New Garmin GPSMAP Installed on Cigarette Boat

Owner of Epic Audio, Jason, installed a new Garmin GPSMAP 7610 which is a great 10 inch touchscreen in a local residents very powerful Cigarette Boat.

Before Installation
After Garmin is Installed

Getting a new boat with a touchscreen doesn’t mean that the electronics screen comes with good software or has the current update. This older technology that you may be buying with the boat, may cause more problems than you think. Make sure that you have the newest technology and the most current maps with a system that has the capability to connect with your other electronics.

This is were Garmin comes in with the best in safety and navigation.

With a system that offers so much, we will like to feature a couple in this post to help the residents of Lake of the Ozarks understand the value of a Garmin unit.

Simplified SOS Calling

This exclusive SOS safety assist feature makes it easier for anyone – even those not familiar with marine electronics or radio protocols – to quickly call for Coast Guard help in an emergency. By simply tapping the SOS button on the chartplotter’s touchscreen display, your networked Garmin VHF radio will automatically tune to the Channel 16 emergency frequency and a list of possible situations—fire, man overboard, etc.—will be displayed. Once the applicable choice has been selected, the screen will provide a Coast Guard approved VHF radio distress call script, along with the ship’s current lat/long GPS coordinates, that can be read off to responders – thus saving time, averting panic, and providing the essential information needed by rescuers to assure the best possible outcome.

Upgrade with the Best Maps on the Water

Two SD™ card slots provide expandable memory for accessory map purchases, such as LakeVü HD Ultra with Max Def Lakes or BlueChart g2 Vision that add Garmin patented Auto Guidance and other great features.

FUSION-Link Entertainment System

Enjoy the ability to control all compatible FUSION-Link-enabled audio systems directly from your compatible chartplotter display.

The Ultimate Connected Boating App

Built in Wi-Fi gives you access to the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain® app, so you can manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, the ability to purchase new maps and charts and access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Stay connected with smart notifications on your chartplotter screen. You can also plan a trip or prefish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even get notifications for software updates, and decide when to download them on your device.


With 1 Panoptix Down transducer, you get 3 remarkable views, allowing you to actually see fish and bait swimming around under your boat – in real time. You can even see fish in the water column in 3-D, from the bottom to the surface. You can be stationary yet still see things in 3-D below your boat.

One Panoptix Forward transducer provides 2 impressive views, even while your boat is stationary. It shows the bottom plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of your boat – in real time. You can even see your lure as you reel it in. You can also get 3-D views of fish and structure in front of your boat.

Designate up to 10 different depth ranges each with its own color. Makes it easier to view target depths at a glance.

Commission Autopilot from Chartplotter

To make commissioning easier and more convenient, you can handle the entire autopilot commissioning process from your chartplotter screen.

Axis and FLIR Camera Support

Garmin offers support for select Axis cameras and for select FLIR cameras. These can be used for surveillance and situational awareness on vessels of any size. You can control your camera’s pinch-to-zoom and pan/tilt settings with gestures directly on the plotter screen and view video on multiple screens as well as multiple video streams on the same screen. Use an Axis encoder to convert analog camera, such as Garmin GC 10, to video over IP.


Make sure that you have the newest technology and the most current maps with a system that has the capability to connect with your other electronics.

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Boaters Find Safety in Marine GPS in Lake of the Ozarks

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Marine GPS installation Epic Audio Camdenton
Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is 92 miles long with 1,100 miles of shoreline. An up-to- date GPS system is a fundamental component in safe navigation on large lakes. From the most basic to the most fully-integrated systems, we’re happy to help guide you to the best set up for your boating needs.

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Boat’s Safety with Garmin Radar Products

The Garmin xHD2 radar antenna is one of the most trusted options for delivering high-resolution radar images to a variety of chartplotters. We install the xHD2 in many boats because it is the perfect base for a reliable GPS system, and we know because we use them ourselves.

Discover your options at our GPS page here –> https://www.epicaudio.com/services/marine-gps-lake-ozarks/

Color Changing Speakers, Controls, and More Lights Installed on Formula 37 SS

We recently installed a lights, sound, and controls to this Formula 37 Super Sport. Adding additional controls gives you the power to change the mood, turn more lights on for safety, and they aesthetically are pleasing. See the additional lights we added in the cup holders.

Then we installed Wet Sounds speakers for an ultimate music and lights experience. The new Revo Series from WetSounds is the best on the market for marine speakers.


