
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