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PowerBass XL-POD8LR

8" marine/off-road tower speakers with built-in LED lighting

Item # 151XLPOD8

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PowerBass's XL-POD8LR tower speakers add new life (and light) to your boat or off-road vehicle. Designed to project over a distance, each speaker's injection-molded polypropylene cone and efficient horn tweeter deliver awesome sound that even the wakeboarder you're pulling can enjoy.

Powerful marine audio

PowerBass's XL-POD8LR tower speakers add new life (and light) to your boat or off-road vehicle. Designed to project over a distance, each speaker's injection-molded polypropylene cone and efficient horn tweeter deliver awesome sound that even the wakeboarder you're pulling can enjoy.

Light up the water

PowerBass incorporates RGB illumination with 20 selectable colors and 19 lighting effects to enhance your experience on the water or off-road. PowerBass includes an RGB remote control for easy color and effects adjustment. You can connect up to 12 speakers to the included RBG RF receiver and control them all, syncing colors and effects with a push of a button.

Built for the elements

Protected against the elements by a sturdy weather-proof pod, the 8" woofer's UV-resistant polypropylene cone is supported by a water-tight hybrid polyurethane surround, built to resist weather-and temperature related degradation. Enjoy incredible detail, even outdoors, thanks to the efficient compression horn tweeter. A UV-treated aluminum mesh grille rounds out a solid speaker that will deliver impressive audio, come baking sunlight or summer storm.

Mounting solutions

PowerBass' chrome-plated swivel clamp system allows easy adjustment for your listening needs. Brackets are included for mounting on tower bars, ranging in size from 2" to 2-3/4". All mounting hardware is die-cast for strength and treated to withstand damaging sunlight, spray, and dust.

Product Highlights:

  • 8" 2-way marine tower speakers (pair)
  • built-in RGB illumination with remote control and RGB RF receiver
  • injection-molded, UV-treated polypropylene woofer with water-tight polyurethane surround
  • compression horn tweeter
  • injection-molded, UV-treated enclosure and aluminum grille
  • mounting gear included
  • fits bars from 2" to 2-3/4"
  • enclosure depth: 11-3/8"
  • handles up to 120 watts RMS (250 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 101 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Tower speakers (attached 1' speaker/RGB wires)
  • 2 Mounting brackets (pre-installed)
  • 2 RF receivers
  • RF remote control (XL-RGBRMT)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • Two 10' RGB extension wire harnesses
  • Two 10' lengths of speaker wire
  • 4 Bolts
  • 2 Safety-cables (pre-installed)
  • 3 Hex-keys
  • Application Guide
  • "Attention" note

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Features and Specs

Tweeter Composition ---
Woofer Composition Injection-moldedPoly
Woofer Surround Thermo-plastic Ureth
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 101 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 45-22000
Max RMS Power Handling 125
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 250
Impedance (Ohms) 4

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Compression Horn Tweeter: Great for long range listening, the PowerBass Xtreme XL-POD8LR wake tower speaker utilizes an ultra efficient compression horn tweeter. This special horn tweeter was chosen to deliver loud, crisp and clean highs that can be heard well beyond the boat.

Polypropylene Injected Cone w/ TPU Surround: The PowerBass XL-POD8LR features a 8" injection molded UV-Treated Polypropylene cone woofer with a TPU surround. Chosen for its strong yet lightweight body this waterproof woofer cone has UV inhibitors to minimize cracking and fading. A synthetic material known for its toughness and flexibility, the black TPU (Thermo-plastic Urethane) surround rejects water, sun and salt spray while at the same time offering superior cone-edge suspension.

Recommended Power: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-POD8LR wake tower speaker is designed to handle up to 125 watts RMS (continuous) and 250 watts maximum (peak) of input power from an outboard amplifier optimized at 4-ohms.

UV Stable Injection Molded Plastic Pod: The XL-POD8LR's enclosure is molded from marine grade polymer (poly-plastic composite) materials that protect it from the effects of the outdoor environment while also providing a great look.

Chrome Plated Die-Cast Swivel Clamp System: The XL-POD8LR includes a chrome-plate die-cast swivel clamp system which accepts bar sizes from 1.5" to 3.0". The solid marine-grade zinc alloy construction provides strength and corrosion resistance. With the clamp system installed, each wake tower speaker measures 8.75" (w) x 12.25" (h) x 11.375" (d); and weighs 11.4 lbs.

RGB Illumination: The PowerBass Xtreme XL-POD8LR comes equipped with RGB lighting that can be controlled via the supplied RF remote & receivers allowing you to pick between 20 different colors and over 19 different lighting effects. You can daisy-chain multiple PowerBass Xtreme speakers (12 speakers/6 pairs) to the included RF receivers for easy control from the single RF remote. If you do not want to use the remote control and only want to display a single color this can easily be done by connecting the black wire in the 4-wire RGB harness to +12V Power and then connecting the following wire(s) to ground to illuminate the corresponding color.

  • Red = Red

  • Green = Green

  • Blue = Blue

  • Red/Green = Bright Green

  • Red/Blue = Magenta

  • Blue/Green = Aqua

  • Red/Blue/Green = White w/ Blue Tint


  • The two RF receivers will require 12V power and ground. To prevent battery drain install a switch on the +12V wire so you can turn off the RGB RF receivers when not in use.

  • If you are not using the RF receivers and remote, you will need to connect the black +12V wire of the RGB extension harness to switched power either with a relay or switch to prevent battery discharge when using single color mode.

RF Remote & Receivers: The XL-POD8LR's RGB illumination is controlled by the included RF remote and RF receivers that allow you to wirelessly select between 20 different colors and over 19 different lighting effects. The RF remote is powered by a pre-installed CR2025 3V battery. Controls functions include -

  • Power On/Off: Turns the RGB RF receivers on or off.

  • Dynamic Lightning Effect Mode Adjustment: Switches between Static lighting or Dynamic effect mode, or switch between Effects when in Dynamic mode

  • Dynamic Lightning Speed Adjustment: Adjusts the speed up or down to the desired pattern. If in Static mode the unit will switch to Dynamic when the speed is adjusted.

  • Static Color Adjustment: Switch to Static Color mode and select between 20 different colors.

  • Brightness Adjustment: Press to increase brightness or to decrease brightness in Static Color mode. If in Dynamic mode, the unit will switch to Static mode when the brightness is adjusted.

Note: Do not install the RGB RF receivers in enclosed metal, as this may interfere with connectivity between them and the remote controller.

Wiring: Each wake tower speaker is equipped with a total of 6 wires - including 2 speaker wire leads (Red/Black) that attach to your amplifier and 4 RGB wire leads (Red/Green/Blue/Black) that attach to the included RF receivers. Each RF receiver is also equipped with 6 wires - including a Power wire lead (Red) to connect to switched power, a Ground wire lead (Black) to attach to bare metal, and 4 RGB wire leads (Red/Green/Blue/Black) that connect to the wake tower speakers' RGB harness.

Safety Cable: Each wake tower speaker includes a braided wire cable that provides an extra level of security for the XL-POD8LR when mounted around the tower bar of your boat.

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