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Old 11-13-2016, 08:36 PM
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My Sea Hunt came with 6 JBL Marine Series MS 6520 speakers. 4 of them are on the bottom near the none skid. All was well until I landed a Mahi that thrashed on the deck of the boat and broke the plastic honey comb grill of the speaker. Then few days ago the cooler skid on the deck and broke another speaker grill.
Unfortunately the tweeter is right in the fragile plastic grill so you cant just replace the grill itself.

Can someone recommend some speakers that will withstand the day to day abuse?

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You should swing by our shop at 95 and Gateway and checkout a pair of Wet Sounds. That will solve the problem for you.
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I recommend the Fusion MS-FR6021 for sturdy or very wet applications. The grill is separate from the tweeter and the tweeter is Titanium. While they won't produce as good of sound as the JL or Wet Sounds they certainly will take some abuse from saltwater. I personally had 3 pair on my boat for 3 years and the bottom of the speakers are about 4 inches off of the floor so they were wet a lot.. They don't seem to have the rust issues I've seen on the JL speakers (I can't speak for Wet Sounds and I've never heard of any rust issues with WS) and I just took them off, to replace them with a pair of JL's (sacrificing toughness for sound plus I get a really good price on JL), and they still looked brand new. So for the money they are a great tough speaker that I usually recommend in a tough environment.
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
You should swing by our shop at 95 and Gateway and checkout a pair of Wet Sounds. That will solve the problem for you.
Which Wet sounds speakers would be comparable or a little better than a pair of JL Audio MX650's? I have the MX650's on my Triton but need some for the Kenner.

By the way the MX650's are a nice sounding set!
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Originally Posted by mahimahi99 View Post
I recommend the Fusion MS-FR6021 for sturdy or very wet applications. The grill is separate from the tweeter and the tweeter is Titanium. While they won't produce as good of sound as the JL or Wet Sounds they certainly will take some abuse from saltwater. I personally had 3 pair on my boat for 3 years and the bottom of the speakers are about 4 inches off of the floor so they were wet a lot.. They don't seem to have the rust issues I've seen on the JL speakers (I can't speak for Wet Sounds and I've never heard of any rust issues with WS) and I just took them off, to replace them with a pair of JL's (sacrificing toughness for sound plus I get a really good price on JL), and they still looked brand new. So for the money they are a great tough speaker that I usually recommend in a tough environment.
The Fusion MS-FR6021 have the same honeycomb grill as the JBLs. Seems like it does not take much to break those no matter which brand. I was hoping for some much tougher plastic or metal grill on my next set.
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Originally Posted by copperz View Post
The Fusion MS-FR6021 have the same honeycomb grill as the JBLs. Seems like it does not take much to break those no matter which brand. I was hoping for some much tougher plastic or metal grill on my next set.
The Fusion grill is stronger than the JBL grill for sure. Its also removable/ replaceable. Take it off and spray it with UV inhibitor like 303 aerospace protectant and it won't get as brittle after years in the sun. The tweeter has a metal grill that is not removable, but is strong.

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