Sea Ray’s Get Upgraded at Epic Audio

Sea Ray upgraded at Epic Audio
Recently we’ve completed 3 separate Sea Ray Boat Projects at Epic Marine Audio. Perceived as one of the most genuine American brands Sea Ray has been around since 1959. The owners of these Sea Ray’s in particular were looking to improve the audio in their vessels and they came to the right place in Epic Audio
For these installs we used WetSounds speakers on the 32’ Sea Ray and JL Audio Speakers on the 54’ matching these powerful speakers with Fusion Marine Head Units for optimal functionality and style. 
Epic Audio is all about marine navigation, LED lighting, custom stereo, customer service, and more. Whether you are looking for a complete navigation, marine night vision, the best sounding speakers, Epic Audio has you covered. We are locally owned and operated in the Lake of the Ozark’s area.

Princecraft Pontoon Upgraded at Epic Audio

REVO Speaker Under Seat
Recently a Princecraft Pontoon owner trusted Epic Audio to get their boat summer-equipped and ready to turn some heads with a few custom upgrades to the audio system.  We added a few REVO 6 XS-W-SS  High Output Component Style 6.5″ Marine Coaxial Speakers from the good folks at Wet Sounds. We also equipped this Princecraft with Fusion Marine’s IPX7 NMEA 2000 Wired Remote for a nice low profile look that still delivers all the features you’re looking for.  
REVO Speaker Under Seat
REVO 6 XS-W-SS High Output Component Style 6.5″ Marine Coaxial Speakers.
Center Console Pontoon Boat
Fusion Marine’s IPX7 NMEA 2000 Wired Remote

One of the best performing marine coaxial speakers on the market, the REVO Series features a high power design to deliver incredible sound! Using a powerful 6.5″ mid driver with a full rubber santoprene spider & surround suspension system, heavy duty injection-molded composite frame, as well as a injection-molded composite cone and high output 1″ titanium dome tweeter to give you the ultimate sound experience. Not only that, like with all REVO series speakers, you can go even further with the included RGB backlighting, giving you the ability to add some accent light in any color using a Wet Sounds RGB Controller (not included). This unique combination makes the REVO Series a TRUE High Performance Marine Class family of speakers. 

IPX7 NMEA 2000 Wired Remote is  an out of the box solution for adding localized control of a compatible Fusion marine entertainment system to any vessel.
The IPX7 features a sleek new innovation: the glass helm flush mounting option. You can now choose either a flat mount for a stunning glass helm finish, or you can easily install with the conventional flush mount finish. Either way, the feature packed MS-NRX300 will provide everything you want from a wired remote and more.
Features:
Multi-Zone Technology: Install a remote in each independent audio zone, up to four zones depending on your Fusion marine entertainment system, to create localized volume control, as well as, global source control. Now you have even more control in creating a customized audio entertainment experience around your vessel.
IPX7 Water Resistant: Perfect for installation on a swim platform, deck or within the cabins, the MS-NRX300 is designed and engineered for the marine environment.
NMEA 2000 Certified: The MS-NRX300 is certified for connection to any NMEA 2000 network making for a quick and easy installation. Once connected, the wired remote will double as a NMEA repeater.
Optically Bonded 2.6” LCD Display: the MS-NRX300 sports a large, high contrast, daylight viewable display making it easy to navigate and stay in control of your audio entertainment experience.
NMEA 2000 Repeater: The MS-NRX300 remote control can be configured to display supported NMEA2000 network 
We’re thankful the client chose to bring this beautiful boat to Epic Audio and we couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. If you or someone you know is looking to add that little extra to their watercraft we are here to help.  

LED Marine Lighting: Bright Seas Ahead

Among looking very cool on your vessel LED marine lights are also effective for safety, fishing and leisure. These LED install kits can come customizable to almost any color and have effects of strobing and other patterns to make your boat the center of attention. Some product lines feature app compatibility to give you total control from the wheelhouse or the yacht club. These kits can begin under 500$ and can range upwards of a couple thousand depending on customer requests and size of vessel. Whether for your 20-foot fishing boat or 150-foot mega yacht the marine LED market provides an option for you. Below we will take a look at just a couple names in the industry to see what’s out there to a consumer.

Based in Delray Beach, Florida; Lumitec Lighting offers it’s SeaBlaze LED underwater lights which project the highest lumens per dollar on the market, are built using state of the art technology and the highest quality materials and are designed to run cooler, consume less power and last longer than other conventional LED underwater lighting technologies. Another awesome technology is Lumitec’s Mantis Dock Light system leveraging the cutting edge Quattro Spectrum underwater light but adds an innovative universal mounting system and a completely new full-immersion rear seal and wire technology, which will give you the best looking dock on the water. Lights mount easily to square or round pilings up to 14” in diameter / 12” square – even on pilings with the typical ‘fenders’ above the waterline. A typical installation takes less than 90 minutes and doesn’t even require a permit in many municipalities.

