Marine Vs Car Audio
2012 offers an abundance of new audio equipment for your aquatic satisfaction. It’s not quite summer, but now is the perfect time to start thinking of upgrading your watercraft’s audio components! Marine audio can be installed on the likes of boats, sea-doos, jet skis, motorcycles, ATV’s, ect. As opposed to car audio, marine audio is usually more durable and weather proof to allow for excessive wear and tear. Getting the gear you need now will ensure an audio-inducing summer.
Marine audio differentiates from car audio in a few major ways. Marine amplifiers and subwoofers are water resistant due to their increased exposure to salt or fresh water. They have special manufacturing designs such as watertight seals, coated circuit boards, and waterproof wired remote controllers. Another thing to take into consideration is sunlight exposure. Usually, audio components are going to be exposed to long hours in the summer sun. To compensate for this, manufacturers will coat parts with ultraviolet resistant materials.
When your audio components are wet or dampened, they are susceptible to corrosion. Marine speaker wire is designed to reduce the risk of corrosion with stranded copper wire. This wire also makes it flexible which is great for absorbing shock damage caused by the movement of the harsh marine environment. Due to the openness of a marine environment, marine speakers will always have hard dome tweeters to create the loudest sound projection obtainable. Marine head units will have rubberized buttons and splash guards to protect the internal parts from being wet. Today, there are an abundance of manufacturers who offer multiple lines of marine audio products to fit your specific needs.
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