Updated March 22, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Marine Speakers

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. No matter what you're doing on the water, it's important that all your equipment can stand up to the elements -- especially anything that uses electricity. A durable set of marine-grade speakers is a must-have for any vessel's stereo and/or PA system, so we've selected some of the best-sounding and most affordable on the market. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best marine speaker on Amazon.

10. Rockville RWB

9. Jensen MSX60RVR

8. Rockford Fosgate RM1652

7. Pyle PLMR52

6. Kenwood KFC-1653MRW

5. Kicker KM8

4. Polk MM1

3. Fusion FR6022

2. Rockville DWB65

1. Pioneer TS-MR1640

Editor's Notes

March 18, 2019:

When choosing marine speakers, watch out for user reviews and brand reputation, because some (Ahem... SONY) claim to be weatherproof, but end up degrading and even practically dissolving after just a year or so of use. To that end, you'll find a mixture of good options from somewhat familiar speaker brands that have gone the extra mile to give you hi-fi tunes on the water. These include Pioneer, a highly cost-effective choice that sounds fantastic, as well as Kicker, Kenwood, and Rockford Fosgate. Some of these are pretty costly, but if you want your music to sound good, they're probably worth it to you. In the middle of the pack when it comes to cost, you'll find some Rockville models that are a good balance of price and performance, as well as Jensens and Fusions. And if you're looking for more utilitarian options, or maybe something less expensive to fill out your nautical surround-sound setup, it's hard to go wrong with Pyle's budget-oriented model, although they don't offer much in the way of bass. Whichever you choose, make sure to inspect them thoroughly when you receive them, and install them with care, because one faulty seal or an improper installation make a big difference in terms of both a unit's sound quality, as well as overall reliability and lifespan.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on March 22, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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