Ocean LED Smartphone Controlled

One of the pioneers in the LED marine lighting industry is Ocean LED, a U.K based company who has consistently pushing the envelope within the industry since 1991. OceanLED develops from initial concept, following the requirements of their customers. Every OceanLED product line is produced with precision in-house electronic, thermal and mechanical design. Custom optics are developed across all our ranges for each of the different class and size of vessels. Among superior technology and design OceanLED Colours utilize the very latest 4-channel RGBW High Definition LEDs. Controlled via DMX-512 through the vessel’s on-board systems, or wirelessly via third party devices such as an iPad, iPhone or Android.


Lumishore is another leader in the market of LED marine lighting and has been focused for over ten years on the design, development, and manufacture of the brightest, best, and most advanced underwater lighting products available today. Lumishore designs, develops and manufactures its systems exclusively in Swansea, U.K. and has proven itself to be the premier supplier of underwater LED lighting solutions for all sizes of boats from RIBs to the world’s largest Superyachts. Complete in-house capabilities have enabled Lumishore to create exceptionally powerful marine lighting systems with the highest light output available from 1,100 to over 23,000 fixture lumens. Lumishore is the only underwater LED lighting provider with full Lloyd’s Type Approval including safety critical EMI/EMC testing and compliance.
Although a fairly new industry LED marine lighting has already seen huge advancements in technology and efficiency along with depth in product offering and capabilities. Along with making the waterways safer these products will continue to push the line in the future and we look forward to seeing what’s next. 
Call or email to set up your custom installation of underwater LED lights for your boat today!

Kicker KMC2 Control Unit

When looking for the next control unit for your boat or watercraft efficiency, power as well as size are something to seriously consider. Look no further than Kicker Audio and their Kicker KMC. Kicker’s compact KMC2 digital media receiver packs a lot of performance into an easy-to-install package. Ideal for ATVs, boats, golf carts, and more. This receiver fits into a standard gauge opening, so it’s a great pick when you want a lot of sound, but don’t have a lot of space to work with. 
The big LED display gives you the info you need, while the watertight, UV-resistant face and durable controls will stand up to the rigors of marine and outdoor use. The one downside is this unit will not play CDs. Although it does have a built-in amp supplying 25 watts x 4 RMS/50 peak x 4 channels. 
The Kicker KMC2 is equipped with the latest in bluetooth technology.
Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming. Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones and devices with a maximum communication range of almost 33 feet, which can have you in total control of your unit from most anywhere on your boat! 
Whether the Kicker KMC2 or another unit that you choose for your boat, Epic Audio can help from idea to installation and have you cruising on the water with high quality sound in no time at all. Everything we do here at Epic Audio, has the highest standards of clean installation. Our wiring, identification and installations are thoroughly inspected and planned out to be and epic job well done. Contact us today to Learn More. 

Garmin ActiveCaptain® App: Control Chartplotters Remotely

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Garmin Marine App
Download in your GooglePlay or AppleStore

The ActiveCaptain® app lets you view and control your compatible² chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet.

Garmin Navigation Chartplotter
Control Your Garmin Chartplotter with Smartphone/Tablet App

Once you pair your chartplotter with the app, you won’t have to worry about bringing an SD™ card to the boat and back again. Thanks to the wireless connection, your chartplotter will receive notifications and updates directly from the app. You can turn on smart notifications to see calls, text messages and more on your chartplotter display while your phone is tucked away somewhere safe and dry.

The built-in OneChart feature keeps your cartography within reach. Once you download the ActiveCaptain® app and sync with your chartplotter, you can access and update your maps and charts from your mobile phone at any time. Even purchase new maps and charts from the OneChart storefront in the app, and see them on your chartplotter.

garmin marine app smartphone tablet maps control
Connect Your Garmin Chartplotter to Smart Devices with ActiveCaptain® App

Quickdraw Contours software makes it easy to create your own HD maps with 1’ contours. The Quickdraw Contours Community makes it easy to upload and share your Quickdraw Contours map data with your fellow boaters. Or, with zero button presses1, you can download the latest community content.

 

You probably turn to fellow boaters when you want to know more about marinas and other points of interest in the area. Now you can connect with members of the ActiveCaptain Community to get up-to-date feedback — no matter where you are.

 

In the app, you can easily plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain® will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Any marked waypoints and routes will seamlessly transfer between your chartplotter and the app, so you can access them anywhere.

