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pwarning    5

I have a 2008 Enzo SV230 with the skylon double up tower. Boat came with the Sony head unit with built in amp powering the in boat speakers and a remote mounted on the driver console.

My first issue, whenever I hit a wave or small bounce (I am not slamming into wakes), everything turns off and comes back on. I am assuming loose connection somewhere but has anyone had this issue and solved it?

#2 Just got a great deal on Roswell Vamp Pro Spin speakers and a Rockford Fosgate 5 Channel M600 Amp. Speakers have LED lights in them. My first thought was to install them to the sub channel but I have been thinking that might become very annoying. My second thought was to add a switch somewhere so I could choose always on or powered by sub. I will also be installing a secondary battery with Perko switch.

I have been reading as much as I can on this set up but am a little confused on a few points.

I would like to have volume control over in-boat and tower separately. I am on a very tight budget but I also don't want to waste money by buying cheap quality and having to replace in the next year or two. I got the 5 channel amp so that I could add a sub next year and hope to continue adding to the boat each year.

Can anyone walk me through (treat me like an infant on this one) how to set this up? If there is a thread that already covers this, direction to that thread would work as well.

 

Thank you in advance for all your help.

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stoked    1,042

For the separate volume control, get a Wet Sounds ws-420, there is also a Bluetooth version of you want to add Bluetooth control

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Wylie_Tunes    139

#1 could be poor wiring connection or loose connection internally of the head unit. I would solve this before getting too far into upgrades. Add additional gear can compound an issue

 

#2 a sub chnl on a 5 chnl hybrid amp is just that, a low-pass sub woofer chnl. You dont want to try and drive full range tower speakers from a sub chnl. I would dedicate the 5 chnl amp to the in-boats and future woofer. Then, get a dedicated amp for the tower speakers.

 

Zone control.............simple and effective, you cant beat the kicker ZXM-RLC. Next step up would be the new Wet Sounds WS-220 4 zone zone control thats releasing. The 3 zone WS-420SQ or BT would be the next level up, as it has a dual equalizer for tonal adjustment of the in-boats independent of the tower speakers.

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pwarning    5

Wylie. So should I completely disregard the built in amp in the head unit that is currently powering the in boat speakers? I was hoping that I could keep using that for now.

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Wylie_Tunes    139

All head units have internal amp, in order to drive speakers. The difference is the output as compared to an external amp. Head units typically only deliver about 15 watts of real power for a speaker. This is WAY to little for a speaker that needed to compete with wind, water and engine noise in an open air environment of a boat. 2nd, if you are going to add a sub later, you really want some extra wattage behind the full range in-boats so they dont get overrun by the bass. 3rd, in order to have effective zone control, all the speakers need to be on an external amp.

 

You can keep the in-boats on the head unit for now, but the system is going to quickly outgrow the head-unit when you implement the 2nd phase. Just plan ahead in regards to amp space and cabling.

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pwarning    5

Wylie.

 

Thanks. That makes sense. I've read a lot of your posts recently and you have a ton of info on this site!

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chenige    83

This is my setup. No subwoofer but it would just be another amp hooked to the WS420 and then speaker wires from the WS420 to the sub.

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