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Old 08-05-2020, 12:07 PM
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Hear me out because you have to have music

But putting in subs and wiring speakers seems like more things to care for worry about. Although i have seen some nice setups on wake-towers but cutting more holes in the woodworking for speakers to me just isn't needed. I took my cd player/radio out and make that area a nice compartment where I keep my cell phone, car keys etc. I much prefer to just have a real good Bluetooth speaker for my tunes. If you anchor up and go in the water you can take it with you if you got a waterproof one, which you should, its a boat. It seems to be one of the common questions I get when someone asks about my boat or is invited on my boat is, is there a stereo system? I am a music junkie too, love it, need it. But as i stated i find a good quality BlueTooth speaker to be more than enough when I'm out on the water.
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We find a waterproof bluetooth speaker is fine for our needs.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:09 PM
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Nope. Out on the water to relax and get away from noise.
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Love my BOOM speaker.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:11 PM
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What speaker do you have? 12v chargeable?

I have a small boat by THT standards, 23', but I haven't installed a stereo yet. Like you said a lot of work when a BT speaker will serve the same function.
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I’m all about the Bluetooth speaker. Having a stereo is just another system that needs to be worked on.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:17 PM
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I had the loudest stereo on the lake once... 35 years ago. Blasting me and everyone within 2 miles some Air Supply. Not anymore. Now I rock four 6" speakers and one receiver, not even an amp. I used to be cool.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
Now I rock four 6" speakers and one receiver, not even an amp. I used to be cool.
This is my current setup. I use a BT speaker at the sandbar.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:21 PM
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I want a stereo eventually but for now use a JBL Charge 4. I can hear it while running and it definitely fits our needs so I see the point of not having a stereo if the BT is plenty.
Old 08-05-2020, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by buck3 View Post
What speaker do you have? 12v chargeable?

I have a small boat by THT standards, 23', but I haven't installed a stereo yet. Like you said a lot of work when a BT speaker will serve the same function.
Currently, I have this speaker for my boat

https://ecoxgear.com/shop/ecopebble/

That company is all about rugged and waterproof which is why I went with them.
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I don't need one, there are enough assholes around that let me listen to their music from a quarter mile away
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I installed a new stereo a few years ago as the old one was bad. I think I used it once just to make sure it worked. Still not sure why I bought it I think it's just the fact I want everything on the boat to work, whether I use it or not.

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Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
I had the loudest stereo on the lake once... 35 years ago. Blasting me and everyone within 2 miles some Air Supply. Not anymore. Now I rock four 6" speakers and one receiver, not even an amp. I used to be cool.
Me too, bought a cheap Bluetooth radio that came with 2 6 1/2” speakers, added two 8” full range speakers and have about $120 into the whole thing, plenty loud enough for us. I listen to it more when working on the boat in the driveway than I do out on the water.
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I like having music available and am not against having a nice sound system, but if you are sharing it with others far and wide you likely should just turn it off.
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An ip66 bluetooth amp and a couple 4" kickers is what I have. Sure beats remembering to grab a bt speaker, or figuring out where I want to put it.
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Stereo on the boat? No, peace and quiet is better.
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Doesn't everyone need a zillion watt boomer to blast whatever they think is the best music ever upon arrival at the sandbar? regardless of the number of boats or whatever is blasting at the time.....
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As with most things in life, it's fine to fall somewhere in the middle on this topic.
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OP have you ever had a good high end stereo system on your boat? If not there is something to be said about running and having your music sound incredible. If you have and it’s not for you I completely get it. Growing up we never had one and had the time of our lives.

Just to clarify I’m not one of those guys who blast their stereo for everyone to hear at the sandbar.
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I have both sides of the spectrum. My 28 has a pretty decent system with subs, and a few amps. I like to go to places with my crew that are very isolated so It comes in handy. When pulled up with lots of boats a the sand bar I rarely even turn it on. There are enough other blasting in the area. I don't even have a radio on my 17. I use it differently and nature sounds are good enough and not distracting when using that one.


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