WAKEBOARD TOWER SPEAKER SYSTEM
full kits with one pair of speaker enclosures and one pair
of powder-coated brackets in either 'white' (2X4.5W) or 'black'
(2X4.5B). Featuring dual 4-inch polypropylene drivers with
butyl rubber surrounds and a 1/2-inch polycarbonate tweeter.
The advantage of these products is they are integral drivers
and enclosures, meaning that these speakers are engineered
to work correctly in this enclosure volume. The MTX speakers
are absent of the tonal aberrations of putting a marinized
or automotive 6 1/2-inch infinite baffle coaxial in a tiny
and too small enclosure. Also, the elongated enclosure shape
extends downward under the wakeboard tower far less than many
powder-coated bracket, stainless mounting hardware sealer,
insulator, wiring, service disconnect and small part is included
in this package. The kit facilitates all diameters of rails
and type of hull penetrations, whether concealed in the tower
mount, topside or side of the deck cap. We've done dozens
of these on many different boats so every deviation is accounted
for in one EZ kit with full instructions. The accompanying
brackets can mount to the front or rear rail and will allow
the speakers to mount over or under the rail. We can also
use a standard collar for mounting these rectangular speakers.
you are going to use a professional installation company,
the typical and fair installation price for a correctly done
tower speaker system is around $180.00 or around $300.00 including
While two across (one pair) is the standard, we have done
a lot of four across systems. We also have an upgrade featuring
dual enclosures with a total of four 5 1/4-inch mid-woofers.
We do not recommend trying to run a tower system off of CD
player power. A dedicated amplifier is required. Wakeboard
tower systems have specific amplifier needs. We'll provide
the right choice once we know more about the current system
that you're adding to.
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SOUND ENGINEERED TOWER SPEAKERS
Earmark uses a three part damping process to provide the
best possible sound quality.
Dynamat or RoadKill is used to line the interior of the aluminum
enclosure. Dynamat dampens the natural resonance of the aluminum
wall thereby eliminating any ‘ringing’. Our enclosures
are acoustically inert.
Next a thin foam interior liner retards internal reflections.
Since the enclosures are a uniform round shape they are extremely
sympathetic to a particular bandwidth in the upper midrange/treble
region. This is due to the fact that all internal sides are
a coincidental distance away from the cone. The fact is that
most tower speakers have a treble peak that makes them sound
more like a public address horn and therefore sound sonically
detached from the rest of the system. We smooth out the response
by attenuating the standing waves.
Finally, we load the enclosure with a predetermined weight
of polyester fiberfill. Fiberfill dissipates a percentage
of the acoustic energy thereby giving the enclosure the appearance
of a larger displacement. This is very important since the
automotive and marine speakers used in tower enclosures are
essentially infinite baffle that constitutes a requirement
of several cubic feet per speaker. Undersized cans inordinately
raise the speaker’s resonance and cut out the lower
spectrum of music. Once treated our enclosures are of adequate
size to deliver the lower midrange and upper midbass. This
yields a full musical range to convincingly integrate with
the onboard subwoofer and speakers.
In our enclosure selection we’re sensitive to the size,
weight, and cosmetic considerations so we use aluminum enclosures
that are large enough to reach into the midbass area but small
enough to be attractive.