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Divedog posted 04-28-2004 10:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for Divedog   Send Email to Divedog  
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.
sumnerdav posted 04-28-2004 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for sumnerdav  Send Email to sumnerdav     
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.

Thanks

Divedog posted 04-28-2004 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
sumnerdav-
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.
kingfish posted 04-28-2004 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
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.
buddy79 posted 04-28-2004 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for buddy79  Send Email to buddy79     
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.
AQUANUT posted 04-28-2004 11:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
I just installed a great system in my montauk 170...
You can view it at

http://groups.msn.com/montauk170

it is a Sony CDX-M800 I got it for 279.00 there is a newer
unit out more money...it is X-M satellite ready and has sony X-plod 52w X 4. it comes with a wireless remote. I see it is even lower now

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Gtuvuzl11nj/cgi-bin/prodgroup.asp?s=0&cc=01&g=178850&est=&search=sony

for speakers. I have 4- 120 watt waterproof Kenwood marine speakers. (doubt the waterproof statement} they are white and have high impact speaker housings.

http://www.full-line-audio.com/marine_audio/marine_speakers/

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

davej14 posted 04-30-2004 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
Aquanut,

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.

AQUANUT posted 04-30-2004 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for AQUANUT  Send Email to AQUANUT     
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.


just have'nt gotten that far yet


the rod holders are fish-on rail mounts..
I prefer stainless steel perko...but these seem to be just fine. and waaaaaay cheaper...but not cheap..


but of course...as I always say..you don't have to be smart to own a boat..just have lots of money...just kidding.

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