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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
There are quite a few options when it comes to boat speakers that will last season after season. A top choice option that we suggest has an integrated color changing controls and can be controlled from a smartphone are these marine speakers from Wet Sounds. These are very cool, sound amazing, and can be ordered with different faceplates.
There are different models of the Wet Sounds premium line of speakers including the REV and REVO Coaxial’s. Featured above are the REVO 8 | Wet Sounds 8″ Marine Coaxial Full Range Speaker.
As you may notice, the speakers above that we installed are built into a custom box that is made to attach properly to the boat tower. The REVO line is more cost effective which is why we make a custom box for them, whereas the REV Series comes in a sealed can from the manufacture, but can be double the price.
Ask one of our pro’s what the best option for your budget will be.
Info on the REVO Series:
Wet Sounds is proud to present the newest innovation in marine speakers, the REVO Series. The series comes in two sizes, 6.5’’ and 8” models, and both are loaded with industry leading features to be the best speaker on the market. The series comes with 1” Titanium Tweeters for clear high frequency detail, Wet Sounds exclusive Nylas (Nylon reinforced fiberglass) composite frame to withstand the harshest environment. An injected molded advanced composite mid-bass cone for tight bass and distortion free performance. Each speaker comes with RGB LED tweeter glow kit that will allow thousands of color options and with 8 different grill options for both Salt and Fresh water, you can match the look and feel of your boat.
Sold in Pairs.
• 1” Titanium Tweeter for crisp, clear high frequency details
• Wet Sounds exclusive Nylas (Nylon reinforced fiberglass) high stiffness composite frame to withstand even the harshest environments
• Injection Molded Advanced Composite Mid-Bass Cone for tight bass and distortion free performance
• Wet Sounds rubber spider is the industry’s only santoprene rubber spider that is impervious to water saturation and dry rot
• Thermoformed santoprene rubber surround for permanent attachment to the cone
• 12dB audiophile crossover with air core inductors, mil spec tolerance parts and integrated tweeter protection for the highest performing marine speaker in the world
• RGB LED Tweeter Glow Kit Included allows hundreds of color options
• 8 Different Grill Options available
• More choices than the competition!
Call (573) 346-1909 to schedule your free consultation and quote to install marine electronics, stereo’s, GPS, night vision and more to your boats in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
We recently installed a lights, sound, and controls to this Formula 37 Super Sport. Adding additional controls gives you the power to change the mood, turn more lights on for safety, and they aesthetically are pleasing. See the additional lights we added in the cup holders.
Then we installed Wet Sounds speakers for an ultimate music and lights experience. The new Revo Series from WetSounds is the best on the market for marine speakers.
Formula Fine-Tunes Day Cruiser Line With Addition of 370 Super Sport
DECATUR, IN—Thunderbird Products has mastered day cruising with the Formula 370 Super Sport. Poised to settle in as a logical transition from the Formula 350 Sun Sport to the 400 Super Sport, the 370 carries off the combination of beautiful styling and exhilarating performance that is expected of a Formula.
The hand of Thunderbird’s exclusive designer, John Adams, is clearly evident in the 370 Super Sport. While striking in line and plentiful in amenities, this performance artist belies its own agility and speed generated by Formula’s stepped-hull FAS3TECH™ technology. With a 21° deadrise, the ride is as solid and confident as that of its FAS3TECH™ counterparts and the 400 Super Sport which preceded it. Speeds in the mid-fifty mph range with stern drive power options of either twin Volvo 8.1 GSi DPs or twin MerCruiser 496 MAG MPI HOs are astounding for a 37′ boat with a dry weight of 14,400 pounds and a generous 10′ 6″ beam.
Inspired by its predecessor, the 400 SS, the 370 is designed with ample room in mind for both cockpit and cabin. Integrated dash steps and the beautiful curved-glass windshield with center walk-through allows easy access to the nonskid foredeck center walkway. Also reminiscent of the 400 is the forward-swept radar arch, adding a continental flavor to the look of the 370.
The cockpit of the 370 SS proves that Formula has mastered the art of designing and building the most advanced day cruisers in the industry. While designed primarily as a daytime entertainment platform, the 370 Super Sport easily slips into the role of extended cruiser. Storage compartments are fully integrated throughout, allowing everything to be stowed neatly in specific areas. Seating and sunning areas are designed for the total comfort of the captain and passengers. A large U-shaped lounge starboard of the transom entry treats passengers to plenty of space and accommodates the entire crew for a meal or snacks by adding the tables. The lounge can also be filled in with the cushions to form a king-size sunning area. Forward, the unique, angled port seat is perfect for three seated passengers or one reclining.
The 370’s command layout illustrates the celebrated Formula demand for correct ergonomics in its cockpits. A sturdy, smartly designed, two-position helm seat provides excellent support while sitting, and also allows the captain to lean back comfortably against the specially designed adjustable section while standing. Monitoring gauges and assessing all on-board systems is a simple, natural extension of the helm. The expansive command seat will also accommodate a passenger, so it is possible to seat 12 people in comfort. Cupholders are plentiful and easily reached by all.
A complete galley wetbar in the cockpit opposite the U-shaped lounge is fitted with a Corian® countertop, integrated sink, pullout refrigerator with beverage rack, built-in trash receptacle and 120V GFCI outlet. The wetbar also includes storage for a standard 17-quart Igloo® cooler, making it easy to transfer beverages or ice from shore. Storage below the wetbar gives plenty of room for entertaining necessities. Sleek, molded fiberglass projects a beautiful, completely integrated appearance, while lending itself to quick cleanups when needed.
The 370 Sun Sport is equipped with an abundance of sleek, molded fiberglass storage areas, making it easy to stow away everything needed for a longer cruise. Beneath the aft seating are voluminous storage compartments, while the aft “trunk,” accessible from the swim platform and identical to the 400’s, has dedicated storage for lines and four standard fenders. It also stores the cockpit tables and doubles as the engine hatch, saving valuable cockpit space. Other storage areas are located under the helm seat and below the dash. Everywhere you look in the cockpit of the 370, you will discover ample, convenient storage.
The cabin, entered through a one-piece, curved acrylic door which slides neatly into the dash, is elegant, with an expansive, curved UltraLeather™ lounge forward. The adjustable height dining table converts the lounge into a double berth. A 26″ LCD/HDTV/DVD combo is built in at the ideal viewing height and angle from the lounge. A Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo system with changer is located in the main salon as well as 800W of amplification and an iPod docking station. The galley is a sophisticated work of art, from the Corian® countertop to the high-gloss Deep Cheery-finished cabinetry. A polished stainless sink, integrated trash receptacle and electric stove are standard features. The impressive list of galley equipment also includes a microwave oven. Cabinets are plentiful, and lower cabinets are lighted when opened.
The aft cabin stateroom features a queen-size bed and a large storage area at the foot of the bunk as well as 110V AC, 12V DC and telephone hook-ups. The head compartment is spacious and comfortable with a molded fiberglass vanity, Corian® countertop, stainless sink and seperate shower area with molded-in seat.
Ready to explore local waters with the family or to make a long-range voyage with companions, the Formula 370 Super Sport is sure to fulfill the desires of the day cruiser enthusiast.