What i want is (4) 6 1/2" speakers and i see Crutchfield is running some specials on some. Everything i read on Polk seems to be very good. I just listened to two boats today with a Pioneer amp and Infinity Kappa speakers in them. Both sounded good and neither had a subwoofer. My boat is 24 feet long and 8 1/2 feet wide. Two speakers are in my couch toward the back of the boat. I have some Clarions on board now that came stock with the pontoon. It seems many tell me that more than db650's would maybe be an overkill on the lake. This is on a fresh water lake and my boat is under a covered dock for about 5 months and dry docked for the rest of the time.
The other two speakers are more up towards the front and in speaker boxes i had Sundancer make for me and are nice and enclosed. I have also looked at the db6500's and like the looks. I would have no prob mounting the seperate tweeters by the other 4 speakers. I can put one crossover box in the couch or under it and be by two speakers. The other crossover would go inside that speaker box toward the front and be by a speaker but it would be about 8 feet from the other speaker where i would have to run a wire from the crossover.
I was looking at Clarion and Bazooka marine amps but by all means please suggest a setup for me with an amp and should i buy a subwoofer with this system? The amp would be in the dry but i figured it would need to be marine graded. Could you in here help me make a decision with what 4 speakers, should i get a sub, what amp should i get and what brand and how much power? Do i need to fool with those seperate tweeters and seperate cross over boxes or should i consider a differ model Polk speakers?
It seems to me that one amp would be best and not have to deal with two, heavier, more space and more heat. If i get a sub i guess i need a 5 channel amp but i am a rookie at all this. I am just trying to read and learn. I want to take my stock Clairons out, and put 4 polks in. I have a top of the line marine grade Clarion head and i guess it runs 18 watts rms. It seems to do fine and i figure where i will see a difference is good speakers, maybe a sub and an amp. What sub should i get to match up with what i get and please tell me amps or match me an amp with what system you tell me about.
If any amp is on closeout or i can get a good deal on, please fill me in. Thanks for the help in TN and on KY Lake.