All good stuff and I appreciate all the info. I definitely want it musical for in and around the boat, not across the lake. I could hear my old boat coming in from several hundred yards and it sounded awesome with Samsom Kilpsch speakers and a sub next to the engine on an I/O. The cabin speakers were never in play. Sounds like I can't go wrong with Exile or WS. Just have to get a box built to specs under the helm, that seems to be the tricky part.