Your audio experience will be diminished if your speakers are firing into your passengers' feet or backs. As a result, it's important to position speakers so they're directed at the most obvious listening locations, like the helm, bow, cockpit and behind the boat. Roswell offers fiberglass fobs built at an angle that allows you to more effectively position speakers in flat mounting locations.
You wouldn't want your engine to have to constantly operate at max rpm to give you the performance you desire, so don't expect your audio system to provide perfect quality if it's underpowered. "You want an amp that's powerful enough to comfortably deliver the performance you want," Brumbaugh says. "Otherwise, you could damage the amp or your speakers, and you won't get the audio quality you could be getting." A good rule of thumb is to invest in an amplifier that delivers 20 to 30 percent more power than your speakers demand.
Towers afford wakeboarding audiophiles a unique platform to enhance their sound experience. If you're looking at new boats, check out Centurion's Downfire system, a collaboration with Roswell that features four 6.5-inch speakers that fire down into the cockpit. You can get a similar effect on the aftermarket side with Roswell's Elite Vamp Spin tower speakers, which feature 180-degree rotation.