What is Included?
This package includes the following:
- (6) 8.8" JL Audio M6 marine grade speakers
- (1) 10" JL Audio M6 Infinite Baffle Subwoofer
- The Option to add an additional 10" M6 Infinite Baffle Subwoofer
- Your Choice of JL Audio Marine Amplifier Package
- (1) 4 AWG Marine Amplifier Wiring Kit per Amplifier
JL Audio M6 speakers and subwoofers provide the absolute best overall sound quality of any marine speakers available. These speakers just flat out sound better. The difference is in the tweeter. While most marine speakers use aluminum or titanium dome tweeters, the JL Audio M6 uses specially treated silk dome tweeters. This gives you rich, warm, well-balanced sound
output that is simply unmatched by other products. In terms of the subwoofer, JL is known for their subwoofers. They do subs better than anyone else and you don't have to worry about putting the subwoofer in an enclosure. The subwoofer is designed for free-air applications and you can install it directly into the hull of the boat. The M series amps offer unrivaled, power, signal processing and thermal management.
This means your stereo sounds better and you can run it as loud as you want, for as long as you want, and you don't have to worry about the amps cutting out or overheating.
Are the 8.8" speakers worth the extra money?
Yes. If you have the space and you can fit the 8.8" speakers, go with the 8.8". The larger speakers have more surface area, they handle more power, and they have better sub and mid-bass response. The 8.8" will simply play louder and sound better than the 6.5" and the 7.7". The 7.7" M6 speakers are more efficient, but the larger cone and larger tweeter will sound better and play louder.
How do I wire the speakers?
The M700/5, 5 channel amplifier has 4 speaker outputs and 1 subwoofer output. You will wire 4 of the speakers directly to the front and rear speaker outputs of the M700/5. The other two remaining speakers will be wired to the M200/2. This will give you a gain for each pair of speakers and allow you to create the best possible soundstage in your boat.
How do I wire the subwoofer?
The subwoofer wiring is straightforward, it is a single 4 ohm subwoofer and you just connect positive on the subwoofer channel of the M700/5 amp to positive on the speaker. Repeat and do the same thing with the negative terminal. Please refer to the wiring diagram if you have any further questions.
Is a subwoofer grille included?
Yes, the JL Audio M3 10" subwoofer comes with the same color and style grille of the speakers. Everything will match nicely
Is the amp wiring kit included?
Yes. We include 1, 4 AWG marine amp wiring kit per amplifier. If you choose a single amplifier option, you get one amp kit. If your amplifier selection includes 2 amps, you get 2 amp wiring kits. Each wiring kit is uses 4 AWG marine grade OFC copper and is 7m long.
What about the RCAs?
The RCA cables are not included. With zones, lengths, channels, existing equipment etc. no two boats are the same.
Is speaker wire included?
Speaker wire is not included. Once again, we don't know the exact length you might need. If we include it, we have to make sure we err on the side of including too much as opposed to too little.
The Bottom Line
The 8.8" speakers are large and you need to make sure you can fit them. But, if you are an audiophile or you want the best possible sound quality in your boat, the JL Audio 8.8" M6 is the answer. Anything can get loud, but the real difference is how it sounds when it is loud. If you have to have the best and you are willing to pay for it, here you go. We do caution you though, this isn't necessarily going to be the absolute loudest option, but it will be the option with the best sound quality. Rockford and Wet Sounds will play louder than the M6, everything else being equal, but the richness and depth of the output won't compare to the M6.
Why You Should Buy from MarineStereo.com
60 Day Guarantee
If you purchase this package and you are not happy with it within 60 days from the date of purchase, you can exchange it for something else.
When you purchase from MarineStereo.com we will provide you with lifetime technical support. If you need help with wiring, installation, or product setup, our staff will walk you through the process to ensure that you get your product installed and working properly.
Risk-Free Shopping with Free Shipping & Free Returns
Since this item is over $100, it qualifies for free shipping within the continental United States. If you decide you want to return the items within 14 days of receipt and you are in the continental US, we will send you a return label to send the product back to us, free of charge. Product must be new, uninstalled and in the original packaging to qualify for free-returns.
Hassle Free Shopping
Our stereo packages offer hassle free shopping. We have taken the time to select the best components from the best manufacturers to ensure that the speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier all work well together. You don't have to try to piecemeal things together only to wonder, "Is this going to sound good?". We have done that work for you and the answer to that question is, "Yes". We have a ton
of experience with all of the brands that we carry and we know what make each product and brand a little different than the others. "We won't sell you anything we wouldn't put in our own boat"