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Old 03-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Diamond Audio HXM8 Speakers

Is anyone running these in their boats? I have heard they are like the Wet Sounds or JL Audio 8s or mildly better?

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Is anyone running these in their boats? I have heard they are like the Wet Sounds or JL Audio 8s or mildly better?

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Not sure how, or on what basis, you would compare Diamond Audio to the two companies mentioned. Any insight to share?
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I went to a marine installer and he said the new Diamond Audio HXM8 were just as good or better as the Wet Sounds or JL Audio.
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I went to a marine installer and he said the new Diamond Audio HXM8 were just as good or better as the Wet Sounds or JL Audio.
They might be a diamond in the rough (sorry) but I can't tell you how many times I've heard that same tune from the new kid on the block (in this case, fairly new to marine) or the dealer who is trying to establish a new (to him) brand. Maybe it's true that Diamond is equal or better but you would need to hear a side by side comparison within the same environment on the same electronics. There aren't many Diamonds out in the field, the marine line is limited, and they don't have a long term history in the marine category. So I would proceed carefully with a bit of healthy skepticism.
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Ok cool thanks! Has anyone here heard them? Anybody?
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Ok cool thanks! Has anyone here heard them? Anybody?
I know them well. We helped the guys at Esoteric audio test an incredible amp line that while it bankrupted esoteric it gave diamond a big leg up in car audio. Their HEX speakers back them were comparable to FOCAL and the like. They lost momentum when they didnt make much headroom and I dont think they had a clear path so they went cheap. This was back in 06/07
I have looked at the new stuff and its ok but not up to WS or JL in terms of sound or quality. In the car world you can get away with a lot. The marine environment is far less forgiving,
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Ok thanks.... Has anyone here actually heard the HXM8 speakers or compared them in person?
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Ok thanks.... Has anyone here actually heard the HXM8 speakers or compared them in person?
Yes,m thats what I meant we played with them at the Vegas show. It was so so. If they are something you like and sound good to you get them and do a review here.
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