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Best Wakeboard Tower Speakers of 2016

Wakeboard Tower Speakers

Why Wakeboard Tower Speakers?

 

Summer 2016 is right around the corner and getting great sound on your boat, utv, atv or other project vehicle will make your summer unforgettable. Wakeboard Tower Speakers will give you the best sound and protection while in the elements so you don’t have to worry about your speakers failing. Not all speakers can withstand the elements. Most speakers will wear out when exposed to sand, salt-spray and intense sun rays because they are not built to last under these conditions. If you’re looking for speakers that will last when you’re in the sand, cruising on the lake, or riding on a trail, tower speakers are specifically made to hold up against any terrain you’re in.

Good wakeboard tower speakers are built to be water-resistant or waterproof, have corrosion protection and tested to withstand dust and vibrations. Many are also made with uv-inhibitor materials to block ultraviolet radiation from the sun which will prevent fading. This testing and build quality is why wakeboard tower speakers will stand the test of time and thrive in different terrains where most electronics tend to fail.

 

Wakeboard Tower Speaker Features

 

Finding the best tower speakers for you will mean finding some that will suit your specific needs. When shopping for tower speakers, there are some key features to look out for.

Water-resistant vs. Waterproof: Knowing the difference between water-resistant and waterproof is a must. Water-resistant will usually mean that the speakers will do fine against water spray, but not full on immersion. If your situation calls for more protection, then waterproof speakers are what you’re looking for. These speakers can be immersed in water for short periods of time which should do the trick for most applications.

Marine Rated: It may seem a little obvious, but make sure the speakers are marine rated. This will mean that the materials used will handle harsh terrains, whether it be on a boat at sea or a UTV on a muddy trail. Check if the speaker meets marine standards such as the ASTM Test Standards. You can also check to see if the speaker has an IP rating which will quickly identify what level of protection the speaker has against dust and water.

Stainless steel hardware: Many tower speakers use stainless steel hardware and grilles which will prevent corrosion. Since the elements will make most other materials corrode, it’s best to use stainless steel hardware, grilles, etc. Another hardware feature to look out for is the mounting hardware. Having a swivel mount is helpful to move the speakers in the direction you want at any time. This is useful for boat tower speakers so you can easily adjust the sound projection. The other option is having a fixed mount. Fixed mounts are a good option when having flexible movement is not really needed.

HLCD: Although not necessary for most marine applications, an HLCD is a great feature and a perfect solution for wakeboarding. When you’re being pulled 70 feet or more from the boat, you’ll want a speaker that can project sound far enough to be audible over the engine noise and reach the distance you’re at. Most speakers will only project sound directly in front of the speaker and not be able to reach outside the wake. A horn loaded compression driver (HLCD) is a great feature that is designed to produce a wide, horizontal sound projection. An HLCD will also project sounds to distances of 70 feet or more. Perfect for listening to music when wakeboarding. Look out for this feature if you’re looking for a great wakeboarding solution. The Wet Sounds Revolution Series speakers shown below are a good example that has HLCDs.

Great Wakeboard Tower Speakers

 

So now you know what features to look out for when shopping for wakeboard tower speakers. To make things even easier, here are our picks for some great wakeboard tower speakers that are in the market as of 2016:

 

 

Wet Sounds

 

Wet Sounds speakers are created by industry veterans that specialize in the marine industry. The technologies and materials they use in their tower speakers create high performance products like the Revolution Series. The speakers in this series have high RMS power ratings between 200-400 Watts each. They are even featured on wakeboardingmag.com in their electronics gear section. They utilize stainless mounting hardware, fully marinized, fixed or swivel mount hardware and sound projection up to 80 feet.

