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GAR posted 12-05-2003 12:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for GAR  
Are there any opinions out there as to the best location for 6&1/2" speaker installation on a MT170? I've looked at Tabasco's set up, with the speakers low on the console. Aesthetically, this seems like the best option. The installer who is working on my boat has suggetsed that the speakers should be mounted higher, on the sides of the console. I just don't think the speakers sticking out the sides of the console will look right. As far as acoustics, the higher installation does seem to make some sense.
jaccoserv posted 12-05-2003 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Tabasco had it right on the money, I did the same thing, two facing aft on the bottom, and two under the rod holders in the front...
Jim D posted 12-05-2003 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jim D  Send Email to Jim D     
Be careful going high with the speakers. The speaker magnets will cause compass deviation.
cmarques posted 12-05-2003 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmarques  Send Email to cmarques     
Jim D is right about the compass- I was about to cut holes in my Dauntless console when I held the speaker in position and spun the compass! Don't know if it will work on a Montauk but I mounted mine below the helm seat (see link in my profile) far away from the compass.
GAR posted 12-06-2003 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAR    
Thanks for the help. I never even considered the compass issue.
jaccoserv posted 12-06-2003 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
The speakers aren't close enough on the Montauk to affect the compass, take it from Tabasco and myself... You won't be disappointed.

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