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    Marine Components in a vehicle?

    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.







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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    No one has tried these?




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    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?




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    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)

    or alpine
    ALPINE SPR-M70 7-INCH MARINE AUDIO COMPONENT SPEAKERS - eBay (item 280401537933 end time Mar-18-11 11:02:16 PDT)




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    what about marine amplifiers ??




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durry View Post
    what about marine amplifiers ??
    I ran a Concept marine 4 channel for a few years and was very happy with it.



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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    Those alpine ones were one of the ones I was looking at. Those or the JL audio 7 inch components




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    I probably wouldnt "hose them down". Marine speakers are water resistant, not water proof.




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    Re: Marine Components in a vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by galacticmonkey View Post
    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.




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