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Where is the amp on a 342?

Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,828Member ✭✭✭✭
hi there, I am buying a 2006 342 From a friend and it has the clarion M455 system that came with it. He has the book for the stereo amplefire but no idea where the amp is. Any idea where the amp is mounted? 
Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

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  • golfdoggolfdog Spencerport, NYPosts: 138Member ✭✭✭
    On my 2003 342 the amp is under the vee berth. Mine is located under the plastic storage tub on the starboard side of the vee berth. There is a screw off access plate that will give you access to the amp. Removing the tub will give you full access.
  • DanD2DanD2 Posts: 626Member ✭✭✭
    My 2005 is in the same place as golfdog's.
    2005 Rinker Fiesta Vee 342
  • buggyjdavbuggyjdav Atlantic City, NJPosts: 134Member ✭✭
    Under right side of v-berth when facing the bow
  • HamdogHamdog Lee's Ford Marina, Lake Cumberland in KYPosts: 247Member ✭✭
    Same on my 2005.
    "Wetted" Bliss 2005 Rinker 342 - Black Hull - Twin Mercruiser 350 Mags - BIII's
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,828Member ✭✭✭✭
    Awesome! Thanks guys. None of the rear cockpit speakers including the sub are working. Remotes work but none of the 6 speakers so id like to check it out 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • TonyWalkerTonyWalker Palmetto, FLPosts: 744Member ✭✭✭
    These speakers are in a hostile environment so the become replacement items every few years.  I am on my second set (or maybe third?)
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,828Member ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Tony, seems strange though that all 6 cockpit speakers and the cockpit sub put out no sound whatsoever. Has to be a wire or something somewhere.
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • BellevilleMXZBellevilleMXZ Ontario,CanadaPosts: 730Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    I thought so too on mine, none worked......thought for sure amp was dead, but replaced speakers anyway first , for nicer looking ones, .......works fine, all 4 were dead.Or also, one dead and shorted , may put amp in protect mode
    2005 Rinker 270 FV Volvo Penta 5.7Gi
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,317Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agreed. Those speakers in the cockpit can go bad. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,828Member ✭✭✭✭
    Well you guys were right, looked under that Stbd v berth storage and there were 2 Amps. Thanks!
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,419Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do any of you guys think that up in the bow is not a good place for the amps? Don't they get more pounding there than further back in the boat....and closer to the batteries. In my former 360 the amp was under the electrical panel towards the aft where the ride is a lot smoother.
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganPosts: 4,317Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bit of a toss up. Closer to the batteries is nice for the power run, close to the head unit better for connections and sound quality. 

    2003 342FV "Black Diamond", 350 MAG MPI, 20P 4x4 Props, PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,828Member ✭✭✭✭
    Speaker issue ended up being an incorrect connection at the head unit when the previous owner changed out head units. All good. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

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