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Old 22nd February 2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default What brands are good these days?

Its been forever since I played with installing audio systems so I am completely out of the loop as to what are good brands names and what to absolutely stay away from these days. My application is not in a car, but in a boat, however the speakers will be going in the cabin so marine grade is not entirely necessary. I used to like Fosgates, Kickers (especially the round solobarics if that tells you how long its been), and Pioneer's upper end stuff. I'm looking for something that I can buy used on fleabay just to have decent tunes while on the water, no need to break the bank on competition grade stuff. Need amp and 2 subs. Boat already came with head unit and 4 mids (clarion), may also need an amp for mids too as they are currently run off the head unit.

What are you guys suggestions? Oh and it can be either enclosed or open air. Currently spot to install is open air under a seat but an enclosure can easily be put in for the speaker.
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Old 22nd February 2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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I would stick to Polk Audio!!!

it is not just the brand...it is the material used, quality, sound, design and price. I do not care too much about brands. it is like many people "swear' that Bose is top of the line in sound and in reality it is just the name that you are paying! They use the "cheap" parts as possible. Do not fall into it!

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I would stick to Polk Audio!!!
Any particular reason or is that just an opinion? I'm not familiar with them is why I ask. Thanks.
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Old 22nd February 2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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quick search gives me this, which is also apparently marine grade as well.

2 Polk Audio DB1240 12" Single 4 Ohm Marine Certified DB Car Subwoofers Subs 747192113803 | eBay

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Mobile Monitor | Polk Audio

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Try these and if you still want more bass, you can use a separate 10/12 subwoofer.
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