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Briggsy
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marine stereo

Postby Briggsy Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:38 pm

Gday guys

After some more advice/help in regards to boat stereo. I would like to put stereo in my boat. I am tossing up between the gme GD9620 stereo or the lowrance sonice hub. The reason I am cosidering the GME 9620 is that you can get an remote unit that you can mount on the dash, everything else in cabin. Price wise much the same. I have a couple of questions in order to help me descide. With the sonic hub if i put my iphone in docking station, am i able to still use the phone and how? I have HDS 7 unit already in my boat. The next question is how do you guys out there apply aerial reception to your stereo?

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Re: marine stereo

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Re: marine stereo

Postby triman Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:12 pm

Briggsy, not knowing what your boat is, but I have a fibreglass hull with stainless railings and I hooked up the centre of the aerial lead to these railings. Get great reception, but I doubt if this will work with an ally hull.


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Re: marine stereo

Postby Joffa Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:05 pm

If you have a VHF or UHF radio onboard then you can purchase a spliter for around $60 and use the same aerial


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Re: marine stereo

Postby toadie Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:18 pm

with sonic hub you cannot use your phone while its in the unit, as far as i understand.

the gme looks a great unit, have you looked at any other brands? fusion audio do some great marine stuff


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Re: marine stereo

Postby fisho1 Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:00 pm

If you have a VHF or UHF radio onboard then you can purchase a spliter for around $60 and use the same aerial
Using a splitter is not recommended reception and output power loss can be an issue .If you have a glass boat you can connect center pin of antenna plug to bowrail use connector to fit under nut on bowrail inside cabin I have done this works ok or use dipole from ebay :D


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Re: marine stereo

Postby fisho1 Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:01 pm

Fusion for me plenty on ebay


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Re: marine stereo

Postby Briggsy Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:08 pm

I have Streaker Navigator . Glass boat with bow rails. Sounds like wiring up to them is the go. Thought that would be the case for iphone use. Maybe lowrance need to do a little more work!. Will also checkout fusion equipment. Still not sure which way to go, but great to here other fishos advice and experience.

Thanks guys


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Re: marine stereo

Postby toadie Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:14 pm

im sure a handsfree kit would work inside the sonic hub, connected to the iphone via bluetooth.


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Re: marine stereo

Postby Buster3931 Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:37 am

I've got the splitter and don't have any problems with it. I think I paid about $30ish 6 months ago.


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