A client from Moultrie contacted the Precision Audio team to inquire about upgrading the stereo system on his Pathfinder 2200 fishing boat. The owner wanted something that would get good and loud and include satellite radio and Bluetooth streaming options. After looking at the boat and discussing several options, our product specialists put together a premium boat stereo package using Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio marine components.
Pathfinder Boat Stereo Upgrade
The first step was to upgrade the radio in the Pathfinder boat. The client chose the Rockford Fosgate PMX-5CAN digital media receiver to be the control center for the sound system. This radio includes an AM/FM receiver, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for a memory stick. Our team created a trim ring so the new radio would conceal the mounting holes from the unit it replaced. We also added an SXV300V1 SiriusXM satellite radio tuner module so the client can listen to whatever genre of music he enjoys, even when far away from terrestrial radio stations.
The Rockford Fosgate radio feeds audio to a six-channel JL Audio M600/6 amplifier we mounted inside the center console. This amplifier can produce up to 75 watts of power per channel and features corrosion-resistant hardware and a powder-coated heatsink. We used an ignition-protected Stinger 100-amp circuit breaker on the connection to the battery to protect the electrical system.
JL Audio Marine Speakers Deliver Big Sound
We outfitted the boat with three sets of JL Audio marine speakers to ensure excellent coverage for everyone on board. We started with a set of large 8.8-inch M6-880X-S-GW coaxial speakers on either side of the center console. A set of 6.5-inch M3-650X-S-GW coaxial speakers is mounted on the aft-facing sides of the front seats. Finally, we installed a set of 7.7-inch M3-770ETXV3-SB-S-GM tower speaker enclosures on the frame for the hardtop.
Georgia’s Best Marine Stereo Upgrades
We finished the project by configuring the controls on the amplifier to maximize the performance of the new speakers so the client could crank the system without worrying about anything being damaged. A team member gave the client a complete walk-through of how the new radio worked and helped him pair his smartphone so he could listen to streaming audio services or music stored on his phone. He loved the system’s sound and was excited to get the boat out on the water.
If you’re looking for a boat stereo system upgrade, we invite you to visit the Precision Audio store in Bainbridge or Thomasville and talk to one of our product specialists. You’re also welcome to give us a call or use our contact form to send us an email if you can’t visit us during regular business hours. We look forward to serving you!