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Old 04-24-2013, 04:52 AM
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Wakeblaster volume control

Has anyone used one of these units to automatically adjust the volume in the boat?

http://www.wakeblaster.com/

It would be nice to have if it works?

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:53 AM
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Yes, I have one in my current boat. It does work (pretty) well. Adjustable level of gain is nice. The only complaint I would have with this technology/product is that it relies on a the shift in attitude to tell it to adjust volume. That's usually not a problem when taking off, but sometimes if I ease off on the throttle instead of coming off suddenly when a rider falls it will not sense the bow drop or it does it slowly and having the stereo blaring full blast for a couple seconds after we're off throttle can be annoying. One that worked via actual throttle position/ engine RPM would make more sense, but of course harder to install.

I didn't install mine, it came when I bought my boat (used), but it's pretty easy, just some RCA and a power cord I believe.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:05 AM
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I have a Watersports Innovations Boost Box...same concept...I like the way it works pretty well
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:50 PM
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Has anyone used one of these units to automatically adjust the volume in the boat?

http://www.wakeblaster.com/

It would be nice to have if it works?

Cheers.
I have it in my boat and several of my friends boats and I think it works great.

But... I did design it
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:48 AM
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Is it tilt activated or via accelerometers?
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:37 AM
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Is it tilt activated or via accelerometers?
It has a digital accelerometer that measures the bow angle of the boat. A digital accelerometer allows you to adjust the bow angle that triggers the volume change. This also lets you calibrate it to a non-level mounting position. So, you can mount it in a convenient position, calibrate it, and it will still sense the bow rise.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:05 PM
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Automatic volume control

I have a Wakeblaster in my 2003 X2. It has been a great addition to the boat. It allows inexperienced boat drivers the ability to concentrate on the skier without having to worry about adjusting the volume.
It was easy to install and even easier to operate.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:07 PM
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I must correct my comments above, I also have a boost box - when I got boat of storage I checked. Not sure if there is a difference but my comments above are obviously in regards to the product I own
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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The nice thing about the Wakeblaster is that you still retain control of the volume (especially if you have the remote keypad by the throttle).
My only observation is that when you are cruising and the boat plains out, the volume goes down as the unit thinks that you have stopped to pick up a skier. It is a very minor inconvenience when managing a boat full of skiers and a waiting skier in the water.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:23 PM
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I have one and it works well. As noted, TT member tr6coug designed and sells them.
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