If there is one good thing about Arizona summers, it is going out to one of our great lakes and enjoying the nice cool water, especially when you have a Wakeboarding boat! When the owner of this boat purchased it, it had an existing basic sound system consisting of a Sony radio, amplifier, subwoofer and speakers mounted inside the boat. Unfortunately, the speakers were old and damaged and didn’t sound very good, and the amplifier was mounted right next to the engine causing it to heat up and shut down. So, he called us up and asked us to get him all set up for summer.
First thing we did was remove the amplifier from it’s current location and removed all of the messy wiring that was hanging down near the engine. We moved the amplifier to a new location on top of the existing subwoofer enclosure which was mounted below the driver’s side dash. While we were under there, we cleaned up alot of the wiring under the dash and rewired the new Hertz Energy 5 1/4″ interior speakers to be powered by the radio instead of the amplifier, this way the amplifier could run the new waketower speaker pods.
We added a new set of brushed aluminum speaker pods by DBG Concepts loaded with 2 pairs of Hertz Energy 6 1/2″ speakers. We took some extra time to dress the wiring running up the wake tower in tech-flex and making sure that it enters and exits the tubes in a way that does not limit their movement and looks nice. We wired up the system so that, if the customer wants to listen only to the speakers inside the boat, he simply needs to adjust the radio’s fader control to the front. If he wants to listen to the tower speakers only, he fades it to the rear. Or he can keep it faded in the center and everything will play. The subwoofer is not affect by the fader position.