- [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Speakers - Old Compass - Different Readings
Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Speakers - Old Compass - Different Readings
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Mark - do you mean that the original speakers affected your helm compass?
I noticed that mine is a few degrees off from the "magnetic" reading on my GPS.
I placed a compass near the speakers (which are original) and the magnet in them is quite strong!
I have a rate compass a couple feet away that is meant for my radar overlay on the chartplotter and I think that might also be affected.
On Dec 17, 2018 9:50 PM, "mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
I learned a
lesson here with the speakers. I found some great sounding 4” DC Gold speakers
with good bass but the speaker magnets were so powerful they threw off the
compass and I sold them on eBay. I shopped for a long time and finally found a
really great replacement pair with magnetic shielding that did not impact the
compass. The best part is they sound awesome with a good range and are not too
expensive. They will almost fit in the existing cutout from the original
speakers. You will need to file the hole just a little bit bigger and drill
more screw holes. You will need to fill the old holes with something like
MagicEzy. MagicEzy - Cream is a really good color match. Other than that, the
fit is pretty close even though they are round.
Here is a
I have had
these for about 4 years and highly recommend them.
Sailing Vessel -
Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
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