Marine Electronics Forum - I want to replace pioneer 8" speakers with JL 7.7...

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Miss Trial
03-30-2012, 02:25 AM
I'm assuming .3 inches isn't goIng to keep me from using the same cut outs? And if the screw holes don't line up, what do I do then?

Also, what's the benefit of component vs. coaxial?


bradv
03-30-2012, 03:35 AM
no real benefit of component over coaxial unless you already have a tweeter and no good way to cover it. if you call and talk to jl its the exact same speaker and tweeter in the coaxial and the component. the 7s should be close enough that you wont see the old speaker hole or screw holes. if it doesnt work get a starboard or acrylic spacer to hide it.

MB Marine Electronics
03-30-2012, 06:07 AM
You will need a plate. We have them if you need them. The pioneer screw holes will be outside the JL.


bradv
03-30-2012, 12:17 PM
Bummer

Miss Trial
03-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Bummer

My thoughts exactly. The Pioneer speakers are like 100 bucks a pair so its making have second thoughts on upgrading.

BlenderBoy
03-30-2012, 12:54 PM
The benefit of component is that the high freq sounds are more directional than the low, so with component, you can aim the tweeter more where your ears normally are for better sound. At least that is my understanding of it.

Magnolia Sun
03-30-2012, 02:43 PM
My thoughts exactly. The Pioneer speakers are like 100 bucks a pair so its making have second thoughts on upgrading.

Miss Trail: Do you think you'll find some INSANE diference between the JL 7.7's & the Pioneer 8"? I don't think so. I own the JL M770's & they are great....but my friends also own the Pioneer 8" TS-MR2040's & they simply rock for the money! They are not as clean as my JL's but they are excellent speakers. In a way, I wished I went with the Pioneer's just because of the replacement cost!

Just buy another pair for $100.00 & call it a day! You'e not missing that much, trust me.

Flot
03-30-2012, 06:09 PM
I had a pair of Bazooka 8" and had to have plates fabricated to fit JL 7.7s. The plates were about $100. I have to agree with some of the comments above, if I were to do it over, I'd either do it right the first time (JL) or I'd just replace the bigger speakers every other year.

-or-

Wait for the JL 8.8s to come out hopefully within a few months. :)

Terminator Tackle
03-30-2012, 07:59 PM
I Got the Factory 6.5" JBL's.. Hooking up the head unit tomorrow, If they sound like crap I'm getting the JL's

Glen E
03-30-2012, 08:35 PM
I Got the Factory 6.5" JBL's.. Hooking up the head unit tomorrow, If they sound like crap I'm getting the JL's

they'll sound decent for 6-12 months.....

Miss Trial
03-31-2012, 05:23 AM
Wait for the JL 8.8s to come out hopefully within a few months. :)

Now that would be perfect.

MB Marine Electronics
03-31-2012, 07:30 AM
We will have wetSounds new 8" convertible component systems in less than a month, just something to think about!

One Tough Kitty
03-31-2012, 10:18 AM
We will have wetSounds new 8" convertible component systems in less than a month, just something to think about!

Do you know any of the specs and cost and how do they compare to the JL's?

MB Marine Electronics
03-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Do you know any of the specs and cost and how do they compare to the JL's?

Nothing yet, gonna have to wait until we have them. I just now they are coming this month!

Danny33486
03-31-2012, 03:41 PM
they'll sound decent for 6-12 months.....

I know this is not the norm, but my boat has 5 year old Pioneer car speakers that sound pretty damn good still. They were there when I go the boat and have not replaced yet.

jburban
03-31-2012, 07:47 PM
The JL 7.7 will fit perfectly in a deck plate frame. Buy those, pop the actual deck plate, mount the frame and mount the speaker to the frame. I added my speakers in areas with existing deck plates so I didn't have to cut glass.
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