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chuck21401 posted 05-11-2009 12:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for chuck21401   Send Email to chuck21401  
I would like to add a stereo system to my 2008 170 Montauk.

The factory option system is OK but I would like tweak it a bit. Here is what I am thinking about:

Head unit: Clarion CMD 6 mounted in the console using factory bracket. html

Remote: MW1 on console us-en-product-pf_1172409026933.html

Speakers: JL Audio 6.5" Mounted on the console in front of the pilot rather than factory location which is on the sides. tp=3384

Sub: Poly Planer box subwoofer mounted in console, perhaps next to battery, secured to floor.

Antenna: I'm not sure. I have a console cover so would not want a huge antenna.

I'm looking for feedback on this proposed set up from fellow CW'ers. I did search the forum looking for ideas before posting.


SC Joe posted 05-11-2009 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for SC Joe  Send Email to SC Joe     
Before I even finished reading I was going to suggest the speakers be put facing the RPS seat. at least then, under power, you'd be able to hear it. On my '08 170 in the factory installed speaker locations, that is sometimes difficult.

The setup sounds good, although I'm not sure you need a CMD6--what features does it add? You could probably save some money by finding a new CMD 5 on Ebay, and adding an amplifier mounted inside the console between the speakers. I plan on adding an amp and 2 additional speakers, and that is where I am going to mount it.

chuck21401 posted 05-11-2009 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for chuck21401  Send Email to chuck21401     
Re: CMD 6

I believe the main difference is the USB cable to connect an IPOD or thumb drive. Also, the CMD 6 uses the newer wired remote controls. Basically a couple of more bells and whistles.

glen e posted 05-11-2009 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
CMD6: So far I don't see the improvement over the CMD5 - wait for the price to come down on CMD5's and grab one. Clarion has LOTS of these left.
Dan posted 05-16-2009 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
What about an amplifier? Do you really need a sub woofer?
glen e posted 05-16-2009 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
Update: the CMD6 has one thing the CMD5 does not - an ipod will work directly with just the ipod USB cord- no interface needed. Also, Sirius language written into the programming allows a portable XM/Sirius receiver to work with the CMD6 - no extra box needed.
Austin Whaler posted 05-21-2009 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Austin Whaler  Send Email to Austin Whaler     
What are you doing with the stock system? I would like to add a stereo to my project . I am on a tight budget though. Let me know.
Anjin posted 05-21-2009 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Anjin  Send Email to Anjin     
Are you sure you want to cut two more big holes in your console to put the speakers in front? I removed the speakers from my console and now I am having trouble finding a plate, hatch or anything that will cover the 5" diameter hole properly. Anyone have any suggestions?

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