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Old 03-19-2007, 04:33 PM
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Ok so from what I have found is that I cannot go wrong with buying the Clarion CMD4A or Clarion CMD5. Which is better? Correct? Now its up to speakers. I don't think I want to amp them out right now maybe later. Can I do it with this deck? I would like 2 inside and 2 outside? I really don't want to spend a ton of money on speakers but I do want some nice speakers though. Any suggestions?
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My boat came with one pair of Poly Planar speakers and I installed a set of Infiniti marine. Both sound good and I haven't had problems with either. I would buy both PP and Infiniti again.
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Have had two sets of Poly Planar's with no problems.
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Polyplanar speakers are the most waterproof products I have ever dealt with, sound great, and come in a varity of sizes and configureations to fit just about any installation.

My favorites are the MA905 (surface mount) and MA9060 (box) models.

http://www.polyplanar.com/
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Ok thanks. How are these Polk Audio db 650? http://www.cardomain.com/item/POLDB6...oduct_feed.com
They are kind cheap and they have a decent amount of power too.
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I'd still go with the PP- I'd bet you were happier with 1 pair of the PP than 2 pair of the polk, two years down the road.
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Thanks for your opinion. I don't have enough money rite now to buy the pp's but I might buy the Infiniti 602M they seem nice and they are a lot cheaper. What do you think?
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I bought the Clarion 455 (fits in the original sinnge DIN slot on my boat, I think the others you mentioned are larger, I may be wrong)

I also bought the 602m's and two pair of 6902m's. The 602 sound great, but the 4 6902's make my boat sound like a concert, dance club, or whatever your liking...

To power the speakers, I installed a 2 channel amp to power the 602, and a 4 channel to power the 4 6x9's.

Below is some links to what I am talking about.

THe first is a 2000w 4 channel I do not own, but would power anything, I like the 2 amp method, because I can us the fader to turn the volume up or down in my open bow. Also, each speaker is on its own channel, so I can fine tune the output of each to achieve the best balance of volume, treble and bass.


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2000w I do not own.


My 4 channel


My 2 channel


The wattage claimed is a not relevant. I would say the actual output is about 1/4 of the advertised wattage, but plenty for the infiniti's.

I also looked at many speakers and chose the infiniti's 6902 because of the wide frequency range 37hz - 21Khz. The 602's only go down to 50hz, which is still good for a 6.5" speaker.

I hope this helps.
Old 03-20-2007, 04:23 PM
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Well I will be installing 4 speakers 2 on the deck and 2 in the cabin. The nice thing about th pps ma905 is that they are thin. I don't know if I am going to get an amp right away. How long have you had them? Are they durable?
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I have only had them for 1 year. Time will tell.
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Ok so now my big question is this. I have seen receviers mounted inside the cabin and outside. The boat will be staying in a slip so I don't know if I want to mount the radio outside the cabin. I don't even remember if there is a radio box in the top of the hardtop to put it in. I guess I will have to see this weekend. Where do you have your radios mounted?
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I installed a pairof 905s in '97-'98 in an exposed location on a clients boat other than replacing the screens a few times (they get kicked alot) they still sounded great last summer when I sailed on her. anything else would be a ball of rust by now.

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