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The Top 3 Marine Amplifiers for Your Money

Top Marine Amplifiers for Your Money

When it comes to the sound system on your boat, an amplifier is incredibly important. If your objective is to achieve great sound out on the water, you will need an amplifier in order to power your boat’s marine speakers or marine subwoofers. Marine amplifiers are made with the marine environment in mind and are built to last under harsh marine conditions such as exposure to sun and water. But, you do not have to spend a fortune to get a great amplifier to power your boat’s system! Below are the top three marine audio amplifiers for your money.

1DJ Marine Audio DJ1.600 by Memphis Audio

The first marine amplifier on our list is the DJ1.600 Monoblock Class D Marine Amp from DJ Audio by Memphis. This monoblock marine amp is perfect for powering the subwoofer on your boat – at a great price. It’s RMS power at 1 ohm is 600 watts so you’re sure to get a DJ Marine Audio DJ1.600 by Memphissufficient amount of power for your subwoofer. In addition, this amp features a small chassis for easy installation, as well as protective covers so that the sun and water wont ruin your amplifier.

  • Wired Remote Bass Level Control Included
  • Variable Bass Boost (0 to +12 dB at 50 Hz)
  • Variable Low-Pass Filter (50 Hz, 24 dB/octave)
  • Frequency Response: 20-250 Hz

2MB Quart NA1-400.2

Next on our top three list is MB Quart’s NA1-400.2 2 Channel Full Range Class D Marine Amplifier. This marine audio amp is not only affordable, but is perfect for any marine application. With an extremely small chassis, this amplifier can be installed in pretty much any location. You can use it to power speakers, subwoofers, and even tower speakers. For it’s small size, this amp gives off a great amount of power at 400 watts RMS.

MB Quart NA1-400.2 2 Channel Marine Amp at Sonic Electronix

  • Speaker-Level (High-Level) Inputs with Signal Sensing
  • Subsonic Filter (24 dB at 15 Hz)
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB
  • Total Power Output: 400 Watts
  • 8 Gauge Power and Ground Wiring

3Kicker KXM800.5

Last, but not least, on our list is Kicker’s KXM Series 5-Channel Class D-IC Marine Amplifier. This amplifier is more than enough to power your boat’s sound system with it’s RMS power rating of 100 watts per four channels and 400 watts for the subchannel, at 2 ohms. In addition, it features a small chassis for ease of installation and was made with high-grade components that are even UV-protected. This amp was built to stand up to the harsh marine environment and features a sleek tuning magnetic door which protects the interior of the amplifier.

Kicker KXM800.5 at Sonic Electronix

  • Remote Bass Level Control Included
  • Variable Bass Boost (0-18 dB @ 40 Hz)
  • Soft Start Turn-On
  • Preamp RCA Outputs
  • Double-Sided Fiberglass Circuit Board
  • CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier

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Top 3 Marine Audio Receivers with Bluetooth

Marine Audio

Whether you’re building a brand new marine audio system, or replacing an old marine stereo, you’ll want to purchase a receiver that has all the features you need to listen to your music out on the water – as well as a design that protects it from the harsh marine environment. Specially made marine stereo systems have completely water resistant designs, are UV resistant, are designed with anti-corrosive components, and most feature large buttons so that they are easy to control in a moving boat. In addition, marine audio receivers come with a wide variety of ways to listen to your music – including auxiliary inputs, Satellite Radio, and Bluetooth to listen wirelessly. So, without further hesitation, here are the top three marine audio receivers with Bluetooth technology!


The JBL PRV175 in-dash digital media round receiver with Bluetooth is the perfect marine audio receiver for any boat. Not only does it feature Bluetooth technology, but you can also play music off of it through USB or an SD card. It features a fully water resistant design and a very simple interface with easy to use controls and a one-line LCD display.PRV175 Marine Audio Receiver

  • 2-Way iPod Control Allows Control from iPod or Stereo
  • White Illuminated Button Lighting
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Software
  • Rear Aux Input
  • AM/FM Radio

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2Infinity PRV250

Next up is Infinity’s PRV250 in-dash marine digital receiver with Bluetooth. This receiver is a lot like the PRV175, however it is a bit bigger and features a square design instead of round. The PRV250 features a USB rear input, AM/FM radio, a marine-rated watertight faceplate and controls that are sure to stand up to sun, salt and moisture, and much more.Infinity PRV250 Marine Receiver

  • Single-Line LCD Display
  • White Illuminated Button Lighting
  • 2-Band Parametric Equalizer
  • 3.5mm Rear Auxiliary Input
  • 2 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs

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3Sony MEX-M70BT

Last, but certainly not least, is the Sony MEX-M70BT single DIN in-dash marine stereo receiver with built-in Bluetooth technology. This stereo is a bit different than the others, as it features a classic single-DIN car stereo look- but this also means that unlike the other receivers, you can play CD’s on your boat. This marine receiver is a high tech, quality stereo and is perfect for any type of boat. The MEX-M70BT features one-touch Bluetooth device pairing using NFC technology, conformal circuit board coating to protect the unit from the harsh marine environment, UV resistant coating, and an included remote control. What’s special about this stereo is that, unlike the others, you can play CD’s Sony MEX-M70BT Marine Receiveron it!

  • CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier
  • Theft-Deterrent, Detachable Face Plate
  • 10-Band Equalizer
  • Front USB and 3.5mm Auxiliary Inputs
  • Pandora Internet Radio Control through iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Top Marine Audio at the Miami Boat Show!

Miami Boat Show

The Miami Boat Show is no doubt the world’s greatest boat show all year long. With warmer weather not too far away, we were lucky to have part of our team attend the show so we can show you guys the awesome marine audio products 2015 has in store for ya’ll. Whether you’re passionate about sailing out on the ocean, or cruising the lake in a wakeboard boat, great sound makes any marine adventure an even better experience! So here are the marine audio highlights from the 2015 Miami Boat Show!

1Kicker Marine Audio

Kicker Marine Audio

Kicker’s new and updated marine products are a great way to bring great sound out on the water- in style! Whether you’re looking for marine amps, subwoofers, speakers, or tower speakers, Kicker’s marine line truly has it all. All of Kicker’s marine products were carefully designed with the outdoor environment in mind and are built to stand up against damaging sun rays, moisture, and water. Our favorite products from them are their KM Series subwoofers and speakers will brighten any boating experience with their cones which feature multi-color LED lights with twenty color options!

2Marine Audio from Wet Sounds

Wet Sounds Marine Audio

This year’s new marine audio products from Wet Sounds definitely impressed us at the Miami Boat Show. Their new Icon 8 Series wakeboard tower speakers are one of our favorite products from them and are high quality and feature supreme functionality with multiple mounting options, so you can be sure these will fit your boat! Wet Sounds, which Sonic Electronix is now an Authorized Dealer of, also featured a wide variety of other marine products such as marine amps, subwoofers, coaxial speakers, and their marine Bluetooth Volume Control knob. For high performance, premium marine audio that is sure to liven up your boat, Wet Sounds‘ new products are always a great option!

3Audiopipe Marine Products

Audiopipe Marine Audio

Last but not least, we were also impressed with Audiopipe’s upgraded full line of marine audio products. Audiopipe showed their full line of marine amps, speakers, tower speakers, subwoofers, and marine audio accessories. All of Audiopipe’s marine products are either weather proof or water repellent, to stand up to the harsh marine environment. We were especially impressed with their upgraded APAW Series marine loudspeakers. These speakers are available in 6.5″ or 8″ models and in a range of RMS wattages from 125 – 250 watts. In addition, they feature a water repellent design, a durable carbon fire cone, and come with black and white grills, so they are sure to match any boat!

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Wet Sounds Icon Series Tower Speakers!


With winter coming to a close and spring fast approaching, the Sonic Electronix team is working hard to bring y’all the gear you need to have a truly awesome season out on the water! When it comes to getting great sound in your boat, there are many important componentsICON8BSC to your sound system – especially some excellent sounding tower speakers. Whether you want to enjoy crystal clear sound on your boat or want the loudest system on the water, tower speakers are a great addition to any marine sound system.

When it comes to getting great sound out on the lake, the Icon Series features a full passive crossover network that allows these speakers to deliver perfectly tuned frequencies to the powerful 8″ woofer for full, rich sound. Capable of tremendous volume and mid bass without distortion, you’ll be heard from across the lake!

Wet Sounds Icon Tower Speakers:

  • 8″ Icon Series Marine Tower Speakers
  • Peak Power: 300Wicon8wsc
  • RMS Power: 150W
  • Protective neoprene storage case available and sold separately
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Coaxially mounted 1″ HLT titanium tweeter
  • Marine rated polyurethane surround
  • Water resistant composite cone
  • Dimensions: 11-1/2″L x 9-9/16″H x 8-3/4″W
  • Available in Black or White

Wet Sounds has definitely taken tower speakers to the next level with their Icon Series! These high quality marine tower speakers are specially designed to thrive in any marine environment. They feature a reinforced composite enclosure to protect the internal components from the harsh marine environment. In addition, they include swivel and fixed clamp stainless steel mounting systems to provide a variety of mounting options.

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End of Year Dot Sale!

End of Year Clearance

At Sonic Electronix, we are always working to find our customers the best deals on all things audio! Whether you’re looking for car audio products, new headphones, or gear for your home or portable audio needs – you can always find the lowest prices and widest selection at SonicElectronix.com. Right now, we have a clearance event going on called Spot the Dots End of Year Clearance. This sale will be going on until December 31st and all of the savings can be found here.

With the dot sale, there are two awesome ways to save.

1Colored Dots

Find the different colored dots to save big. Each color represents a sale amount. For example, find the products with the blue dot to save 20% off that item. Or find the green dot to save 25% off that item! Red dots represent products that are 10% off, while yellow dot products are 15% off.

2Find the Mystery Dot

Find the mystery dot to find each of the four incredible deals on our website during this sale. These deals are so ridiculous that we can’t even tell you where they exactly are! But we can give you hints. To save big, find the four products with the black sale dot and use the related code to get unbelievable savings!

Spot the Dots       Find the Mystery Dot