Wake tower speakers and tubbies are a durable 3-way weatherproof tall loudspeakers with a durable 8 inch mid-bass, 6 inch mid-range, and one inch bullet(s) tweeter designed to sustain the harshest outdoor elements.
Wake tower speaker considerations:
Wake tower speakers are used for carrying your music to greater heights and staging it more effectively while you are on the water. This type of audio has the same requirements as other speakers on board a boat, and special benefits. With wake tower speakers, you can hear your music further.
Wakeboard tower speakers need to be specially secured to the wake tower, as this is their only physical connection to the boat as a whole. These speakers and their clamps must be able to withstand the sheer forces of turns, heavy waves and any impacts the boat undergoes. If wake tower speakers come loose, it can be dangerous for people aboard the boat and the speakers themselves can be lost in the water. Because of this, the locking clamps need to be solid, tight and require infrequent retightening.
Water Resistance and Waterproofing
Since these speakers are on the water, they must be water proof. This is defined as being able to be submerged without taking damage to the delicate electronics inside the casings. The casings themselves must be sealed such that water cannot get in. Further, inside the casings the electronics need to be treated with a special film that prevents water from causing damage inside the wake tower speakers. This is crucial to ensuring that the speakers are able to perform for multiple seasons without being ruined or producing distorted sound.
Casing durability in wake tower speakers is essential because these speakers are exposed to great potential for bumps. When fending from the docks, these are the type of speakers most likely to be incidentally hit by objects or people. As well, dirt and sand can also ruin the electronics inside poorly protected speakers. Because of this, the casings for wake tower speakers need to be solid, and are often metal. In some cases, the casings are covered in neoprene for additional shock absorption.
Ultraviolet or UV radiation is a constant threat to anything on the water because of water's reflective nature. This UV light can cause brittleness that can result in failure, causing less durable materials to crumble. Every surface of water tower speakers must be UV resistant, as wake tower speakers are a part of the boat that will be subjected to nearly constant UV during daylight hours due to the wake tower itself being elevated above the boat.