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Going off-road is one thing. An All-Terrain vehicle is something else.
Can you take your music with you? Of course, you can. So we are going to look at the Best ATV Speakers on the market and help you find the right option for your ATV.
What’s special about an ATV speaker?
These are unique speakers for a unique environment. They are going to need a rugged build, that’s a given, but they will also need other attributes. Also, they will need to be water-resistant, probably dust-proof, and just about everything-proof, or they won’t survive. They might also have to be able to experience all kinds of weather situations, from ice and snow to burning heat.
They might be used on land or sea, so they are going to take some punishment. Plus, it would certainly help to have a secure fitting, and the speakers need to be able to handle vibration and bumps.
But they also need to sound good. Is all that actually possible?
Let’s find out as we review the best currently available and find the perfect pair for you…
- Top 10 Best ATV Speakers To Afford In 2020 Reviews
- 1 Boss Audio Systems Mrwt40 Marine Waketower Speaker System
- 2 Noam Nutv4 Quad – 4 Channels Marine Bluetooth Atv/Golf Cart/Utv Speakers
- 3 Sound Storm Btb6 Amplified Sound System
- 4 Boss Audio Systems Mc750b Motorcycle / Atv Speaker System
- 5 Polk Audio Mm1 Series 6.5 Inch 300w Coaxial Marine Boat Atv Car Audio Speakers
- 6 Boss Audio Systems Mrwt69rgb Marine Waketower Speaker System
- 7 Rockville RWB80B Black 2-Way 300w Off-Road For ATV/UTV/Quad Tower Speakers
- 8 Sony Xsmp1611 6.5-Inch Dual Cone Marine Speakers
- 9 Boss Audio Systems Atv30brgb Atv Utv Sound System
- 10 Boss Audio Systems Mcbk420b Motorcycle Bluetooth Speaker System
- Best Atv Speaker Buyers Guide
- Which Best Atv Speakers Would We Choose?
Top 10 Best ATV Speakers To Afford In 2020 Reviews
1 Boss Audio Systems Mrwt40 Marine Waketower Speaker System
Boss Audio is well-known for making speakers for use in circumstances that are far away from the average vehicle usage.
This BOSS Audio Systems MRWT40 Marine System is designed exactly for that. In fact, this system has its prime usage in a marine environment. They can, of course, be used on land vehicles if you choose.
Are they tough enough?
These are a tough set of speakers built from polyurethane plastic. As such, they are almost certainly weather and waterproof, but we can find no official certification.
They are a 2-way system that has a peak power rating of 400 watts or 200 watts for each. Speaker RMS will be about 100 watts per speaker.
Rubber surrounds provide a cushioning effect for movement…
Each speaker is fitted with a four-inch Polypropylene cone woofer and a one-inch tweeter with a Mylar dome that has rubber surrounds. The rubber surrounds provide a cushioning effect for the movement of the speakers. And a secure fit.
They have a high-temperature voice coil allowing them to perform for long periods without damage. And have a frequency response of 130Hz – 20KHz. They each measure: 7.1 x 5.4 x 7.1 inches and weigh six pounds. And are supplied with mounting hardware, but this doesn’t fit all potential fitting bars.
Do check before you fork out…
They will fit bars up to a 2 1/4-inch pipe. Especially on ATV’s, a check is required to ensure they will fit. All components are given a coating to protect them from corrosion, especially in salty conditions.
They do not have a direct Bluetooth connection, unfortunately…
It is a decent sound system, and if the fitting size is correct, easy to install. Set at a good price point, they are worth taking a look at if you have a boat.
- Quite a good sound and plenty of volume.
- Made with good, durable materials.
- Mounting fittings do not fit every vehicle.
2 Noam Nutv4 Quad – 4 Channels Marine Bluetooth Atv/Golf Cart/Utv Speakers
The NOAM NUTV4 Quad – 4 was first introduced in 2015 and since has become a very popular ATV speaker system. It has been designed to be rugged but also easy to use and maintain. It will fit on any 12-volt vehicle that has bars sized between 1.35 inches and 2 inches.
Convenient all in one package that is a one-stop solution for those wanting an ATV sound system…
It has its own amplifier that generates 100 watts with its own on/off switch. Also, four speakers and a remote control unit. It also comes with all the wiring you need, and it is Bluetooth connected.
As we said, the complete package…
Each speaker unit contains a 4-inch polymer coned woofer and a 1-inch Neodymium dome tweeter. They all have a Butyl rubber surround for soaking up vibrations and to provide secure fitting.
Surround sound is possible too…
Depending on where you locate the speakers, you can achieve a surround sound experience in your vehicle. Not quite like the cinema but a step up from what other systems can offer.
Great care has been taken by Noam to deliver a quality product, and the whole system has an IPX rating. Even the plugs are made water-tight. That includes the amplifier, speaker, and the remote control unit.
