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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-18-2013, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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8 speaker set up help

Fellas I need some help from the audio gurus. Im upgrading to an eight speaker set up over the winter and im not sure which amp or amps to run to properly power this set up.

BTW Im running 4 6.5 pioneers a pair of Alpine 6x9s and a pair of super tweeters.
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You could run any number of 4 ch amps, if you want it to fit in the inner fairing then the JL Audio XD 400/4 would work. Every other 4 channel is going to be larger and most likely require you mounting it in the saddle bag.

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2 ohm or 4 ohm set up?

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If you want serious audio on a bike, it needs to start with the amp & where you are considering mounting your amp, since the location is limited. Then go from there.. JMO


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I'm running j&m 4 speaker kit and like it.
Give John at j&m a call. I know they have some new amps and speakers out.

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I am using the Rockford fosgate 300x4 I mount them in the fairing.. Love them they work great!!!! Have 2 of them in the fairing

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The new Soundstream Picasso 520D is 4 channel and fits in the fairing. For 8 speakers I'd used two. I'm cautious about running a motorcycle amp at 2 ohms due to limited cooling room, no cooling fan, and long hours playing at high volume. I have four speakers and a JL 400x4 in the fairing but that required major modification including grinding on the heat sink.




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The hawgwired amps can handle 4x4ohm speakers and they sound awesome. 100w continuous to each, and two or more of them will fit in your fairing. I'm not sure how much power your super tweeters can handle, but they sound like the kink in the armor to me.


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The hawgwired amps can handle 4x4ohm speakers and they sound awesome. 100w continuous to each, and two or more of them will fit in your fairing. I'm not sure how much power your super tweeters can handle, but they sound like the kink in the armor to me.


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Agreed about the tweeters. Guaranteed not to handle the same amount of juice as the rest


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I'm going to be running 2 sound stream pn2.350d 175x2 @ 2 ohms... Only running 4 speakers but they're polk MM's which are 2 ohm each.

Got my fingers crossed that it will sound great. So far I'm excited about these amps they're just as small as the RF pbr.. Only 115$ each on Amazon.

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