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Revenge Stereo Install
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posted 06-11-2008 08:26 AM ET (US)
I'm getting close to installing a stereo in my Revenge. Anyone been thru this before? I'm looking for input on good speaker locations as well as a good spot for the head unit.
Also, I'm considering the Jensen MSR2007 that has a fully waterproof "commander" unit and a seperate amp/tuner with full Ipod control. Any opinions on that model?
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posted 06-11-2008 02:39 PM ET (US)
ipod boom box (joke)
posted 06-11-2008 04:26 PM ET (US)
Nope. Boom box is not loud enough. When I fish at night I need really loud music blaring...sound doesn't carry across the water you know. :)
posted 06-11-2008 05:40 PM ET (US)
Newt, I have a 1989 22' revenge, and could not come up with a place to recess a head unit. I ended up buying one of the marine grade stereo enclosures, with the clear front, and mounted it on the port side in front of the passenger seat (topside). The wires run in front of the pocket stairs and continue where the head pad is to the starboard side. I have an amp attached to the back of the storage unit in front of the helm seat. self contained speakers in the cabin and 6.5 round speakers placed in the port/starboard panels below the pockets to the right of the helm seat and left of the passenger. Works well unless your blowing down the river. Chris
posted 06-11-2008 06:19 PM ET (US)
I installed a waterproof Clarion in the walkthrough area with a waterproof remote mounted in the center of my dash. I installed two speakers behind the helm seats in the fabric covered panel. The four foot Shakesphere galaxy fiberglass antenna on the starboard side is my AM-FM antenna while, the matching VHF antenna is on the port side, away from the helm station. I mounted the head unit high up on the right in the walk through, easy to get to but safe and out of sight when door is closed. I don't have pictures of the head unit, but in my profile I have pictures of my boat. You can see the speakers, antenna and remote control, which is centered in the dash between the tachs. My unit is an AM-FM /CD which is fine for me as I don't have an I-pod and only a couple CDs, the radio gets great reception , and as for the speakers they are excellent waterproof quality , but two is sufficent on a boat....Jack
posted 06-12-2008 07:52 AM ET (US)
I have a '88 Revenge WT WD and I installed my Sony CD/Receiver in the Helm Station Cabinet and mounted the two 6" speakers in the port and starbord side bolsters.
Nice Revenge, where did you get that pulpit? It is beautiful.
posted 06-12-2008 08:58 AM ET (US)
Excellent info. Thanks.
It sounds like the common theme is to mount the speakers in the side panels - which is what I did on my other Revenge. Not sure I like the idea of cutting through the upholstery though!
posted 06-12-2008 05:55 PM ET (US)
Newt , you could mount enclosed speakers onto the bottom of the plywood board that is under the "Gunnel upholstery". the plywood does go back all the way to the splash well. Perhaps small speakers two in the rear and two up front, nice dispersion of sound at a low level.
Ps: Aquia, sorry I didn't get to see you at the Chesapeake Bay swim, it's home made by a semi skilled, mis-guided, electrician playing with teak! Wait till I post pics of the new seating, it turned out real nice, just waiting for Lois Hall to send up a pile of parchment cushions...Jack
posted 06-13-2008 07:46 PM ET (US)
Cutting through the upholstery should not pose problem, just remember to not cut out a circle in the fabric, draw the circle then slice it like a pizza and pull each slice through and staple it to the ply backer board, you will then have a nice clean opening to insert your spaker into.
posted 06-14-2008 03:27 AM ET (US)
The only good purpose of boat upholstery is to reduce speaker vibration and echo.
enjoy your toy.
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