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Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by jim696, Feb 1, 2007.
So we have cliff using none free air and likes it and the other using a free air and liking it... would you say either is hitting like a car or just better then the kids alone?
The 2 8's in the 230 sound almost as good as in a car. I have 2 new 5 channel clarion marine amps in that boat along with polk speakers. I haven't really messed with the 340 that much, but will be replacing the amps over the winter. I can say that I replaced both clarion and polk subs in each, and the JL free air are much much punchier and tight. I don't like big boomy bass, but I'm pretty sure they could do that too. Just my 2 cents. These are the infinite baffle ones I have.
JL Audio MX10IB3-SG-WH
JL Audio M8IB5-SG-WH
i have an 10" sub in a ported enclosure in my truck driven by 300 watts rms...it sounds really good and hits hard if/when I want it too but I use it more to fill in the bass, not rattle my windshield....the 10" sub in my boat sounds MUCH better than the one in my truck....
Interesting that the normal sub works that good in that pocket. I know the backcside by the ice bucket is open to the side Of the boat (the same area the driver cup holder and storage panel is).
Curious on both set ups how bad does the door/latch rattle. The one to get into that area the sub is mounted in.
the door latch did rattle some but I used some small white Velcro dots from Walmart around the perimeter of the opening to force the door to stay tighter in the latch when fastened which worked well....
maybe listen to subs on other boats to help decide....
Where are you putting the amp?
I installed the amp for my sub behind the storage compartment beside the captain's seat....I have a separate gain controller for the sub located where the speaker for the VHF radio used to be.....I no longer use a separate VHF speaker.....I also have volume controllers for all 6 of my cockpit/transom speakers in this same location....
Mine are in the aft hanging locker on the left side behind the removable back panel
In the little boat...
So connecting a new fusion stereo in the factory location, to my new Lowrance via NMEA2000... what’s the wiring path? And how long of a drop cable will I need? Will 15 foot make it from thenstereo to under the helm?
If you remove the panel in the back of the aft hanging locker you can see how to route the cable. I would think no more than 8 ft. It’s really pretty short. We need to talk as im trying to decide on new NEMA2000 display and also upgrade to a compatible Fusion stereo.
My main thing is a lowrance HDS 9 Gen 2 touch. Got a smoking deal. Installed that this summer as the boat was new.. I was not aware anyone made a nmea 2000 stereo other wise would not have installed this alpine. My main goal was lowrance and a gateway to my merc 8.1s for diagnostics and stuff. I installed a lowrance on my last 35 baja and missed the option for that. So I made sure that’s possible.
So my winter plan is to get the gateway to this nmea 2000 network as well. But short term goal/Xmas is to have stereo addressed and on the network to the lowrance. Then the network is there, working for tunes and easy control of the head unit from a 9inch touchscreen at the helm.., and I can then tie in a new VHF with AIS For barge traffic, and the gateway for engine data as I get them installed over the winter.
But first thing is first. Swap stock amp for the cockpit speakers to a new 4 channel pushing some power to the new wet sounds 6.5s and a wet sounds sub. Which means I need to run a speaker wire from the new amp located at the stereo cabinet to under helm... and if doing that I will be passing the under the helm location and I need to run the nmea drop from stereo to there anyway... mite as well do it at the same time so I am not doubleung my work.... then in a few weeks swapping the fusion in for the alpine will be simple, and instantly plug ito the net workdrop cable.
Pretty much same idea as I am shooting for. It just gets confusing with figuring out what works with what and is easily expandable to add radar and other stuff without starting over. I've got 2 of the Clarion Marine 5 ch. amps driving 8 speakers and 2 subs and they are really impressive.
Well pulled one of the stock amps, replaced with nice 4 channel. Powering the 4 new cock pit wet sounds 6.5s.. still in parallel. So 2 ohm loads, but with a pair sharing 125 rims... they will speak to you!!
The other 2 channels are bridged to a single 10 JL In a box that won't fit in the cabinet.. I will experiment with options before cutting hole and mounting free air.
On a side note the panel in my closet the side vinyl is stuck to you do I could not remove panel with out disstroying the vinyl.. we worked around it... got nmea 2000 cable ran to helm as well as sub wire.. so just need new stereo later this Month for it to be all controlled from the helm.
New amp made huge difference.
What are Rims?
Pictures, brotha, pictures!
RMS. Sorry that message is all messed up from my phone.
Any of you replaced the dash backlighting? I have all LEDs in the gauges and the dimmer works awesome still. But the back lighting is all not working so at night I can’t read what buttons do what... then looking today on flounder pounder they have replacement lighting to work with stock connections.
Anyone tried these? Know what lenght?
what bulbs did you put in the gauges?