A repeat client from Tualatin, Oregon, came to Kingpin Car & Marine Audio looking to upgrade his boat’s marine audio system. We got together with the client and looked over the boat together. We spent significant time on asking leading questions and taking notes on his responses. We do this so we can better understand the uses of the boat and the client’s goals for the upgrade. Once this process is completed, we offer what we feel are the best solutions for the client’s needs. This could be a potentially nerve-racking process for a client since there are many, many products from which to choose, and many ways to go about building the system. But that is not the Kingpin way.
Our Packages Make Choosing Your Marine Audio System Easy
What makes Kingpin Car & Marine Audio different is our packages. You see, we do lots and lots of boats. In the spring and early summer, we may have a dozen boats at our facility getting marine audio systems. And, while every boat is unique in its own way, they all share some common characteristics. To simplify the decision-making process, we offer our clients complete, installed solutions in package form. This client chose our Wake package and our Ultimate Subwoofer package.
Let’s explore these packages and the build process in this beauiful boat.
The Wake Package
The Wake Package includes two pairs of Exile Surf tower speakers that get mounted to the wakeboard tower itself. Thry are powered by an Exile amplifier, the 30.2, which provides over 225 watts to each speaker, for a grand total of 850 watts of power. The client will now be able to hear his music with clarity and dynamics from far off the boat.
Hertz Speakers Fill The Cabin With Sound in This Wakesetter Audio Build
He also got three pairs of Hertz ECX165.5 speakers for the cabin. These are high-performance 6.5” coaxial speakers with the tweeter integrated with the woofer. We placed two pairs in the rear of the cabin and one pair in the front.
Multi-Zone Controller Gives The Client Complete Zone Control
An Exile ZLD zone controller allows the client to have easy control over his musical sources and volume levels in different areas of the boat.
Exile Amplifier Powers Cabin Speakers And Subwoofer
We tasked the Exile Javelin five-channel amplifier with supplying sound to all of the cabin speakers, supplying 400 watts of power on demand. This amp also has a dedicated subwoofer channel with over 800 watts of real muscle to power the subwoofer.
The Ultimate Subwoofer Package
Speaking of subwoofers, the client chose our Ultimate Subwoofer Package. It includes a Hertz HX300D – a 12” subwoofer that can bring concert-level bass to the water. But what good is a great subwoofer unless it has a great enclosure? All of the subwoofer enclosures at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio are made of poly, not wood. No matter how hard someone tries to seal a wooden enclosure, it is going to take on water at some point, the wood will expand and it will fall apart. That will never happen with one of our enclosures. We also design the enclosure in a ported fashion so it fires into a side wall, which dramatically improves the output. A clear plexiglass window protects the subwoofer while allowing you to see its beauty. We finish it off with LED accent lighting and custom trim panels that match the interior colors perfectly.
Our Materials And Supplies Are Fully Marine-Rated
It is also important to know that all of the materials used in our marine audio system are marine-rated, not just repurposed car audio products. We use stainless steel hardware, solder and seal all of our connections, and use poly boards for all of our amplifier mounts. Any ulphostery material is also marine-rated. While the cost to us is significantly higher, this is the Kingpin way. Our singular focus is to design and build you a marine audio system that will give you years of uninterrupted service.
We invite you to stop by our facility today and get to know our award-winning team. We will work one on one with you to design and build the marine audio system that best fits your unique needs.
You can also contact us here for more information about any of our products and services.