2005 342 Sony speaker replacements

johnepjohnep Seacoast NHPosts: 96Member ✭✭
I want to replace the Sony speakers that came with my 2005 342.  They are discolored and looking ragged.  I do not want to drill new holes.  What is a good upgrade speaker that will screw right in place?  Thanks!

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  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,664Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Polk DB-651’s

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 2,160Member ✭✭✭✭
    X2 on the polk 651 
    2005 Rinker FV342  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoPosts: 231Member ✭✭✭
    The hardest part I found when searching for replacements - which I still am - is that very few manufacturers/e-tailers list the center-to-center screw hole placement. Which is probably one of the more important dimensions when searching for a something where you don't want to drill new holes.

    They list just about every other dimension (hole cutout, depth, overall width, etc.) -- but hardly ever screw hole placement.

  • johnepjohnep Seacoast NHPosts: 96Member ✭✭
    Thanks! I will check them out!

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,973Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I replaced my Clarion speakers with the Alpine marine speakers. They come with silver or white grills. They are the SPS-601’s 
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA "Blue Ayes"
    Go Steelers!!!
  • McGarnicleMcGarnicle Posts: 208Member ✭✭✭
    I went with Hertz Marine speakers and added JL subs, only new hole that was needed was for the additional sub. Couldn't be happier with the sound quality 
  • awindsurfrawindsurfr Edgewater, MDPosts: 1Member
    I installed Kenwood KFC-1633MRW speakers to replace my stock Sony XS-MP621 ones. The holes were an exact fit on my 2005 290. Sound better too!
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,561Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you find the sound and price you need, don't worry too much about matching the screw hole patterns.  Drilling new screw holes is not a big deal.  Plus, on most boats, the original installer didn't get the holes exactly right anyway.  The screws will be a little catywampus even with identical speakers.   
  • Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 376Member ✭✭✭
    I replaced my Clarion speakers with the Alpine marine speakers. They come with silver or white grills. They are the SPS-601’s 
    Same here.  I have tried many different brands over the years, and the upper end Alpine Marine's are the best sounding in my opinion....
    2000 Captiva 232 
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