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Old 04-22-2004, 02:49 AM
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OK, so maybe most of you are too busy fishing to be listening to music. . . but still, if any of you have opinions on marine speakers, I'd love to hear about them. Mine are blown out and need to replace them.
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:39 AM
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I have a pair of Polyplanar MA6800 round ones. Sound great and when 1 started sounding muffled after a year and a half, I sent it in to Polyplanar and they sent me a new one immediately. Service is great.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:53 AM
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Pioneer M65. Good sound and mounting screw goes thru grill insuring that it doesn't flip off into water. Can be found for $120 pair.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:58 AM
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I just installed the poly planner self contained unit's MA840

I'm very pleased with the sound quailty and I did not cut any holes in the liner,
that was my main goal!!!!I have four of them two pointing forward and two facing the stern ...
Hooked them to a combo mp3/cd am,fm unit .... they really sound great and you can hear them while under way!!


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Old 04-22-2004, 09:03 AM
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This is my choice for music on the boat:

http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage.p...uct_Id=2797698

No holes to cut and no wiring issues. It is virtually splashproof and it plays MP3-encoded CD's. I also like that it is completely portable; you take it with you when you leave the boat and listen to it in the yard while you are playing volleyball or pruning your shrubs.

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Old 04-22-2004, 09:27 AM
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My preference on box speakers is Polk Atriums. They sound better to my ear than the Bose box speakers, and are less expensive. Also, the Polks passed the mil-spec salt-fog test. For anybody not familiar with this, it is a very harsh corrosion test.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:42 AM
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Here is a link for what I used, these things are unreal and are for the marine enviroment too.

http://www.monstertower.com/accessory2.html

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Old 04-22-2004, 02:20 PM
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All poly planar products hold up well.
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Old 04-22-2004, 03:25 PM
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got the bose 151's on mine, only cause the 251's wouldn't fit!
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:30 PM
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Poly Planar.... I have MA 9060 box speakers they sound damn good and have a good rep too.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:34 AM
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babb, totally waterproof, come in 6 x 9's, hook up to an amp and will be able to have great sound while under power
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Old 04-24-2004, 12:43 PM
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I hear great things about the Poly Planar MA6600 but cannot find them locally to hear them.
Anyone know the freq they cover i.e. how lo they go...30KHZ?

I like the Pioneer TS-MR165's also and wonder if anyone heard these 2 speakers side by side?
Are they similar in sound?
Is one better than the other?
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Old 04-26-2004, 03:50 PM
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The pioneers, I had them for three years without the slightest problem and they were still working (and maybe right now) when I sold the boat. I know people with Bose and Baabs. The Bose are highly overrated, just like in home audio. The baabs sound good, but my boss has gone through about six speakers in 3.5 years. The only good thing is that they have been under warranty.
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:02 PM
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I couldn't agree more about Bose. Their stuff is 90% marketing. Not that it's bad, but it's not superior, and for the price it should be.
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:06 PM
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I have the Bose 131 in the boat and the two sets of Acoustamass (?) 5's and their center speaker in the den for surround sound. I definitely don't think they're overrated on sound quality, but I do think that they're over priced.
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:09 PM
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I don't mean to insult Bose, but to my ear you can get sound just as good for less cost with Infinity, Polk, or one of the other high end brands.
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:22 PM
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Before I ever started looking at home theater systems, I was going to buy some Bose marine speakers because "they were the best." I listened to them in the store side by side with several speakers. I decided that the Pioneer speakers sounded better than the Bose, but they only had a 1 year warranty as compared to the longer warranty with Bose. I decided to take a chance with the Pioneers because of their superior sound. Boy was I glad, several Bose owners admitted that the Pioneer speakers sounded better, but more importantly the pioneers lasted longer than their Bose. Now to their benefit, they were able to get new speakers because the speakers were still under warranty, but it gets frustrating having to continually send speakers back under warranty.

As for home theater, if you go to almost any forum, people laugh at Bose. That is why the phrase "no highs, no lows, must be Bose" was coined. I will give them credit for one thing - they are very good at marketing their product and selling it for more than it is worth.
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:31 PM
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Check out Boston Acoustic Voyagers (Pro model).
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:29 AM
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Go with pioneer. I have 4 bose and want to change them badly. the pioneers sound much better
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