Originally Posted by MarieAntoinette
We are currently in the process of building a 45' sailboat and would like to install two 9" speakers in the cockpit. Could you tell me which would be the better marine speakers for this purpose?
Will you be using the speakers to monitor VHF, listen to music, or both?
I installed a 7 x 4 inch Alpine center channel speaker [designed for in-dash installation in a car]. It offers absolutely superb VHF voice reproduction and is also great for music - especially vocal music. Sure, you lose the very high highs and the very low lows, but what you gain in the middle is much better than ANY marine stereo speaker pair I've ever heard. Also, it seems to be extremely efficient because it's capable of high volume with a tiny amp. (low power consumption = mucho important)
Just a thought. Here's the link. (You could get 2 if you must have stereo).
Alpine SBS-05DC In-dash center channel car speaker at Crutchfield.com