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  • Tech Tuesday #6: Installing Exile Wakeboard Tower Speakers

    Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Each week we choose one question from a customer and post the answer on our blog. You can join in on the action by emailing your technical questions to sales@wakemakers.com with the subject: Tech Tuesday, or hit us up on social media with the hashtag #WMTechTuesday.

    Installing the Exile SXT9Q and XM9 Wakeboard Tower Speakers

    One of the most common questions we get from customers who've recently purchased Exile speakers is  "How do I install my new Exile Wakeboard Tower Speakers"

    The XM9 series tower speakers from Exile Audio are designed for wakeboarding and other water sports where sound needs to reach distances up to 80 feet behind the boat. The only way to project sound at that distance is with a HLCD "horn". By manipulating the way a sound wave articulates, riders behind the boat can listen to crystal clear audio without missing a beat.

    For 2014 both the SXT9Q's and XM9's feature a Quick Release Mount system with adjustable clamps that are fully-rotatable for 360 degrees of sound (the universal round clamp will fit most tower sizes 1 7/8"-2 1/2"). Installation for all Exile wakeboard tower speakers is the same and most people can do it with a few tools and the right wiring.

    One of the reasons why we chose Exile Tower Speakers was due to the ease of installation on our 2004 Malibu VLX. The factory installed Titan Series II tower already had OEM Titan Alpha I speakers and wiring running internally. It was super-fast and simple to install XM9's with their "quick release/rotational" clamping system. If you have a tube tower within the 1 7/8"-2 1/2" range installing the XM series of tower speakers is a breeze.

    NEW for 2014, the XM series and SXT9Q's feature stainless steel clamps.

    Exile Tube Tower Installation 

    Step 1. If you already have holes in your tower from previous wiring you can begin by connecting the XM's Quick Release Mount to your tube tower. Place the bottom mount on there first and then the top bracket.  *You will also need to connect the matching colored wires together.









    Step 2.  Use the hardware kit and tighten both of the screws. Once you have done this step you are ready to begin mounting the speaker housing to the Quick Release Mount.









    Step 3.  On top of the XM series speakers you will see a circular shaped Female bracket that will fit and lock into the Male portion of the Quick Release Mount. Once these are placed together you will want to secure them by tightening the mounting screw that comes in the installation kit. (See image below for an example of what the mounting screw looks like)












    Step 4.  Repeat steps 1-3 with the remaining tower speakers.

    Images courtesy of Exile Audio.

    Install Time

    Less than 1 hour

    Tools Needed

    Mounting Hardware & Tool Kit (Included with Speakers)

    Drill and drill bit (Only necessary is your tower doesn't have holes for the wiring unit.)

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  • Introducing Marine Audio on WakeMAKERS.com!

    Introducing Marine Audio Products

    We work hard to maintain our reputation as the best source for wakeboard ballast products, design and implementation.  What many of our friends and customers don't know is that we are also the premier source for marine stereo components from brands like Exile Audio, Skylon Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Infinity and more, which we sell through our website WakeSOUNDS.com. We work hard to make sure you have as much fun on your boat as possible, and it was becoming increasingly obvious that having two separate websites was not only cumbersome for our team, but also inconvenient for our customers. So today we're announcing a big change, as we've made all of the audio products we offer on WakeSOUNDS.com available on WakeMAKERS.com.


    What Are We Changing?
    As of today, we've moved our marine audio products onto WakeMAKERS.com to offer a cohesive, simplified shopping experience for our customers.  We were already offering the best products at the best prices, but were selling them through one of our other websites, WakeSOUNDS.com.  That was confusing for our customers, especially when they wanted our expertise for wakeboard ballast as well as marine audio, but were forced to call two different phone numbers, and place two separate orders.  Now you can do all your shopping on one site, get all your questions answered in one phone call or email, and combine items for free shipping and other promotions on a single order.


    Why Are We Doing it?
    Our entire reason for being is to help our customers find the perfect product for their needs, at the best possible price. Keeping that in mind, we've realized that offering marine stereo products through a completely different website did not meet our goal of making the shopping experience easier for our customers.  This is not a merger, WakeMAKERS did not buy or sell anything to or from any other company, we're simply just unifying two websites that we've been running into a single platform. Nothing will change in terms of our focus, the quality of the products we sell, or how we operate.


    What Does This Mean?
    In addition to continuing to serve the ballast industry with the best products, most knowledgable ballast experts, and amazing fulfillment, we're also able to offer our customers marine stereo products, all under one website. That means even more convenience for our customers, and ensures that we can continue to make sure we help boat owners have the most fun possible behind their boats.

    If you have any questions about setting up the stereo system in your boat, contact us for a personalized discussion.

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