Driven Audio has been specializing in marine audio system design since our inception. We are not a facility that works on outboard drive systems, and we don’t repair fiberglass hulls. We do audio systems, and we specialize in them.
Your boat is your pride and joy. A day spent on the water is often the best day of the week. When it comes time to improve the quality of the audio system in your boat, you want someone who can build you a system designed for years of trouble-free use and also caters to your needs.
Here are some tips on upgrading the marine audio system in your boat.
Add more power. When you are out on your boat, you want to forget about the daily grind of life, kick back and have some fun – and what is more fun than hearing to your favorite songs at listening levels that immerse you in the music? The amplifier in your stereo system is very small; about the size of the end of your thumb. If you want to crank up your music, you need power, so you want external amplifiers. Driven Audio has a large selection of marine amplifiers designed to take the punishment of life on the water.
You are going to want bass. Do you remember your favorite concert? How about the feeling of the kick drum hitting you in the chest? Or maybe the bass guitar line that drew you into the music? In years past, bass on a boat was not practical because no one made subwoofers designed for the harsh marine environment. JL Audio now makes marine subwoofers that will last for years on your boat and will bring the party to life the instant you crank them up.
Great speakers are a necessity. Chances are, your boat came with entry-level speakers that are not that great. IF your boat has some age, they may be wearing out. Years ago, speakers came in one main size, but now there are three sizes to choose from when you go with speakers from JL Audio. 6.5” speakers are the “industry standard,” but we also have them in 7.7” and 8.8” sizes. If one of these will fit in your boat, you will see a huge increase in output and clarity. When you couple new speakers with additional ones placed in strategic areas of your boat, you will not only get more output, but also gain a more even sound level throughout the boat.
Add extra batteries. Imagine having this great-sounding stereo system added to your boat and, at the end of the day, when you want to head ashore, you find your engine won’t start because your battery is dead. That won’t happen if you add one or more batteries and install a selector switch. Now, when you are sitting with the engine off, you won’t be drawing any current from your engine-starting battery, eliminating the possibility of being stranded.
Choose who will work on your boat carefully. Is the shop going to use marine-specific installation materials such as stainless steel, and will they solder and heat-shrink all the connections for long-lasting use? Will the wiring be properly loomed and neatly secured for easy servicing in the future? These are important questions to ask before trusting your boat to anyone. And yes – we do all that.
Add LED accent lighting. This may not be specifically stereo-related, but adding low-voltage LED lighting in strategic areas of your boat makes it much safer to move around onboard after dark while creating a beautiful, classy effect.
Contact Us For Your Next Marine Audio System Upgrade
When you are ready to upgrade your marine audio system, we invite you to contact us HERE at Driven Audio in Abbotsford. Our team will work with you to design and build the system that best fits your unique needs.