If you are all about sound quality and you want the best, the 7.7" speakers offer imrpoved performance and sound quality over the 6.5" If you have the room , you have the budget, and you have the space to fit the larger, 7.7" M6 speakers, do it. The M6, 7.7" speakers offer better efficienty, increased power handling, more cone surface area, and a larger tweeter than the the 6.5" M6's. When powered properly, (like with the amp included in this package) the 7.7" will play lounder and just flat-out sound better than the 6.5". These JL Audio M6 speakers feature unique, marine-grade, silk-dome tweeters. Most other marine speakers use titanium and aluminum dome tweeters
and as a result, the marine speakers tend to be extremely bright and treble-forward. This is not the case with the JL Audio M6. You get that rich, warm, well balanced sound you expect from silk dome tweeters and those silk dome tweeters can still withstand the water, the salt-fog, the UV rays, and everything else mother nature and the marine environment can throw at them. Some consider M6, the best sounding speakers that JL Audio has ever made. If you are an audiophile with a trained ear, or you just like the finer
things in life and you are willing to go above and beyond to have those nice things, you can't go wrong. Please just make sure you have the space to fit the 7.7" speakers.
The JL Audio M-series M600/6 amp is rated at 75 watts per channel and the actual power output will be even more than that as JL tends to be conservative with their power ratings. The M-series amps feature JL's NeXD switching technology and have unrivaled thermanl management. As a result, you get a great sounding amp in a small chassis, that you can play as loud as you like, for as long as you like, without having to worry about the amp overheating and shutting itself off. The M-series JL Audio marine amps just perform.
If you value sound quality over volume, you can fit 6, 7.7" speakers in your boat, and you have to have the best of the best, you have found it. If need 6 speaker stereo system and you don't want or need tower speakers or subwoofers, the 7.7" M6 speakers are as good as it gets.