Radio + Speakers for Airboat

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Radio + Speakers for Airboat

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Hi! Looking to purchase a radio and speakers for my husband's airboat. Any recommendations or suggestions? He has top notch taste so any advice is appreciated! :)
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Many different configurations to choose from...................What works for me may not be ideal for him.

Maybe ask him ??

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Overtons, West Marine, BassPro all have tons of marine equipment, good stuff too or try your local car audio store.
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Just my opinion but I would check with a local car audio store, one that has several different lines of equipment. I do know that JL Audio has a line of marine equipment if you can find a local dealer for them. I have used their auto stuff and it sounds crystal clear at just about any sound level you chose to run it
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Definitely go with jl audio. They are top notch!!
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I used a Fusion head unit and speakers on my boat. Works great and are specifically built for boats. A lot of the big box stores sell the MS-RA205 as a package with speakers. Easy to mount and bluetooth capable.

http://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine
http://www.fusionentertainment.com/mari ... d/ms-ra205

Can't go wrong with JL Audio either: http://www.jlaudio.com/marine-audio
http://www.crutchfield.com/c_20/Marine-Audio-GPS.html also has a "marine" section.
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Had Fusion in offshore boat , JL in jeep and Memphis Audio in Airboat. If you add an intercom system , you can listen to music, communicate with passengers and take incoming cell call without touching anything.
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Junglecat, I use my airboat to get away from all that crap.
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Wetsounds, hands down makes the best marine audio equipment. I just installed a bluetooth sound bar by them that connects to my phone, has a built in amp and is plenty loud.
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Fusion or any marine head unit should work just fine. As far as speakers and amps Wetsounds, JL and Rockford Fosgate is what I would recommend.
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Fusion is a good marine radio with Poly Planar waterproof speakers are a good pairing.
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Scarecrow wrote:Junglecat, I use my airboat to get away from all that crap.
Amen. I used to carry a small boom box in a heavy ziplock bag in the bow locker for the hill, but honestly it wasn't used all that much. I don't like to hardwire anything on a boat that doesn't make it run. JMO
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In order to have the CFO go riding with me , I have to have music for her. As much as I'd like to forget everything when riding , I have to be available for my drivers if they are on the road.
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junglecat wrote:In order to have the CFO go riding with me , I have to have music for her. As much as I'd like to forget everything when riding , I have to be available for my drivers if they are on the road.
Roger that ...... gotta keep up with things. I lived on a pager and a cell phone for 35 yrs.
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Ive been though piles of marine speakers in my offshore boat and the JL Audio's last longer and sound better than anything out there. I haven't had the WetSounds tho... I put a Kicker (PXi 50.2) Bluetooth amp driving 2 JL Audio 7.7" speakers on my airboat and it sounds awesome! I down loaded a 2 or 3 dollar EQ to get some more treble out of it and made it even better! Another good thing is I can play it hard all day and it doesn't drain the battery on my boat.
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jungle ,I love your sys. I heard it one time and you werent even there. lol
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Love my poly planners, they have been sank 3 times, twice in salt water. Still sound great and were only 100$ for the pair. http://www.starmarinedepot.com/poly-pla ... p1106.html
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Could you guys post some pictures of your set ups please we may want to play around building something. We have done 1000s of ATVs and Utvs Lots of boats and golf carts mud trucks pretty much anything that gets the crap ran out of it lol
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i have 4 -6.5" led kickers and one 10" kicker sub all powered by a kicker kxm800.5 amp its awesome stuff all in custom boxes made by big bad custom airboats thanks to wolf !!!

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