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    Supreme Wet Sounds Upgrade


    Wylie_Tunes
    • Year: 2015 Brand: Supreme Model / Trim: V226 Cost: (unspecified) DIY or Professional Install: Professional Install Installation Shop: Mikes Liquid Audio Sound Project Components: Upgraded Amps, Upgraded Tower Speakers

    Not a huge build, but thought id share so other might get some ideas. 

    Last season, we installed 2 pair of Kicker KM8 on the tower driven by the Wet Sounds Syn-DX2. Although the customer was pleased with the volume and overall sound quality,  he wanted more and deeper mid-bass. So, we traded up to 2 pair of Rev-10 FIXED and a Syn-DX2.3HP. 

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    Love those Rev 10s.   Didn't even know there was an alternate syn dx2.3HP amp until now.   Thanks for sharing.   

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    The DX2.3 is not just a souped up DX2, but a completely different amp, Its the chassis of the DX6, so about a 1/3 larger and heavier then the DX2. The Syn-DX2.3HP deliver 600W rms x 2 @ 2 ohm. IMO, its a perfect amp for a bridged XXX12 woofer. 

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    So how much better were the Rev 10's over the Kicker 8's ? I've been considering swapping out my 4 Rev 6's for the Rev 10's. 

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    Brand names aside, size matters with speakers. Just like with engines, theres no replacement for displacement, there is no more efficient way to get more output, then with more speaker surface area. This can be from more speaker or larger speakers. However, no number of speakers will ever play deeper then a single larger speakers. So going from an 8" to a 10", we gained more then 40% more surface area as well as much deeper mid-bass depth. 

    In the case of a 6.5" compared to a 10", the 10" is more then 2X the surface area. A single pair of 10" is more surface are then four 6.5" speakers. 

    The next layer to this, is the difference between a traditional dome tweeter we find in most all coaxial and the larger, more powerful compression driver in the a 10" HLCD. The larger and higher power handling compression driver delivers way more output then a dome tweeter. In smaller HLCDs, especially 6.5" HLCDs, this usually equates to comments like "harsh" or "bright" But with the 10" driver, we get so much more mid-bass output, it offsets or balances with the strong compression driver.

    Hope this helps. 

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    So it sounds like there's a tremendous gain in output and mid bass. That's just what I'm looking for, lol. I got the cabin area sounding pretty full now with the addition of bow and side cup area speakers but I'd like to step up the tower speakers for when I'm boarding or floating in the water. Unfortunately I'll probably have to wait till next season cause those Rev 10's aren't cheap, and I'm sure my Arc Audio KS 300.2 probably won't push them. Thanks for the info Wylie_tunes. 

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    22 minutes ago, Motoboarder42 said:

    those Rev 10's aren't cheap, and I'm sure my Arc Audio KS 300.2 probably won't push them.

    Whats interesting is, the Rev-10 is only about $175 more then the 8" Rev-8. Not a huge difference once you are up in that price range. 

    The 300.2 is a solid amo and although it will not push them to their full potential, you will still gain the benefits of the size upgrade. Go with the speakers first, then upgrade amp next phase. 

    One thing I really like about those KS300.2 amps and the retired Syn-2, is they will run Summed-mono. I really like this for a surf setup. Both speakers play 100% of the music, unlike stereo. close in and off-axis surfing, you miss a little bit when running stereo

    The 300.2 is awesome power for the revo-6. Tuned about 100HZ and summed mono should be darn good for a 6.5" coaxial. 

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    Yeah my 4 Rev 6's on the tower sound pretty good but I heard a boat with Rev 10's and it made me wanna step it up. 

    Its good to know that my KS 300.2 will get me started but I'll probably still have to hold off for now. I've dumped a lot of money into this boat the past two months. 

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    kicker doesnt make an 8" HLCD do they?  Exile and WS are the only two right? 

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    Kicker now has a 9" and 11" HLCD. The KMTC9 and KMTC11 https://www.kicker.com/kmtc-horn-loaded-tower-systems

    Swivel clamps, RGB LEDs, white or black pods.

    Others that make an 8" HLCD; Bazooka (way before exile got into marine audio), Rockford Fosgate, Powerbass, Memphis Audio, Roswell Wake Air, Skylon Vector, MB Quart, Could almost include the Bullet Hollowpoint 7.7. 

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    Your wiring is really clean, a dream for a guy who buys things used...I never see anything that nice, I get scotch locked source power and just have to re do everything.

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    4 hours ago, Wylie_Tunes said:

    Kicker now has a 9" and 11" HLCD. The KMTC9 and KMTC11 https://www.kicker.com/kmtc-horn-loaded-tower-systems

    Swivel clamps, RGB LEDs, white or black pods.

    Others that make an 8" HLCD; Bazooka (way before exile got into marine audio), Rockford Fosgate, Powerbass, Memphis Audio, Roswell Wake Air, Skylon Vector, MB Quart, Could almost include the Bullet Hollowpoint 7.7. 

    Have you got a chance to get your hands on those kickers? If so how do you fill the stack up to some rev 10's?

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    I did not make it to IBEX lat oct or CES this jan, so I have not gotten a demo. But if the KMTC11 had been available, pretty good bet I would have used them in this upgrade. 

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