Kenwood KFC-1652MRW Two-Way Marine Speaker System Review

Spending a day on your boat, basking on the Sun, having fun with your friends – is there anything better in life? Well, actually, there is – doing all that while your favorite music is playing in the background. Now, isn’t that something we are all dreaming of?

Whether you want to spend a day at the sea or at the lake, buying a good pair of speakers is necessary, IF you want to enjoy the day to the fullest. But, here comes the catch – you cannot buy just ANY type of speakers. For example, party speakers or classic wireless speakers are not designed to withstand fog, splashes of water, the UV rays, the salt, and other elements that are common on the water. And that’s where a marine speaker comes in handy. These speakers are, well, specially designed to withstand the elements and be loud enough so you can hear the music despite the waves or wind.

There are many high-quality marine speakers on the market, but today we will talk about this particular model – Kenwood KFC Two-way marine speaker, so stay with us.

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Overview

As you probably already know, Kenwood is one of the best when it comes to delivering the sound that will make you feel special. Because of that, Kenwood is the first choice among audiophiles and those who appreciate quality and simplicity. The KFC is a two-way speaker that does exactly what is supposed to do – it creates the perfect world of music, filled with excellent highs and lows. In addition to the high-quality sound, this speaker is capable of withstanding the drops of water, the salt, fog and other elements that you will encounter at the open sea. Not only that but also this speaker looks stylish.In addition, it has convenient dimensions so as not to take up a lot of space. The icing on the cake is a good price that makes this pair of speakers one of the best that money can buy.

Highlighted features:

  • Weight: 4.42 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Depth: 3.43 inches
  • 5″ in woofer cone
  • 2-way speaker
  • Waterproof
  • 300 watts (150 watts each speaker)
  • Warranty: 1-year parts and labor

Sound

This is the two-way speaker, which means that it produces both high and low-frequency range, resulting in a better sound (compared to one speaker). As for the bass, it’s good enough to complement the tones of your favorite music, so no need to worry about that.

The speaker has 6.5″ in woofer cone, and a1-inch balanced dome tweeter, producing amazing sound. The volume is loud enough so that you can hear the music while enjoying the breeze on your face and splashes of water on your skin. However, you can always connect these speakers to your amplifier and make a top-notch sound system at your boat. This would be perfect for making a boat party.

When buying a marine speaker, you have to make sure that it can handle the power levels of your amplifier. Each of these speakers has 150 watts of peak power, which is more than enough for your amplifier.

Design

Each speaker has 4.42 pound and its dimensions are 5.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Thanks to their convenient size, the speakers take up little space (and we all know how precious space on theboat is) and you can carry them with ease. Of course, they are designed to be mounted, not to be carried around, and so keep that in mind.

As for the materials, the speakers are made of polypropylene, which is one of the most common materialsused for marine speakers. Because of this material, you won’t have to worry whether you will need to buy a new pair of speakers in a month. In fact, you will appreciate sturdiness and durability of these speakers, as they are resistant to UV rays, fog, and salt. In addition, the speakers are waterproof, which is like, the most important feature, when you’re buying a marine speaker. So, these speakers definitely can stand the life on the water.

As for the looks, the speakers look simple yet stylish. Their white color will match perfectly with any interior or exterior, which is a huge bonus. Whether you want to place them in a cabin, or at the front or back of your boat, you will surely love the way they look (and so will everyone at your boat).

Installation

Even though you may think that these little speakers would be easy to install, we have to disappointyou – they are not. They would be if you don’t have to drill additional holes for screw attachments. However, once installed, you can relax and lose in the music.

Before the installation, we advise you think twice about where you will mount the speaker, as thelocation has a lot to do with the sound quality and loudness. For example, you can place speakers near the windshield, since that way, the sound will bounce back and you will hear the music better.

Price

It can be safe to say that this is one of the best speakers when it comes to what you get for the money. All these great features, at an affordable price – it would be ridiculous not to take the advantage of that and buy the speakers.

Of course, you cannot expect of these speakers to deliver the perfect sound, but as far as their price is concerned, you should be more than happy with the purchase. You can always buy a high-end model if you want to spend a bunch of money on it. Just keep in mind that the price doesn’t always mean you will get a better product.

Overall, these speakers are worth every penny.

Pros:

Price

Design

Durability

Waterproof

Good sound quality

Cons:

Installation

The sound quality is not top notch

Conclusion

And, there you have it – everything you need to know about Kenwood Marine Speaker, before actually getting one. All in all, this speaker is a good choice for those who want to add a stylish touch to their boat, as well as to bring high-quality tones to it. We highly suggest you buy this model, as you will be truly impressed with its performance and its price as well.

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