The owner of this Blackwood boat came to Pinnacle Autosound looking for a stereo system that was as powerful as his boat. We have worked on plenty of boats so we knew what to recommend to the client to give him the audio system he desired. What we designed for the client was a full Rockford Fosgate marine audio system. He was happy with our discussion and booked the appointment.
All About the Canopy
We talked to the client about a few options of where speakers could be placed in the boat, and ultimately decided the best route was to focus on the canopy. There were already four speakers in the canopy, that we knew we would replace. The client wanted more output than those four speakers could give him, so we added two more pairs. Since the canopy did not have places to mount four more speakers, we turned to the Rockford Fosgate tower speakers. Rockford Fosgate offers some mini-tower speakers that were perfect for adding more speakers in less space. We were able to utilize the bars and brackets on the canopy to mount the mini-tower speakers. A pair was added firing forward, and a pair was added pointing to the stern. These tower speakers, in conjunction with the canopy speakers would give the client plenty of sound anywhere in, or out of, the boat. All that was left to round out the system was to add some bass.
All About that Bass
The canopy of a boat is a very poor place to try and add bass. The physical space available, as well as the poor sonics of the location for subwoofers had us look other places. What we found was a location below the stern mounted seats. This location was on the boundary of the boat, which typically works out well. We were able to fit two 10″ Rockford Fosgate marine subwoofers in this location. The last thing we had to do was install, wire, and setup the Rockford Fosgate marine amplifiers and lighting controller.
Client Loved his Rockford Fosgate Marine Audio Setup
This boat ended up being just what the client wanted, loud and clear. With all of the speakers being up on the canopy, it was easy to hear the boat from a great distance (we like to do a “walk test” outside of our bays to see how the sound projects). After a short demo for the client, he was in love with his Rockford Fosgate marine audio system. If it is time to upgrade or start with a new stereo system for your boat, stop by with it, we will take a look at it and discuss options with you. You can also contact us online to setup an appointment.