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Old 07-02-2019, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Stereo Speaker Locations 1800MX

I have a 1800 MX and im trying to figure out where to add some other speakers.
with the design.. its difficult to find a place and not sure about structural issues either

currently it has 2 - 7in at the rear

has anyone added speakers to theirs?

I added pictures of the design if anyone has any thoughts.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:04 PM   #2

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The bulkheads in the companion way going into the bow look like the best candidates. Plus they're under the canvas when closed up. Under the bow seating, but that surface doesn't look flat.

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Old 07-03-2019, 03:32 PM   #3
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I was thinking the same but I was worried about structural integrity.

the front seating is not flat so that's not really an option
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:00 PM   #4
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I put a pair of 8 inch speakers in the bulkheads under each console. Added a 95 watts per channel amp and it filled the boat with sound. I'd rate it a 7 out of 10 in sound quality.
This was the stock location for my boat though, and yours is different. I have not seen a speaker setup like you describe.
You could put some large speakers under the consoles and let them supply the bass, then have your rear speakers handle the higher freq range. Try crossing them over at 200hz or so then work from there to suit your tastes.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:22 PM   #5
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LOL, I was literally about to post the same question..

My 1998 1800SR has two speakers, one under the console and one the other side. Interestingly the boat has wiring for two speakers at the back (running along the sides) already in place just not connected to anything. Additionally the previous owner nicked the radio so all I have is a sony wiring harness

Was considering getting a bracketed rectangular type speaker for each side at the back and point them downwards?
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