Robert Oswell founded Roswell in 1998 pursuing a passion for wake boarding and the marine industry. He built the company up from its humble beginnings in his Canadian garage, to a multinational business conglomerate with offices worldwide. With numerous patents and several industry-changing technology ideas, his vision has expanded Roswell Marine into multiple new segments of the marine industry with its flagship Roswell Marine Audio products leading the way. Some of these products include the Roswell Rise, a telescoping helm system that allows the ability to adjust the height of your helm controls at the touch of a button for max comfort when seated or standing when underway. Yet another of these marine innovations is the Roswell Ride, an all-new, patent-pending seat suspension system that was created to absorb the impact of rough water that’s adaptable to a wide range of boats without impacting helm ergonomics. This review will focus on an area with maximum appeal to a variety of coastal boaters and anglers, Roswell Marine Audio systems.
According to the Roswell Marine Audio folks that I spoke with at the recent 2022 Ft. Lauderdale boat show, music is the international language that can be associated with many great moments and few companies speak it better out on the water than Roswell Marine. Their engineering team has revolutionized the a signature sound for perfection on the water with their R1 Audio concept, which was born with a mission to change the way that we experience music when out on our boats…where imagination meets sound. Every product that’s stamped with the R1 badge has been developed without compromise to produce the best acoustic quality possible, in addition to withstanding the harshest marine environments. The R1 series currently consists of a quartet of marine audio categories that include:
R1 Marine Speakers
- 5-inch, semi-flush mount coaxial speaker
- 8-inch, semi-flush mount coaxial speaker
- 5-inch coaxial speaker with universal aluminum tower clamp
- 8-inch coaxial speaker with universal aluminum tower clamp
- 8-inch woofer & 1-inch compression tweeter in separate housings two 6.5-inch coaxial speakers in separate spin housings
- 8-inch and 6.5-inch coaxial speakers in separate spin housings
- 10-inch semi-flush mount subwoofer
- 12-inch semi-flush mount subwoofer
R1 Marine Amplifiers (four different amps rated for multi-speaker applications)
All Roswell Marine speakers include integrated RGB LED backlight on the cone to create your desired visual atmosphere; a concealed 12dB/octave crossover network for excellent separation of the bass from the mid and high frequencies; Deutsch wiring harnesses for water-tight connections; extreme saltwater and UV resistance; backed by a 2-year warranty. They also offer complete turnkey boat sound system ideas for your vessel’s audio needs. For power specs on the amps and speakers, visit www.roswellmarine.com.