Boat-friendly if you stay afloat…
That doesn’t mean you can swim with it, but it does mean it is water-resistant. Able to handle a very heavy shower if necessary. It also makes the system ideal for use on a boat, providing you don’t sink.
We think Bluetooth connectivity is just necessary these days because…
Having Bluetooth means you can connect your own devices and play your own playlists. It is compatible with all iOS and Android phones and tablets, assuming they have their own Bluetooth connections.
It also has a 3.5mm socket for non-Bluetooth devices.
In our opinion, it is an excellent system…
It contains everything you need. It is set at a great price point, and while it might not be the loudest system, it delivers a good sound. Great value and surely one of the best all in one ATV speaker systems around.
- Well-made with good materials at a very affordable price.
- All-inclusive package with four speakers, you can locate where you like.
- It isn’t the loudest you will find, but loud enough for most.
3 Sound Storm Btb6 Amplified Sound System
This system from Sound Storm is a simple-to-install, budget range ‘Plug and Play’ set of Marine speakers.
It has a Class A/B amplifier that generates 450 watts, presumably at peak power. That means the RMS output is around 220 watts. To deliver the sound, it has 6.5-inch speakers and 1-inch high-performance tweeters.
Plug it, play it…
They have a frequency response of 45Hz – 25kHz. It will operate by just plugging it into a 12-volt power source. It is quite a sizable unit measuring 26 x 9.5 x 7.5 inches and weighs 12 pounds. The company claims the speaker is waterproof, but without an official certification, we cannot confirm that.
We would, however, think that it is highly likely that it is, but we still recommend you confirm first.
It is Bluetooth installed and so will connect to your Bluetooth capable devices. It also has a 3.5mm Aux input for connecting non-Bluetooth devices. When using the connections, your phone, tablet or MP3 player becomes the unit controller for music management, This, in our view, can be a bit of a problem in that you have to have your device ready to use at all times.
Correct us if we’re wrong, but…
If you are using your phone as the connected device and you receive a call, the call must be taken through the phone, not the speaker.
There is no mounting hardware included at all, which is rather surprising and a bit disappointing. Whilst it is a budget system, you might have expected some way to actually fit it to be provided.
It is very much a cheap system and a ‘what you see is what you get’ product. The sound is quite good, so it is a bit of a shame they haven’t added a few extras to make it a better product.
- Strong build and includes a Bluetooth connection.
- Very affordable price.
- The lack of mountings might cause problems.
4 Boss Audio Systems Mc750b Motorcycle / Atv Speaker System
Another audio system from Boss, this one ideally suited to fit on a motorcycle.
As we review this product, we will be making no mention of its waterproof or water-resistant capabilities. Boss claims them but provides no certification as others do, so we will not make any assumptions. We do, however, consider that as it is designed to be fitted on the handlebars of a motorbike, it must be protected against bad weather.
As we said, without an official rating, we cannot confirm its status.
She’s pretty, though, that’s for sure…
This unit comprises a pair of shiny black and chrome built speakers that look quite attractive. They come with mounting brackets. The brackets are adjustable and will fit on handlebars with a width of between 0.75 and 1,25 inches. The speakers themselves measure 9 x 6 x 7.5” inches.
They have a Class D amplifier that measures 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.5 inches. The amplifier, Boss Audio says, has a maximum output of 1000 watts. That, in RMS terms, is probably actually about 500 watts.
Bluetooth means your playlists are easily loaded…
The speakers hold a 4-inch driver in each. They have a Bluetooth connection and will, therefore, allow connection to your Bluetooth enabled devices. Therefore, you have access to your favorite music streaming services or own playlists. For non-Bluetooth devices, there is 3.5mm Aux input. The frequency range is 65Hz to 22kHz.
A nice looking set of speakers that actually produce a decent sound. A little bit expensive, possibly. Especially considering some of the observations, we have made.
- They look quite attractive.
- Easy to fit.
- Some will find them expensive.
5 Polk Audio Mm1 Series 6.5 Inch 300w Coaxial Marine Boat Atv Car Audio Speakers
We quite like Polk audio gear. We have reviewed their ‘on-dry land’ speakers before and been quite impressed. This is an example of what they are going to give to your ATV or boat.
They handle spray…
The first thing to mention is that they have an IP56 rating. This is a good rating and includes protection against dust and also powerful water jets. On your boat, that means they have very good protection and are going to be able to handle spray.
Both of the speakers contain a 6.5-inch woofer with titanium plated cones. Also, a 1-inch terylene tweeter that produces a decent sound.
But what do they sound like?
The highs are powerful without being too bright, and the bottom end not too overpowering. The mids can get a little crowded. But that is not uncommon with speakers for activity where the top and lower frequencies are usually boosted.
They come with grilles, mounting hardware, and wiring harnesses. They have a frequency response of 35hZ to 40kHz. The power rating is 300 watts peak, about 150 watts RMS.
The build is tough and designed for the sea…
They have an ABS basket that is reinforced, and there are weep holes to allow proper drainage. The insides and external surrounds are given a waterproof coating to protect them too.
As usual, with Polk, you get a good product and one that is going to put them in contention as the best sounding ATV speakers around. The price point is, therefore, set realistically.
- Affordable price for speakers with a high level of certified protection.
- A sensible 300-watt peak power rating, about 150 RMS.
- Some are going to want more power.
6 Boss Audio Systems Mrwt69rgb Marine Waketower Speaker System
Another speaker system from Boss Audio, but this one aimed at the marine market. It is made from a tough polyurethane-type plastic that is hard-wearing and gives good protection to what is inside. It has an RMS power handling of 300 watts RMS and will peak at about 600.
Inside the unit is a Polypropylene woofer that has a rubber surround to remove unwanted vibration. It also has a one-inch silk dome tweeter to take care of the top-end frequencies. The frequency response sits at 65hZ to 20kHz. The speakers are fitted with high-temperature voice coils to allow lengthy use. The basket structure is plastic.
It has clearly been made with party time in mind…
It has a multi-color lighting system built in that you can change to suit the mood. And it is a substantial speaker measuring 9.5 x 12.63 x 12.63 inches and weighs eight pounds.
It will need a secure place to be fitted with those dimensions…
To assist with controlling the speaker, there is a remote control unit. This puts the important control elements in your hand for convenience.
The materials are all weatherproofed and made safe for use on the water, and it carries an IPX5 rating. This is important because it guarantees your speaker will not be affected by poor conditions. However, it is water-resistant rather than waterproof, but this is still enough to protect it in poor and wet conditions. Just don’t sink!
As a party speaker with lights for the boat, it is a good system. Plenty of volume and easy fitting. And it is weather protected — a good speaker at a decent price point.
- Good, strong construction with an IPX5 rating.
- Good sound and light show with control of the illuminations.
- Quite large and heavy.
7 Rockville RWB80B Black 2-Way 300w Off-Road For ATV/UTV/Quad Tower Speakers
These are a pair of 8-inch speakers with 1-inch neodymium dome tweeters. They have a peak power rating of 300 watts per speaker, which in RMS terms, is probably about 150 watts.
Great mounting hardware…
The mountings are quite hard-wearing and durable, being made of nylon with reinforced steel. The mounting hardware that is included is stainless steel.
The terminals to the internals of the system are sealed with rubber gaskets, and the mounting screw is large enough for most vehicles that have a roll bar or a cage. All the exposed terminals are sealed with rubber gaskets.
Satisfactory sound quality, but only just…
The sound is adequate for speakers of this size. It is geared up towards the lower frequencies, though, and the top end tends to get a bit lost. The design is strong, fitting is easy, and they have an acceptable design style.
They do push out a decent volume though…
The company keeps using the phrase ‘fully-marinised’. That is a new one for us. We assume it is another way of saying they are water-resistant and able to cope with wet and salty conditions?
However, they appear to have no official rating as such, so we cannot confirm this weatherproof status.
But, as one purchaser remarked, “He could see very little that was going to stop water entering the system”. They are quite cheap, though.
- Easy to fit, with a strong design.
- Affordable price point.
- The apparent lack of formal certification.
8 Sony Xsmp1611 6.5-Inch Dual Cone Marine Speakers
Where you find Sony, you usually find quality. And, it is just what you find with their XSMP1611 speakers.
Likely to be a contender for the best quality ATV speakers out there…
They are a one-way design speaker. As a pair, they have an RMS of 130 watts, 65 watts each. The speakers have a cone made of Polypropylene that has a cloth surround. There is a Ferrite magnet that helps to give you a little bit extra at the bottom end of the sound. Whilst as you might expect the sound to be very good, this is matched by the quality of the build.
They are designed for a variety of uses but more specifically for your boat…
Featuring an IPX5 certification water-resistant rating, they can also handle saltwater and heat from the sun.
They are certainly strongly built and have a removable grille. The grille can be repainted any color of your choice if you wish. They are easy to install, and you have the choice of either a rear or front mounting.
Returning to the sound…
They generate enough power at 65 watts per speaker. But most importantly, they deliver it with clarity — more a case of quality rather than unnecessary quantity with these speakers.
If you have only a half-decent amplifier to drive them, you will hear a superior sound. This applies across all the frequency ranges but more especially at the bottom end. Not overpowering just what you might get comfortably there.
A good sound and set of speakers at a very affordable price. Good value, we think.
- Well-made, with IPX5 certification.
- Good sound and easy to fit.
- At this price point, nothing.
