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2015 Tower Speaker Suggestion

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Jerry B    12

I'm new to the forum and am excited to bring home our new Centurion in a couple weeks which is our first Enzo. Bought a 2015 but did not go for the Downfire system. Anyone have any suggestions of what works well for speakers on the Maximus tower? I'm leaning toward a pair of REV10's but am not sure if I should put them on the built in Downfire mounts as they might be in the way (I'm 6'2" and have cracked my head on plenty of tower speakers). Thinking it might be better to have them mounted to the tube closer to the corners.

 

Would appreciate any suggestions - thanks.

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boatnut    230

Check out the roswell Neptune 8 as well, that's what I am thinking

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viking    481

Can't go wrong with a pair of Rev10's wherever you decide to mount them for the most headroom! Don't have maximus tower so not much help there :welcome:

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WakeDoc    488

Can't go wrong with a pair of REV10's and Wet Sounds just released that they now have an speaker adapter for the Maximus tower. As for head room can say if you will hit your head but, they will have a smaller foot print than the down fire system and not hang any lower.

 

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rockballer    162

X2 on the REV10's. I got Rev8's in my boat, maybe it's the tune or amp... Don't know, but I am disappointed with my 8's. Wish I would of went 10's for sure, They do take up allot more head room though from what I seen.

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RVR-RAT    269

Rev 10's. Do it right the first time and save yourself time and money. Customer service is above and beyond as well.

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boatnut    230
Rev 10's. Do it right the first time and save yourself time and money. Customer service is above and beyond as well.

Problem is, when your 6 foot 3, Rev 10's suck, that's my problem, I need low profile and Good. Sound, and keeping away from my HMO,....... Lmao

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jester    111

I am an Exile fan and love the XM9 speakers. With being over 6 foot your always going to have to watch out for tower speakers. If i was that tall I would mount them on the tube closer to the corners. But I am only 5 foot 10 and never hit my head with them mounted on the downfire bracket.

 

Also asking boating people what speakers they like is like asking people what Vodka they like. Some people like one more then other but it is their taste and in the end everyone ends up drunk. You will get a lot of input but the best thing is to go listen to the sound and look at the price. If you can demo and look at a clean install on all the brands you hear about you can make an informed decision.

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Wylie_Tunes    139

Driver wise, the Rev-10 is going to me much larger then both the Neptune and xm9, both of which are an 8" HLCD, so the Wet sounds Rev-8 would be a more fair comparison to them. Hang weight wise, the larger 10" rev-10 is not that much lower then the 8" xm9. Dont see those specs for the Neptune. The larger Rev-10 is going to clearly stand out in output as well as mid-bass extension. Getting a demo is very impotent. Wet Sounds has a large dealer network. Exile doesnt and dont know about Roswell.

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boatnut    230

Roswell dealer network is getting larger and larger, Infact some of the largest wetsounds dealers are becoming Roswell dealers, which is surprising to me!!

 

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truekaotik    461

Roswell dealer network is getting larger and larger, Infact some of the largest wetsounds dealers are becoming Roswell dealers, which is surprising to me!!

They need to target the high end dealers.... Which is Wet Sound dealers... Smart...

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boatnut    230

I think after Demoing speakers I really like the warm sound of the exile sxt9, and the price with an amp is solid at 1100 bucks cad, exile 30.2 amp

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Wylie_Tunes    139

I think after Demoing speakers I really like the warm sound of the exile sxt9, and the price with an amp is solid at 1100 bucks cad, exile 30.2 amp

hard to make a fair comparison between an 8" HLCD and an 8" coaxial. Have you had the opportunity to demo the 10" Wet Sounds Rev-10? Yes its an HLCD, but the 10" mid-bass driver really balances well with the 2" voice coil compression driver. All that and its about th same hang height as the sxt9 with 2x the power handling.

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boatnut    230

 

I think after Demoing speakers I really like the warm sound of the exile sxt9, and the price with an amp is solid at 1100 bucks cad, exile 30.2 amp

 

 

hard to make a fair comparison between an 8" HLCD and an 8" coaxial. Have you had the opportunity to demo the 10" Wet Sounds Rev-10? Yes its an HLCD, but the 10" mid-bass driver really balances well with the 2" voice coil compression driver. All that and its about th same hang height as the sxt9 with 2x the power handling.

I have heard the Rev 10, but at almost 1600 for just the speakers, the sxt9's are a steal :)

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viking    481

The rev10s can be had for ALOT less than 1600

 

 

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boatnut    230
The rev10s can be had for ALOT less than 1600

 

 

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Don't forget we's in Canada :)

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Wylie_Tunes    139

I have heard the Rev 10, but at almost 1600 for just the speakers, the sxt9's are a steal :)

Thats understandable. Ive driven a Cadillac, but for at almost $50k for just the car, the Camry is a steal.

