A client from Abbottsford recently visited Certified Autosound and Security to inquire about upgrading the stereo on his 2019 Thunder Jet Yukon. The boat came with a simple radio and four small speakers. While just adequate while fishing, the radio didn’t have enough power to drown out the roar of the 350 cubic inch V8 and the jet drive. The client also wanted a security system on the boat as he’s recently had problems with people rummaging through his vehicles.
Rockford Fosgate Marine Speaker Upgrade
The sound system upgrade started with us removing the four 6.5-inch speakers that came with the boat to make way for two sets of Rockford PM282B Punch-Series 8-inch coaxial speakers. Our technicians opened up the mounting locations to make these speakers fit perfectly.
Even with the small cabin over the helm, getting great bass in a boat is difficult. To ensure that his music would have the depth and impact he wanted, we installed a pair of Rockford PM210S4B Punch-Series 10-inch subwoofers in the footwells in front of the captain and passenger front seats. The black grilles and their stainless-steel accents match the coaxial speakers and the aluminum trim on the boat beautifully.
Marine Amplifier for Big Sound
Once we had the new speakers installed, our team set to work mounting a five-channel Rockford PM1000X5 amplifier at the top of the passenger-side footwell. This amp can deliver up to 75 watts of power to each of the full-range speakers and a total of 300 watts to the pair of subwoofers. We wired the amplifier to the boat’s electrical system using 4-AWG power and ground cable.
Marine Digital Media Receiver
The last step in upgrading the audio system was to replace the radio with a Rockford Fosgate PMX-2 digital media receiver and a PMX0 remote control at the helm. Our technicians mounted the radio controller with its 2.7-inch color display in place of the original radio inside the glovebox.
Boat Security Alarm
We integrated a Compustar FT-7300 security controller into the factory wiring and added a magnetic sensor to the cover of the glovebox. A DAS2 sensor monitors the boat for motion that would indicate someone was on board. A set of G6 two-way, four-button remotes controls the security system.
Abbottsford’s Marine Audio Experts
With the audio equipment installed and configured, we let the client know he could pick up his Thunder Jet boat. He was thrilled with the way the new stereo sounds and loved the security system. If you are interested in upgrading a marine audio system, drop by one of our stores in Maple Ridge, Chilliwack or Abbottsford, or send us an e-mail using our contact form.