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posted 04-28-2004 10:41 AM ET (US)
The recent posts on marine audio have me curious about the Jensen components I intend to purchase. I've picked out a Jensen MCD5122 ($180) and Jensen MS 6501 speakers ($80/pair). The intended use will be center console on a '04 170. Does anyone have experience with Jensen audio? I've never used the products myself but I've seen them on quite a few boats. I'm looking for a price v. quality comparison. I know I could drop a lot more money for better sound, but it is going in a 17' boat after all.
posted 04-28-2004 11:45 AM ET (US)
After you install the sound system, would you be so kind as to post photos and a description of the process you used. I am interested in the same system.
posted 04-28-2004 01:20 PM ET (US)
No problem. My boat is scheduled for delivery early next month. I'll probably order the electronics after deliver, so it will be a month or so.
posted 04-28-2004 04:19 PM ET (US)
I've got a Jensen AM/FM/CD (the model number of which I think is MCD9424), that along with Bose 151 recessed speakers, makes a great combination in my Outrage 22. I love it.
posted 04-28-2004 09:25 PM ET (US)
My dad's sedan bridge had jensen marine speakers outside and he replaced them with the infinity marine speakers and they sounded much better IMO. I have the poly-planar unit with a pair of infinity speakers and I am real pleased. They cost a little more ($175) but I believe they're worth it. I have a Montauk also and will be adding another pair in front of the console because at dock it has plenty of volume but once underway you have to really crank it up to hear it well. He actually had a jensen head unit and it worked fine I just liked the looks of the poly-planar. Good luck.
posted 04-28-2004 11:48 PM ET (US)
I just installed a great system in my montauk 170...
You can view it at
it is a Sony CDX-M800 I got it for 279.00 there is a newer
for speakers. I have 4- 120 watt waterproof Kenwood marine speakers. (doubt the waterproof statement} they are white and have high impact speaker housings.
at wide open throttle, they still sound awesome...comparable to ski tower speakers on competition tow boats such as ski natiques and ski centurians for far less money
posted 04-30-2004 02:24 PM ET (US)
Good looking installation. How come you installed the speakers on the outside of the console and not the rear facing you?
Can you give me some information on the clamp on rod holders that show up in one of the pics? They look like something i would like to add if they are working well for you.
posted 04-30-2004 09:27 PM ET (US)
thanks for the input dave...
the reason they are installed port and starboard is because when I put it on the beach I can hear it better...also,.....I have plans to install two woofers aft...where the access is starboard in the pie hole..and the second.is more difficult but do-able in the port side
below the seat/step.
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