Here at Pinnacle Autosound we do quite a few boat stereo upgrades. While we tend to showcase our bigger systems, we also do many “regular” audio upgrades. That was the case with this Hurricane boat that came in for audio help. This client didn’t need to rule the river with his boat stereo, he just wanted some nice audio that was audible when cruising.
New Marine Audio Radio
We suggested a Fusion marine radio to handle the client’s source needs. The Fusion radio allows the client to listen to FM channels and stream audio from his smartphone via Bluetooth. The large volume dial and rubberized buttons make radio operation easy, even with wet hands.
JL Audio Marine Speakers
When we talk about marine speakers, we often mention JL Audio. JL Audio is an engineering-driven company that extensively tests and refines its speaker designs before they are produced. This commitment to quality makes JL Audio one of the leaders in marine audio. So, when choosing speakers for this boat, it was a no-brainer to look to JL Audio. We used two pairs of JL Audio M3 coaxial speakers on this boat, one set in the bow area and one on the sides of the stern.
Rockford Fosgate Marine Amplifier
With the radio and speakers handled, it was time to tackle the system’s amplification. While the Fusion radio would be fine if the client only needed to listen to the audio system while idly floating, it would take more power than the radio can offer to hear the music under power. We used one of the best-valued marine audio amplifiers we offer to power the speakers, the Rockford Fosgate M2 series amplifier. The Rockford Fosgate marine amplifiers provide all the features we need, clean power, and an affordable price.
In this Hurricane, we fit the Rockford amplifier next to the battery. We securely mounted it and neatly routed the wiring to it. Power to the amplifier comes through a Stinger Audio marine series fuse holder. We like that the Stinger fuse holder even comes with a mounting spot for the wrench that changes the fuse; it’s very convenient!
Setup and Delivery
With all the gear installed, we powered up the system and began our setup procedure. We made sure the crossovers and gains were set properly on the amplifier. After a bit of listening, we were happy with the system’s performance. We then cleaned up our tools from the boat and cleaned the floors and surfaces we worked on. When the client picked the boat up, they were thrilled with the sound and couldn’t wait to get it on the water! Whether your boat stereo needs are large or small, we can help! Give us a call, contact us here, or stop by with the boat today.