The team at Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria upgrades the sound systems on many boats each year. Our mobile technicians are regulars at the area’s marinas. When it comes to delivering great sound on the water, our experience combined with JL Audio amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and source units creates an unbeatable combination. Our passion for great sound and reliable installation extends to our powersports audio system upgrades. Let’s look at the JL Audio products that let us make boats and side-by-sides sound so amazing.
World-Class Marine Audio Speakers from JL Audio
JL Audio M3 speakers are available in two sizes and three cosmetic designs. The 6.5- and 7.7-inch coaxial models feature 0.75-inch silk-dome tweeters, and the woofers feature rubber surrounds for enhanced durability. Speaking of durability, every JL Audio marine and powersports speaker is constructed from UV- and salt-resistant materials that won’t yellow, chalk, crack, fade or corrode after prolonged outdoor use. The 6.5-inch M3 speakers are available with RGB LED lighting that illuminates the woofer cone.
Where the M3 speakers meet or exceed the capabilities of most competing products, M6 speakers flat-out obliterate them. Available in 6.5-, 7.7- and the monstrous 8.8-inch coaxial designs, no other marine speakers play louder or sound better while producing amazing bass output. Each size includes three cosmetic designs (gloss white classic, gloss white sport and titanium sport) with your choice of conventional cones or the new RGB LED transflective back-lit design. M6 marine speakers are assembled at JL Audio’s factory in Miramar, Florida, and each unit is tested to ensure that it meets exacting tolerances for performance and reliability. The 8.8-inch coaxial speakers outperform many dedicated subwoofers from lesser brands.
Enclosed Marine Speakers
JL Audio ETXv3 wakeboard tower speaker systems are available in both 7.7- and 8.8-inch sizes to ensure that anyone at the end of the tow rope will be able to hear the music clearly. JL’s compact VeX speaker pods are a popular upgrade options for powersports, ATV and even motorcycle sound systems. The compact pods, just like the ETXv3 enclosures, are available in your choice of style, and you can opt for RBG LED lighting to add more style to your boat or vehicle.
JL Audio Marine Subwoofers
Whether you’re hosting a party or rocking out while tubing or boarding, adding a subwoofer to your marine audio system will make it sound exceptional. JL Audio has three series of subwoofers to meet your performance goals. The M3 10-inch subwoofers are available in all three cosmetic styles, and you can opt for RGB lighting in the white or silver sport design.
The M6 series includes 8- and 10-inch subwoofers with suspensions optimized for small sealed enclosures or infinite baffle applications. Again, you have your choice of cosmetic designs and optional transflective backlighting.
With a 4-inch voice coil capable of handling 600 watts of power handling and 1.5-inches of excursion capability, the 12-inch M7 subwoofers are designed for those who have to have the best bass on the water.
When it comes to great sound on the water, you need amplifiers that produce good, clean power. JL Audio’s M-Series amplifiers are the marine versions of their impressive XDv2 amps. The amps are upgraded with corrosion-resistant stainless-steel hardware, powder-coated heatsinks and a gasket around the cover for the controls. There are nine models to choose from to ensure that your system will sound amazing at any volume level.
For the purist, the MHD amps are the marine versions of the lauded HD car audio amps. The same powder-coating and corrosion-resistant treatment that keeps the M-Series amps looking great protects the MHD amps. When you want increased accuracy, precision and detail – these amps are your best choice.
JL Audio MX-Series Amplifiers
Whether they’re used under the fairing of a motorcycle, under the seat of a side-by-side or in the hull of a personal watercraft, the amazing MX amplifiers offer impressive power from a compact, weather-resistant package. MX amps feature sealed power, speaker and input pigtails, so they can handle getting splashed, dusty and muddy without concerns over reliability. Available in monoblock, three- and four-channel options, if space and water-resistance are concerns, MX amps are the solution.
Marine Source Units
JL Audio offers a variety of marine and powersport source unit options. From the simple and elegant MM50 marine receiver to the multi-zone capabilities of the MM100s-BE or the NMEA 2000-Ready MM80-HR, all sources include high-quality terrestrial radio tuners, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for your digital media collection.
JL has several Bluetooth-only options that are perfect for installations in personal watercraft, side-by-sides or golf carts. We’ve even used their Bluetooth receivers in classic cars and hot rods where owners didn’t want any of the components to be visible.
Upgrade Your Boat Today at Ralph’s Radio
If the sound system on your boat doesn’t put a smile on your face, or you want to add a stereo to your side-by-side, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria.