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Speaker, Compass, installation ?'s in a O/R 18
|Author||Topic: Speaker, Compass, installation ?'s in a O/R 18|
posted 05-16-2002 11:54 PM ET (US)
I'm thinking about installing a pair of Pioneer 6 1/2 inch speakers on the two plastic covers that hide the fuel line hose in one side, and the lights cables on the starboard side. I thought that would by a great place to put them until I started thinking about the compass. Do you guys think this will adversely affect the compass readings??? Any other suggestions???
posted 05-17-2002 08:18 AM ET (US)
try to keep them three feet away from the compass.
posted 05-17-2002 10:25 AM ET (US)
Is there enough depth to mount a speaker in those covers ? I once thought of doing the same, but my existing speakers would not fit, too deep.
posted 05-17-2002 01:58 PM ET (US)
Speakers can be mounted in these panels. Previous owner of my 18 did just that; now I am trying to figure out what to replace them with. Looking for some kind of courtesy light that will cover the speaker hole and not project out too much.
posted 05-17-2002 03:04 PM ET (US)
Guys--I am in the process of doing this very thing. The original owner put square Jenson speakers in the panels and the speakers dry rotted over the years. I bought the 6.5" Pioneer speakers and I am putting them in as we speak. I bought new panels from the OEM, a company called SSI Inc in Hollywood, MD. and I had them make me some extra 10" square pieces. I am using the square pieces to reinforce the thickness where the speakers will go. The old speakers had no impact on the function of the compass.
posted 05-18-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)
will: contact info for SSI??
posted 05-18-2002 07:01 PM ET (US)
Poly Planar makes a low magnetic field speaker if your interested. Check the latest Consumer Marine Electronics Or West Marine catalog for details.
posted 05-19-2002 02:02 PM ET (US)
Thanks for all the tips guys.;) I'll take all your tips into consideration.
will: The pioneer 6.5's are great. I heard them in a 24' Outrage. According to the owner they came with the boat from the factory. They sounded great. DOn't know if they had an amplifier though.
posted 05-20-2002 08:39 AM ET (US)
Contact Vic Adams at 301-373-2372. They still have the original jigs so making them is no problem. They charged me $100 for everything. The Pio 6.5s" do sound great. My brother-in-law just put them in his boat with a Pioneer 30 watt x 4 CD head unit and it sounds excellent. Best of Luck.
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