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Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2020, 6:51 AM Reply   
Itís been discussed how these types of posts are done much anymore so hereís mine showing there are still people on here getting their own hands dirty.

Over the winter here Iíve been slowly plugging away at rebuilding my stereo. My boat of course came with the OEM WS 10FA and added a second for a period of time but was still wanting more. A couple years back I bought two Orion XTR 12ís with one already in a box which I ran and sounded much better. This year I finally rebuilt a better box under the helm to fit the space as well as built a second box to fit in to the passenger locker. The small openings on either side of the passenger locker made it a bit more of a challenge as to the shape and size of the box. The box stands on its end.

I pulled the garbage can out to become a ventÖ.hated it anyway. I used and modified a cutting board to make the vent out of. I then used a baking drying rack on the back side. The cut out is lined with blue LEDís.

Built an amp rack to mount all of the amps and hide the wiring. Ran 2 Ė 0 Gauge +/- from the batteries in the rear to provide power. New distribution blocks.

Sub boxes are MDF. Coated the inside polyurethane and the outside is coated in marine paint then carpet. Amp rack and sub panel got the same treatment.

The sub panel took quite a bit of fabrication time. I used a 1Ē piece of Aluminum to make a ring so I could mount the LED strips on the inside and outside of the ring. Blue in, RGB out with opaque water line. The blue ring is also MDF which I first routered but is mostly hand shaped. Then coated and painted blue.

While I was at it I replaced all of my DIY Speaker rings that I made with WS rings.

Current LED Set up:
-17 Cup holders & Blower Vent- RGB - 1 Controller
-6 Inboats, Sub, and Towers - RGB - 2nd Controller
-Replaced OEM courtesy lights x3, New sub vent (old garbage can location), gunnels above cup holders - All Blue - 3rd switch

Really happy at how it all came out. With the help of my neighbor to tune everything the new set up is pretty damn loud.
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