Upgrading Your Boat's Stereo System
Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Choose A Professional If you've heard a marine audio aftermarket sound system you know how much more enjoyable it can make your boat time! Even if your boat never leaves the dock, the crisp audio and sound quality of marine stereo speakers will be the envy of everyone in the marina. Unfortunately, someone skilled in outboard maintenance or hull repair is not your best choice for an audio upgrade, so it's important to seek a marine audio professional like ua that uses marine-grade installation materials. We specialize in Marine Audio sound systems and will ensure you receive expert advice and high quality installation.
What Should I Upgrade First? If you are planning on upgrading your sound system in stages or are keeping a budget in mind, the single best improvement you can make to your marine audio system is with your speakers. Even if you are on a budget, we recommend investing in quality speakers from a trusted brand like JL Audio. High quality speakers are important in order to withstand the extreme elements that they may encounter on a boat, and as a result last longer. With all the extra noise boats contend with, marine speakers have to be powerful to cut through all that outside interference with volume and, most importantly, clarity. The protective qualities of marine speakers do not at all deplete the sound quality. You can also add additional speakers to give your boat that extra sound throughout the entire boat. Take the time come and listen to speakers ahead of time. We do not recommend buying marine speakers online or out of a catalog since you will not get to hear them in advance and may be disappointed with your investment. We have a wide selection of marine speakers on display for you to try out so you can get a feel of how great your boat will sound out on the water.
Adding Subwoofers & Amplifiers for Better Sound When you are on your way to your favorite spot or are looking to have your boat be the life of the party, you need power, and you need a subwoofer. Adding amplifiers to the system allows you to play your music at higher volume without straining the equipment, so it sounds better and lasts longer. Subwoofers are the missing element in many boats but once installed, they will give you the low-end bass that makes your music come alive.
Stay Connected on the Water! Like most people, you probably keep a majority of your music on a smartphone, mp4 or ipod. Now you can easily stay connected on your boat and play that perfect boat party playlist! Many of our marine receivers have convenient features like Bluetooth, aux inputs, Satellite radio, and AM/FM tuners that way you can stream music from your smartphone or mp4.
It's important to understand, if you want to play your stereo system for an extended time with the engine off, you'll need extra batteries that are separate from your engine battery. This way, you won't have to deal with a dead battery leaving you stranded!