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WEST MARINE Pro Series 6 1/2" 2-Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers

Model # 8720377Mfg # Speaker

$99.99

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Product Description

Our waterproof marine speakers feature attractive, rugged stainless steel grilles and offer 2-way full range sound for great-sounding tunes on the water. These tough speakers are built to stand up to wet, corrosive conditions and are highly UV resistant. The stainless grilles feature a clean look because they don’t require screws for installation. They simply pop in and out when gently removed with a small screwdriver. Flush-mount design. Includes hookup and hardware. Sold in pairs.
  • Style: Flush or box mount Watts: 210W/pair (Peak)
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Cone: 6 1/2" dia. polypropylene cone
  • Magnetic Shielding: No
  • Waterproof: Waterproof exterior
  • Material: Stainless steel grille, plastic housing
  • Brackets: N/A
  • Quantity: Pair
  • Color: White
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

Specs

Pro Series 6 1/2" 2-Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers

Color White
Design 2-Way
Magnetic Shielding No Magnetic Shielding
Style Flush mount
Watts 210 W

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4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • No rattle (9)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Waterproof (8)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Partying (6)
    • Relaxing (6)
    • Small boats (4)
    • While boarding (4)
    • Larger boats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth it for the price

    Purchased these for a 36 foot sailboat that is raced hard regularly. These replaced a very old set of 6.5" marine speakers that were completely blown out. The install was straight forward,...Read complete review

    Purchased these for a 36 foot sailboat that is raced hard regularly. These replaced a very old set of 6.5" marine speakers that were completely blown out. The install was straight forward, though a little more complicated for us since we had to make modifications because the old speakers were nearly the same size. This only involved cutting an additional half inch of material away from the hole and rotating the speakers 45 degrees because the screw holes were too close to each other. Once they were wired and mounted they sounded great, I got them on sale which means I'm even happier with the purchase. Very nice bass response and the mids and highs were very accurate, overall a nice clean sound. They are being driven by a marine head unit only, no amp is installed and there is no stand alone sub woofer. A LOT rides on how you have you head unit set up to deliver power and equalizer settings to ANY speaker. I gave 4 stars instead of five for a few reasons. First of all they are brand new so I'm not sure about their longevity, however we are in fresh water so I'm optimistic. Secondly, it remains to be seen how "weather resistant" they actually are. We get everything here from 90+ degrees and high humidity to -10 and dry, time will tell. Third, I'm disappointed in the gauge of wire supplied, I did run a heavier gauge from the wiring harness to the speakers and then spliced in the supplied pigtail at only a few inches so I'd have the supplied ends and the heaviest gauge wire possible for as long as possible in the run. I'm VERY happy with these speakers, after only one week however we will see if the possibility of frequent replacement is worth the savings over alleged higher quality speakers, which I doubt are worth another 100+ dollars in the long run.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Speakers are garbage

    I"ve had these speakers for a few months and I'm on my 3rd pair. My amp is way under the recommended watts yet these speakers are blowing ever trip. I purchased the replacement...Read complete review

    I"ve had these speakers for a few months and I'm on my 3rd pair. My amp is way under the recommended watts yet these speakers are blowing ever trip. I purchased the replacement plan, but at this rate West Marine will go our of business. Spend the extra money and get JL Audio.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sounding speakers

    By Second Hand

    from Haverstraw Marina

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Good Power Output
    • No Rattle
    • Waterproof
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Partying
      • Relaxing

      Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

      My career as an audio engineer (35 years, 7 Emmys) qualifies me to provide a good evaluation. I went to the W Haverstraw store and spent a lot of time with Tom, the manager, evaluating many speakers and chose these. The reproduction and frequency range is great, a nice tight bass and good highs. For use aboard a boat, I think you would have to search a long time to find anything better for the price!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth it for the price

      By CaptainDan

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Install
      • No Rattle
      • Waterproof
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Boats
        • Partying
        • Relaxing

        Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

        Purchased these for a 36 foot sailboat that is raced hard regularly. These replaced a very old set of 6.5" marine speakers that were completely blown out. The install was straight forward, though a little more complicated for us since we had to make modifications because the old speakers were nearly the same size. This only involved cutting an additional half inch of material away from the hole and rotating the speakers 45 degrees because the screw holes were too close to each other. Once they were wired and mounted they sounded great, I got them on sale which means I'm even happier with the purchase. Very nice bass response and the mids and highs were very accurate, overall a nice clean sound. They are being driven by a marine head unit only, no amp is installed and there is no stand alone sub woofer. A LOT rides on how you have you head unit set up to deliver power and equalizer settings to ANY speaker. I gave 4 stars instead of five for a few reasons. First of all they are brand new so I'm not sure about their longevity, however we are in fresh water so I'm optimistic. Secondly, it remains to be seen how "weather resistant" they actually are. We get everything here from 90+ degrees and high humidity to -10 and dry, time will tell. Third, I'm disappointed in the gauge of wire supplied, I did run a heavier gauge from the wiring harness to the speakers and then spliced in the supplied pigtail at only a few inches so I'd have the supplied ends and the heaviest gauge wire possible for as long as possible in the run. I'm VERY happy with these speakers, after only one week however we will see if the possibility of frequent replacement is worth the savings over alleged higher quality speakers, which I doubt are worth another 100+ dollars in the long run.

         
        5.0

        excellent Speakers

        By Nick

        from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Install
        • Good Power Output
        • No Rattle
        • Waterproof
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Partying
          • Relaxing
          • Small Boats
          • While Boarding

          Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

          Great Sound, Easy Install, Nice Look

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Re: blowing the speakers

          By Craig

          from NYC

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                Generally one blows speakers when they have too LITTLE power, not too much. When using a low powered amplifier, one tends to drive it to distortion. It is the distortion that blows the speakers. A higher powered, quality amplifier will sound better and have less chance of damaging speakers. This goes for your home system as well.

                (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Speakers are garbage

                By Cytranic

                from Deerfield FL

                Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                I"ve had these speakers for a few months and I'm on my 3rd pair. My amp is way under the recommended watts yet these speakers are blowing ever trip. I purchased the replacement plan, but at this rate West Marine will go our of business. Spend the extra money and get JL Audio.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value and surprisingly good sound

                By Flying Fish

                from Key Largo, FL

                About Me Intermediate

                Pros

                • Bass
                • Clear Sound
                • No Rattle

                Cons

                • Hard To Install

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                  Great sound for the price, highly recommend.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice sound for the price

                  By jake

                  from atlantic beach, fl

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                      These produce a surpising amount of base for their size driven only by a clarion head unit. The mids and highs are nice and clear. The grills are well made and low key in design. The covers do stick out from the mounting surface at least an inch max, which might get in the way in tight quarters.

                       
                      4.0

                      Pleased with the Sound

                      By Charlie

                      from Texas Hill Country

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Heard new notes
                      • No Rattle

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Larger Boats
                        • Partying
                        • Relaxing
                        • Small Boats
                        • While Boarding

                        Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                        I have not had them installed that long, but I have been out twice now and I am pleased with the sound. I heard notes I had never heard before on the previous speakers. I did not check "waterproof" or "weather resistant" because I have not had them that long, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

                         
                        5.0

                        Theses speakers sound great!!!!!

                        By ob1

                        from santa rosa,ca

                        About Me Advanced

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Partying

                          Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                          I made a Ice chest cooler radio with (2) of these's speakers mounted. Let me tell you it was getting so much attention when i was floating down the river and people could hear me coming.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great sound

                          By Deckboat

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Install
                          • Great value
                          • Waterproof
                          • Weather Resistant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pro Series 6 1/2" 2 Way Waterproof Stereo Speakers:

                              Great sound for the money. Bought them as a gift for my parents boat. I also bought a set of Alpine marine speakers for $99 and hooked 1 of each up. I was surprised to find the West Marine(got them on sale for [$]) sounded much better.Only complaint is the grills were difficult to install, bad design, they could easily make a grill that installs easier. I never did get 1 to go on all the way, but you cant tell.I will probably purchase a 2nd set for their boat in the near future.

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