 

Whats the CA price difference, retail to retail, between the Icon-8 and sxt9? Thats the appropriate comparison. The Icon also offers less hang height with no loss of pod displacement and a far superior clamping system. The exile headphone jack system is prone to wear over a season or two. The Wet Sounds also allows for up to 4 wire leads for RGB LEDs to pass through the collar with the speaker leads. All while retaining the swivel and disconnect.

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Jerry B    12

Thats understandable. Ive driven a Cadillac, but for at almost $50k for just the car, the Camry is a steal.

 

Whats the CA price difference, retail to retail, between the Icon-8 and sxt9? Thats the appropriate comparison. The Icon also offers less hang height with no loss of pod displacement and a far superior clamping system. The exile headphone jack system is prone to wear over a season or two. The Wet Sounds also allows for up to 4 wire leads for RGB LEDs to pass through the collar with the speaker leads. All while retaining the swivel and disconnect.

How are the Icon 8's for distance? I'm trying to find the best possible option for surf and wake sound without having to go to two different sets. If it's a $400 difference between getting something that is far superior at close and long range, I'm in.

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Jerry B    12

I am an Exile fan and love the XM9 speakers. With being over 6 foot your always going to have to watch out for tower speakers. If i was that tall I would mount them on the tube closer to the corners. But I am only 5 foot 10 and never hit my head with them mounted on the downfire bracket.

 

Also asking boating people what speakers they like is like asking people what Vodka they like. Some people like one more then other but it is their taste and in the end everyone ends up drunk. You will get a lot of input but the best thing is to go listen to the sound and look at the price. If you can demo and look at a clean install on all the brands you hear about you can make an informed decision.

Does Exile have a mount for bolting to the downfire bracket? Or do you use a tube clamp?

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Jerry B    12

Also looking at the WS420BT equalizer. A buddy has it and says it is the best way to be able to tweak the power from in boats to towers instead of just using the fade. I'm a little nervous about it though given the $800 price tag to get it installed.

 

Anyone else used this?

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Wylie_Tunes    139

How are the Icon 8's for distance? I'm trying to find the best possible option for surf and wake sound without having to go to two different sets. If it's a $400 difference between getting something that is far superior at close and long range, I'm in.

I would suggest 2 pair of Icon-8 driven in the 200-250 watts rms each range for wake projection. Not as efficient as an HLCD and the total investment needs to be compared to a single pair of Rev-10. The Rev-10 is going to be the absolute best of both worlds. The Rev series are incredibly smooth for an HLCD but when you get into that 10" driver, the extra mid-bass extension and output really balances out with the strong highs from the compression driver. This gives you that near-field sound quality that would expect form a large coaxial.

 

The WS-420 is a great addition to any system, but $400 in labor? Something is missing i think. The 420 offers more than tweaking! It gives you 3 independent zone volume control plus master volume and a dual EQ.

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boatnut    230

Funny thing is, the wetsounds dealers around here don't stock the icon line (weird eh?) but they do stock the sxt9, now it's gotta make you wonder.....

And who's worried about distance, the icons and sxt's are for surfing, not driving sound 80 feet plus behind your boat

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h20king    795

$800 for a 420 eq and install is robbery. The 420 EQ is a must and most all of us have them. The Rev 10's for sure cost more than the other speakers listed but for good reason they are in a league of their own. Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time which also means giving the speakers the right power. Sure it is going to be some coin but it will save you in the long run from having to do it again. If you cheep out first time you hear a boat with Rev 10's on the tower you will be kicking yourself.

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Jerry B    12

$800 for a 420 eq and install is robbery. The 420 EQ is a must and most all of us have them. The Rev 10's for sure cost more than the other speakers listed but for good reason they are in a league of their own. Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time which also means giving the speakers the right power. Sure it is going to be some coin but it will save you in the long run from having to do it again. If you cheep out first time you hear a boat with Rev 10's on the tower you will be kicking yourself.

Okay better get the 420. I'm getting mixed messages on it though. I thought that you could leave the master volume cranked up on the 420 and then still use the actual Clarion remotes to control overall volume (with each zone adjusted at the 420). But someone is telling me that when they had their 420 installed, the volume control on the remotes wouldn't work any more and the only overall volume control he has now is the master volume on the 420. Does that sounds right? I'd like to be able to make the settings on the 420 but then be able to adjust overall volume or mute right from the remote at the driver seat or at the back.

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DarksideR    1,678

I haven't installed mine yet, but it have used the 420 on another boat. The volume control works on everything. Just like you thought it would. The deck and remote pods will mute and control volume across all the zones equally. And if your current deck has Bluetooth, you don't need the BT version of the 420. Just the normal one.

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