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    How To: intalling $50 hood MP3 speaker system

    $29 dollar amp (10 watts RMS x 2 max into 8 ohms, 15 watts RMS x 2 max into 4 ohms) Capacitor 330uf
    It takes 8 AA batteries with about 15-20 hours battery life.
    It uses a standard headphone attachment to any mp3/ipod player (3.5mm).
    Mounts in glove box.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=172282

    $15 dollar speakers (for 2 speakers) 6W power, 10W-50W output,8ohms
    These attach to the inside of the hood.
    They work by turning the whole hood into speaker.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...onics&v=glance

    To install just put double side industrial tape on the backside of the speakers (in pictures) and mount on the inside of your hood. Remove the bottom cover of the hood by removing all the hex bolts( 7/32 sheet metal screws) and it should lift up and off. It might be easier to just remove the whole hood from the hull and then remove the cover. I would purchase some thicker gauge wire than what comes with it. Use heat shrink or duck tape on the wire connection to the speaker to make sure they don't break from movement. Run the wires down close to the base where the hood goes back into the hull. Using electric tape run it AROUND the rubber gasket of the storage bin. Then go into the steering column hole that goes to the hull. Remove your glove box by opening the glove box and pressing the two clips that are in the front part (closest to the seat). Have the speaker wires go into the glove box and mount your amp at the back of the glove box with Velcro.

    These sound great! I can hear them from about 3 houses down when turned up and on the lake it blows any pontoons away from the coves I'm hanging out in.

    I just use a basic iriver mp3 player. with it but it will work with anything that has a headphone jack. I usually turn the mp3 player volume all the way up and then control the amp volume that way the amp batteries last longer.

    It's pretty funny when you see mouths dropping because they are like wtf is that coming from a ski.
    Or when you fly past someone and play another one bites the dust.
    Any college song (rocky top) turns some heads too.
    Play rocky top on the TN river and you get some hooting and hollaring.

    Pics of RXP install
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5494
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    Ha ha nice I ordered both, now to figure out how I'm gonna hook up my Sirius Radio to it

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    I'm confused. Where does the JB Weld go? Seriously though, the speakers sound good? If so I'm thinking of using the speakers with a powered amp. Use my psp so i can mount the volume control wire to the streering bar pad.

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    Yes. I have done this and it sounds very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel
    I'm confused. Where does the JB Weld go? Seriously though, the speakers sound good? If so I'm thinking of using the speakers with a powered amp.
    One of my favorite mods and didn't even need the JB Weld. Had to bust out the velcro though. Speakers sound great they have some but not much for the low side but if your mp3 player has the ability to change the equilizer you can really make it sound real crisp and loud by tuning more to the highs.

    You don't need a different powered amp. The one I linked too will power them and actually is geared just for them.

    I saw a battery powered subwoofer and speaker system
    http://ebargainhunt.com/Merchant2/me...t_Code=ehbsps1
    but it's like 100 dollars and the subwoofer is pretty heavy.

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    Kinchyle I'm going with a powered one so I dont have to worry about the AA batteries. I also will have better mounting options since
    I wont have to access the amp as much. I'm thinking I might be able to place the amp in the hood with speakers. That way just have to run power and control wire.

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    Sounds like a good option. Post a pic after the install. These speakers are very versatile and work perfect for converting the hood into a big waterproof speaker.

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    Greetings--

    My glove box takes on water (when it gets a serious splash :P ). There will be 1/2 or so of water in it after a ride.

    How do you keep your amp and player dry ?

    Also-- doesnt this amp have an AC adaptor input ? One could run it off the battery, eh ?

    Thanks for posting the details !!

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    If you ride really hard (like I am guessing you do) I wouldnt do this mod...Because the 1/2 inch of water in you glove box would have just messed up you amp...

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    If your glove box is getting water you need to check the rubber water seal around the lid rim. Your glove box shouldn't get any water. If it still does it you can put the amp in an aquapac
    http://www.aquapac.net/usstore/erol.html#home
    Some of the aquapac's allow for wires to leave.

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