JL Audio Announces FX Cruiser SHO Sound System


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Clearly this has been Yamaha’s week. Not only did they announce the huge relaunch of the completely redesigned VX series, the new V1 and V1 Sport Spark-fighter, and the performance-enhancing NanaXcel 2 ultra lightweight decks, liners and hulls for the already awesome SVHO series, they also blew the doors wide open with their dual throttle RiDE system.

10614336_10154539141755523_8437625383033549164_nIn line with Yamaha going for the jugular in matching (and in many aspects surpassing) Sea-Doo’s Intelligent Brake & Reverse (iBR) system, as responding to their uber-popular Spark, it would seem that Yamaha is also attacking Kawasaki a little to boot. Although many raised a curious eyebrow at first blush of the Jetsound system on the 310LX, it would appear that Yamaha is not taking any chances.

New for 2015, and exclusive to the FX Cruiser models is an entirely unique JL Audio system. Featuring dual M650-CCX-SG-TB speakers encased in custom fiberglass side mirrors, a custom-designed fiberglass subwoofer tucked beneath the handlebars and JL’s new M8IB5 marine subwoofer, the whole system is powered by the company’s all-new watertight amplifiers.

Pricing and other details are soon to be released. Until then, here’s the original announcement:

JL Audio and Yamaha WaveRunners are debuting a new concept audio system specifically designed for the FX Cruiser SHO. The system features a pair of M650-CCX-SG-TB speakers in custom fiberglass enclosures, a custom-designed fiberglass subwoofer enclosure that hides underneath the handlebars using our new M8IB5 marine subwoofer. The entire system is powered by our never-before-seen watertight amplifiers. This killer system will make its big debut at the Yamaha South Beach Watercraft Product Premiere held at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, FL.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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    • Kevin Shaw
      Kevin Shaw 25 December, 2017 at 00:41 Reply

      It was and is. It was merely delayed a while. Yamaha has links to it through their accessories catalog. It’s pretty friggin’ extensive and takes up a lot of space, but DANG is it loud!

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