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To me the sound outside is trivia. As others have mentioned you have to play them so loud and disturb the rest of the marina, moorage, or anchorage to make them sound good outside that I rarely bother. I have a Large pair in my pilothouse and a Larger pair in my den/storage area that used to be a forward berth - all connected to a fairly sofisticated switching unit for proper impedence no matter which combination I use. My den is my listening room. The solid wood interior of the NC makes great sound proofing and even though my boat lives right below the owners house I can listen at concert level there and disturb no one... even my wife 30' and two closed doors away in the aft berth can stand me listening to music at the volume I like.
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You're right Stan - I actually rarely switch on the outside speakers . . . except when my daughter comes aboard (or sometimes while sailing) that is. The PO installed Clarion co-axial flush-mount speakers in the headliner, through-out the interior - aft cabin, pilothouse, and galley. They sound terrific.

Edit - Couldn't find a good close-up pic of one, here's one in the galley - very small and thin in profile and deliver crisp sound - but not much bass:

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Okay, I'm sold on the iJet!

I looked at the maine cruising site and saw your iPod. What is the rest of the paraphrenelia attached to it? Idealy, I'd like a holder/bracket for it plus a set up so it is charging rather than running the battery down.
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After a year, our "marine" Pyle took a "pile". Sooooo... the hubby bought a marine Sony that kicked butt. It still worked, but the screen was flaking out from getting wet. The hubby bought an awesome Sony marine radio that plays MP3 and XM radio on eBay- with marine remote control (which filled an old gauge hole). Yep, sounds kick-butt with our outdoor Bose 151 speakers (you can get them on the cheap at Sams Club) and the remote is right there at your fingertips when you are anchoring! I am all about XM now- awesome system! Very few commercials, too!

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iPod info..

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Okay, I'm sold on the iJet!

I looked at the maine cruising site and saw your iPod. What is the rest of the paraphrenelia attached to it? Idealy, I'd like a holder/bracket for it plus a set up so it is charging rather than running the battery down.
If you're talking about the picture below that is my 3rd generation iPod with the top port for the remote. In that particular photo I'm using a Griffin Air Click, which sucks by the way, in comparison to the iJet. The cord out of the top is the music signal cable which is plugged into the head phone jack pass through on the air clicks receiver. This cord is then plugged directly into the AUX input on my stereo. The cord on the bottom of the iPod is just the 12V charger which I hard wired into my panel by cutting the cigarette lighter end off of it thus exposing the neg and pos wires.

When using the iJet the receiver plugs into the bottom, of the new version iPods, and it has a pass through for charging or using the "fixed" volume output or "pre-out" with a stereo marked "iPod ready". Make sure your stereo offers a true AUX input either with right/left RCA's or a 3.5mm headphone input. You'll still want to plug into the head phone output on the top of the iPod to utilize the iJet's volume control feature as the output from the bottom iPod port is a "fixed" level.

I use a combination of a Panavise pedestal mount and an ARKON Gripmatic to hold the iPod.

Gripmatic:
http://www.chumbo.com/Info.aspx?id=253260

Panavise:
http://www.panaviseonline.com/search...ry=41&search=%

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