Wet Sounds REV 410 (REV 410 B-SC) Wet Sounds REV 410 (REV 410 B-FC) Wet Sounds Rev 8 B-SC Wet Sounds Rev 8 B-FC
Wet Sounds REV 410 (REV 410 B-SC) Wet Sounds REV 410 (REV 410 B-FC) Wet Sounds Rev 8 B-SC Wet Sounds Rev 8 B-FC
  • 8"
  • Peak Power: 800W
  • RMS Power: 400W
  • Swivel Clamp
  • horn loaded compression driver (HLCD)
  • 8"
  • Peak Power: 800W
  • RMS Power: 400W
  • Fixed Mount Hardware
  • horn loaded compression driver (HLCD)
  • 8" (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 400W
  • RMS Power: 200W
  • Swivel Clamp
  • 8" (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 400W
  • RMS Power: 200W
  • Fixed Position Clamp
$1349.99 $1,199.99 $1,199.99 $1,049.99
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Rockford Fosgate

 

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line reliable tower speaker, then the Rockford Fosgate line is what you’re looking for. Also mentioned by wakeboardingmag.com, the Punch Series speakers meet ASTM Marine Grade standards, CEA-2031 standards, have UV inhibitor enclosures and are equipped with marine horn tweeters for high output. These features make this series ideal for any terrain. The Punch Series speakers are Element Ready, meaning they’re tested to withstand dust, water, sun exposure, corrosion and use stainless steel hardware.

8" Punch Wakeboard Tower Speakers (PM282HW-B) 8" Punch Wakeboard Tower Speakers (PM282W-B) 6.5" Punch Mini Wakeboard Tower Speakers (PM2652W-MB) Wakeboard Tower Speakers and Amp Upgrade Package
PM282HW-B Punch Wakeboard Tower Speakers PM282W-B Punch Wakeboard Tower Speakers PM2652W-MB Punch Mini Wakeboard Tower Speakers Rockford Fosgate Wakeboard Tower Speakers and Amp Upgrade Package
  • 8" (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 600W
  • RMS Power: 300W
  • High density poly‐ethylene enclosure with UV inhibitors
  • Horn Tweeter
  • 8" (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 600W
  • RMS Power: 300W
  • High density poly‐ethylene enclosure with UV inhibitors
  • 1" bridge mounted tweeter
  • 6.5" (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 170W
  • RMS Power: 85W
  • CEA-2031 compliant speakers
  • 1" bridge mounted tweeter
  • Comes with 600W 8" PM282HW
  • 500W Punch Series Class A/B 2-Channel Marine Amplifier
  • RFK4I 4 Gauge Power and Signal Installation Kit
  • CEA-2031 compliant speakers
  • True Marine Grade Compliant Set up
$699.99 $699.99 $599.99 $1172.47
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JL Audio

 

JL Audio’s M-Series enclosed speaker systems provide great power and style. The coaxial drivers will get loud and provide maximum performance in marine conditions. They are made with marine-grade polymer materials to stay protected against the elements. You really can’t go wrong with a JL Audio system.

JL Audio 8.8" M-Series Tower Speakers (M880-ETXv3-SG-WH) JL Audio 8.8" M-Series Tower Speakers (M880-ETXv3-SG-TB) JL Audio 7.7" 2-Way M-Series (M770-ETXv3-CG-WH) JL Audio 7.7" M-Series Tower Speakers (M770-ETXv3-CG-TB)
JL Audio 8.8 JL Audio 8.8 JL Audio 7.7 JL Audio 7.7
  • 8.8" 2-way (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 500 Watts
  • RMS: 250 watts
  • Polymer basket is corrosion and UV-resistant
  • marine-grade polymer materials
  • 8.8" 2-way (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 500 Watts
  • RMS: 250 watts
  • Polymer basket is corrosion and UV-resistant
  • marine-grade polymer materials
  • 7.7" 2-way (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 200 Watts
  • RMS: 100 watts
  • Polymer basket is corrosion and UV-resistant
  • marine-grade polymer materials
  • 7.7" 2-way (sold in pairs)
  • Peak Power: 200 Watts
  • RMS: 100 watts
  • Polymer basket is corrosion and UV-resistant
  • marine-grade polymer materials
$999.99 $999.99 $799.99 $799.99
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MB Quart

 

MB Quart’s Nautic wake tower speakers have illuminated and non-illuminated options. UVA protected and an IPX67 rating make these speakers a perfect choice for boats, UTVs, ATVs and other outdoor vehicles. The 2-way design contains a 1″ tweeter. The line comes in a 6.5″ or 8″ option.

