The Best Marine Speakers of 2021
Find the Top Boat Speakers and Marine Audio Accessories in New Orleans
You have good quality sound systems in all of your daily environments, whether it be in your home, automobile, or office, so why not have a sound system with quality marine speakers on your boat? If your boat did not come with an installed sound system or you want to upgrade your system, good quality boat speakers can make a huge difference.
If you are looking for marine audio accessories, aftermarket boat speakers, or even boat speaker installation, look to the professionals at Mobile One Auto Sound for all your boat audio needs. Mobile One Auto Sound is not only the leader in car audio, we also carry a wide variety of marine audio products and top-of-the-line speakers from all of the best speaker manufacturers in a price range that you can easily afford.
What Makes Marine Speakers Different?
The best marine speakers are completely waterproof, which you should expect. They are designed and manufactured to withstand the rigors of a wet environment. Marine speakers can enhance your boating enjoyment whether you are listening to music, an audiobook, or even your favorite podcast. Current advances in speaker technology have increased the number of choices available with speakers that are compatible with both freshwater and saltwater usage in all quality and price ranges to fit your needs.
Different Types of Marine Speakers
Marine speakers are manufactured in one of three different types of designs. The most basic speakers for the budget-conscious consumer are dual cone designed speakers. These are typically the most inexpensive speakers with the lowest quality of sound. Dual cone speakers have one speaker driver alongside cones to reproduce sound. Dual cone speakers typically will cost less than $50.
The middle range of marine speakers are coaxial speakers, which are commonly two-way or three-way speakers. Coaxial speakers are more expensive than dual cone speakers but are much higher in quality and sound reproduction. The design has one speaker wrapped around another speaker. There is a possible problem with this type of speaker in a marine installation because of the close proximity of the speakers to each other causing a cross-phase distortion in the sound. Coaxial speakers are typically in a price range of $50 to $100.
The top-of-the-line boat speakers are component marine speakers. These speakers are the highest quality and most expensive of boat speakers. Component speakers are similar to coaxial speakers, but the way that they are designed eliminates any issues with cross distortion. The construction of the component speaker has a tweeter that is completely separate from the woofer cone, being very similar in design to most box speakers. Most component speakers cost over $100.
Other things to consider beyond price is the power rating of the speakers. Be sure that your boat speakers can handle the amount of power that your system’s amplifier generates. Sound quality is another consideration that is dependent on the manner in which you will use your speakers. In most instances, you will be using your boat speakers for lower to middle volume levels so sound quality will not be as noticeable as when you are cruising around using your system at higher volumes.
Top Aftermarket Boat Speakers
The consensus top speakers in each type and price range are of course dependent on individual preferences and tastes. That being said, the consensus top-of-the-line component speaker is the Rockford Fosgate Punch 6.5-inch 2-way speaker. This speaker has an extremely durable design made with high-quality materials. The speaker is rated at 85 watts RMS with a 170-watt maximum. The price of these speakers is in the $300 per pair range.
A top choice speaker in the coaxial category is the Clarion 6.5-inch coaxial marine speaker system These speakers are made of high-quality materials and designed to produce good quality sound in the marine environment. These flush-mount speakers are rated at 40 watts RMS with a peak of 100 Watts. These speakers are in the range of $120 per pair.
A good quality budget solution comes in the Kenwood KFC-1653MRW 6.5-inch 2-way marine speakers, which can be found for less than $70 per pair.
Boat Speaker Installation Near New Orleans
There are also good quality speakers available in all categories and price ranges by manufacturers such as JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Clarion, Kenwood, and more. Mobile One Auto Sound offers a wide range of brands in all price ranges and can provide a professional custom installation that will look and sound great. Call Mobile One Auto Sound or stop in at one of our stores in Gretna, Metairie, and Covington to see our professional sound advisers and installation specialists for all of your needs.