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Old 08-20-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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My 2001 2100sr(bowrider) only came with two speakers, 1 mounted under the throttle lever and in the same spot on the port side. Anyone have experience adding another set of speakers in the bow or toward the rear of the boat? I can't seem to find a good location to cut a 6.5 inch hole in my perfectly clean boat to add these. Thanks for any info!
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What is the challenge with finding a location. Length and Width on the surface? Depth on the back-end? Access?

What problem are you trying to fix by adding 2 additional speakers?
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The only two speakers on the boat are mounted low and on the fabric covered gunwale. The sound does not make it to the bow without cranking it up real loud and causing distortion. The Regal we looked at prior to purchasing this boat had 6 speakers in it and sounded great, it was also 15k more than we got this one for. I was hoping there might be someone with the same or similar boat that has added speakers up front so I can get a better idea of where to put them before I go cutting a huge hole into the fabric and plywood up front( thought this boat didn't have as much wood as it does, prior to purchase).
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Search in the sport boat section as I have seen folks post on adding speakers. May have been 2 years ago when they posted.
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Is there enough space under the seats up front?
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Funny no sport boat owners have chimed in.
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I searched, some crazy installs with subs and hundreds of dollars in amps. Not looking to do that. Think I will just live with what I have. I guess there are not a lot of sport boats around anymore. Really appreciate the replys.
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No need to give up. There are still people willing to help. What is the space you're dealing with up front? Any pictures?
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Try this thread for insight.

http://www.maxumownersclub.com/forum...eo-d-4864.html
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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?
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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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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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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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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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