Some areas of the world are blessed with beautiful weather all year, but for those of us here in North Carolina, spring is finally on its way back, and it’s time for the boats to hit the water!
Whether your vessel is a small ski boat or luxury yacht, a good audio system is a must-have on the water. From family outings to all out joyriding, a high quality custom marine audio system ensures that you and present company have a great time.
While audio setups for boats are similar in many ways to those of automobiles, there are some important difference because of the environment in which the vehicle is operated. The cabin of a car or truck is an enclosed space, which means it takes less power to deliver sound. In marine applications, however, you’ll need a bit more power behind your system to overcome the engine noise and ambient sounds of the outdoors. With this in mind, a powerful amplifier is a must.
The components of the marine sound system are also designed with obvious hazards in mind, after all water and electronics don’t mix very well! The three major concerns for any marine sound system are water, sun/UV exposure, and salt. A car stereo is isolated from outside weather conditions, but these systems, in most cases, won’t have an enclosed space to completely protect them from splashing lake or river water and the blazing sun.
All core components of the audio system are constructed to resist these conditions. The head unit, the heart of every audio system, is coated and sealed to prevent direct exposure to liquid water and moisture vapor.
Likewise, speakers and amplifiers are designed specifically for installation in marine vehicles, meaning a sealed chassis to guard against moisture, and a corrosion-resistant construction to fight wear from water exposure. With this in mind, we know that an audio system needs to work well and keep up with today’s technology. Features such as USB connectivity and remote control operation are available for these systems, so you won’t have to compromise.
With a custom marine audio system from DeDona Tint & Sound, you’ll be all the more excited to get that boat back on the water. As the warmer months are fast approaching, now is the best time ever to consider a custom sound system for your boat. We’re known throughout the Triad for our professional customized car audio installations, and you can expect the same high quality equipment and professional service with our marine audio installations. Give us a call today at (336) 851-1300, or send us a message online!