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Marine Stereo Speakers?

Old 11-03-2005, 10:21 PM
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Winter project planning – install stereo & speaks in my center console.
Question on speakers – 6-7” rounds.
Plan on mounting them on the side wall mid ship in place of
current access plates.
They’ll be exposed to everything.
When trying to stay under $100 for the speaks, my research has narrowed down to JBL MS620 and Clarions CMCX7.1
And perhaps Infinity Kappa if I decide to spring for another $50.

Would greatly appreciate any comments on longevity / sound of any of these speakers?

Old 11-03-2005, 10:28 PM
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Have had all three and like the kappas the best - the other two could not handle bass as well as the only want to buy once and the kappas are less than a extra dinner at a TGI fridays -
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I agree with Glen, the Infinitys are good speakers. Aquatic AV makes a very good speakers as well. Clarion I havent used to I cant comment on them. The JBL speakers have so so sound and should be a second option..
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Infinity Kappas are definitely clearer and more durable, worth the extra money.
Old 11-04-2005, 08:03 AM
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Default Re: Marine Stereo Speakers?

I would suggest the Polyplanar Speakers. They might be slightly more expensive than $100, but IMO, you can't beat them (literally). I have a pair on my boat going on 4 seasons up here in the Norrtheast.

They are mounted in a high traffic area, on the side bulkheads in the helm area. They get hit with saltwater,coffee, soda, beer and get hosed down each trip. No sign of deterioration.

Soundwise, they might not be as "fine" as others mentioned, but I play my tunes fairly loud and the bass is great while the other ranges are good. They can handle decent amperage as well.

My buddy just put 2 pairs in his Palmetto CC and loves them. He got great prices and service from TIGHTLINE RODS. Check them out.
Old 11-05-2005, 11:05 PM
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Not to change the subject but do speakers have to be marine speakers inside the cabin of a closed pilot house boat like the one in my sig? I posted this to get your opinions?

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Yes they do because they are still subjected to the same enviroment even though it is out of the way of a possible splash its better to go with marine speakers than buy normal speakers then a set of marine speakers.


Poly Planar generally are more money but are made to last in the marine setting
Infinity Kappa mmmmm DO IT!

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