8" Coaxial Wakeboard Tower Speaker (NT1-120) 8" Illuminated Wakeboard Tower Speaker (NT1-120L) 8" Coaxial Wakeboard Tower Speaker (NT1-120B) 8" Illuminated Wakeboard Tower Speaker (NT1-120LB)
MB Quart 8 MB Quart 8 MB Quart 8 MB Quart 8
  • 8" 2-Way (sold individually)
  • Peak Power: 140W
  • RMS Power: 70W
  • IPX67 Waterproof Rating
  • also available as 6.5"
  • 8" 2-Way (sold individually)
  • Peak Power: 140W
  • RMS Power: 70W
  • IPX67 Waterproof Rating
  • also available as 6.5"
  • 8" 2-Way (sold individually)
  • Peak Power: 140W
  • RMS Power: 70W
  • IPX67 Waterproof Rating
  • also available as 6.5"
  • 8" 2-Way (sold individually)
  • Peak Power: 140W
  • RMS Power: 70W
  • IPX67 Waterproof Rating
  • also available as 6.5"
$209.99 $259.99 $209.99 $259.99
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Installing your Wakeboard Tower Speakers

 

When you finally have your new wakeboard tower speakers, installing them is fairly easy. You can follow the step-by-step instructions on how to install your tower speakers from our video below. Enjoy the summer!

 


 

Sonic Electronix Wakeboard Tower Speakers

 

Here at Sonic Electronix, we have a wide selection of tower speakers to choose from as well as the wiring, amplifier, subwoofer and accessories you need for your system. For additional tower speakers and much more, visit our site here!

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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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Rock Your Boat with the Bazooka Ski-Trac System

Bazooka Ski Trac

By Samantha R. – Product Specialist

Introduced as “SAS” in 1983 and being selected as “one of the most innovative consumer electronic products,” Bazooka has been known for their unique, space saving “tube” style speakers and subwoofers that cease to amaze! Selling in over 47 countries to this day, Bazooka is expected to continue to grow dramatically even within foreign countries.

While being one of the biggest authorized dealers in the United States, Bazooka has introduced an incredible new design that will literally take your ears on a ride. Featuring 360 degrees of sound tracking, stainless steel tower mount and track bar, the newly introduced Ski-Trac from Bazooka has officially taken off. Close up shop and pack up the boat! With this design of riding entertainment you can be wakeboarding, tubing, skiing, or riding an airchair while the Ski-Trac provides the entire boat and you with all-around audio entertainment. The Bazooka Ski-Trac system mounts to your wakeboard tower and fully delivers audio and tracks wherever you go. Catch a wake, it follows. 360 the boat, it follows. Whatever you do, no matter what angle you choose, this system automatically intensifies your riding experience keeping all speakers on you. While keeping some entertainment on the boat, the track bar rotates and completely spins around to follow the rider in the water. Equipped with nylon bushings for a smooth ride and an oversized rope guide, this unit has been waiting to be discovered.

Save some money and purchase the full Bazooka MT-ST-K6CHB bundle which includes the Compression Horn Tubbies MT6502CHB. Sold separately, the next addition would be a marine certified camera and some bright lights to make your ride that much more extreme. Allowing you to record your sweet tricks and insane bailouts, this could be a considerable advancement to anyone’s boat. In some states, night water skiing is very popular such as the Louisiana Night Jam. Join the trend and strap on some tower lights to your Ski-Trac unit and you’ll be set for an exciting cruise after-dark. Now you may be thinking, “Well what about wires?” Bazooka is thinking ahead and has incorporated a wire swivel for all electrical and low voltage connections. This incredible feature eliminates tangles and avoids wires getting caught and damaged so you can still enjoy your ride without worrying about the amount of tension.

No matter how far our technology has gone to this day, who would have thought our music could literally follow our every move.

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