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Upgrading 242 LS Stereo with Stock Speakers

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by dzeppos, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. dzeppos

    dzeppos Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Coto de caza, CA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Hello All,
    I"m upgrading the stock 2016 242 LS stereo by adding the 6 channel Wet Sounds™ Hydro-Tech™ X (HTX) Series Amplifier, plus a XS-10FA 10 inch marine subwoofer.
    Will the existing speakers work for this?

    OR ff did need better speakers, I could spend even more money and get the JL Audio® SLAMPAK™ Interior Audio System (includes two pairs of MX-Series 6.5" Coaxial Speakers, one MX-Series 10" Subwoofer, a 600-watt six-channel amplifier)

    Any thoughts on a moderate level upgrade on the stereo?
    Thanks in advance
    Demo
     
  2. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    940
    Location:
    San Diego / Colorado river
    Ratings:
    +590 / 15
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2004
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Amps make a huge difference. You could see how you like it before upgrading. Or go jl and know it will kick ass.
     
  3. CraigAR

    CraigAR Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    477
    Location:
    Cape coral, Fl
    Ratings:
    +591 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    The htx-6 series amp will go into all channel protect mode when you turn your engines off and then try to turn the key back to the on position. Voltage protection mode. I have 2 motors so I am in the habit of shutting down one engine and putting that back to the on position before killing the other engine. Major pita, other than that it's a great amp.
     
  4. dzeppos

    dzeppos Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Coto de caza, CA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I can still run them on the house battery only? Correct?
    Thanks again for the heads up
     
  5. CraigAR

    CraigAR Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    477
    Location:
    Cape coral, Fl
    Ratings:
    +591 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have 3 amps hooked up to my house battery pushing 10 speakers and a sub and have had no problems. When the boat is shut down I usually am at about 40% volume for 4 hours and the voltage never drops below 12.1
     
  6. dzeppos

    dzeppos Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Coto de caza, CA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Cool - I did the The Wet Sounds™ Hydro-Tech Amplifier and Subwoofer - and they make a big difference. But I do like quality, and the stock polk speakers that came with the 242LS start losing quality at the high end and can't carry the sound to compete with the new subwoofer.
    I'm looking at the XS-65 6.5" Coaxial Speaker by Wet Sounds™ or the Polk MM6502 speakers to replace the six stock speakers.
    Will it make another big difference, and which 6.5" speakers do you recommend?
    Thanks
     
  7. Weeb

    Weeb Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    281
    Location:
    Denver NC 28037
    Ratings:
    +147 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Do you have to actually leave the key on to use the amp when just floating?
     
  8. dzeppos

    dzeppos Member

    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Coto de caza, CA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    The Amp integrates with the existing unit - you don't need to leave key on - just use it in float mode like stock option
     
  9. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

    Messages:
    7,530
    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +8,099 / 122
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Interested in what you will decide!
    I've ICON8s on the tower with DB651s (10) in cockpit/swim deck. Not bad at all, but when those go I'll be hesitant what to do, as the ICON8s so overpower the DBs. I have the WS420 and I can make it all work but...

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