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Old 05-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Shallow / Slim Speakers

I am looking to install a Fusion IP-700 stereo and am trying to find a pair of shallow / slim speakers for the cockpit ceiling. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am thinking I need speaker that is less than 2" deep and can handle 100 watts.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Hopefully someone will chime in soon with a slim speaker. If you don't mind them standing a bit proud, most manufacturers sell extension rings to allow their speakers to be mounted in shallower walls.

A compromise the industry seems to have embraced, largely for acoustic reasons I'm sure.
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If you don't mind them standing a bit proud, most manufacturers sell extension rings to allow their speakers to be mounted in shallower walls.
I bought mine at West Marine. (good selection) I didn't have a problem in the salon but the cockpit was a diferent matter. The depth of the hole was only 1 inch and I had to make a pair of "stand offs" for the speakers to nest in.
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Do a google search for "slim marine speakers", lots of hits for 1" deep speakers.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #5
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I have used a pair of Majestic Slimline's in my hardtop. They handle 30W (RMS). If you actually need of the order of 100W RMS - which is pretty extreme - then buy 3 pairs and wire 3 in parallel for each stereo channel.

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I would do what Seahorse did....except I would get JL Audio...best speaker out there. If you like music. If you just want some melodic background noise, then get whatever.
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I like the Fusion slim speakers and will look at the JL. I am not sure how to make the standoffs that are true to size and a nice finish.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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I bought a pair of PolyPlaner MA905's which are 5" and need only 1" deep.
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