Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sullivan, Missouri (eastern central)
Alpine SPS-510 Speaker Affected by Weather?
I have been thinking of getting the Alpine SPS-510 speakers 5-1/4-inch Car Audio 2 way speakers sold by Witchdoctors as they seem to be a great value, will fit into my XCT fairing without modification, and can handle a mild (RF PBR300x4). I would like to hear from those who have or had those in their bikes and have ridden in the rain or washed their bike after install. Any degradation in audio performance over time?
I understand these are not marine rated, and probably not built to withstand exposure to water. I believe the Type S speaker has a mineral-fortified polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround and a silk dome tweeter. I think the woofer cone may hold up, I'm worried about the silk tweeter.
While I don't spray water into my current stock speakers, water probably does get on the speakers during a rain storm. I spent 4 days riding thru on and off hard rain on my last long ride.
So any Alpine SPS-510 user complaints? I'm not interested in speakers over $75 for the pair. Any other decent marine grade recommendations? Thanks.
2016 Cross Country Tour, gloss black
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2016 Cross Country Tour - gloss black