9 Boss Audio Systems Atv30brgb Atv Utv Sound System
These are a set of speakers that look like they might have been taken from the set of the latest Star Wars movie.
It has a tough build with grilles covering the two 6.5-inch cone speakers. These are supported by two high-performance 1.5-inch soft dome tweeters. The built-in amp generates 450 watts at peak power, which will be about 250-300 RMS. It has a frequency range of 45Hz to 25kHz.
Connections are good, and it is Bluetooth-enabled…
You can stream your music from your favorite streaming sites or use your devices to play your own playlists. It also features a 3.5mm aux input that will connect to non-Bluetooth enabled devices.
The Bluetooth connection can be a little unpredictable at times, though…
For convenience, an inline remote control is built in. This is a good idea, as it allows you to manage your music, volume, etc. The remote control also carries an IPX5 rating.
A dedicated lighting remote control… cool…
This unit has a good lighting system that can be controlled from the dedicated lighting remote control. It allows you to change the color to suit the mood of the party or event.
Setup and installation certainly couldn’t be easier…
It connects and runs off any 12 volt supply. It, therefore, will plug into the cigarette lighter in the car if it has one or any similar 12-volt socket. And it is supplied with all the fitting and mounting straps required. This is a good system. But due to its concentration on its lighting system, maybe not as a vehicle sound system.
Great for parties on your boat or camping with your vehicle. That makes it a contender for one of the Best ATV Speakers for boats.
- Well made, with a tough design and IPX5 rating.
- Good sound at a decent volume level, with lights and remote controls.
- The Bluetooth connection can be erratic.
10 Boss Audio Systems Mcbk420b Motorcycle Bluetooth Speaker System
Yet another product from Boss Audio, this time a pair of speakers designed for the motorcycle. These are designed to bolt-on easily to your handlebars. But, there really is no reason why they could not be attached to any pole with the dimensions of between 0.75 and 1.25 inches.
This means they could be used in a vehicle, or on a boat, or even at home…
They are made from tough, black plastic with metal fittings, so they have a very rugged feel to them. And have two 3-inch full-range speakers. They have a Class D amplifier that is supplied with them that generates a peak power of 600 watts. This will be about 300 watts RMS.
It is a compact size at 3.1 x 3.1 x 1.5 inches. The frequency response is 80Hz to 15kHz. The amplifier comes with a wired remote control for volume, which is a good extra. This can be fitted in a suitable and convenient place.
Normal connectivity options…
It is fitted with Bluetooth capability so you can link up to your favorite streaming sites or use your own devices if they are Bluetooth compatible. And they feature a 3.5mm aux input for other devices like MP3 players.
It may well have been given an official certification, but if so, it is not published…
It comes with bar mounts for the speakers and a 12-volt power cable. We can establish no weather-resistant rating for this product and so cannot comment on that issue.
Nevertheless, they are decent speakers with easy fittings at a very good price point with a variety of potential uses.
- Suitable for a variety of uses.
- Easy to fit with good sound at an affordable price.
- The fittings can be vulnerable if you are riding at speed.
Best Atv Speaker Buyers Guide
An ATV. An All-Terrain vehicle. This is the first decision you will need to make regarding finding the best speakers. In some cases, that ‘vehicle’ can mean four-wheels, two-wheels, even boats. And, in some cases, extends even further to what amounts to mobile party machines.
What Do You Need It For?
If it is for a four or two-wheel vehicle, there are choices. It will need to be able to withstand vibration and impact. That is what an ATV has to do, so its speakers’ system must do the same.
It might need to be able to withstand bad weather, so a certified water-resistant rating is essential. For us, it would not be enough for a manufacturer to say it is water-resistant. If it is, it will have a certified rating. If you want it for your boat, then, of course, that is the first thing you look for.
Also an important feature. Some are very easy to put into place and will fit on a roll-bar or cage. Just check the size of the fittings of the speaker, though, to make sure it will fit.
All vehicles come in different sizes. One further thing to consider with mounting is the stability. Metal fittings are usually superior quality. Here again, if they are exposed to the elements, corrosion is a problem to consider.
Is It Just Music Or More?
Are you buying the speaker system just to provide music for your vehicle, or is it going to be more for public entertainment or a party? That is where the extremes of volume and light shows come in.
Hardly applicable to someone who just wants music in their ATV but an asset if you want to have a party.
Some come with Bluetooth, while others don’t. It can be an asset to be able to use your favorite streaming sites. But if you just want to play your own playlists from your device, then a 3.5mm aux input will do the job.
It extends quite wide with the most expensive, usually being the ones that offer the ‘party time’ extras. You certainly don’t need to spend a fortune to rig up an ATV with a good sound if that is all you want.
While You’re Here
There are several comprehensive reviews available for ATV upgrades, accessories, and more.