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Re: Bose 151 Speakers... Opinions

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I saw a couple posts of people with subs? Does the sub tend to pull a lot of battery or is it negligible?
Well it would depend on if you are talking a cruiser or a day sailor, for a day sailor it likely does not matter as most people are only out for a few hours. But many cruisers think just a radio is too much, so it really depends on your battery bank and use.

I think you could hook up a T-amp without too much draw. The T-amps don't pull a lot of power but have a lot of headroom and will drive speakers well beyond what there lowish power ratings would indicate and they can even be run off of a battery packs of AAs.

examples of the T-amps are Lepai, Parts Express(very inexpensive) and Topping(higher end). Lot's on eBay as well.

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Well it would depend on if you are talking a cruiser or a day sailor, for a day sailor it likely does not matter as most people are only out for a few hours. But many cruisers think just a radio is too much, so it really depends on your battery bank and use.

I think you could hook up a T-amp without too much draw. The T-amps don't pull a lot of power but have a lot of headroom and will drive speakers well beyond what there lowish power ratings would indicate and they can even be run off of a battery packs of AAs.

examples of the T-amps are Lepai, Parts Express(very inexpensive) and Topping(higher end). Lot's on eBay as well.
Interesting...
I will be adding a sub to the cockpit for sure now

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Re: Bose 151 Speakers... Opinions

I have a Bazooka tube sub on board (mounted behind the salon). It has a built-in amp and draws about 1 to 4 amps depending on how loud I play it. I also put a switch in so that I can power it off if I don't want the extra power draw. I've been really happy with the performance of it.
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Re: Bose 151 Speakers... Opinions

For down below I recommend a good pair of compact, audiophile-grade speakers from a well-respected speaker manufacturer (not Bose!) My boat came with a pair of Realistic Minimus 7s that sound fine (must be 20-30 yrs old now), if I had to upgrade I'd go with some good compact monitor speakers like the Wharfedale Diamonds. I have a pair of B&W monitors that are just a bit too big...wish they fitted on the boat!

Any amp that can drive 4 ohms is going to be able to drive 8, as higher impedance is an easier load. No problem putting home speakers on a boat/car stereo.
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Here you go, any number of Minimus 7s for sale for about $50, and better than anything Blose ever made :

realistic minimus in TV, Video & Home Audio | eBay
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Re: Bose 151 Speakers... Opinions

BTW - bass sounds are going to carry a significant distance through the water.
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Re: Bose 151 Speakers... Opinions

I definitely want a Bazooka tube subwoofer. Will be looking at some suggested replacement speakers to pair up with the tube.
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Here you go, any number of Minimus 7s for sale for about $50, and better than anything Blose ever made :

realistic minimus in TV, Video & Home Audio | eBay
I remember those when they came out and made a big deal about them. Must be a bit of a niche market for them, I was not aware of that.
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