First Born's Audio makeover

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by First Born, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Awesome makeover! That JL stuff is suuuuuweeeeet! Did you go with any satellite radio?
     
  2. MXer478

    MXer478 New Member

    281
    Oct 10, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Who cleaned your boat??? My boat doesnt look like that when it comes out of the shop!

    Also, who did the speaker install for you?
     
  3. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    did we get the specs of your audio upgrade?
     
  4. jhild

    jhild New Member

    350
    Nov 2, 2006
    Cape Ann, MA
    1999 BW 18 Ventura /
    Sold: 2003 176BR
    Current: 135 OptiMax /
    Sold: 3.0L Alpha
    Think about it this way: Your fuel economy will improve now that your wallet is lighter. That system will save you money in the long run.

    Nice clean installation. Looks good.
     
  5. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    No we went with out a sub. We were going to have one installed but to be honest could not find a location I was happy with. I did not want a box on the floor. That is why we went with these JL Audio speakers. They had another boat in the shop they were putting them in and they let me go down and listen prior to me purchasing. I promise it is as loud as I will ever need. I saw the other day that the 2008 have a option for a sub, maybe someone will tell us where they are placing them from the factory cause I had a hard time finding a place I would be happy with.

    Wesley
     
  6. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    No body gets to clean the boat other than me. It is the only exercise I get. Will get it back clean after this weekend trip.
     
  7. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I did not go with Saltellite radio, not sure why I did not think of that as the radio is satellite ready I think. The Receiver is a Sony CTX-GT520. For some reason I thought they only had XM and I am more of a Sirus fan. Maybe will add down the road.

    Wesley
     
  8. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I clean my boat, this place is a top notch shop. They do not get into your boat without taking their shoes off. Of course I thought they got it pretty dirty compared to the way it was when I took it in there but we will get it back clean. They work on alot of Wakeboard boats as they are located in between two wakeboard dealers. The shop is called Freeman's Stero Video.

    http://www.freemansstereovideo.com/

    I needed to have two holes cut in the bow and they were the only one in Charlotte that I was aware that would actually do it. I went to our dealer and asked who did they use and they said the only company they would use was Freeman's. So it made the decision a little easier.

    Wesley
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  9. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    I posted in another thread but I will post again since this is probably the better place for it.

    4 6.5 JL Audio Marine speakers
    Sony CDX-GT520 Receiver
    Sony Marine Commander Remote
    JL Audio 4300 Marine AMP
    Extra Battery
    Battery switch
    2 20" Neon Red Tubes
    4 9" Neon Red Tubes
    2 Custom made marine speaker adaptors - on the rear speakers the cut outs were too large due to the way the old speakers were made so they had to make that look right.
     
  10. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    I like the pop-up outdoor TV's they show on their site. Wes, Poly Planar makes a cool subwoofer that comes in a box. You can mount it in a hidden spot on your boat.
     
  11. water rat

    water rat New Member

    424
    Jul 9, 2007
    Tampa
    sweet! you have a very clean boat. nice, nice, nice. enjoy!
     
  12. 280 SeaRay

    280 SeaRay New Member

    656
    Oct 10, 2006
    Folsom, California
    280DA
    4.3 MPI
    Now worries Wesley.... they did not get it too bad.... if you want a dealership to really dirty up your boat I have an address for you.

    The install is very very clean. I really like the choices you made. Great job!!! I need to check into this sport boats section more often... there is some cool stuff being done :)
     
  13. wish2fish

    wish2fish Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Locust Creek, Ohio River mm 433
    2003 220BR
    5.0 MPI
    you used to be one of us! now you are one of them!
     
  14. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Looks great Wes.
     
  15. brian2001ss

    brian2001ss New Member

    243
    Jun 18, 2007
    Lake Lure, NC
    boatless
    boatless
    Wes, now you got me thinking its time for an audio upgrade. Nice work and your cleanliness and attention to detail has me giving you a big thumbs up. I have started on my boat after a winter of detailing my SS Camaro. If you have any great tips, feel free to pass them on. Your pics really show you take great care of you SR!
     
  16. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Awesome Wes...the lights look great, and you got a good quality audio system, and the install looks fantastic!

    No sub? The difference in sound is instrumental! You simply cannot go without a sub on the water when cruising. The speakers you have cannot compete with the roar of motor and ambient noise. They will sound awesome now, have you tried them on the water yet? The woofer will make a huge difference in any event.

    The subwoofer on ours that came from the factory is under the dash and cooler on the port side...Ill take a pic today. Mounted right to the wall on a 45 degree.
     
  17. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Thanks we got to try them this weekend and even at full throttle the sound is awesome. We could not be happier. It is pretty amazing as the other speakers (factory panasonic) could not be heard even sitting right beside them at cruise however with these no matter where we were sitting the sound was crystal clear.

    One thing I do need to check into when I hit the trim button you hear a click in the speaker. No one else noticed it but I did; it was subtle but it was there and I can't think of what would be causing it.

    I would love to see a picture of your sub set-up.

    Wesley
     
  18. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Hmmm...I would think you would be losing a lot of bass without a sub, but man, the speakers out today get better by the month it seems. Perhaps the boat itself is acting like a subwoofer anyway?

    I will take a pic Tuesday night. For some reason, my digi camera does not want to chat with iPhoto all of a sudden on my home laptop, but works fine here at work. Ill snap a pic tonight and post tomorrow.
     
  19. billandamy

    billandamy New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Southwest CT
    2008 205 sport. MonsterTower wakeboard tower.
    5.0 mpi (260 hp) alpha one drive with 19p ss prop.
    Wes....pic of the subwoofer under port side cooler....
     

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