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    Bazooka - Powered vs passive?-gctid810902

    I plan on adding a Bazooka subwoofer to my 185....I do plan on adding an amp also. Question - should I get the powered or passive Bazooka? My thought (correct me if I'm wrong please) ...if I plan on getting an amp anyway, the passive would be the way to go...or would having the powered unit be better and then get a smaller amp.

    Also while I'm here...I plan on putting the Bazooka under the port side dash, facing the wall?..thoughts?

    I only have two 6.5" Rockford Fosgates in the boat now. I don't plan on adding two bow speakers

    Thanks

    #2
    I had a powered Bazooka on my 28. Loved it!!

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      #3
      I just installed a 10" Dual (brand name) powered subwoofer in my motorhome. WOW! I got it at Walmart, $80, plus $25 for the wiring kit. I think it's amp is 300 watts, all contained in a box that could easily mount in your boat.
      Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
      Lake Havasu City, AZ
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        #4
        How many times have you sat at a stop light next to some punk with his "Blaster" emitting some useless noise?

        Water time is happy time...not OMG what is that noise.
        Vic Stewart SN
        Past Commander
        Cape Fear Power Squadron
        Ft Myers Power Squadron
        1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
        Raw water cooled

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          #5
          "Vic Stewart" post=810974 wrote:
          How many times have you sat at a stop light next to some punk with his "Blaster" emitting some useless noise?

          Water time is happy time...not OMG what is that noise.
          Some people like tunes while they cruise. I am going to assume he's not sitting in a quiet cove with 50 other boats blasting Nine Inch Nails "Closer".

          I can certainly see the appeal. My next boat will have a powerful stereo system in it.
          Matt Train
          BOC Site Team
          Chicagoland, IL

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            #6
            Vic.... I agree about not forcing others to listen to your music.... adding a sub and amp to factory system for me is more to get quality of sound... where we boat there is often no other boats nearby so even should we crank it no one would be bothered....

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              #7
              I have 20 years in mobile audio. your best plan is get a 4 channel amplifier or 2, 2-channel amps. You need the higher power for all speakers, not just the sub. I have real 90W to 2 kicker 8" co-axial speakers, and I don't need a sub. A 4X50W AMP WILL WORK WELL, MAKE SURE IT HAS A CROSSOVER BUILT IN TO IT. Questions to ask yourself, will you add another pair of 6 inch speakers later? Do you want to pull up on the beach and crank the tunes up? You could run 4 speakers off 1 half of the 4-ch amp in hi pass mode and the other half to the bazooka in low pass mode. Also make sure the amp will bridge, that is combining the 2 channel output to 1 channel bridged mode. This quadruples the power to the sub. Now, about cranking it up for a while with out the engine running. This is the time you may think about adding a second battery and battery switch, if you don't already have one. They bigger the battery, the more time you will have before the system drains the battery. Depending on room you have a group 27, 31or 34 would be best. Let me know if you have any other questions.
              Brett & Elise, Sammy + Wilson
              New Addition - 2002 Trophy 2002WA FF Optimax 135
              GO HAWKS!

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                #8
                Ive got a 12" powered fusion sub in a tube (bazooka style) and it works so well. If you want high end tight bass, its not for you. If you want boomy bass that carrys all over your boat, you cant go wrong. You should run a high pass filter on your other speaker so that you can run them at higher volumes without bottoming out, and cross over your sub at about the same hz (probably 200ish if you want it boomy). Make sure you have enough battery to keep it alive for a while
                2005 285SB. Couple mods, large stereo, lots of batteries, extended platform with Staple with BBQ and tender. Underwater LED's, enhanced lighting... penned in Pier21 on airberth.

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