 


Epic Audio is experienced and authorized to sell and install Garmin products like GPSMaps Chartplotters, Weather Units, Watches and more. Please call for your free quote today! 573-346-1909

 

²Helm is not compatible with ECHOMAP series chartplotters

Benefits of the Garmin 7612 Chartplotter

In terms of global positioning devices, Garmin has been a top the industry since their inception in 1989. The latest release is the Garmin 7612 Chartplotter . Designed for cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand quality marine products, ease of operation and cutting-edge features. Available now, this GPS chartplotter has tons of new features to have you feeling like a true adventurist.

  •  Garmin 7612 chartplotter with 12-inch multi-touch widescreen display has a 10 Hz internal GPS that updates position and heading 10 times per second.
  • You can add your choice of Garmin marine radar, including our powerful xHD2 open array radars or xHD dome radars that pairs ease of use with advanced open array features.
  • It is fully network capable, including the Garmin Network and NMEA 2000. 
  • The Garmin 7612 also pairs easily with dome or array radars. The 7612 comes preloaded with BluChart g2 maps as well as LakeVu HD maps.
  • Supports GSD™ premium sonar and GCV™ scanning sonar modules
  • In addition to basic charts the Bluchart g2 features tidal stations, currents, depth contours, and more to provide the highest level of safety during your adventure. 

Preloaded BlueChart g2 Maps

In addition to basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers smooth transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries. You can customize your screens with Safety Shading that allows you to shade all depth contours shallower than your boat’s safe depth. Fishing charts emphasize bathymetric contours with less visual clutter on the display. And there’s also a choice of standard 2-D direct overhead or 3-D “over-the-bow” map views for easier chart reading and orientation.

Preloaded LakeVü HD Maps

These highly detailed freshwater maps include 17,000+ U.S. lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Included in those are more than 13,000 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline; excellent detail of underwater features plus Shallow Water Shading that allows you to designate a minimum depth; interstates, highways, general roads and bridges; designated fishing areas; and points of interest, such as docks, boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds.

  • The Garmin 7612 also comes equipped with sailing specific features, which included include laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields.
    –All aimed at making your time on the water safer and more efficient while still allowing you too have the fun you set out to have!

    Staying connected with the Garmin 7612 Chartplotter has never been easier with built in WiFi and the ActiveCaptain app which allows you to manage you marine experience from almost anywhere. Whether loading new maps or plotting a charter the 7612 allows you the chance to do it. One of the most important features is one that we hope you never have to use,  the SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone to call the Coast Guard in case of an emergency. Garmin as a whole continues to push the envelope in terms of technology and advancements in GPS integration, we look forward to what they bring us in the future.

    To learn more about the Garmin 7612, click here.


 

To Schedule Installation of Any Touchscreens, GPS or Not, Please Email [email protected]

5 Important Boater Safety Rules Summer for 2019 on Lake of the Ozarks

Lake Ozarks Boat Crash Dock Safety

Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating and fishing. At its deepest points Lake of The Ozarks can reach 130 feet deep and covers over 61,000 square miles.

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Party Cove Lake of the Ozarks

While a great place for fun and adventure it is also important to understand some safety tips for our lake. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to understand boating safety rules and practices before leaving the dock. Below are a few safety tips to help you boat responsibly and enjoy your time on Lake of The Ozarks this summer and in the future.

 

  1. Be prepared with safety gear

You can’t always predict an emergency, so be prepared for any situation. Here are some essential items to keep on board no matter the size of your boat: flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle ropes and a fire extinguisher.

 

  1. Bring the proper life jackets

Life jackets do more than simply keep you afloat. Many are designed to turn an unconscious person face up and even help prevent hypothermia. By law, all boats must have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. Some states also require children to wear life jackets at all times.There are many types of life jackets on the market. Make sure the one you buy is appropriate for your on-water activity.

 

  1. Take a boating safety course

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that 70% of boating accidents are caused by operator error. Before you leave the dock, make sure you know the rules and your responsibilities.

There are several online courses available, including a few free courses. The Boat US Foundation offers a free online boating safety course developed specifically for each individual state. The U.S. Coast Guard offers an additional list of online and hands-on courses for boating safety.

 

  1. Use common sense on the water

Rules on the water aren’t much different than rules on the road. It’s important to use common sense, such as staying alert at all times, operating at a safe speed and ensuring that passengers stay safely within the boat’s railings. Also while anchored it is important if you have swimmers in the water they are clearly visible to other boaters.

 

  1. Develop a Float Plan

Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, let someone else know where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. A float plan can include the following information: name, address, and phone number of trip leader and passengers; boat type and registration information; trip itinerary; and, types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon.

 

We wish everyone a fun time on the lake, and really, really encourage safe boating and please, never drink and drive! Have an Epic rest of your Summer!!

Carver Boat Gets and Epic Stereo, Night Vision, and More.

It has been a pleasure working on boats in Lake of the Ozarks because the outcome of joy that is endured by boaters while listening to your favorite tune as the sun sets to the west inside any boat. This boat that we(Epic Audio) worked on was a big success that included the custom installation of marine stereo equipment, navigation, night and heat vision and new radio.

