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    Ice Chest Radio

    Some of you have probably seen these, but for those of you who haven't, it's essentially a ice chest with speakers, and a head unit all running off a car battery. I'm going to be building one and I was just looking for some speaker suggestions. I'm thinking probably marine but I know people who have used both. My price range is around $100 per set (ebay prices). I'll be using two sets of whatever is decided. It will not be running off of an amp, so keep that in mind.



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    i built one a while back and sold it to one of the guys that saw me with it while tubing. used MB Quart 6.5in Marine speakers and a Clarion Marine headunit with an Optima blue top. amazed. i might do another this year.



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    I enjoy the polk marine grade speakers.



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    you mean a cooler



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by fasfocus00 View Post
    i built one a while back and sold it to one of the guys that saw me with it while tubing. used MB Quart 6.5in Marine speakers and a Clarion Marine headunit with an Optima blue top. amazed. i might do another this year.
    not to jack the thread, but did you just charge the battery before you went out?




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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

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    not to jack the thread, but did you just charge the battery before you went out?
    Chyea, and ive seen people put one or two of those solar panel trickle chargers on them as well



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer~Saturn View Post
    Chyea, and ive seen people put one or two of those solar panel trickle chargers on them as well
    pretty sick..i'm definitely looking into this soon haha




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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    I'm considering some of these:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1086902...M.html?tp=3384

    They are pretty cheap on ebay and they have good reviews. One thing that I was thinking about is the whole speakers w/o an amp pushing them. Is it even worth it to get speakers that are like 100w when the only thing that is driving them is a head unit?



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by Zxcvtypo View Post
    not to jack the thread, but did you just charge the battery before you went out?
    pretty much. it lasted me the whole trip down the river. it wasn't turned all the way up just enough for everyone in the group to hear it.



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    Re: Ice Chest Radio

    any pics?




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