Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. – Beethoven

Who doesn’t love music? Cruising the Virginian coast, fishing in the Chesapeake Bay or deep in the Atlantic, having music on your boat makes your day on the water much more enjoyable. But, how do you get music on board? Especially considering the harsh marine environment, this can be a difficult proposition if you want to do it right.

So, the Marine Concepts team came up with our Top 5 Favorite Sound Systems for our boats. We’re looking for longevity, durability, and of course, sound quality!

  1. Sony DSXMS60 – $279.49
    1. What We Like:
      1. Comes with a 400W amplifier (loud!!)
      2. Comes with 4, 6.5″ stereo speakers
      3. Comes with remote to control parameters
      4. USB Drive Compatible
    2. What We Don’t Like:
      1. Does not come with aux cable adapter, and does not play well with phones in cases.
  2. Kenwood KMRM312BT ATV – $209.99
    1. What We Like:
      1. Marine rated digital receiver with bluetooth
      2. SiriusXM ready
      3. Comes with 6 speakers ready
      4. Comes with a 400 Watt amplifier
    2. What We Don’t Like:
      1. Does not come with aux cable adapter, and does not play well with phones in cases.
  3. Kenwood PKG-MRG362BT – $189.99
    1. What We Like:
      1. SiriusXM ready
      2. Detachable face-plate with multi-color display
      3. 3 band graphic EQ
    2. What We Don’t Like:
      1. We wish the speakers looked cooler.
  4. PYLE PLCD14MRKT – $90.61
    1. What We Like:
      1. Relatively good price.
      2. Comes with Limited 1 Year Warranty
      3. Comes with remote to control parameters
    2. What We Don’t Like:
      1. Actually a car radio player that has had a splash proof cover. This will severely limit the life.
      2. Receiver looks ancient
  5. BOSS MCK1306W.6 – $79.99
    1. What We Like:
      1. Allows you to save 30 different radio stations.
      2. Cheapest option
    2. What We Don’t Like
      1. Actually a car radio player that has had a splash proof cover. This will severely limit the life.

Although you can get a radio for cheaper, we recommend shelling out a little extra in order to make sure you get a good product.

If you are not comfortable setting up and installing your own sound system, we highly recommend that you call us at our office here in Virginia Beach. As the only Certified Yacht Broker in Virginia, we can make sure your system is set-up right!

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