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Old 6th October 2019, 08:57 PM   #21
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Yes: 2W are usually enough to power two background music speakers. Use standard marine speakers, power is not important since you only have 2-3W and any speaker will accept this power. Wire the speakers in series, this will reduce the strain on the amplifier. If the sound is not loud enough, rewire the speakers in parallel. If the volume is still lacking, use an external amplifier: connect it to the stereo output jack on the board.
You mean Volts or Watts? Because I'm looking for up to 5 Volts speakers, which is impossible to find, there are minimum 12 Volts marine in-ceiling concealed speakers on the market. Will they work at up to 5 Volts?

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Old 6th October 2019, 11:36 PM   #22
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Speakers do not have a voltage rating, only an impedance and wattage rating.

The 12V must refer to the power supply of the boat. e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marine-Blue.../dp/B01N9ONR01
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Old 7th October 2019, 12:04 AM   #23
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Any marine/waterproof speaker or combination of the required impedance in ohms may be connected to your amplifier.

The wattage of such loudspeakers is typically more than high enough for your application.

e.g. Visaton FR 16 WP - 4 Ohm 60W, 6,5" | DV247 | en-GB
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Old 7th October 2019, 09:01 AM   #24
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Speakers do not have a voltage rating, only an impedance and wattage rating.

The 12V must refer to the power supply of the boat. e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marine-Blue.../dp/B01N9ONR01
Now I got it Thanks a lot guys! You're the best!

Could you please also recommend good quality speakers brand for my purpose, not cheap crap and not too expensive? How do you think Visaton you referred is a good choice?

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Old 7th October 2019, 11:21 AM   #25
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The Visaton to which I linked may be regarded as a budget level waterproof speaker.

To qualify as marine capable, a higher degree of waterproofing and resistance to corrosion is necessary.

The prices of some marine speakers may make your eyes water!

The link below gives some examples and includes a handy 'Marine Speakers Buying Guide'.

10 Best Marine Speakers of 2019 (Review) - Music Critic

Bear in mind that your bathroom environment is not as challenging as a marine environment, unless you regularly bathe in salt water!
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Old 7th October 2019, 11:35 AM   #26
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The recommended Magnadyne WR40W are not expensive and are available here:

https://www.amazon.com/Magnadyne-WR4.../dp/B019QVUPY4
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Old 7th October 2019, 04:52 PM   #27
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The Visaton to which I linked may be regarded as a budget level waterproof speaker.

To qualify as marine capable, a higher degree of waterproofing and resistance to corrosion is necessary.

The prices of some marine speakers may make your eyes water!

The link below gives some examples and includes a handy 'Marine Speakers Buying Guide'.

10 Best Marine Speakers of 2019 (Review) - Music Critic

Bear in mind that your bathroom environment is not as challenging as a marine environment, unless you regularly bathe in salt water!
Thanks! I've already made some research and read that rating article.
Just one more question - what about the full-range feature? Do I actually need it? Because Visaton does have it but Magnadyne not.
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Old 7th October 2019, 05:20 PM   #28
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The more expensive marine speakers feature a combination of woofer and dome tweeter (and sometimes a midrange driver) and incude the necessary crossover components.

The cheaper ones (like the WR40W) simply have a dual cone speaker which relies on a parasitic tweeter cone to produce the high frequencies, and therefore requires no crossover components.

Technically, the former will produce the widest and smoothest frequency response.

I say buy the best you can afford. However, the ease of fitting and the speaker's appearance may be of more importance in your bathroom application.
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Old 7th October 2019, 05:40 PM   #29
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P.S. Here's some music to listen to via your new bathroom speakers.

YouTube

I hope you can 'roll' with my type of humour!

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Old 7th October 2019, 07:14 PM   #30
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P.S. Here's some music to listen to via your new bathroom speakers.

YouTube

I hope you can 'roll' with my type of humour!
Yeah, I like it But it will be the sounds of the jungle and rainforest

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@palloneluigiefigli on Instagram: “Stand Flaminia al Cersaie 2019 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝
#cersaie2019 #flaminia”


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