Has anyone tried or heard anything good or bad about the Jensen HD1BT. Plug and play for harley?
It's $500 and a kenwood or alpine or pioneer are all less expensive. But i kinda like the option of plug and play with no other kits required.
$500 list. I'd imagine you'll be able to find it for about $100 less from a discounter when it comes out in a month. I like the looks of it. Not having to buy an install kit for $250 (Hawg Wired Radio Install Kit with housing, bracket, and wiring adapter) makes the price most reasonable/understandable. But... it only plays digital media, no cd's (if that's a deal breaker). Plug-and-play is worth the extra cost IMHO.
Yes, there are car stereos out there that can be had a lot cheaper. But, when you add up the plug-and-play ability, water & dust proof, factory look & colors, Bluetooth ready, & Sirius capable, it adds up enough for me. Had it been out last year when I bought all new stuff and went through the pains of the install, I'd have bought it. If I have to do it again, I'd seriously look at buying one. HTH.
it doesn't have pre-amp outputs. Ideally you'd want line-level output if you're going to add an amp.
Not true. The RF PBR300x2 is one of the best amps for bikes like ours and it performs better hands down using the speaker level inputs. In fact, the RF instructions have you cut off
the RCA ends when using the speaker level inputs.