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Stereo Installation - Good Vibrations
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posted 07-13-2007 10:47 AM ET (US)
I just completed the installation of a stereo on my Dauntless and can report that I am very pleased with the results. I chose the following Polyplanar components:
For the antenna input I ended up using a Shakespeare Model 4357 splitter on my VHF antenna. It has only marginal AM reception, but the FM works fine.
I used the rear channel speaker outputs from the radio to power the sub-woofer, which has two independent speaker inputs. My goal was not to achieve a booming base but just enhance the lower end frequency missing from the relatively small speakers in the console. A wiring diagram for this is shown on the Polyplanar website. Since low frequencies are omni directional, I chose to put the subwoofer in the RPS to save space in the center console. I added a suction cup holder for the iPod. Here are a couple of pis of the final installation.
posted 07-14-2007 12:33 PM ET (US)
I installed a Poly-Planar in my Montauk last Jan and it went on the blink last month. I sent it back and was replaced with a new unit which I just re-installed. It looks like some water seeped into the faceplate and the unit just went dead. I was disappointed as I had a Standard Horizon CD player in my boat for 8 yrs without one problem and I just wanted to upgrade with the Poly.
Hope yours works out.
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