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What speakers do you have in your sailboat saloon?

I'm hoping someone can convince me that this is a good idea. The boat has a very tired pair of Realistic Minimus 7s (probably sould be in a museum!) and at home I have a spare pair of B&W bookshelf speakers, 1998 vintage. They are 12" high, 11" deep, and 9" wide. Are they completely over-the-top? They should just fit I think, where the current speakers go. They should certainly sound nice.

A sony car stereo will be powering them.
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Always need to make sure that the output from the headunit can actually drive the speakers. Check impedance too.
I have some car speakers or something in mine, no idea, I've never switched the stereo on.
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The B&Ws are 8ohm impedance with 87db/w sensitivity while the Minimus 7s are also 8 ohm but with 84db/w sensitivity.

In other words, an easy impedance to drive but not very sensitive so better have some watts.
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Pretty big but a bit easier to drive than the Minimus 7's. The bass should be much better.
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I have Bose speakers which sound wonderful. Yours sound a bit large, but if they fit in properly, I guess why not?

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I got some boston acoustics after reading a thread Camraderie posted in here on Sailnet a few years ago. He really knows his stuff - The speakers sound great - He also recommended polks.
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I have 3" Bose cubes, they're great sounding!
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But they don't produce much bass - they are designed to be used with a sub woofer.
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I think I'll just take the B&Ws down to the boat and see how they fit. I like the idea of using them instead of them gathering dust.

I also need to replace the horrible hair-thin speaker wires that are in place right now. It's just about the thinnest stuff you could call wire!
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Bose all the way...lotta speaker for the small size...good range across all spectrums also.
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