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Old 02-09-2012, 07:27 AM
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Just an FYI for you folks (like me) that own Pioneer Marine products. I called looking for some extra covers for my MS-TR2040 8" speakers (just for back-up) I was told that Pioneer is getting out of the Marine buniess (speakers, remotes, stereo covers etc.) from a customer service rep. @ Pioneer yesterday.

Damn shame too because I really love their speakers for the money. Well...I found a company selling the MS-TR2040's for $89.99 w/ free shipping, so I purchased another set.

Just thought I should pass this along because maybe some you might have some Pioneer speakers.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CME View Post
Taking a car stereo and putting a coating on the PCB isn't enough...
You forgot about the *deluxe* piece of clear plastic thats stuck to the top of the chassis.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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Good. Other than speakers, their stuff in my environment, didn't last long anyway.

Let's hope Kenwood is next......

The marine environment is tough on anything that isn't actually MADE for it. Taking a car stereo and putting a coating on the PCB isn't enough...
Wow...I never used Pioneer other then speakers myself. But I can say my last boat had a Kenwood Marine HU & a Kenwwod (non-marine) amp for 8 seasons & they never failed me. I look @ Kenwood Marine product as very soild product myself.

As for Pioneer...My 8" MS-TR2040 speakers are the best deal on the market today & they hold-up over time as well. It's never a good thing when a company like Pioneer gets out of the business IMHO.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:45 AM
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I'm pretty sure I have 4 of these (8" pioneer marine speakers) I didn't have the necessary clearance on my 24 Reg. to install them. If any one would like to buy them, send me a pm.
If I do have them, they're in Morehead City and I won't be there for at least another month.
Take care Jim
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I have 2 pairs of the 8"ers install on my 48 and they are great sounding speakers. They hold up better than 95% of the 'marine' crap on the market today.

$90 a pair is a good deal. I just bought 3 pairs, one for my Whaler and the the other 2 as spares.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:47 AM
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I have Pioneer "auto" equipment on my 26 footer WA. It has held up VERY WELL. Going on 6 years with ZERO issues.

I do my best to make sure the components and wiring are kept as dry as possible.

The speakers (pioneer marine) get sprayed pretty consistantly, and have held up very well. (knock on wood)

Pioneer going out of Marine, is no big deal to me.
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