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Old 02-23-2013, 09:30 PM
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I have taken the advice of the collective crew here and bought 2 pair of JL M770s from my fellow THTers. I am now in the market for a head unit and amp. While I am open to new if anyone knows of a deal, I will also buy used. I am trying to save a buck here and there as my boat is a total refit and way more expensive than I thought!

I read earlier where bluewater seeker said that 2 sets of a M770s and an amp would be pretty solid for the average boater. I may be the average boater for now. Any recomendations on an amp/head unit? Any good deals out there right now?

Earlier I had posted that I must stick with Fusion; however, my boat shop said just send them what i want and they will do the install.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 AM
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i love my ra 200 has a usb port in the back that i can put a usb drive in or plug an ipod cable and it has full interface. Small too so its a little bigger than a remote and nothing opens in the front to cause water issues. Clarion also makes nice units. Amp id go for jl 600/6 or 700/5 give those 7s a little time to run and youll want the ability to add 1 or 2 subs.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:53 AM
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I have taken the advice of the collective crew here and bought 2 pair of JL M770s from my fellow THTers. I am now in the market for a head unit and amp. While I am open to new if anyone knows of a deal, I will also buy used. I am trying to save a buck here and there as my boat is a total refit and way more expensive than I thought!
Yet, you blew upwards of ~$800 on open-frame speakers which you cannot possibly predict how they will perform AS INSTALLED?


I read earlier where bluewater seeker said that 2 sets of a M770s and an amp would be pretty solid for the average boater. I may be the average boater for now. Any recomendations on an amp/head unit?
http://www.thehulltruth.com/5307564-post7.html


Any good deals out there right now?
http://www.thehulltruth.com/5389374-post5.html



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Old 02-25-2013, 01:09 AM
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Whoa. Sweet lead on the CMD6. Ill be checking into that right away.

Thanks for the other advice; quite frankly if I want an enclosed speaker in anything, it will be the back window of an 86 trans am and Ill grow my mullet back. Not on my boat though.

FWIW - The JLs I bought slightly used here on THT for less than half of that..

Again, thanks for the input, links, and your expertise. Its appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:16 AM
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BOE have several of those amps on sale as well. Thanks again for the links and insight.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:12 PM
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I have a Clarion CMS1. I like the fact that I don't have an entire head unit crowding my dash, only the remote which controls everything including my ipod. Here's a pic from when I was installing mine
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I have a Fusion for sale now in the For Sale Section, PM me for info
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