Thread: RXP Speaker Install
07-19-2007, 12:10 PM #1
RXP Speaker Install
First off, I want to thank Kinchyle (the JB weld man ) and Slugo10. Kinch for making up the how-to on $50 speaker install and Slugo for installing it on a RXP and sharing the results.
At first, I took off the whole hood. I guess I didn't understand the concept because I realized shortly after that I did not need to take the hood off. So I put the hood back on and inspected places to put the speakers. I found 1 candidate for positioning inside the hood but came up with another idea. I put it on the bottom part of the hood on the outside (shown in pics). I figure even though it's not inside the hollow hood, there is a opening on each side of the front (near the reverse lever and the corresponding location on the other side of the ski). This way, the sound would not only reflect off walls but it would also escape through the openings (pockets on each side of the ski).
I put the amp in the glovebox just like the how-to says. The amp hooks up directly to my Ipod or anything else with a headphone jack. I put the wires from the speakers 'inside' the outer edges of inner hood so they would be somewhat hidden. I just hope the amp with 8 AA batteries will last a while before I have to get new batteries. It may be time to invest in re-chargable AA's. I didn't put the speakers in plastic baggies as advised. I don't think water will get to them, but if it does I can purchase a new set of speakers for only $20! (should've bought a spare set or maybe hooked up four ).
Anyways, enough of the talk. Here are the pics. Don't mind the junk in the 2nd picture, it's all being thrown away . The system sounds good and is fairly loud, especially for the price. In the end, after shipping, I believe I spent approximately $70 on the entire setup. It's quite simple to do and increases the fun factor dramatically IMO.
Last edited by JFizzleJR; 07-19-2007 at 12:21 PM. Reason: Typo :)
07-19-2007, 01:03 PM #2
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07-19-2007, 01:53 PM #5
hey take the amp apart take the main leads for the battery usally red and black, then just hook them up to a 12v soruce
07-19-2007, 02:04 PM #6
I didn't want there to be any possibility of the battery running out..
Last edited by JFizzleJR; 07-19-2007 at 02:07 PM.
07-19-2007, 02:09 PM #7
Power source: 12V DC, 2000mA adapter (not included) or eight AA batteries (not included
i wouldnt run more than 2 but wire it to your battery then you dont have to repalce 8 AA
it only pulls at full 2 amps you will be fine
Last edited by superduty; 07-19-2007 at 02:11 PM.
07-19-2007, 06:56 PM #8
i had a set up almost like that and moisture builds up under plastic and ruined my speakers. so upgraded to submergibles-solved problem plus mounts way better no worries and loud. fades out about 60+ but just cruisin they are a hit heres some pics and clip.next is waterproof amp.
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