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A Quick Guide to Marine Audio Equipment

A Quick Guide to Marine Audio Equipment

When you are in the market for marine audio equipment, you cannot walk into just any auto parts store and find what you need. So where can you find a car stereo store that specializes in audio equipment, and more specifically, marine options? Stereo Land, of course. 

Choosing the Necessary Components

Anytime you buy audio equipment for your marine craft, it’s important to remember that it will be exposed to sun, salt water, waves and more. This means that your components need to be water-resistant and UV-resistant. These features will allow your equipment to handle the occasional splash and sit under the sun for extended periods of time. If you find something that is waterproof, the unit should remain functional even if it is entirely submerged. 

The different components you are going to need to include:

  • Marine receivers
  • Speakers
  • Amplifiers
  • Subwoofers
  • Power inverter
  • Satellite radio
  • Speaker wire and cables

In addition to these items, you might also want to consider GPS. This is an item you shouldn’t leave the shore without, as it will help you navigate your way around and back. It can also plug into your full audio system. By talking with the staff at Stereo Land, you can learn why each aspect is important and how to compare the different options.

If you want to be able to integrate everything, you'll need to ensure you have sufficient power. The power inverter is going to be the best thing for you. It can charge laptops, phones and any other electronic device you need while out on the water. Just make sure the inverter features a ground fault circuit interrupter, which can protect against shocks.

Marine Audio Equipment Should Be Water- and UV-Resistant

Determining Where It Will All Go

Fitting all of the components on your boat can be a little challenging, simply because there isn’t one spot that works for every boat. You might need to cut paneling to make room for some of the equipment. Subwoofers and amplifiers often can go in the compartments underneath the seats or even under the bow. It's all going to depend on your needs as well is the boat itself. It also may be a good idea at this point to look for grounding plates to help ground all of your electrical components. 

Making the Purchase

Stereo Land makes it easy for you to get the marine audio equipment you need. We also provide installation services, which are well worth the money because our professional staff members know exactly what they’re doing and have the right tools for the job. Plus, it’s one less thing for you to worry about! Financing is also available, making it easy for you to pay for your audio equipment from our car stereo store over time. Learn more about financing, installation and more by visiting our website or stopping by the shop on Telephone Road in Ventura, California. 

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