NOAM NUTV4 Marine Tower Speaker – Complete Review
Marine tower speakers are all-weather sound systems. They are built for intense outdoor use. They can stand up to the sun, rain and wind, and are protected against UV radiation, salt, rust, corrosion and impact. Apart from boats and yachts, marine speakers can be used in ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, trucks and RVs. They are very flexible and come with universal mounting options. They have weatherproof drivers that produce loud and clear audio. The sound is so projected that it overrides wind and water sounds and reaches everyone onboard.
One of the best marine tower speakers is the Noam NUTV4 QUAD. It is a durable set of 4 waterproof speakers with an external amplifier and Bluetooth controller. The speakers have a rough and tough body for surviving salt water abuse and intense sunlight in the high seas. Let us take a closer look at the Noam NUTV4 QUAD and understand what makes it so special.
Let’s Dive Deeper Into The Product Details Of NOAM NUTV4 Marine Speaker :
Sound Quality :
When it comes to sound, very few can outshine the Noam NUTV4 QUAD. It is a powerful marine tower speaker system with top quality audio. It consists of a set of 4 speakers, an amplifier and a Bluetooth controller. The speakers are 2-way-firing 4-inch waterproof speakers. The amplifier is a 4-channel external amplifier with a maximum power output of 200 watts and RMS 100 watts. It has anti-thump turn-on and soft turn on/off feature. Each speaker has a poly injection cone woofer with butyl rubber surrounds, a 1-inch PEI neodymium dome tweeter and a 1-inch high temperature KEISV voice coil. The cone woofer processes low frequencies while the tweeter handles high frequencies. The amplifier boosts the original audio signal and makes it more robust. Its 100 watt capacity is more than sufficient for marine open air applications. The Noam NUTV4 QUAD is capable of high volume audio even in windy conditions and choppy waters. The speakers produce spacious sound which creates a true surround sound effect. It gives you the impression of being inside a movie theatre surrounded by wall-to-wall speakers. Also, the set has four speakers which is any day better than two. You have more freedom to place them wherever you want to get the best projection. The amplifier supports 4 channels which means you get a wider sound stage. It spreads the audio so there are no blind spots even in the farthest corners of the vessel. No matter where you are on the deck, you get intelligible audio with rich instruments and booming bass. Frequency response of the Noam NUTV4 QUAD marine stereo system is 100 Hz to 20 kHz. It has an impendence of 4 ohm, total harmonic distortion of <0.05% and signal-to-noise ratio of >95dB.
We have come to the end of the sound quality section. Now let us concentrate on the product design and technology.
Design and Technology :
The Noam NUTV4 QUAD is an IPX6-rated water-resistant sound system. The speakers, amplifier and Bluetooth remote controller are protected against powerful water jets and heavy seas. They are also mudproof, snowproof and shockproof. All ports of the sound system have water tight plugs to prevent water ingress. The amplifier and the remote controller also have IPX6 waterproof housings. The NUTV4 QUAD has multiple connectivity options. It has Bluetooth 3.0 technology for wireless audio input from smart phones, laptops, tablets, iPods, etc. Bluetooth reduces clutter and makes it easier to play songs. You don’t have to deal with messy wires and cables. The device has Bluetooth Audio Streaming so you can directly stream music on your phone and play them on the speakers. It works with all iOS and Android gadgets and has a broad wireless range. The speakers have auto-connect which instantly connects the system with the last paired device upon powering up. For non-Bluetooth devices like MP3 players, a 3.5mm AUX-in jack is available for wired input. You can use it to feed sound input from your Bluetooth devices as well. When the AUX cable is inserted, the Bluetooth get automatically disconnected. The NUTV4 QUAD comes with all the necessary wires and accessories including an AUX cable and power cable. The Bluetooth remote controller has an inline AUX input which you can use to connect your music player’s AUX output. The controller has buttons for power, play/pause, input selection, volume and track change. The amplifier has an inline power switch and an LED indicator. For power, it needs a 12 volt operated vehicle. The NUTV4 QUAD marine stereo system has shiny black speakers. They fit 1.25 to 2-inch bars and come with mounting pads and braces. From the point of view of installation, the system is suitable for water vessels, golf carts and off-road vehicles. In UTVs, it is compatible with Polaris RZR, CAN-AM, Arctic Cat, Honda, Kawasaki and other models. There are 2 ways to mount the speakers. You can either go in for the snap-in flush mount or use the included metal bracket to secure it to a surface. Before you cut or drill any surface to mount the system, study your boats/UTV/golf cart’s layout very carefully. Be extra cautious if you are working near the fuel tank, fuel lines and electrical wiring. Each of the 4 speakers measures 14.2 inches x 11.8 inches x 10.2 inches and weighs 8.9 lbs. Dimensions of the Bluetooth console are 2.12 inches x 1.16 inches x 3.83 inches. The amp measures 6.3 inches x 3.67 inches x 2.11 inches.
Let us now summarize the main features of the product.
Key Features :
- IPX6-rated water-resistant Bluetooth marine stereo system.
- Four 2-way 4-inch speakers, one marine amplifier, one Bluetooth remote controller.
- Mudproof, snowproof, shockproof.
- Max power 200 W, RMS 100 W, 4-channel amplifier, 3.5mm aux-in jack.
- Fits 1.25 to 2-inch bars of any 12 volt operated vehicle.
- Surface mountable, snap-in flush mountable.
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