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PostSubject: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:33 pm

I'm in the process of building an overhead stereo system with 2 x 6.5 and 2 x 6x9 speakers. As long as the cones aren't paper, do they need to be marine?
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:37 pm

Stench wrote:
I'm in the process of building an overhead stereo system with 2 x 6.5 and 2 x 6x9 speakers. As long as the cones aren't paper, do they need to be marine?

It would be a plus. They will be exposed to the moisture.

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:38 pm

well i am in the process of figuring out how to do my teryx but I can tell you I ran 4 walmart pioneer 6.5's for 4 years on my brute with being sunk in mud, creeks and riding in the rain and snow and being washed at the carwash or home by a pressure washer and it always sounded just as good. sooooooooooooooooo???????
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:42 pm

They don't have to be marine speakers, per se. Check out Polk DB 651s, for example, for your 6.5". They're "marine rated" yet are great sounding speakers -- used by many people in their daily rides.

A lot of cheaper marine speakers sound "flat" because of the weatherproof materials used. These Polks do not.

Can't speak to the 6x9s, but I think there's similar Polks in that size.

Not sure of the size of your amp, but these will requires some power to sound good...
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:50 pm

the cost of marine is not needed. I have been there and done that
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:52 pm

I am using a Kicker amp in my J-Strong top speakers...
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:05 am

so your rich and us little guys are using walmart SH!t.....................LOL just kiddin
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:29 am

Mudcon, I may have an extra box that I bought off ebay that holds the stereo and 2x 6.5 if you are interested. 30$ I will get pics up soon

it is a diy for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:33 am

west.k@charter.net send me a pic
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:37 am

Mudcon wrote:
the cost of marine is not needed. I have been there and done that

Damn wish I would have know that $300.00 dollars ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 5:46 am

JUST getting started , bought a speaker bar from Chris, amp what size, thinking Pyle 240. with marine 5.5 50 oz from dune tunes going with a Sony mp 3 player any thoughts, looked up the Polk they are pround of them $$$. They have a Lc-1 VOLUME CONTROL on e-bay for 15.00.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 7:09 am

Yep, those 6.5" Polks will run $50-60 a pair if you shop around. The 651S (slimline) is a few $ cheaper. But, like most things, you generally get what you pay for... they're a serious, quality speaker that will last.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 7:19 am

Ditto on KenT's comments. I run Polk Momo 651 6x9's and a 8 inch sub overhead with a Kicker amp. Rocks my world!!!

Check Crutchfield's.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 8:06 am

MarkM wrote:
Ditto on KenT's comments. I run Polk Momo 651 6x9's and a 8 inch sub overhead with a Kicker amp. Rocks my world!!!

Check Crutchfield's.

He is not kidding..... What a system!!!!!

Mark it my have been your system that blew you over not the trail lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 8:24 am

my son is screaming 8 sub instead of the 6x9 lol
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 8:36 am

Here's the Polk DB-651s under $50 at a couple places. I promise you that the $20 more than "Walmart" speakers is money VERY well spent. Been there, done that, and my T-shirt of experience cost even more... http://www.bing.com/shopping/Polk-Audio-db651S-car-speaker/search?q=polk%20db-651&p1=%5bCommerceService+scenario%3d%22o%22+docid%3d%22E6C76F748B77FFDDDF9D%22%5d&wf=Commerce&qpvt=polk+db-651

EDIT -- My "lessons learned" was on my truck, not my Rhino. Still running cheap speakers in the Rhino -- and still regret it. IMO, learning the hard way, the speakers are THE most important part of the system. Last time around, on the truck, I spent the $$ for Alpine speakers, then spent the remainder of my "budget" on the head-unit.

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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 9:54 am

Check out Poly Planer.

I can tell you that there are only a few-yes just a few TRUE marine radio/cd player. Most are just painted white and called a marine unit. I had a setup from Bass Pro in my rhino, came with 2 6 inch speakers, CD player with I-Pod controlls, a splash gaurd, and some wiring. The CD player didnt last too long. The speakers sounded ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 10:23 am

Craig_C wrote:
Check out Poly Planer.

I can tell you that there are only a few-yes just a few TRUE marine radio/cd player. Most are just painted white and called a marine unit. I had a setup from Bass Pro in my rhino, came with 2 6 inch speakers, CD player with I-Pod controlls, a splash gaurd, and some wiring. The CD player didnt last too long. The speakers sounded ok.

Yep. Poly Planars are a good choice for "true marine" stereos and speakers, but they're pricey also and not as easily found. I almost bought a Poly Planar HU for my Rhino -- and looking back I wish I had, rather than the Clarion marine unit I bought. That, or just gone with an amp and no HU...
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 3:03 pm

I got lucky (maybe) and snagged a Fusion ipod head unit as a display model off of fleabay for $35 with all wiring except the ipod cradles. I've got to order them for about $35, but wanted to wire it all up first before I blow more $$$. So far I've got

30$ box
70$ head unit (when complete)
and whatever my cost for speakers will be. I still haven't figured out how to mount the 6x9 and they may have to wait for a bit. I'm going to mount the box to two 1 inch aluminum tubes under the cage running the depth of the cage so I can mount the back speakers to the same bars and can run it without the top. Here is a link to the box on fleabay. I bought two with the idea of mounting them facing each other...6's in front and 6x9 in back but no room to access the head unit and the handle on the cage bar in the teryx gets in the way.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ATV-Roof-Mount-Stereo-Radio-BOX-ONLY-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a4a831976QQitemZ250358208886QQptZMotorsQ5fATVQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_500wt_956
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 3:23 pm

how the hell does it mount to the roof?
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 3:27 pm

IM not under standing how you going the head unit and speakers? in your other box?
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 4:47 pm

Mudcon wrote:
how the hell does it mount to the roof?





I never thought I'd see the day when it's easier to make a quick vid and post it than pics, but here we are...sorry if I sound weird. I hate talking on camera. Any ideas would be appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 5:08 pm

cool I'm sure you can make it work....
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PostSubject: Re: Marine Speakers necessary?   Marine Speakers necessary? EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 5:21 pm

youtube is a great thing. do you think mounting it that will make it sit down to low? will it fit up between the to roll bars and bolt to the roof?(more of on mine, I know you want to have the roof off) but that might make the radio sit to far to the back of the car huh?

the way you going to mount it, how many inches will it sit below the roll cage bar?
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what are you going to do with the mold hole?
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