We all love to take our favorite music with us wherever our travels take us, but the harsh marine environment presents some specific challenges. Wind, rain and salt play havoc with traditional audio components while the acoustics of a boat, particularly on deck, are very different to a home.
JBL builds a wide range of marine speakers, marine amplifiers and powersports products for UTVs, boats and other vehicles built for outdoor fun and recreation.
In an open boat, speakers have to overcome wind noise, the sound of crashing waves, motor noise and in any social situation (which, let's face it, often occurs on a boat) a high level of ambient noise. Marine speakers need to be durable, high quality, waterproof and don't drain your battery. They need to sound great...with good bass, a clear mid-range and detailed highs. And of course no one likes to spend a fortune so they need to be affordable and offer great value.
When it comes to audio, no other brands can match JBL's reputation for high quality, great sound and exceptional performance.
A few things to consider when buying speakers for a boat...
Durability: Probably the most important factor, boat speakers need to be hard-wearing and built to survive the harsh marine environment. They need to be marine-certified and constructed with marine-grade materials and components.
Power handling and compatibility: Check the power handling of your speaker matches the power rating of the amp you will be using to drive it. For example the JBL Club Marine MS65LB speaker has a power handling rating of 75 Watts RMS (225W peak) and would be a good match in a stereo setup for the MA6002 two-channel amp, which is rated at 160W total output. Your authorized JBL dealer can help you choose the right components.
Location: Give careful consideration to where you are going to locate your speakers. Take advantage of any reflective surfaces such as a windshield which could be used to reflect high frequencies and avoid placing speakers too close to navigational instruments where the magnetic field could affect its accuracy.
If you are replacing existing factory-installed units, be sure the dimensions of new and old match to avoid the need to cut new holes and check the existing wiring for any corrosion.
Subwoofers: To give your system the dynamic punch it’s going to need on the high seas consider adding a subwoofer such as the JBL Club Marine MS10LW. This 10' multi-element powerhouse delivers great bass and can withstand sun, salt, sea spray and washdowns.
To drive your speakers you should only use amplifiers designed and engineered for the harsh conditions they will experience out on the water. For example the MA6004 is 320 Watt 4 channel amp from JBL's range of quality marine amplifiers and is a smart choice for music-loving boat owners. It features a variable bass-boost circuit to optimize performance in any location.
Why choose JBL?
As the company responsible for building professional monitors in recording studios around the world and concert sound for events such as Woodstock...no one knows audio like JBL. See and hear the full range at an authorized dealer in the Philippines today.