Formula Fine-Tunes Day Cruiser Line With Addition of 370 Super Sport

DECATUR, IN—Thunderbird Products has mastered day cruising with the Formula 370 Super Sport. Poised to settle in as a logical transition from the Formula 350 Sun Sport to the 400 Super Sport, the 370 carries off the combination of beautiful styling and exhilarating performance that is expected of a Formula.

The hand of Thunderbird’s exclusive designer, John Adams, is clearly evident in the 370 Super Sport. While striking in line and plentiful in amenities, this performance artist belies its own agility and speed generated by Formula’s stepped-hull FAS3TECH™ technology. With a 21° deadrise, the ride is as solid and confident as that of its FAS3TECH™ counterparts and the 400 Super Sport which preceded it. Speeds in the mid-fifty mph range with stern drive power options of either twin Volvo 8.1 GSi DPs or twin MerCruiser 496 MAG MPI HOs are astounding for a 37′ boat with a dry weight of 14,400 pounds and a generous 10′ 6″ beam.

Inspired by its predecessor, the 400 SS, the 370 is designed with ample room in mind for both cockpit and cabin. Integrated dash steps and the beautiful curved-glass windshield with center walk-through allows easy access to the nonskid foredeck center walkway. Also reminiscent of the 400 is the forward-swept radar arch, adding a continental flavor to the look of the 370.

The cockpit of the 370 SS proves that Formula has mastered the art of designing and building the most advanced day cruisers in the industry. While designed primarily as a daytime entertainment platform, the 370 Super Sport easily slips into the role of extended cruiser. Storage compartments are fully integrated throughout, allowing everything to be stowed neatly in specific areas. Seating and sunning areas are designed for the total comfort of the captain and passengers. A large U-shaped lounge starboard of the transom entry treats passengers to plenty of space and accommodates the entire crew for a meal or snacks by adding the tables. The lounge can also be filled in with the cushions to form a king-size sunning area. Forward, the unique, angled port seat is perfect for three seated passengers or one reclining.

The 370’s command layout illustrates the celebrated Formula demand for correct ergonomics in its cockpits. A sturdy, smartly designed, two-position helm seat provides excellent support while sitting, and also allows the captain to lean back comfortably against the specially designed adjustable section while standing. Monitoring gauges and assessing all on-board systems is a simple, natural extension of the helm. The expansive command seat will also accommodate a passenger, so it is possible to seat 12 people in comfort. Cupholders are plentiful and easily reached by all.

A complete galley wetbar in the cockpit opposite the U-shaped lounge is fitted with a Corian® countertop, integrated sink, pullout refrigerator with beverage rack, built-in trash receptacle and 120V GFCI outlet. The wetbar also includes storage for a standard 17-quart Igloo® cooler, making it easy to transfer beverages or ice from shore. Storage below the wetbar gives plenty of room for entertaining necessities. Sleek, molded fiberglass projects a beautiful, completely integrated appearance, while lending itself to quick cleanups when needed.

The 370 Sun Sport is equipped with an abundance of sleek, molded fiberglass storage areas, making it easy to stow away everything needed for a longer cruise. Beneath the aft seating are voluminous storage compartments, while the aft “trunk,” accessible from the swim platform and identical to the 400’s, has dedicated storage for lines and four standard fenders. It also stores the cockpit tables and doubles as the engine hatch, saving valuable cockpit space. Other storage areas are located under the helm seat and below the dash. Everywhere you look in the cockpit of the 370, you will discover ample, convenient storage.

The cabin, entered through a one-piece, curved acrylic door which slides neatly into the dash, is elegant, with an expansive, curved UltraLeather™ lounge forward. The adjustable height dining table converts the lounge into a double berth. A 26″ LCD/HDTV/DVD combo is built in at the ideal viewing height and angle from the lounge. A Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo system with changer is located in the main salon as well as 800W of amplification and an iPod docking station. The galley is a sophisticated work of art, from the Corian® countertop to the high-gloss Deep Cheery-finished cabinetry. A polished stainless sink, integrated trash receptacle and electric stove are standard features. The impressive list of galley equipment also includes a microwave oven. Cabinets are plentiful, and lower cabinets are lighted when opened.

The aft cabin stateroom features a queen-size bed and a large storage area at the foot of the bunk as well as 110V AC, 12V DC and telephone hook-ups. The head compartment is spacious and comfortable with a molded fiberglass vanity, Corian® countertop, stainless sink and seperate shower area with molded-in seat.

