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This post has been a long time in draft mode – we have wanted to get a sound system for the vessel (other than SSB) for some time, but haven’t had the funds or knowledge to make it happen.

Here we are – now ready to wire up the main salon and cockpit next weekend – so stoked:

This is what we decided on:

  • Marine Receiver – Clarion CMS1 Source Commander with USB Port
  • Main Salon Speakers – Polk Audio Atrium 4 Speakers (4x, Black)
  • Cockpit Speakers – JL Audio MX650 Cockpit Speakers (2x, White)
  • Cockpit Speaker External Amp – MB Quart Marine NAU260 120 Watt A/B Class 2-Channel Amplifier
  • Add on – Sirius SCC1 Connect Universal Tuner
  • Add on – Shakespeare SRA-25 Ultra Low Profile Sirius Marine Antenna
  • Need to get >; not out yet! – iPhone 5 version of the CCUIPOD 2 interface

Here is the Nav StationBefore:

Here is the Nav Station – After:
Nav Station Updated - no more HAM Radio!

*Notice how the main unit is separate from the control unit – clean install achieved!
This is the main unit that actually powers the stereo and amp 😉

MB Quart Amp Installation:
Cerulean MB Quart Amp

The Clarion CPU/WeatherFax unit, and Sirius module install job:
Cerulean Clarion Sirius - Weather Fax Install

Enough about the hardware, let’s look at the speaker installations >> here are the 3 (2x in Each) main speaker locations below:

Center Cockpit (port side locker wall) – JL Audio:

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These are awesome cockpit speakers, and we now have a separate volume control for these in the companionway too – super slick and clean.

Salon Port and Starboard installations within the cabinetry – Polk:
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(very discreet indeed, go Maritime Communications for such a sweet install)

Aft Cabin Starboard – Polk:
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Aft Cabin Port side installation – another clean “in cabinet” install, so we can close it off and there is no unsightly speaker to see.
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Super happy that we can now listen to BBC, CNBC, Jazz, NPR and all our other SIRIUS favorites whenever in the slip, at anchor or on a mooring – w00t! Super THANKS is owed to Erika (she bought a majority of items on that list as a ‘early’ Christmas gift – best part? We can both enjoy the gift every time on the boat!!).

Cheers 😉
-Jer

P.s.: I have no idea what to do with the SSB yet – but it’s a old ‘ie – will get the model number next time were onboard…it’s now 25 lbs of eBay stuff!

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