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Old 03-06-2016, 04:34 AM
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OK, we came home with a new to us golf cart yesterday for some neighborhood/Camp use. Came rigged out, lift, tires/rims, back seat, windshield, etc. Only thing it doesn't have, is a stereo.

It's a Club Car, electric, with the inverter system already on it, due to the headlights. I understand the wiring part of it, just not sure on what to get.

So, we are thinking of doing just a Bluetooth set up, 2 speakers, amp, and a bluetooth module. something simple and clean.

looked at the soundbar that Wetsounds makes, seems a bit pricey, but has everything in one, amp/speakers/bluetooth. For $529.

Anyone running this set up? If so, like it?

Other option would be to get a couple of waterproof speakers and an amp, but that requires cutting into the body, and finding a place for the amp. I have the bluetooth module already if needed.

Let me know some opinions, I know a lot of people have a cart, and most have a stereo.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:46 AM
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I would look at the round, gauge sized stereo/Bluetooth head units made for boats. They are waterproof, compact and should be all you need. I'm looking for one for my Kawasaki Mule that has the smallest cutout dimensions. JBL, Jensen, and a few others make them.

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http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...L-PRV-175.html
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buggiesgonewild.com would be your best source for information on this sort of thing
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:16 AM
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My brother put the wetsounds soundbar on his, and I was impressed! The sound is very clear at all volumes. It gets loud too!
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I have a wet sounds bar on my 15' Whaler. Sounds great, it can get loud and is a simple 2 wire install.

Unless you want to cut holes to put in 6.5" or bigger speakers and add an amp, I don't think you'll find better sound.
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I would just get a couple of UE Booms and let my iPhone play everything. No muss, no fuss. The Booms sound great, they are portable and a charge last 18 hours. That is what I do on the boat and no wires, nothing to steal and no battery needed.
Plus I can use them out on the deck and in the house.
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Make sure it's LOUD! Nothing worse than a quiet neighborhood or campground. You could play that booming bass ghetto music, too! I'll bet you love it when they pull up next to your car. Oh wait, you hate it when people blast THEIR music, huh?
Whatever happened to a decent respect for your neighbors?
Where exactly, in a campground or neighborhood, do you need a loud stereo? Buy a set of headphones for your phone. Leave everyone else to their peace and quiet!
Every campground has one jerk driving around blasting noise in the one place people go to get away from...
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Wife got me a Bose Bluetooth speaker I keep in garage (Man cave) and we just put in the golf cart.

Works fine but really would rather have something permanent


Be watching this thread for ideas
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OnRecess, this isn't a neighborhood in the sense that you are thinking about, and if I want the loudest stereo money can buy, so be it, I can promise that I'll never come rolling around your 5th wheel spot, and/or Boca Raton with it, so, hopefully you never have to hear it. This will be used at the camp, where the camps are few and far enough between that no one will be bothered by my choice in music, and lucky for you, i'm not a fan of the "booming ghetto bass music", so hopefully that won't bother you either
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Wife got me a Bose Bluetooth speaker I keep in garage (Man cave) and we just put in the golf cart.

Works fine but really would rather have something permanent


Be watching this thread for ideas
This is what I use (although not a bose). I just load Pandora on phone and play it thru the speaker. Keeps it simple and not overly loud.
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Originally Posted by BakermanJr View Post
OnRecess, this isn't a neighborhood in the sense that you are thinking about, and if I want the loudest stereo money can buy, so be it, I can promise that I'll never come rolling around your 5th wheel spot, and/or Boca Raton with it, so, hopefully you never have to hear it. This will be used at the camp, where the camps are few and far enough between that no one will be bothered by my choice in music, and lucky for you, i'm not a fan of the "booming ghetto bass music", so hopefully that won't bother you either
Here in Boca we own motorhomes, not ghetto 5th wheelers!
Just kidding around.Well, except for the jerk blasting music in every RV park on earth.
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Why do you need an amp if you are not planning on turning the campground into a ghetto?
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Being pretty much deaf, I don't know a thing about yer sound system needs, but, I have speakers from a BMW that are looking like guitars, with shaped containers around the speakers.

If you can/want to/care to build the setting for some good speakers, mine are $20 each for up to 8 of 'em. If we meet in Biloxi at a casino, price is cut in half
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I would also recommend using some type Bluetooth speaker instead of permantley installing a system.
You will be able to aim the speaker wherever you want while relaxing on the beach or campground. You can also use the speaker for other things.
If you just have to permently install one then the Wet Sounds sound bar is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by INCORRIGIBLE View Post
I would also recommend using some type Bluetooth speaker instead of permantley installing a system.
You will be able to aim the speaker wherever you want while relaxing on the beach or campground. You can also use the speaker for other things.
If you just have to permently install one then the Wet Sounds sound bar is the way to go.
I just removed my mp3 stereo from my club car. I had a pyle marine amp with some small box like speakers in the cubby holes on each side. It sounded pretty good.
I removed the whole set up two weeks ago. I have been using a pyle waterproof bluetooth set up for two years.
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The Wet Sounds Stealth 6 or 10 SoundBar is ideal for this application. Built in Bluetooth and a rocking amp.
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