Ready to explore local waters with the family or to make a long-range voyage with companions, the Formula 370 Super Sport is sure to fulfill the desires of the day cruiser enthusiast.

Source: Formula Boats 370 SS (Super Sport) 

Marine Subwoofer and Amp Combo Box

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Stealth AS-10
500 watts Active Subwoofer Enclosure

The Wet Sounds Stealth series are powered subwoofer enclosures providing the ultimate all-in-one solution for bass in your ride! The tough and durable molded Polyethylene housings are designed to handle any harsh environment while providing superior low end output. The built in Class D amp is sealed against moisture and dirt for extra protection and power.

All AS Stealth series subwoofers have been designed with the correct connections to be “plug & play” making the installation incredibly easy on Wet Sounds Stealth Ultra HD sound bars, but will work perfectly with another brand or an older Wet Sounds Sound Bar as well.

The physics of sound tell us that any subwoofer increases its output when allowed to “load” into a wall, corner, or some other structure. Since every vehicle & application is different, we suggest you experiment & move the subwoofer around to find the optimal position.


We (Epic Audio) have been installing this type of marine electronics in the Lake of the Ozarks area for years. As an authorized installer of WetSounds, we can guarantee you will be happy with our professionalism, product and installation.

If you are thinking about adding new stereo, gps, radar, and lights to your boat, we are your shop that comes to you and install with a white glove treatment.

Call us for more details and to schedule your appointment
573-346-1909

WetSounds New Media Center WS-MC1

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Announcing the Wet Sounds Marine Media Center, the packaged two-piece marine grade multi-channel, multi-zone, source unit. This package includes two units, the MC-MD (Main Display) and MC-BB (Black Box). The MC1 is personally customizable to store your favorite sources & favorite audio pre-sets for all 4 zones. Users can set multiple volume levels for a variety of lifestyle environments, then custom label those presets for fingertip access while on the water.


Call us for more details and to schedule the installation of this marine radio unit
573-346-1909

Garmin GPSMAP Chartplotters and Plotter/Sonar

GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotters

GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotters

Garmin recently debuted the latest additions to their line of GPSMAP chartplotters and plotter/sonar combo units—the GPSMAP 742 and 942 touchscreen chartplotters, and the GPSMAP 1042xsv and 1242xsv keyed chartplotter. Available in a range of sizes from 7”-12” units, with built-in sonar options, the concept behind Garmin’s new units is to offer solutions to every boat owner, bringing premium features and the latest in chartplotting technology to budget-conscious customers.

The GPSMAP 742/942 series offers 7” and 9” sunlight-readable touchscreen chartplotters or combo units, with a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver for smooth on-scree navigation. These units expanded on Garmin’s popular 7” touchscreen units that were introduced in 2010, offering larger screen sizes and the latest features. The 742 and 942 are equipped with wireless connectivity for the Garmin mobile APP, connectivity to the Garmin Marine Network for easy data transfer, and NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connectivity for autopilot, VHF, digital switching and other sensors.

The GPSMAP 1042xsv/1242xsv series offers 10” and 12” options with a sunlight-readable screen and keypad interface. The Keypad features a multi-function rotary knob that allows easy menu navigation even in rough water, as well as hotkeys that can be programmed for quick access to the user’s favorite features. The 1042xsv and 1242xsv offer the above mentioned features and capabilities of the 742 and 792, and are also equipped with built-in CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü.

Garmin’s new compact units offer a large range of solutions to boat owners and range from $799.99 to $1299.99.

Call us for more information and to schedule installation: (573) 346-1909

2016 Regal 3200 Stereo Installation

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regal boat 3200 epic audio
Pictured: 3300 featured in Glacier Grey with a Tahiti Beach bootstripe from regalboats.com

What We Installed:

Wetsounds Revo 6” with blue led back lighting
Wetsounds SYN-DX 6 Channel Marine Amplifier
Fusion UD750 Bluetooth Multimedia Center 3 Zone

Wet Sounds SYN-DX Series Marine Amplifiers are designed to be a complete solution for every type of extreme marine application. SYN-DX amplifiers use superior performance circuitry by utilizing Class D Power Supplies. These amplifiers have extreme power output packed inside a small chassis, thermal overload protection, flexible crossovers, extended inputs. SYN-DX amplifiers are a well balanced match for all of the Wet Sounds™ products.

 

For more information on our installation, or to schedule your boat for an install, please call us at (573) 346-1909