Response by Gregg
on the 7 years ago
The size of speaker all depends on available space. If you fit the biggest possible speaker Im a cramped position, Its never going to give out maximum output, as objects In front of It will disperse the sound waves, so In this Instance, Its far better tio fit a smaller speaker and be able to allow free space for the sound waves to exit properly.
Obviously, If you can fit the bigger version, Its gives more bass and sounds far better.
remember to Install the speaker on a firm base plate and ensure this fits neatly to wherever you have decided to Install. now to create the "speaker sound box". If you think of an ordinary speaker at home on your stereo or surround sound system, It Is In a sealed box [or cabinet], well same applies to get optimum performance out of a speaker In your boat too. I fitted mine In the bows of the Mersey, facing the stern, and used the "not used" bow section as the sound box, you also have the deadening effect of the water, which aids the sound output out of the speaker. remember to make an "air port" In the speaker plate, to allow air "in/out" too, not too big or small a hole mind.
the better you create the sound box and make sure the space In front of the speaker Is clear, the better the sound output.
best of luck.
Incidentally, I have now purchased an m troniks version, I WAS going to Install In another "smaller" boat, but after listening to It, I dont think I'll bother and save up for another action system and stick the mtroniks one on ebay!
Response by peep31
on the 7 years ago
many thanks for the Info I think I will go for the big base one as I have plenty of room In my boat Its quite large one so won't be a problem for room If you look In the build blog section on this site you will see It.its the 60inch fire boat,I will let you know how I get on once It has arrived and fitted.
cheers for the help Arthur. you boat sound so good 👍