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Old 08-26-2015, 11:29 PM   #11
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Mike, I have been looking at that install. In my younger years I would be all for that. I don't know that I could justify that expense to the wife. I do like the install of the front speakers. Shrew, I'm thinking installing down by the feet may be an option, what do you all think about sound quality from having the speakers down that low?

Yea I did not think you wanted to do all that but it gives ideas on where you can install speakers. IMO sound is lost when mounted that low unless you have power behind them.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:40 PM   #12
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Shrew, I'm thinking installing down by the feet may be an option, what do you all think about sound quality from having the speakers down that low?
I've only ever seen them in 3 places on a bowrider:

1) Down by the feet mounted flush into the seat.

2) IF there is enough room mounted flush in the bulkhead between the bow space and the consoles.

3) Flush mounted into the sides of the consoles facing each other in the passthrough between the cockpit and the bow seating. Basically just below the split windshield.

I think the sound will be fine wherever you mount them.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:58 AM   #13
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I am changing directions on this for now. Going to mount 6x9s in boxes and put them in the storage under the gunwales. My thought is, if I mount them back far enough, the sound will travel forward better. I am going to make the boxes and carpet them to match the carpet in the boat. Hoping my cheapo 40wx4 Jensen head unit can provide enough power to them. If I don't get what I'm looking for out of that I'll drill some huge holes in the bow area, under the seats. I'm sure the wife will approve of that. HA
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:24 AM   #14
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Post some pictures durning and when done and installed, we love watching others projects.
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I went to price the parts for making my own 6x9 speaker boxes, then looked on amazon and found some cheapo boxes for 11 bucks a piece covered with black carpet, which does not match my gray carpet, but i bought them anyway for a trial run, i also bought some cheapo 6x9 Pyle marine speakers and wired it up to the head unit. I put the speaker boxes under the rear jump seats and strapped them down using some extra battery box straps I had laying around. I did not have to drill or cut any holes in my boat which made me happy, The speakers point forward and have provided the increased volume and clarity I was looking for, for a very small investment. Picture of the final attached. There was not much to photograph during the install. The straps are not ideal, but they allowed me to hold them in place without drilling or screwing into anything. They feed back through the access door under either seat and are held in place by the door being closed on the buckle.

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Glad you are happy with the results.
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