We headed to the Fox River (in Illinois) for a picturesque day of shooting new products from MB Quart with Steve from Braapwerks (you’ll remember some of Steve’s builds from SEMA). We took out some of the new NA3 amplifiers, NK1 Nautic speakers and the REALLY NEW NP1 Nautic Premium speakers and towers. In fact, these are the first of the new lines to be installed. Check them out HERE from our website!
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On the only sunny day we’ve had in months, the Marketing crew headed up to Fox Lake where Steve keeps a few toys in the garage, on the water, and frankly all over the property. The crew was made up of Rob, head of Graphic Design at Maxxsonics, Jim, TEQ Guru everything product oriented and me, Marketing Communications Specialist.
The day was clear and sunny in north-suburban Illinois as the locals enjoyed the 78-degree Tuesday on their boats. Jim, Rob and I arrived at 9:30 A.M. with the car loaded full of products ready for boat fun. Steve being super friendly was nice enough to let us use his dock that included both of his boats for the product shoot. Steve, already a long-time devotee of MB Quart products, uses several MB Quart Audio compression horn speakers on his boats.
Here are some quick details on these new products –
Nautic Marine NA3 Series Amplifiers
AUDIOPHILE MARINE STANDARDS
Nautic amplifiers are not automotive amplifiers. These amplifiers will work just fine in a car or truck, but they are purposely built to meet the standards set forth for marine electronics by the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International™ and NMMA. Our target is an amplifier that has been engineered to give you years of sonic happiness on your vessel.
CONTROL & EXPANSION
With top mounted controls, you have access to sound contouring with onboard crossovers, bass boost, and adjustable input sensitivity. All are concealed behind a smoke glass that, when in place, creates a waterproof seal.
Nautic amplifiers are available in 4, 5 and 6 channel configurations, so you can drive speakers on the deck, or in the cabin, and have plenty of power for subwoofer channels.
All Feature: IPX67 Rated Waterproof, Gloss White Design, Q-Stasis Preamplifier and Class SQ and Class Q1 Circuit Topology
- NA3-560.4 – Full Range, 4 channels, 560 watts at 2 ohms
- NA3-600.6 – Full Range, 6 channels, 600 watts at 2 ohms
- NA3-1000.5 – Four channels, Full Range, 1 channel for subwoofer 600 watts @ 2 ohms with 200 watts for the subwoofer at 1 ohm
NAUTIC PREMIUM SPEAKERS & SUBWOOFER
Since the 1980’s MB Quart has been defining marine speakers and subwoofers, not only in design and innovative materials, but in how those elements result in best-in-class sound quality. Our speakers have won awards from SEMA and CES and we have no intentions of making them any less desirable heading into 2020.
Making speakers for marine and powersports applications is a tough task. With the Nautic Premium series, you are choosing the best speaker on the water. All our Nautic Premium speakers have painted finish with UV inhibitors as we use: Acrylonitrile, Styrene, Acrylate, or ASA. It is a thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, (when used in the automotive industry) meaning there is basically an “element shield” keeping the plastic components of your speakers protected. In fact, waterproof means dust proof, so you can install these on your UTV too.
All Feature: Titanium Tweeters with High-Energy N38H Neodymium Motors, Injection Molded Composite Polypropylene Cone with Co-Molded Santoprene™ Surrounds mounted in Composite (ASA + Fiberglass) Frames
- NP1-116 – Full Range, 6.5-inch waterproof speaker, handles 120 PEAK / 60 RMS watts
- NP1-120 – Full Range, 8-inch waterproof speaker, handles 140 PEAK / 70 RMS watts
- NP1-169 – Full Range, 6X9 inch waterproof speaker, handles 140 PEAK / 70 RMS watts
- NPT1-116 – Full Range, 6.5-inch waterproof wake tower speaker, handles 120 PEAK / 60 RMS watts
- NPT1-120 – Full Range, 8-inch waterproof wake tower speaker, handles 140 PEAK / 70 RMS watts
- NPW-254 – Shallow Mount, 10 waterproof subwoofer, handles 600 PEAK / 300 RMS watts
The Nautic Premium marine and off-road vehicle waterproof speakers and subwoofer are finished in a hardened composite with their color inspired by the black sand beaches of Kaimu Hawaii.
Each of the new waterproof Nautic Premium speakers include three different grill inserts: Kaimu Black, Miami Silver, and Bahama White. Many enthusiasts use the white grill insert to lightly sand and paint to match their personal style and vehicle.
MARINE READY AUDIO – FOR ALL BOATS
The Nautic white series (NK1) round out the line. We have offered these speakers and the subwoofer for a few summers in only the Dove Grey, but due to popular demand, we now offer the key speaker sizes and one subwoofer in full marine white. Each NK1 coaxial speaker (available in 6.5”, 6x9” and 10” sub) utilizes a proprietary composite basket, magnet cover, and grill to ensure reliability.
All Feature: Titanium Tweeters, Composite Polypropylene Cones, Butyl Rubber Surrounds, High Energy Y30 Motor Assemblies
- NK1-116W – Full Range, 6.5-inch waterproof speaker, handles 120 PEAK / 60 RMS watts
- NK1-169W – Full Range, 6X9 inch waterproof speaker, handles 140 PEAK / 70 RMS watt
- NW1-254W – Shallow Mount, 10 waterproof subwoofer, handles 600 PEAK / 300 RMS watts
Jim played a crucial role in setting up, screwing in, and swapping out the speakers and amplifiers quickly as Rob worked meticulously on getting the camera ready for the next shot. Jim also played a pivotal part in directing the light on the boats for Rob while he was capturing that perfect shot with the camera.
Rob has been the creative leader for everything marketing touches since 2012. He worked quickly and efficiently readying the next lens, positioning the tri-pod, and shooting all of the pictures throughout the day. Capturing that perfect hero shot of each product was vital to Rob as he strived for perfection with every product. Job well done as he NEVER fell overboard into the river (or lost the camera).
For lunch, Steve was chill with driving us over on one of his boats to the BROKEN OAR MARINA-BAR & GRILL, and that provided a golden opportunity for Rob to capture some great shots of our Bahama White MB Quart speaker product in action.
Broken Oar was packed when the locals found out MB Quart was treating for beers. After lunch, flying the drone and getting some great aerial footage of Steve on his boat was the next priority. Rob brought his drone and flew it over the boat simultaneously as he navigated the river. Amazing footage was captured, and it was a climatic way to end a perfect day on the river with MB Quart Audio and great friends.
Below are some additional pictures from the day. Enjoy.
Special thank you to Steve from Braapwerks for letting us set sail for the day on his dock with some amazing NEW products from MB Quart. Special thanks to Jim White for the quick work on the product setup, and Rob Anderson for pristine execution behind the lens. Be sure to check us out on our website for ALL products related to MB Quart and hit us up on our Facebook page.
Oh, and for those that have no idea what a Kenosha curd is… here you go, you’re welcome!