What boat you may ask, it’s a 2005 Carver. A luxury boat that is now set up for pictures of the most epic sunsets.

 


New Touchscreen’s from Garmin were installed first.

12-inch Multi-touch Widescreen Chartplotter/Sonar Combo

 

  • 12-inch multi-touch widescreen display (1280 x 800 WXGA) preloaded with both BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal and Garmin LakeVü™ HD maps
  • Built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water (transducer sold separately)
  • High-sensitivity internal 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
  • Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000®, plus NMEA 0183 support
  • Supports GSD™ 26 professional sonar module

Designed for sportfishermen, cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration in a chartplotter/sonar combo. The 12-inch multi-touch widescreen GPSMAP 7612xsv combo includes built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water. Its internal 10 Hz GPS updates your position and heading 10 times per second. GPSMAP 7612xsv is fully network capable, including Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.


 

New Stereo Installed with Fusion Radio and WetSounds Amps and Speakers

 

 

Both back and front of the Carver yacht, we installed WetSounds speakers that are RGB Color Changing with colors and pattern changes that are remote controlled.

To lead the speakers, the customer had chosen to use the Fusion Radio as the unit to be installed by the steering wheel.

Then a new Garmin VHF radio was installed to communicate with other vessels in the area of Lake of the Ozarks.

Garmin offers communications and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) designed to enhance convenience and safety for mariners worldwide. All include Digital Selective Calling (DSC), a global protocol that uses channel 70 to transmit and receive digital messages. VHF radios equipped with DSC can send and receive digital emergency messages, private calls and general calls and let you call attention to VHF calls by using stored Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers. DSC significantly improves the chances of rapid rescue.

 


 Everything we do here at Epic Audio, has the highest standards of clean installation. Our wiring, identification and installations are thoroughly inspected and planned out to be and epic job well done.


Night time on the Water Made Safer with FLIR

FLIR Maritime thermal imaging systems give you the power to see clearly in total darkness, through solar glare, and through light fog and smoke.  FLIR’s thermal technology is used by thousands of military, first responder, commercial and recreational mariners every day for navigation, collision avoidance, threat detection, surveillance, and search and rescue missions.

Precise, easy-to-use, and reliable, explore your adventurous spirit with FLIR’s thermal night vision cameras. Whether fishing, cruising, sailing, or just exploring the ocean, remove limitations and enjoy a sense of personal freedom with the same advanced technology used by professional mariners and militaries around the world.

 


Having a beautiful day on the water with family and friends can be even more fun with electronic upgrades to your boat. Let Epic Audio handle your boat and equipment with care.

 


 

 

Have Epic Audio install your next electronic upgrade to your boat!

Email [email protected]

 

Formula 400SS with Lumishore LED Lights

A customer recently called asking about underwater lights for his Formula 400SS parked at a marine in Lake of the Ozarks. We talked about a couple of options over the phone and the Lumishore SMX 153 was the top choice for under water lights around the 2 drive motors.

The SMX 153 Surface Mount color change lights offer boat owners full-featured EOS functionality such as Wi-Fi- control, “Sound-toLight” entertainment, and synchronized fade, sweep and strobe using the intuitive EOS STV 2204-i Display and/or directly from your compatible MFD. Please note that the Lumi-Link Command Center is required for all EOS Series light systems.

Full-featured EOS Series integrated lighting system provide unprecedented color control, and none of the networking hassles common with color changing lights. Easily build a system that perfectly matches your interest and lifestyle.

To find out more about Lumishore, visit: www.lumishore.com

Call us anytime to schedule your free quote on installing boat electronics like lights, stereos, touchscreens, TV’s, antenna’s and more!

(573) 346-1909

8-inch Multi-touch Widescreen Chartplotter/Sonar Combo Installed

  • 8-inch multi-touch widescreen display (1024 x 600 WSVGA) preloaded with both BlueChart® g2 U.S. coastal and Garmin LakeVü™ HD maps
  • Built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water (transducer sold separately)
  • High-sensitivity internal 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
  • Fully network capable for Garmin Marine Network and NMEA 2000®, plus NMEA 0183 support
  • Supports GSD™ 26 professional sonar module

Designed for sportfishermen, cruisers, sailors and sailing racers who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration in a chartplotter/sonar combo. The 8-inch multi-touch widescreen GPSMAP 7608xsv combo includes built-in dual CHIRP sonar plus CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water. Its internal 10 Hz GPS updates your position and heading 10 times per second. GPSMAP 7608xsv is fully network capable, including Garmin Network and NMEA 2000, and offers the conveniences of built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.


Our installations are quality and we guarantee great craftsmanship. If you have any question or need assistance with what unit will be best for your budget and boat, please call us at 573-346-1909