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Old 07-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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Default How bad is this stereo?

Just curious, not planning on buying this but there are a bunch on ebay and I'm just curious:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Marine...0ed983&vxp=mtr


Anybody buy one of these setups? How terrible (or decent) did it sound?

I'm planning on going with 4 JL's and an amp with a aux hookup right to the amp.

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Old 07-22-2013, 06:06 PM
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It says it is refurbished. Audio gear can have intermittent problems with heat and such that is not replicated easily and the gear packaged up and sold back to someone else. If you buy locally, you can then return it. When buying by mail, it will be harder and more expensive.
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I should have mentioned, forget the refurbished part, they have both new and refurbished on ebay of this system and this refurbished one is just what I happened to copy and paste here.
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Alright then. Let's look at the amp. Claims 800 watts of power. The fuse however, is rated at 10 amps. Let's take a guess at 50% efficiency for the amp+power supply. This means that 5 amps is usable there. 5 * 14 volts = 70 watts total. Far cry from 800 watts.

It takes fair bit of work to install one of these. I would spend a few dollars more and buy something name brand and local if you can. A stereo in a boat has a rough life so some money spent in quality is merited.

That said, CD player and amps will sound pretty similar to others. The speakers are probably junk but they will play something . And the fact that an external amp is provided is a good thing (assuming you can afford the extra current drain).
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Speakers are dual cone. The fake tweeter on the grill is for looks. I think I would rather have no stereo than listen to that system.

You can get a refurbished Clarion head unit and 4 decent speakers for not much more and have something you can actually listen to.
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I think the above posts nailed it. It's a pain to install, so do it right the first time. I would be hesitant to buy anything from Pyle, let alone a refurbished unit.
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Like I said, not planning too. Was just curious to hear from anybody who actually did.

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It'll work. It'll sound good for the first year. The second year you'll be buying another stereo. Buy a good quality fusion, polyplanar, clarion, etc and you'll be glad you did.

I'd skip the JBL units too. Nothing but problems for me in the past

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