$46-Kicker 10" Marine Subwoofer in Sealed Enclosure

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by HavingFun, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. HavingFun

    HavingFun New Member

    238
    Nov 14, 2006
    Grand Haven
    2005 SD220
    350 Mag Alpha
    I was planning on using a Boss CX1800 amp. http://www.bossaudio.com/main/847 I liked the 5 channels and the power for about $150 or 15 boat dollars. Now I am re-thinking this idea because I wonder if this will draw too much power. Tech support said that the amp could draw 75 amps when running and I should use a 100 amp breaker with 4 gauge wire. Even with 2 batteries I'm afraid that the amp would drain the battery too quick. What do you think?
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    seems like alot, was that maybe 75amp as full power maybe?
     
  3. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    does anyone have an opinion (dumb question) on how they feel about putting the sub underneath the rear walkthrough above the batteries. Seems like wasted space. It would be right there by the batteries for power.

    sorry I don't have a picture of this area to show you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2008
  4. MXer478

    MXer478 New Member

    281
    Oct 10, 2007
    San Diego, CA

    I'm assuming you have the sun pad that goes all the way across? I have the step, there's not much room there. I wouldn't think it would be a problem, just keep your RCA's away from any power.
     
  5. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    Okay, found this picture on the SeaRay site. I have a jump seat where the lady is sitting in the picture and there is the fiberglass step over that the lady's elbow is resting on. There is about 2 feet of space above the batteries. there is starboard on one side and carpeted plywood on the other side that I could attached the subwoofer to.

    I have decided to go with the Infinity Basslink 200 watt Subwoofer with the ampilfier built in.

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  6. MXer478

    MXer478 New Member

    281
    Oct 10, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    You know, thats my exact set up! I never thought about even looking up there. It's probably be a great spot. I currently have a small box with two 10's under the sunpad. It sounds really good. I'd imagine this location would be great because it's out of the way and you should still be able to get the sound in the hull. Which is great by the way!
     
  7. HavingFun

    HavingFun New Member

    238
    Nov 14, 2006
    Grand Haven
    2005 SD220
    350 Mag Alpha
    It must be at full power. Is 35 amps too much to run off just the battery when the alternator only makes 75?
     
  8. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    So, it's been two months (plus) and I still haven't received it (Cheap, single channel amp). I put in a complaint a month ago. They made me go to the post office to try to track it, even though I paid to have it delivered to my home (standard). Now, after another series of phone calls, they are going to refund my twenty something bucks. What a waste! Maybe I'll still get it. The post office said that the pallet was still in route. They said that on triple-outsourced shippings, it's not unusual to come in over a month late.

    Now, my daughter still doesn't have a sub or an amp.

    Morph, how did the amp do?
     
  9. Morpheus

    Morpheus New Member

    May 7, 2007
    Odessa, FL
    2006 SeaRay Sundeck 240
    5.0MPI Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Sub and Amp are here. Just havn't had time to go get the power, ground, remote, rca cables and go to the boat to install it all. Also havn't decided how the heck I'm going to run the power and ground from the batteries to the storage in the helm.
     
  10. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Copy all.
     
  11. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Guys,

    I'm jumping ship, at least partially. I bought two of these for $125 each plus shipping (pre-owned, sealed in the boxes). http://www.al-eds.com/JL-Audio-M10IB5SGWH-p18777.html

    One will go inside the port side step in the cockpit behind the fridge, facing starboard. The other, if required, will go under the helm seating facing port.

    I love my Kickers in the enclosures, but I can't sacrifice all of that room, so I've got them in the ER facing up, and the sound is (obviously) muffled and causes some vibration outside the boat. My buddy has these in his 420, and the sound is in - freaking - credible. Wish me luck.
     
  12. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    John,

    You will not be disappointed with JL Audio that is for sure. Jim sells them too but looks like you got a really good deal on a used set. I think you will be able to tell a huge difference.

    Wesley
     
  13. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Thanks Wesley, but they're not used. Sealed in the boxes new. He was going to start a huge project on his boat but decided not to. Either way, we'll see how they do.
     
  14. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Even better!!!
     
  15. charlg

    charlg New Member

    745
    Jan 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    2000 280 Sun Sport
    / Raymarine C80 w/ Radar / Sirius weather
    / SH GX5000S VHF
    Twin 350 Mags / B1's
    / Corsa exhaust
    I forgot about these. Anyone still looking for one? I ended up with three of these when they went on sale. One is in the boat, one I sold to Hampton, and I was going to put the other in my pickup, but never did. So, If you need one....new in the box....$46 plus shipping, let me know.
     
  16. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I never used the one you sold me (thank you for that, by the way). I may put it in my truck (for 2 - I love 'em). It was supposed to go into my daughter's car, but Circuit City screwed up the delivery on the amp that was on sale - never got it, then she stayed at school this past Summer so I wasn't motivated to do anything about it. Now, I may have a couple of extras if I pull them out of the boat. I'll keep putting them in cars. I have a 1985 RX-7 that could use one. I could take the passenger seat out! : )
     
  17. 175BR4.3

    175BR4.3 New Member

    44
    Jul 12, 2008
    Winona, MN
    175 BR
    Mercruiser 4.3




    Check your PM's Charlg
     
  18. surfinjoe

    surfinjoe New Member

    946
    Feb 23, 2007
    Michigan
    220 Sundeck 2007
    350 MAG w/Bravo III
  19. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    Here it is. The shape of the hole, which took a few hours, reflects that the top and the bottom of the speaker are recessed into the step while the sides overlap the surrounding gel coat. The reason is that I am trying to recess a round object into an assymetrical cylinder. I didn't want any part of the speaker's outline to be recessed deeper than the surface, but I didn't want it to stick out too far, and I felt I needed to have a solid surface for part of it to be screwed into. It is sealed in with 3M 5200!

    Oh yeah, the sound is quite deep and powerfull with the Eclipse X-1000 driving it and one Kicker in the engine room. I put sound insulating tape between the two, thin access panel to the gunwales inside the cockpit to stop the rattling noises.

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  20. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

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