A client from Madison Lake came to Sweet Sounds with his 2006 Sea Ray 185 Sport boat looking to upgrade his marine audio system. We looked it over with him, listened as he explained his goals, offered suggestions and listened to products in our store with him. When finished with this process, we worked up a solution that best fit his needs.
Sony Radio Offers Bluetooth Control
We began by replacing the head unit with a new one by Sony, the MEX-M70BT. It gives him easy control over all of his music stored on portable media devices and his smartphone. Since the factory location for the radio is in the glovebox, which is not very convenient, we chose this particular Sony model for its ability to be controlled over Bluetooth by his smartphone from the convenience of the driver’s seat. All he had to do was download a free Sony app from the App Store. Everything from volume to song selection is now handled by the phone, which sits conveniently on the Scosche Magic Mount we added to the vehicle.
We added two amplifiers to the system to give it plenty of power. A Memphis MXA4.480 amplifier powers the cabin speakers off the front channels and the tower speakers off the rear channels. Doing this allows the client to play all of them or only one set, depending on his needs at the moment. A Memphis MXA1.500 amplifier powers the subwoofers. Our team made a custom composite amplifier panel to hold the speakers inside the storage compartment, and we used stainless hardware to mount everything securely. We securely loomed, soldered and heat-shrunk all of the wiring, and properly tied it all up to allow easy servicing in the future.
Big Sound From 8″ Memphis Speakers
We installed two pairs of Memphis MXA82 8” coaxial speakers in the cabin in the same locations as the factory models. Since these speakers were noticeably bigger, we opened up the hole size, using a jig, to give us a perfectly round opening. Again, we used stainless hardware for the mounting.
Sound For Wakeboarders
We mounted a single pair of Memphis MM62TW tower speakers up high in the vehicle to project the music to people outside the boat.
Solid Bass Thanks To Memphis Subwoofers
Any good audio system needs bass, so we added two Memphis MXA10D4 10” subwoofers underneath the rear seats, using the same installation methods as on the cabin speakers.
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When you are ready to upgrade the audio system in your boat, contact us HERE at Sweet Sounds in Mankato, Minnesota, and we will work with you to design and build the audio system you have always wanted.