The wind in your hair, the sea spray on your skin, a cold beverage in your hand and your favorite tunes blasting from…a phone and portable speaker? If that describes the last time you were out on the water, it’s time to upgrade your boat’s sound system with a set of marine speakers.
Marine speakers are specialized for boat use: they’re water resistant and durable against the elements, and they’re powerful enough to hear over boat engine and other noises. Most marine speakers are made by recognizable names in the car audio industry, so you know you’re getting a quality product. Here are a few of the best marine speakers on the market:
Polk MM651UMBS Marine Audio
The honeycomb-textured glass fiber composite of the woofer cones on these speakers is designed to resist unwanted resonance and deliver a crisp and powerful sound. The speakers also feature 1″ soft dome tweeters for precise high frequencies, located in the center of the outside grill for a slick appearance. Plus, the rigid carbon composite sound basket gives an added boost to the overall sound.
Infinity Reference 612m Boat Stereo
Going the extra mile in protection, this speaker features a corrosion-proof polymer basket, leads that are treated against moisture contamination, and UV-resistant rubber around the woofer to absorb distortion and stand up against sunlight. As for the sound, this speaker can push out high volume without distortion, and the special design of the grille protects the speaker without obstructing sound.
Pioneer TS-MR1640 Boat Speaker System
With an extra low-end frequency response, these speakers can provide full, deep lows while the tweeters offer bright and sharp highs that easily cut through the sound of the waves, wind, and engine noise. Plus, each speaker is surrounded with an elastomer that resists color fading or running, further extending longevity.
Kenwood Waterproof Speakers
Kenwood is a well-known and established brand, and their marine speakers feature a waterproof polypropylene cone as well as a UV resistant grille and frame. For the relatively affordable price, you’ll get crisp highs and impressive bass—a world of difference from small portable or stock speakers.
Kicker KM654LCW Waterproof Stereo System
In addition to durability and quality sound, Kicker offers a little something extra with their line of marine speakers: built-in multi-color LED lighting for a stylish touch to your nighttime boat party. This marine speaker also features balanced dome titanium tweeters designed to deliver spectacular highs that allow you to hear your music clearly, even through the noise of the wind, waves, water, and engine roar.
JBL MS6200 Boat Audio
This 6.5-inch marine speaker packs quite a punch for its size, delivering quality highs and lows thanks to its unique basket design. Plus, the white gel coat finish on the grille looks great and inconspicuous when installed on most boats.
Boss Audio ASK904B.64 Marine Speakers
This speaker isn’t just water resistant—it also features state-of-the-art waterproofing, plus special coatings on the surfaces and connections to prevent corrosion and sun damage. As for the sound, it meets the power requirements of full-range automotive speakers and subwoofers, ensuring you’ll hear every note of your favorite songs.
Rock out on the water with marine speakers from Car Stereo City in San Diego
At Car Stereo City, our audio experts can help you put together the best sound system for your boat. We carry boat stereos, full marine stereo systems, boat speakers, marine audio systems, subwoofers and boat radios in all the leading marine audio brands. We also offer professional installation you can count on, so give us a call at (858) 277-1823 or stop in our convenient location in Clairemont Mesa.