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Pioneer ts-d6902r vs jbl gto938

Which do you guys think is better, I'm looking for good lows and and loud vocals. These are the two that jump out at my but I can't decide.
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Which do you guys think is better, I'm looking for good lows and and loud vocals. These are the two that jump out at my but I can't decide.
Can't go wrong with either one. . . Both are insane with correct amount of power. The Pioneers will have more bass But the JBL's will have more clarity. I love both of these speakers. (They are both power hungry) Need about 150 watts per channel to wake em up.
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I run the TS=D6902R's in my Fatboy fairing and love them. Actually, I've run all the top brands, and I will always run Pioneer's "Top Line". The TS-D line is a left over from the Premier line. The other TS models are Wally World speakers. The Premier amps are also wicked, but too big for bikes. I will be running two TS-D1602R's and TS-D1320R's with 2 8" shallow subs in mine. I have run the 8's 10's and 12's. They are impressive with real power.
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I run the TS=D6902R's in my Fatboy fairing and love them. Actually, I've run all the top brands, and I will always run Pioneer's "Top Line". The TS-D line is a left over from the Premier line. The other TS models are Wally World speakers. The Premier amps are also wicked, but too big for bikes. I will be running two TS-D1602R's and TS-D1320R's with 2 8" shallow subs in mine. I have run the 8's 10's and 12's. They are impressive with real power.
Just curious. . . What amp if any are you running with those 35 watt RMS TS-D1302R's ?
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Which do you guys think is better, I'm looking for good lows and and loud vocals. These are the two that jump out at my but I can't decide.
I heard them side by side this weekend. One of the guys at the bike nite has the JBL ones installed in the lids (two speakers per bag) and I have the Pioneers installed facing the wheel (two speakers per bag) and there was a noticeable difference on two things.

First...his highs were way more noticeable than mine. You could definitely tell the difference in highs from his 6x9 compared to mine. I dont know if it was because his were in his lids facing up and mine face the wheel, but they were definitely louder and clearer than mine.

Second...when it comes to bass....these two arent even in the same league. The pioneers bass hits HARD!!! I mean there were folks there who thought I had subwoofers in my bags because the pioneers were thumping that hard. Its unbelievable how heavy the bass hit is with the TS-D6902R.

Now...I have an alibi...I am only pushing 63.5 watts @ 2 ohms to each of the four pioneers (ran in parallel on a 125 rms 2 ohm channel = 2 speakers per channel). When I install the TN4.900 amp (150 watt RMS per channel) this weekend, I am convinced that them pioneers will truly come alive. We'll see for sure after im done with the install.

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I was thinking about going with the jbl because they are 2 ohm and so is my amp (pbx300x2) how do you think the pioneers will perform with this amp ?
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I was thinking about going with the jbl because they are 2 ohm and so is my amp (pbx300x2) how do you think the pioneers will perform with this amp ?
My amp is 2 ohm as well...thats why I ran them in parallel. That drops them down to about 2 ohms each. What I am finding out about the pioneers is that ohms dont matter so much as RMS output. These speakers are rated for 80 watts rms @ 4 ohm and I am feeding them about 64 at 2 ohms, but I can assure you...they need at least 150 watts rms each. That PBR will be good for two speakers, but I wouldnt try it with the Pioneers ran in parallel to squeeze more out of the amp. Have you purchased the amp yet? If so, see if you can use it on your front speakers and go ahead and get yourself a 4 channel that will be dedicated to the rear 6x9 speakers. I am getting the Soundstream TN4.900d to run my pioneers. It puts out 150 watts per channel, is 2 ohm stable, and runs about $180 and has rave reviews over at the hdforum.com website. You could easily get by with the Soundstream PN4.520. It puts out 100 watts per channel and is 2 ohm stable...but it only runs about $92 and has rave reviews as well.

Oh yea, I forgot to mention earlier...the JBL speakers are 3 ways...highs, mids and lows. The pioneers are only two way...mids and lows. That makes a huge difference in sound when comparing the two. I focused on my highs by adding an additional pair of rokker tweeters in place of two gauges. I am thinking of adding another pair or Rokker tweeters somewhere on the rear of the bike...not by necessity...just for choice. It may not make much of a difference in sound, but they are such a good deal, why not try em somewhere on the rear of the bike.

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Yea already purchased my amps just looking for 6x9's now, already have the fronts also. I'm prob just gonna give the jbl gto's a try, from what I'm hearing their great speakers but the pioneers have more bass. Guess next time I'll plan out my complete setup before I just start pulling the trigger and buying parts.
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Second...when it comes to bass....these two arent even in the same league. The pioneers bass hits HARD!!! I mean there were folks there who thought I had subwoofers in my bags because the pioneers were thumping that hard. Its unbelievable how heavy the bass hit is with the TS-D6902R.

Now...I have an alibi...I am only pushing 63.5 watts @ 2 ohms to each of the four pioneers (ran in parallel on a 125 rms 2 ohm channel = 2 speakers per channel). When I install the TN4.900 amp (150 watt RMS per channel) this weekend, I am convinced that them pioneers will truly come alive. We'll see for sure after im done with the install.[/QUOTE]

That TN4.900 is gonna be a beast with those Pioneers. . . Do you know what amp the guy was running with the JBL's ? Those JBL's are power hungry as well and if you put some power to em they have good bass too. Granted not as much as the pioneers but they rock with some power!! The ones I heard was a guy on a streetglide with 4 of em hooked to a soundstream 520.D and it was UGLY!!!!
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Which do you guys think is better, I'm looking for good lows and and loud vocals. These are the two that jump out at my but I can't decide.
Houston. . . What are you running up front?
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