Golf cart radios are aftermarket audio systems designed specifically for golf carts. Enjoy your favorite music, catch up on the news, or listen to an audio book or podcast while driving around.
Here are some key features and considerations regarding golf cart radios:
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When purchasing a golf cart radio, it's recommended to check compatibility with your specific golf cart model and consider any additional accessories or wiring that may be required for installation.
These radio kits come in two versions:
Weather resistant means it's not water proof and it will be damaged if it you are caught in the rain and it gets wet. If your cart has an enclosure that protects the radio from getting water on it, it may be fine.
Water Resistant or Marine Grade
A water resistant or marine grade radio means if your cart is out in the rain it will not be damaged.
You can purchase them in kits which saves money and time. Many of the kits feature:
1. A weather resistant console
2. Marine speakers that are water, UV, and corrosion resistant
3. Satellite radio ready for XM or Sirius,
4. The ability to connect portable devices, like an MP3 player, directly through the front AUX.
Decide what features you want before selecting your radio.
Overhead radio kits come in different colors and with additional features like a CD player as well. Black, woodgrain and carbon fiber are the most common finishes.
An overhead radio kit usually includes:
1. Overhead Console
2. Console Brackets
3. Console Lid
4. Water resistant AM/FM Radio with CD player
5. Two 4"-5" speakers
6. Wire Antenna
7. 15' Power Cord with connectors
Amazon carries a nice selection. Overhead radios can be universal or specific to your golf cart make. Check them out here:Golf Cart Universal Overhead Stereo Console - Carbon Fiber
This marine audio system kit includes a single DIN stereo receiver and two waterproof speakers. It come with all the necessary cable for installation. The system has a CD player, AM/FM radio and a blue tooth wireless receiver with a built in microphone for hands free talking.Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver & Waterproof Speaker Kit, Hands-Free Talking, CD Player, AM/FM Radio, MP3/USB/SD/AUX, (2) 6.5’’ Speakers
Use your smart phone's bluetooth setting and play your favorite music or listen to your favorite radio station. The speakers, AMP and bluetooth remote are all water resistant so you can play and ride in any weather conditions. The remote includes background light for dark conditions use.NOAM NUTV5 - Marine Bluetooth ATV/Golf Cart/UTV Speakers Stereo System
When purchasing golf cart speakers separately be sure that they are water and weatherproof. The speakers are normally mounted in the back corners of the golf cart roof, under the seats or in the dash.
Depending on what voltage your golf cart is, you may need a golf cart voltage reducer. You can purchase a car stereo if it can be mounted in a waterproof area like a glove compartment.
Golf cart radios are a great golf cart accessory so you can always listen to you favorite music artist, get the latest weather forecast or take and make phone calls.
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