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The Best Marine Speakers for Your Boat in 2022



And Where to Get Marine Audio Installed by a Professional in San Diego


Spring is here, which means that we’re approaching the boating season full steam ahead. That means hitting the waves of the Pacific, wakeboarding, tubing, and hanging out with friends on the high seas. One of the best parts of owning a boat is to be able to share the experience with others.


However, there are a couple things that you need to do to ensure that your boat is ready to take to the open waters again, and one of those is considering the upgrades you can make to your marine audio system. Consider for a moment all the typical boating noise you heard last season. Engines, waves, wind, and other boats - these all produce a soundtrack of their own that’s overpowering the performance of your current speakers.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way. At San Diego Car Stereo, we carry some of the widest selection of aftermarket boat stereos and the best marine speakers ever to be installed on a seaworthy vessel.

So, are you ready to bump so hard that you scare the fish away? Let’s talk a little more about the best marine speakers for your boat.

Kicker 6.5 Inch 2-Way Marine Speaker Pair with Built-in LED Lighting


We're big fans of the Kicker brand here at San Diego Car Stereo. Not only do they make a high-quality product that's meant to endure the elements, but they also provide all the sound and power that you’ll need to overcome traditional boating noise, even when zipping along at high speeds. With the Kicker 6.5 inch you’ll get 195 watts of peak power and 65 watts of RMS power. And as a cherry on top, these speakers come with a multi-colored lighting function, which is perfect for night cruising.

Sony XS-MP1611 6.5 Inch Dual Cone Weatherproof Marine Audio Stereo Speakers


These Sony speakers really play up the weatherproof angle, so if you’re the type that isn’t afraid of boating when there’s rain in the forecast, we can’t recommend these enough. They are UV-ray and salt-water resistant in addition to being IPx5 certified for marine use. They don’t skimp on power, either. Boaters will enjoy 280 watts per four-pack of speakers with 65 watts RMS. The polypropylene woofer cones promise to deliver sound that is both super clean and rich in bass.

Pioneer TS-MR1640 6.5-Inch 2-Way Marine Speakers


These 6.5-inch Pioneers are considered some of the best marine speakers money can buy without breaking the bank, according to seafaring audiophiles. The water-resistant IMPP composite woofers crank out 160 watts of max power and feature a 30 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response. With a retail price of under $150 for a set, these Pioneer marine speakers offer fantastic value for the boater who is on a budget.

JL Audio M6-650X-S-GwGw-i 6.5-Inch Marine Coaxial Speakers


The JL Audio boat speakers are a definite step up in price (around $650 for the set), however, with that higher price point you can expect a speaker that performs in virtually any marine environment. This speaker cuts through wind, water, and engine noise like room-temperature butter. It provides boaters with 75 watts of continuous power handling and 55 Hz - 25 KHz (± 3 dB) of continuous frequency response. It also features ultra-bright RGB LEDs that display up to seven colors, which can be controlled via remote (sold separately). If you can swing the higher price point, we can’t recommend these enough.

Looking For Marine Audio Installation Near You? Visit San Diego Car Stereo!


Although we’re best known for elevating car audio using the industry’s leading aftermarket products, we also happen to specialize in retailing and installing marine audio as well. We sell aftermarket boat stereo systems and the very best marine speakers in the industry. Simply stop by our shop to check out our vast offering of marine audio products.

The best part of working with us is that we also install all the products we sell, and we’ll come out to where your boat is docked for the install. Every boat is different, so we can usually offer a few ideas on the best way to arrange your speakers. For instance, we can intersperse individual speakers so that they’re evenly spaced out on your pontoon tow bar, Bimini top, or other overhanging fixture.

Ready to get your speaker and boat stereo installation professionally done? Come hear your options at 4220 Convoy St. in sunny San Diego. Questions? Call us at (858) 569-0777, or email us through our website.

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