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POLY PLANARStereo Weather Enclosure

POLY PLANAR

Stereo Weather Enclosure

Model # 548594Mfg # WC-400

$67.99

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Product Description

The WC400 is waterproof housing that surrounds your stereo on all sides for maximum protection. A gasket-sealed, polycarbonate splash cover on the front of the rugged ABS enclosure prevents water from entering. The hinged cover lifts easily and remains out of the way in any of several positions. When open, it maintains partial splash protection while still allowing access to stereo controls. Wires and a rear connector let you hook up the stereo and antenna through the housing. A gimbal mounting bracket permits installation above or below the dash, under an electronic box or on any convenient horizontal surface.

Features:

  • Accommodates any dual post, removable and DIN-style stereos
  • High Impact ABS Housing
  • Stainless Steel Bracket
  • Dash or Overhead Mounting
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • Available in Black (Part# WC400B) or White (Part# WC400) color

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Poly PlanarStereo Weather Enclosure
 
2.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By Tom

      from Northern Michigan

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

          Wow, I read the reviews and was hesitant to buy it based on some of the feedback. I found this product easy to install, the seal mentioned in some of the other feedbacks was not an issue at all. Well designed, looks great, love it! Would buy this again!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not Even Remotely Waterproof

          By EB

          from Solomons, MD

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • No Rattle

          Cons

          • Hard To Install
          • Vulnerable To Water
          • Vulnerable To Weather

          Best Uses

            Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

            In order to remain waterproof the unit is "pre wired" which requires multiple splices on each wire to connect your stereo. While that is no problem for experienced installers it leaves plenty of room for error if you are a beginner. However, this would be a good feature if the unit was actually waterproof. After some rain the other day I went on the boat to check everything out and there was a ton of water inside the enclosure. This is a complete waste of money. My head unit is not ruined and I will be bringing both that and the enclosure back to WM tomorrow expecting a full refund.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            keeps it dry

            By Dom

            from Columbia, NC

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • No Rattle
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Partying
              • Relaxing
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

              The rubber seal was a pain but after some fiddling it went together fine. Works well, but I would not mount this were it is directly exposed to the elements. I mounted mine inside my center console.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great looking product

              By JP

              from Houston, Texas

              About Me Intermediate

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Partying

                Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                Installed on top of center console in my boat. Looks great and very sturdy.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great stand alone

                By busaman

                from Sunshine state

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Center console boats

                  Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                  I have two of these units.They work great for keeping the water out. Mine are up top and if I would of bought a box Price would of doubled. 5 yrs and going stronge.

                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Saved me from cutting a hole...

                  By Jeff

                  from Portland, OR.

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                        This thingy saved me from having to cut a hole in the cabin to mount my new Sony stereo. The gasket was a pain in the butt and there was a minor manufacturing defect in the dark plastic cover that does not show because of how I mounted it. Stupidity runs rampant in my family and if I can install this thing so can you as long as you're comfortable doing a little wiring.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I read the other reviews, ...

                        By Frank

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Poly Planar Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                        I read the other reviews, saw all the negatives, but decided to go to the store anyway. I decided to purchase the unit and can't figure out why everyone was whining about this mount. I put it together in short time. Yes the gasket is a little weird to install, but a little super glue kept it on so the face plate could install. This is really a no brainer guys, so maybe everyone should hire a boat electrician to do work like this.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        My last stereo survived ...

                        By Gustavo Perez

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Poly Planar Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                        My last stereo survived over 5 year inside this unit (until an inadverted short killed it). Other stereos I've owned that were installed without this enclosure used to last 1-2 years. My new stereo will go inside the same enclosure I bought 6 years ago. I wish the fastening knob did a better job. I think is a good investment to protect your stereo.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Bought two. They both ...

                        By Troy

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Poly Planar Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                        Bought two. They both broke. Install is difficult at best. The second break away from under the dash shorted wires and blew an expensive amp. Expensive to buy - MORE expensive to own. If you buy one, give it away as a gag gift.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I have owned two of these ...

                        By Rick

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Poly Planar Stereo Weather Enclosure:

                        I have owned two of these and they have both worked well. I have them on a larger boat and my current one is on the fly bridge. It provides a convienent place to mount the stereo and provide security from the elements. The gasket was a little tricky to install but with some sealant it stayed where I wanted it until the front cover was secured. I had no problem with the wiring or mounting of the unit and between both boats I've been using this product for over 4 years with no problems. I enjoy it and recommend it for larger boats that don't get pounded around by the elements.

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