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  1. I have been combing through the forums trying to find a good project log of a start to finish stereo overhaul. The numerous threads out there have all given me a better understanding of the workings of speakers, amps, subs, but I still had a few more questions. BASELINE: Sony receiver with built-in amp mounted by steering wheel. 4 in-boat Skylon speakers that came stock on my 2009 Elite V C4. I do not know any details on the existing system and have contacted Fineline for some specs on what was included with this model. Newer smart phones will only connect through AUX cord in the receiver and I would like to upgrade to a receiver with Bluetooth for less cables running through the helm. OBJECTIVE: I am not worried about blasting music 70' back to a wakeboarder at the end of the line. This is 90% to achieve better in boat audio when at running speed. The existing four speakers have to be cranked all the way to hear while running for those in the main cabin to hear the tunes. Bow hears virtually nothing. I'd like for cabin to be much higher quality without turning the system all the way up in addition to adding 2 speakers to the open bow for those passengers enjoyment. 10% concern: Down the road I want to consider tower speakers so our surfers can enjoy the tunes with better quality as well. Summary: Replace existing receiver with one that allows for bluetooth connection, replace existing 4 in-boat speakers in main cabin with 4 higher output speakers w/ LED, install two bow speakers of equal output w/ LED, add amp for sufficient power for 6 speakers. Questions: Which receiver are people using with good experience? Any benefit to having the same brand amps, speakers as the receiver? Only need is bluetooth functionality. I've read guidance on proper amp power all suggesting 1.5-2x channel power for RMS rating of speakers being used. I would love guidance on how many channels are appropriate for what is essentially a 6 speakers system with no tower speakers or subwoofers. When thinking about expanding the system in the future, how will adding tower speakers play a role in amp selection (more channels)? Rev 10's are the most suggested tower speakers on the forum, what is a proper in boat speaker? I do not need the best sounding boat on the lake, just simply an upgrade to not feel like my existing speaker are going to blow every time we want to hear our music clearly when running 20mph+. I am reasonably hands on and have a climate controlled storage area with which to do these changes myself over the winter. Is cutting in two speaker holes for the bow and installing myself (w/ a partner) a reality? Suggestions are welcome for specific tools for cutting, installation tips, etc. What are the increased battery needs of the system? I am going to also be installing a 2nd battery with perco switch and am thinking about whether any components should run off their own battery. Any comments are welcome and appreciated! JDG
  2. 2015 Tower Speaker Suggestion

    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.
  3. I have liked my decision so much, i have decided to share my experience with all of you! After hours of research, I decided to go with a pair of Exile Audio's XM7, swivel mount tower speakers. It just seemed to make sense to go with speakers that you could EASILY remove from the tower and stow inside, preventing weathering and theft. This company had solid customer service as well. Somehow, our wakeboard rope managed to wrap around the speaker mount before pulling someone up. Once we propelled forward, the weight of the wakeboard rider yanked the speaker mount out of its socket, completely destroying one connection. I sent an email to exile audio and within one hour i got a response that they would replace the mount at no cost. One week later, the mount arrived. They even payed for shipping! Thanks Exile! http://exileaudio.co...er-speaker.html *Video above are incredibly similar to the ones from Exile. Just wanted to show the ease and the concept of swivel speakers
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