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Old 02-26-2014, 05:30 PM
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Tower Speaker Opinions

I have started looking at tower speakers for my 2007 200VRS and although I would love to put some factory JL's up there, but it's just not in the budget. I found these two and was wondering if anyone knew anything about them. I have done some research and spoke with a couple people about the Fusion combos and they gave good review (except some chrome pitting problems) but I know nothing about the first ones. I will be powering them with a 6 channel amp along with my 4 cabin speakers so I know neither will be incredible loud (ok with me). I just want as decent sounding decent looking speaker.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-WAKEWORK...item48620ac4fe

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http://www.amazon.com/Fusion-Marine-...peakers+chrome
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:34 PM
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I have 2 JL cans (white) and speakers for sale. Bought last year and used for 1 month. Asking $750.00 cdn for both (darn dollar) I can send you some pics if you are interested. They are listing in the forum for accessories for sale.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:34 PM
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I appreciate the offer but I want to stay under 500.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:10 PM
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The polished aluminum used in the first pod option is soft and will soon oxidize and dull. They look nearly like chrome out of the box but it doesn't last. There will be maintenance.
The second option has gone out of business years ago and has no association with the current Fusion brand. Those pods are cast aluminum and badly pit. There are like cheap pot metal. The only way to repair those is to bake them in an oven and then powdercoat them. The 3-way speakers (6.5", 5.25" & 1") are an odd duck discontinued Diamond Audio speaker similar to the Motorsport series. Good luck finding a bolt-in replacement if anything goes wrong. Btw, those better come equipped with collars.
The classifieds are loaded with people who went with conventional inboat coaxials or car door speakers in a tower pod because they discovered that they will not perform as anticipated. It is far more expensive to do it twice. Don't make that same mistake.
Sometimes it is better to wait, save and buy a lasting solution.
I read that you set your expectations low. That's good. I hope those low expectations will last.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:57 PM
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Opinion: do it right the first time...if you need to wait and save a few extra $, do that. I suggest buying slightly used JL stuff with all the right hardware...you won't be sorry and you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:59 PM
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Save up your $ and buy JL or Wet Sounds, you won't regret it in sound, looks, and application. You'll thank David and I later.....
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:00 PM
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And ol1970 ^
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:14 PM
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Maybe something like this, used but in your price range....you would be much happier with these


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wet-Sounds-P...e#ht_188wt_922
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I will continue to look. I don't want the best, but not the cheapest either.

I am not much of an audiophile, just want something to listen to while surfing or swimming.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:44 PM
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Best bang for under $500 would be Krypt, a knock off of Bullet.

Pr of 7.7 HLCD - $300 http://www.ebay.com/itm/KRYPT-7-7-HL...item4d18749787

Cans - $149 - I would order black painted
http://www.bulletlines.com/7-7-Wakeb...Cans-p/208.htm

They can handle an honest 400w per pair.
You will have to hook up the crossovers. I mounted them with heavy duty Velcro to the enclosure.
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