Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
Guru
 
Arthurc's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Bear
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 522
Surround Sound

Hi all,
Apologies in advance if this should go in a different area of the forum.

Has anyone figured out a good 12v 5.1 surround sound amp/processor? I mostly want it for music but occasional movies would be nice, the problem is 110 receivers are big and most I know of reset their settings or input or power when unplugged, something that will happen a ton on a boat.

Thoughts?
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Kadey-Krogen 54
Arthurc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,327
I'm running a Sony Xplod Marine stereo with FB wired remote and also another wireless remote. It's not true surround sound, but with 5 Bose speakers down (1 sub, 4 satellites) and 3 speakers up top (another Bose sub and 2 Alpine Marine FB speakers) it sounds great. It all runs on 12V and the two Bose subs are passive...not powered.

I can bluetooth from my Amazon Echo Tap or laptop or tablet or phone to my stereo or select TV audio via wired input.

Gotta have good tunes on a boat, right?
__________________

__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:27 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,264
I have a Fusion 700 to a JL Audio amp and speakers with a Sub. You positively cannot go wrong with JL...especially for music. Pricey stuff but you get what you pay for.
__________________
Prairie 29...Perkins 4236...Sold
Mainship Pilot 30...Yanmar 4LHA-STP...Sold
Carver 356...T-Cummins 330B
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:35 PM   #4
TF Site Team
 
Baker's Avatar
 
City: League City, Tx
Country: Texas
Vessel Model: Carver 356
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,264
Why JL Audio...this is why!!!




__________________
Prairie 29...Perkins 4236...Sold
Mainship Pilot 30...Yanmar 4LHA-STP...Sold
Carver 356...T-Cummins 330B
Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:47 PM   #5
Guru
 
Arthurc's Avatar
 
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Bear
Vessel Model: Kadey-Krogen 54
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 522
Agree with all said.... and doing a high end car audio system in the pilot house and outside. The issue is I want real 5.1 as we have many rainy nights here in the pacnw and with a toddler movies can be a blessing!
__________________
Kadey-Krogen 54
Arthurc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 05:01 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
City: Hughesville, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Branwen
Vessel Model: Hatteras 48 LRC
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 407
Our toddlers weren't that discerning.
GregBrannon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mike66's Avatar
 
City: Warwick, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Susan Helena
Vessel Model: Albin40
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 239
We have a vizio 5.1 setup for cheap money that sounds okay, not audiophile but I have a separate system for that. If you have an inverter it should work out well. (Or you could look into the actual voltage requirements, maybe bypass the power supply and add a dc voltage regulator )
mike66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2017, 06:48 PM   #8
Guru
 
hmason's Avatar
 
City: Stuart FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Magic
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 46 Europa
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,246
All my music and TV streams from my Intellian Sat TV and other music/movie sources such as iPad and phone, XM Sirius, directly to my $7,000 hearing aids. The sound is full stereo and absolutely stunning. Can hear it anywhere on the boat, even on the dock. My wife never has to tell me to turn the volume down as it is independent from the real speaker sources. Won't do much for the toddlers though, they will have to wait a few years depending on how many live concerts they go to.
__________________

__________________
Howard
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL
hmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×