Okay, so the dealer has the Hogtunes display, and I've seen the Hawg-Wired website, but I was wondering: which upgrades give the best bang for the buck?
I'd like somwthing that puts out more bass and volume. The HogTunes stuff seems okay, but a little pricey. Are all the good upgrades this expensive? Thanks in advance!
Jonesbrass take my advice. Ignorance is bliss. read my post then never look at another thread about audio. I got the Hogtunes fairing speakers for my 03 and they were a huge upgrade over my stock one speaker system (one of them blew out). I was very happy until I changed windshields from stock to a KW12. It was much harder to hear them. I started reading the audio threads on here, now I want to spend a bunch more money on speakers and amps and crossovers and stuff I never knew exsistied until a year ago. I think Hogtunes are an upgrade over stock and are not nearly as expensive as some of the other systems, but from what I have heard you get what you pay for where audio is concerned. Guys on here seem to love the J&M 7.25 speakers. I have a friend who has them with no amp and they are much louder than my hogtunes. They cost about 3 times as much as the Hogtunes I have. You will get a lot of good advice here, just hope you can afford it.
I use to have the Hawg Wired 150W system and here's the skinny. That system was loud, but the speakers that came with that powerful amp could not handle that power. I say that because when your setting the gain level on the AMP, you set it for the best sound with no distortion,....and distortion is the sound of the bass vibrating ruining the song. Some songs,...the music is loud as hell with the volume level @ only 1/2. But some songs the base distorts the song so bad that you have to turn the volume down too far that you just switch songs because you have to turn it down to low. The loud sound that I got out of that system was high treble songs.
If I were to do it all over again and felt compelled to buy a better system, I'd buy the cheapest AMP/Speaker system and would go for that. The bike I just bought has the stock exhaust system on it and I'm leaving it this way for the foreseeable future because I like not having loud pipes right now. I added some Hog Tunes speakers that I had sitting on the shelf and my stereo sounds outstanding ! I was cruising along @ 85 MPH and I could hear every song just as well as when I had the the Hawg Wired system when I was running loud 2 into 1 pipes.
I tried the hogtunes and they didnt quite do it for me so I tried the hawg wired in my 04, 05 SEEG's. The Hawg Wired amp and speakers were just that much better. I just sold the 05 and put the amp / speakers in my wifes FLHTK. I used the CX speakers with Cross Overs and did not have any issues with Power to Speaker / Distortion.
In my latest project (Dead Center Fairing on my Roadking) I used a Sony Head Marine Head unit, and Hertz speakers and tweeters with a pyle amp (Thanks Millers Custom Parts in Daytona). The speakers sound great. I am probably going to look for a higher output amp as I think I am part deaf and like it loud
Hawg Wired customer service has been AWESOME when I have had the need to call them. Definitely a class act when dealing with any issues / concerns.
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