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By Elizabeth Ginns Britten — September 2004
My father has always had high-end audio equipment in his car, yet he’s never had the same on his boat, and apparently that’s common. Pioneer Electronics says that of the 17 million registered boats in the country, many have “barely adequate sound systems onboard.” The company’s solution is its Nautica speakers, designed to improve sound and resist the wear and tear of the harsh marine environment.
The speakers are made of water- and weather-resistant injection-molded polypropylene with fade-resistant elastomer surrounds; acrylonitrile-elastomer styrene glass fiber-reinforced basket/magnet covers to protect the speaker’s magnetic circuit; and gold-plated tinsel wire for corrosion resistance. Combined, these features should offer sound onboard equal to that in your car or home.
Suggested retail price starts at $80, and there are three models: a 6.5-inch dual-cone and two two-ways (a six-and-a-half-inch and eight-inch). Contact Pioneer for a dealer near you.
Pioneer Electronics Phone: (310) 952-2451. www.pioneerelectronics.com.
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This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.