View Full Version : Marine Components in a vehicle?

another Lance
03-05-2011, 01:50 PM
I am thinking about getting the marine 7 inch components from JL audio or Alpine to install in my truck. The reason I want marine speakers is because I do a lot of offroading and hose out my interior sometimes.

Are these components going to sound as good as a regular 6.5 component set from the same manufacturer? Do I need to build an enclosure for them in the doors or kick panels? Or are these just made to be played super loud on the back of a boat for wakeboarders? I want good sound quality too.

another Lance
03-07-2011, 12:21 PM
No one has tried these?

03-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Usually they sound more 'tin-y'. They have more of a hollow speaker box sound or an old radio/PA sound. They use poly cones.
Quality has improved quite a bit, especially in higher end models. Might want to check at a Boating/Marine store and see if they have speakers on demo? :)

03-09-2011, 07:13 PM
I wouldn't say they would sound the same as the car speakers. I have heard sets in boats and they have that hollow sound, but you have to remember most boat installs are in fiberglass with lots of open area behind them. I would try them for your truck. Regular speakers wont last at all if you get them wet. I would check these out, 6.5" , 1" silk dome tweeter (most marine speakers i see are titanium dome) , 125rms and a 2.7 ohm impedance so you can get more power from a smaller amp.

Polk Audio MM6501 6.5" Marine Component Speakers 6-1/2" - eBay (item 180624219384 end time Mar-12-11 12:34:34 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Polk-Audio-MM6501-6-5-Marine-Component-Speakers-6-1-2-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2a0e0adcf8QQitemZ18062 4219384QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo)

or alpine
ALPINE SPR-M70 7-INCH MARINE AUDIO COMPONENT SPEAKERS - eBay (item 280401537933 end time Mar-18-11 11:02:16 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-SPR-M70-7-INCH-MARINE-AUDIO-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS-/280401537933?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41493beb8d)

03-12-2011, 10:44 AM
what about marine amplifiers ??

03-12-2011, 10:56 AM
what about marine amplifiers ??

I ran a Concept marine 4 channel for a few years and was very happy with it.

another Lance
03-12-2011, 01:33 PM
Those alpine ones were one of the ones I was looking at. Those or the JL audio 7 inch components

03-12-2011, 02:09 PM
I probably wouldnt "hose them down". Marine speakers are water resistant, not water proof.

another Lance
03-13-2011, 01:38 PM
I probably wouldnt "hose them down". Marine speakers are water resistant, not water proof.

Yeah I don't plan on spraying them directly, I just don't want to ruin them from a little water splashing on them.