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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'm ready to pull the trigger for tunes for '13 RGC.

Ok, I'm ready to pull the trigger for tunes for '13 RGC.

I'm going to buy the Alpine 148bt head unit.

I'm going to buy the Hertx HCX 165s

I have Harley CVO lids coming and "I Think" I'm going to buy the Biketronics 6x9 kit.

"I Think" I'm also buying the Biketronics handlebar kit for the radio.

My questions are:

I can buy a used PBR 300x4 amp for a good price, but if I'm spending this money, would I benefit from buying 2 of the PBR 2 channel amps?

If I'm buying 2 amps, would you go with the PBR 300x2 or the Soundstream 2 channel deals?

---OR---- If you were going to stick to a one amp deal, would you go with the PBR 300X4 or the SS 4.520d 4 channel?

I will not mount the amp(s) in my bags, so everything will have to fit in the fairing.

I'm trying to buy once here and spend my money as wisely as I can. I'm pretty confident in these components here unless someone can "sell" me on a better product/route for the same-ish money.

Lastly, I bought a gently used set of the BOOM speakers that are the direct replacement for stockers. I haven't even taken them out of the box they were shipped in as I haven't had time. Could I run one or two amps off the deck for the fronts and rears and the boom speakers (cut into the insides of the fairing) off of the deck? ..... OR ...... wire those in with the fronts on one amp and have another amp for the rear? (Hopefully that makes sense)

Would it even benefit me to run those speakers in addition to the rest of what I've listed and cut up my fairing to do so or no? Also, if I ran two amps, would I be forced to put them right where those speakers would sit?

DEFINITE BUYS:

Alpine 149bt
Hertz HCX 165s

PROBABLE BUYS (but open to good suggestions):

PBR 300x4 used at good price
PBR 300x2 (2 qty.) new
SS 2 Ch (not sure what model - 2 qty.) new
SS 4.520d new
Biketronics 6x9 to fit in the CVO 5x7 holes
Biketronics handlebar control deal.

I'm buying everything this week so I can finish my build when time allows. I just want to have all of my ducks in a row and all parts and pieces in my possession so I can do it in one fell swoop.

Thank you very much for any and all insight you can give me.

Tyler


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What are your goals and what is your budget? Why try to buy a used PBR amp when the new ones only cost like $150. Why go with the soundstream PN4.520 when you can get the TN4.900 (more power, twice the price unless your budget doesnt allow)? Once you tell us those two things, then we can go from there. What makes you so hell bent on the Hertz? They are great speakers, but the cost to performance makes them an awful value.

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The TN cant be mounted in the fairing due to its size.
It will fit on the side of the inner fairing in-between the glovebox. Its identical in size to the rokker amp that I am using now. The measurements are as follows....

Rokker 500 watt 4 channel....10 5/8 long x 5 wide x 1 5/8 deep

Soundstream TN4.900d........8 7/8 long x 6 7/8 wide x 1 3/4 deep

Very similar dimensions. It wont fit in the BATWING bikes, but they fit our bike perfectly on the side of the inner fairing.

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What are your goals and what is your budget? Why try to buy a used PBR amp when the new ones only cost like $150. Why go with the soundstream PN4.520 when you can get the TN4.900 (more power, twice the price unless your budget doesnt allow)? Once you tell us those two things, then we can go from there. What makes you so hell bent on the Hertz? They are great speakers, but the cost to performance makes them an awful value.
Well, a friend would sell me his PBR for $75 in perfect working condition.

I don't need the stereo to blow my face off and I'm not looking to enter any competitions. I doubt I'd even have it turned on when I'm not riding it.

I've heard those particular Hertz's and was impressed and I've heard nothing but great things about them from tons of people. I'm not married to them, but I was just basing my decision on what I mentioned above. Hell, my stereo in my truck has a killer set of Alpine type VR's in it, but it seems like people only use 3-4 different types of speakers in this world.

I don't really want to have to upgrade the battery and/or charging system and I know the more/bigger I add, the more juice it'll need. I don't want the never ending ball rolling type of deal. I just want to put together a very good sounding radio - ONCE - and be done.

I figure, I'll spend $2k at the most and that's it. "Almost" half of that will be tied up in just the rear lids and 6x9's...so that leaves me with $1k-$1100 or so for EVERYTHING else....amp(s), deck, speakers, wiring, adapters, handlebar control kit, etc. etc.


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I have a 2013 ultra - heres my system and I am very, very, satisfied...... 80mph clear as day...
used rockford fosgates amp 10gauge wiring kit -

pbr 300x4 in the fairing

2 - Arc Audio Moto 602 - these kickass, and love to be played loud as hell

2 - focal integration 6.5 in the stock rear speaker pods, the speaker is depth is less than 2" and can be used to mount on inside of the fairing, facing the forks on each side? just a thought.....]

rolling with the stock deck, I will prolly be changing the deck out but for now its perfect for me so I will be leaving things alone! Hope this helps, speakers and amp


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You might want to take a look at these before you get the 5 x 7 lids :

http://www.biketronics.com/bt479ht-6...d-speaker-kit/
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You might want to take a look at these before you get the 5 x 7 lids :

http://www.biketronics.com/bt479ht-6...d-speaker-kit/
I already did and I just cant stand how they're cut on an angle like that...or at least how the grill will be cut on an angle. I understand the reasoning behind it, but if the grill was 90* across the bottom with the insides angled like that, I'd have bought them.


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