Marine Electronics Forum - 5.25 inch speakers recommendation

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Buoy Scout
03-26-2012, 03:18 PM
What is the collective wisdom for a pair of 5.25 inch speakers--coaxial or triaxial. These are in the cabin. I have two pairs of 6.5s and a subwoofer on the bridgedeck and in the cockpit, so looking for something decent to fill the holes left by disintegrating clarion speakers installed by the PO. This pair is driven directly by a new head unit, a Clarion M309, I think its' about 20 watts/channel rms. Due to locations in teak bulkheads, enlarging the openings is an issue.

03-26-2012, 04:41 PM
All I know is that 5.25 suck and would be best to go larger. Had some in the truck, made the 6.5 work and was the best thing I ever did.

Buoy Scout
03-26-2012, 05:29 PM
All I know is that 5.25 suck and would be best to go larger. Had some in the truck, made the 6.5 work and was the best thing I ever did.

Yeah, I know. But if you HAD to buy a pair of 5.25s, what would you buy? I picked up a pair of Sony triaxial speakers at Wally World as a temporary solution. They sound OK.

Alternate question. If you could add a subwoofer to the system, which 5.25s would you pair with a 10 inch sub?

03-26-2012, 05:42 PM
since they are in the cabin, you shouldn't have the need for a true marine speaker, which opens up your options greatly. there are plenty of high end brands that make a 5.25 speaker. what is your budget?

Buoy Scout
03-26-2012, 06:03 PM
How about $200 for the pair as a budget.

03-26-2012, 06:26 PM
5.25s do suck on their own, but paired with a sub they can sound nice. in my experience with them, none give really impressive bass output, so focus on midrange and high right sound quality. the sub will handle all the lows. I have a pair of R series alpine 5.25s in the back seat and they sound nice with my sub in my car. alpine has kindof bright highs that i like, but some do not. sound quality is partly subjective.

03-26-2012, 09:44 PM
You can try these. I've never owned them, but did a search for you. Seems that others are happy with their sound. Not sure if 20w rms will drive them. You mentioned a sub so I'm assuming that you are thinking about getting an amp as well.

PS These are marine speakers. Doesn't say it on some sites but does on others.

03-27-2012, 01:45 AM
Buy those Polk, just put two pair of the 6.5 in. sound good. I don't trust anthing from Wallyworld.

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