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camron

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Good morning.
Wonder what everyone is using for stereo options on their 18 Parker’s?

worth while installing or just continue with the blue tooth speakers.
 

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When it comes to marine stero....You use Fusion radio's and JL speakers....Thats it!.....If you want to do it once......have quality and have easy operation controls....
 

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My Wellcraft 180 Fisherman CC was like swiss cheese when I got it. I installed Pyle self-powered blue tooth speakers to fill the holes that were already there. Not the loudest while underway but they did the job. It's all about speaker placement.
I just don't have the heart to cut holes in my unmolested 1801. It was a buying point when I purchased it that nobody added/modded anything to the boat except the battery charger.
I use a W-King D8.
There is a newer version also Newer W-King D8.
Mounting speakers in the bottom of the console pointing out to your feet to me is counter productive for good sound.
If you have a t-top that's a different story
 

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I just put a JBL PRV-175 in my 2520. I had the open instrument hole from a recent repowering that consolidated my instruments. So far, so good.
 

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My Wellcraft 180 Fisherman CC was like swiss cheese when I got it. I installed Pyle self-powered blue tooth speakers to fill the holes that were already there. Not the loudest while underway but they did the job. It's all about speaker placement.
I just don't have the heart to cut holes in my unmolested 1801. It was a buying point when I purchased it that nobody added/modded anything to the boat except the battery charger.
I use. a W-King D8.
There is a newer version also Newer W-King D8.
Mounting speakers in the bottom of the console pointing out to your feet to me is counter productive for good sound.
If you have a t-top that's a different story
I also am not looking to cut any holes. My thoughts are since I have a live well base with two pie plates right under the seat I was thinking about putting two speakers right in there and run the wiring under seat to console. No t top on this one.
 

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I run a 400watt kenwood Bluetooth amp. I have 2 150watt kenwood speakers that I replaced with the original ones that were blown from when I bought it, the thing bumps and is loud even under WOT. Stream your phone or any Wi-Fi device. I mounted the amp on the floor inside console with double sided sticky velcro. It’s super small and light. With decent speakers it’s a combo hard to beat!
 

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I run a 400watt kenwood Bluetooth amp. I have 2 150watt kenwood speakers that I replaced with the original ones that were blown from when I bought it, the thing bumps and is loud even under WOT. Stream your phone or any Wi-Fi device. I mounted the amp on the floor inside console with double sided sticky velcro. It’s super small and light. With decent speakers it’s a combo hard to beat!
Where were your speakers mounted?
 

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I have 2801. With Parker's wide gunwales, the Poly-Planer box speakers work great mounted up underneath. The sound is great and when you're at a dock, the music is contained with the boat and not blasting throughout the marina.
 
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I have the Fusion hideaway system & it works great! I control all of the audio through my GPS unit (Nmea 2000 networked). I also run a pair of JL speakers mounted on both sides of the console a few inches above the deck. This way you get full sound all around the boat. This system is plenty loud to hear over my 2 stroke at WOT.
 
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