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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket HU Wiring Question

Current situation: Sony DSX-MS60>>J&M 500W amp>>4 speakers (2 fairing/2 Tour Pak). I'm using the line out outputs (RCA) from the HU to the amp.

I want to add 2 speakers in the lowers. J&M says I need to wire the 4 front speakers in series on the 2 front channels. The rears would remain on the 2 rear channels. I don't really like this situation because 1)I'm just splitting power of the front channels between more speakers (and presenting a 4 ohm load to the amp) and 2) the tour pak is detachable so it won't always be on the bike, so I'm basically wasting the two rear channels when the TP isn't installed.

The question: Can I run the two fairing speakers and the two lower speakers off the 4 channels of the amp via the RCA outputs, while running the 2 TP speakers directly from the head unit (via the plug on the back).


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Probably wouldn't be a good idea. Since you would have all four channels up front, when you do connect the tour pack, the front with the amps would completely over power the rear. If you tied the front speakers to all four channels of the amp, but only to the front output, tie the rear speakers to the rear output and turn the fader mostly to the rear when you put the pack on you would do better, but still not the idea situation.

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Yeah, I know you're right. The unamplified rears would be overwhelmed by the 4 amped speakers in the front. It's probably not the way to go. I just have a little devil sitting on my shoulder saying, "You know, you don't sit back there."

I'll do some thinking on it. Thanks dbell.


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How often do you ride 2 up, and when you do, do they listen to and like your music?

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2 up, maybe 20% of the time, and yeah, I'll play mutually agreeable music during those times.


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I'd throw all the power up front for my 80% of the time and get a set ear buds for Mama's I-Tunes for the other 20%.......But that's just me..........and that little devil that's on yer shoulders!


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That's the way I'm leaning Jetman, but then I'm changing my mind every 10 minutes too. I've another week or so until my lower speakers get here, so I've got a little time to mull it over.


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I ran amplified rear speakers last year. While it did make an improvement, I found amplified lowers to be a much larger improvement.

You mentioned you only ride 2-up 20% of the time, I think the devil wins!!

Just my .02

this year I went back to un-amplified rears. I figure if I really want more, saddlebag lids!!

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Jay, I have the J&M 500 watt amp, fairing and lower fairing speakers, and subs in the saddlebags.
It does sound better when the fronts are on their own channel, but i run the fronts in series on the front channel, and the subs off the rear channel, and it still sounds good. Just turn the gain up on the amp for the front channel, and you will have plenty of power still.

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That's one of the good things about being old and having an Ultra.
I don't want to take my tour pak off, that way the 2 HW 6.5's I'm installing in my rear pods and the HW CS300 that will be pushing them will sound great.....

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