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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Audio Set Up in Dallas Area

Who are you north texas guys using to set up your custom sound systems?
I purchased all my speakers 8 JL audio M650 (marine speakers) two 5x7's for dash and tweeters. Only 6 of the Jl audio's will be going in the bike. 2 in each side bag and 2 in the dash glove boxes. The other 2 jl's i'm adding to my boat swim deck. I went with the JL's because i have them on my boat and they sound great. No distortion at high volumes. Plus i know how much of a beating they can take dirt/water ect. I also got 2 JL xd400/4 amps. With the kenwood deck.

I bought all the equipment from Earmark but the tech said they dont do many bikes. Mostly cars/boats/rvs. But he was up to try it....lol i'll pass

Just curious who everyone local is using. Want someone who after they install can be trusted to put everything back together correctly.

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I own "No Cage Audio" and I am based in Dallas. All I do is MC's

I am working in Upper NY state for a month doing some custom work for a "Confidential Client"

If you can wait till I get back, I will take care of it.
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was looking to get it done in the next few days or drop bike off in next few days.

Any others you guys are using or you would recommend while your gone?
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was looking to get it done in the next few days or drop bike off in next few days.

Any others you guys are using or you would recommend while your gone?
First off...unless you have super deep pockets, take the JL speakers back. If you're gonna spend that type of money, you should just go with Biketronics, J&M, Hawg Wired, etc. They all offer waterproof systems that sound great and are all plug and play that you can do yourself. Currently, I have a J&M Rokker 500w amp and their Rokker fairing speakers. Picked all of it up for a great deal. If it were me and my money, there are a couple of ways I would go...

First option...

1. JL Audio XD400/4 ($250 shipped)
2. One or two pair (depending on how much bass you want) of Pioneer TS-D6902R 6x9s in the bags ($70-80 a pair).
3. 1 pair Infinity Kappa 62.11i 6.5s for the fairing ($109 a pair).
4. J&M Corp Tweeters that replace two guages ($120 pair).

That comes to about $625 for equipment (if you do two pair of Pioneers). Add another $300 to $400 for labor at your local shop and that comes to about $1000.

If the system absolutely must be waterproof, then this is what I would do...

1. Same amp as above (it will be in the fairing so moisture is not an issue. Heat is the biggest enemy of amps and this one seems to be the best for the price).
2. One or two pair of Polk Audio MM691 6x9s for the saddle bags ($150 a pair).
3. One pair of Polk Audio MM651 6.5s for the fairing ($150).
4. Same tweeters as above.

This system will give you everything you are looking for for about $650 to $800 (if you go with two pair of 6x9s) for equipment plus about $300-400 for labor at your local stereo shop.

Either way, you will come out WAY cheaper and with a better system than what you originally planned on doing. I did a little bit of both mentioned above to go along with the Rokker amp that I already have. Choice is yours.

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First off...unless you have super deep pockets, take the JL speakers back. If you're gonna spend that type of money, you should just go with Biketronics, J&M, Hawg Wired, etc. They all offer waterproof systems that sound great and are all plug and play that you can do yourself. Currently, I have a J&M Rokker 500w amp and their Rokker fairing speakers. Picked all of it up for a great deal. If it were me and my money, there are a couple of ways I would go...

First option...

1. JL Audio XD400/4 ($250 shipped)
2. One or two pair (depending on how much bass you want) of Pioneer TS-D6902R 6x9s in the bags ($70-80 a pair).
3. 1 pair Infinity Kappa 62.11i 6.5s for the fairing ($109 a pair).
4. J&M Corp Tweeters that replace two guages ($120 pair).

That comes to about $625 for equipment (if you do two pair of Pioneers). Add another $300 to $400 for labor at your local shop and that comes to about $1000.

If the system absolutely must be waterproof, then this is what I would do...

1. Same amp as above (it will be in the fairing so moisture is not an issue. Heat is the biggest enemy of amps and this one seems to be the best for the price).
2. One or two pair of Polk Audio MM691 6x9s for the saddle bags ($150 a pair).
3. One pair of Polk Audio MM651 6.5s for the fairing ($150).
4. Same tweeters as above.

This system will give you everything you are looking for for about $650 to $800 (if you go with two pair of 6x9s) for equipment plus about $300-400 for labor at your local stereo shop.

Either way, you will come out WAY cheaper and with a better system than what you originally planned on doing. I did a little bit of both mentioned above to go along with the Rokker amp that I already have. Choice is yours.

Are you nuts?? The setup he has will blow the J&M crap out of the water with ease. And its WAY better quality.

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Are you nuts?? The setup he has will blow the J&M crap out of the water with ease. And its WAY better quality.
I have had the J&M Rokker "Crap" for over 3 years and 15k miles with no problems. Rain, Sub zero temps, Georgia heat, etc and not one single issue. I'm assuming that because you made that comment that you have had a terrible experience with J&M products. And we still have not seen your recommendation or experience or what you have for stereo equipment as it relate's to the OP's original question, so by all means....Please explain....

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Are you nuts?? The setup he has will blow the J&M crap out of the water with ease. And its WAY better quality.
EShaw301 has some excellent options in his post. I've ran both the systems he mentioned and both are insane! However, I've also heard the JL system on a few bikes and it's definately "Next Level" compared to the rest. But as he said. . . .It requires DEEP pockets and the JL's are not water resistant unless you buy the Marine version and I have not seen or heard those on a bike.
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I have had the J&M Rokker "Crap" for over 3 years and 15k miles with no problems. Rain, Sub zero temps, Georgia heat, etc and not one single issue. I'm assuming that because you made that comment that you have had a terrible experience with J&M products. And we still have not seen your recommendation or experience or what you have for stereo equipment as it relate's to the OP's original question, so by all means....Please explain....
Ive never used J&M and refuse to pay their prices. I have however heard their systems in person at J&Ps open house (Ananosa is 30 miles from my house) and am less than impressed with their performance and sound. Im running Infinity and Soundstream products myself but know from my years in the car audio industry that JL audio is one of the top performers in the industry.

The OP clearly states he purchased the marine rated JL products so theres no worry with rain/moisture/heat/etc. and they will outperform the J&M with ease.

My main reason for posting originally is the insult of him being reccomended to return his equipment and "downgrade" to J&M. Not to start forum wars by any means but thats my opinion.

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was looking to get it done in the next few days or drop bike off in next few days.

Any others you guys are using or you would recommend while your gone?
Not really for your install, Most of the Custom shops can do basic amp-speaker installs. Yours is a little more involved.

You might try GMR performance in Ft Worth. Steve knows what he is doing
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Does Misfit Baggers do audio installs? I know they sell the parts.

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