Are PWC Sound Systems Here To Stay?

This season Sea-Doo introduced their BRP premium audio system for the 2018 lineup of GTX, RXT/RXT-X, and Wake Pro models. This is another step forward in the personal watercraft world when it comes to factory sound systems.

Previously you could only buy a factory-installed sound system on the premium flagship models such as Kawasaki’s Jet Sounds which only comes on the $17,999 Ultra 310LX JetSki.

Yamaha also recently offered a JL Audio system as we saw before and even more recently they even offered their Slampak audio for FX WaveRunners which has an 8.8-inch subwoofer. Talk about some serious bass-pumping sound but it does come with a hefty price tag.

So what’s so unique about the latest introduction from Sea-Doo? Well for starters the price tag on the sound system option is very low compared to the other manufacturers. If ordered as a factory-installed option, the BRP audio system only adds about $700. Not bad at all considering it is a Bluetooth system unlike Kawasaki’s Jet Sounds which takes a traditional wired connection approach.

Now that all three major manufacturers offer sound systems, are they here to stay? If Sea-Doo has played their cards right, most everyone who buys those appropriate models will check the option box for the BRP Premium Audio and if they don’t up front, then Sea-Doo hopes they will eventually order the accessory after realizing how much time they are spending lounging around on the new large swim platforms.

If this is the case then that means the demand will be there and most likely the other manufacturers will improve their sound system offerings and begin also offering them on more budget-friendly models or at more reasonable prices. We shall see how these tunes play out.

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Brice Leckrone

Brice Leckrone

Brice is a Mechanical Engineer for 33% of the day and a PWC enthusiast for 100% of the day. When he is not at work or at the farmhouse with his wife and countless animals, he likes to be on the water. Having evolved from motorcycles and race cars that go way too fast for a married man, he now likes to ride watercraft that go way too fast for a married man.

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