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Jlagos    12

Simple question for lots of ya.

My sv 240 has the factory standard 4-channel Kicker MX350.4 amp that generates 175 W bridged at 4 ohms which was driving the generic factory installed Skylon subwoofer which is now dead. I was thinking of a 10" JL Audio MX10IB3 (rated upgto 175w RMS at 4 ohms). My brother said he would give me a Wet sounds  SW-10FA (left over from prior purchase). Other than being free and an obvious gimme, will the MX350.4 be able to produce a decent sound without upgrading the AMP even though the Wet sounds sub is rated upto 300w RMS and peak of 600w. I have more pressing wants to spend money on such as adding ballasts to the boat in addition to getting a carport like enclosure to protect from the sun when not in use. So the radio is going to take a back seat to everything else...

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Wylie_Tunes    139

Since both woofers are free-air (JL just uses the term infinite-baffle) and both 10", their output with the given 175W rms will be nearly identical. Just need to make sure that SW-10FA is also 4 ohm. Free woofer for the win!

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InfinitySurf    280

Know nothing about stereo's, but on the carport comment....At my current house (building a new one right now), I had one of those metal carports put up that you can buy for a few k and had them install metal on both sides that matched the roof, then closed off the rear and used a heavy duty tarp for the front so I can open/close easy to pull boat in/out. I dont have an HOA here so easy to do. At new house I wont be that lucky and am building a detached garage for the boat. Anyway, this carport made a perfect enclosure for the boat to keep it out of weather and was pretty cheap (I do have to replace the tarps 1-2 times a year cause sun wears them out and they start ripping). May be what you are planning to do, but figured I would throw it out there. Nick213 also built an enclosed area for his boat that looked really nice, and probably reasonably priced.

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Nick213    586

It was on sale at tractor supply for $1800.00 during the holidays. It's  a shelter lock.

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Jlagos    12

Wylie, 

Thanks for the help. It appears the WS can also be placed into an enclosure vs free air. Would the sound be improved with the enclosure/box as opposed to free-air

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Jlagos    12

Infinity,

The carport description is exactly what i was thinking including the tarp covering the front.

Nick,

How long does the covering last on your set-up? I really like the closing capabilities. I notice you dont have many tall trees hovering over the roof tops like we often have in the carolinas. It looks to be a good material.

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Wylie_Tunes    139
8 hours ago, Jlagos said:

Wylie, 

Thanks for the help. It appears the WS can also be placed into an enclosure vs free air. Would the sound be improved with the enclosure/box as opposed to free-air

In my opinion, the 10FA sounds better when properly done infinite-baffle. A small enclosure makes it a little "peaky". 

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Nick213    586

It's been up all winter and still looks like the day we put it up.

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InfinitySurf    280

Yea, I have a lot of trees on current property so needed a metal carport, get a lot of tree debris falling down and occasionally small branches, so metal holds up well. If I had setup like Nick tho, I would jump on something like that, great price too! Nice to be weather tight on all 4 sides with easy in/out. I have to drop tower to pull it in mine since I am like 9ft 6" high at center peak and boat is almost 12ft tall with tower (18" wheels on trailer). But that is why the new one I am building now will have a 12x12 garage door....16ft wide X 32ft long :wub:

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