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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2014, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I have read through many of the posts here on amps. I have stock Hu with j&m speakers. Go figure I have distortion at high volume. I'm looking for plug and play amp. I have the iron cross ipod interface, so not wanting to replace hu. Looking at hogtunes amp. I will be the first to tell you I'm an audio Moron. Cross over.. I don't even know what that is. So just looking for Guidence from people who know what they are talking about. I also see hogtunes requires wiring purchase and software update from dealer. Anyone have insite on the update? Thanks in advance to those who reply. I tried to answer my own questions from precious posts but had to write my own. Thanks

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Ok, I can answer one question for you.....Crossover separates the low frequency's from the higher frequency's. That's about as far as I can help you, LOL Good lock on the other questions!


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Correction on amp. I meant boom audio. Will that plug and play with j&m speakers

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Plug and Play,....
Dont be intimidated by these adds for amps that have not what you want!
Power is what you want and basicly, all there is to it is pulln a plug from each side of ur speakers,...amp manufactors will supply a 'kit' with these wires that plug into ur speakers and then back to ur amp. All ya gotta do after that is find ur Ground wire hook up and run a Hot Wire to ur battery. Most amps have u run a Remote wire which is plugged into ur Cigarette lighter.
Believe Me if I can hook that up, anybody can!
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I mount Vernon. Don't the J&m speakers have a third wire on them?? Going by memory in this. Just worried going to get an amp and have to cobble things together. Not what I want.

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I have read through many of the posts here on amps. I have stock Hu with j&m speakers. Go figure I have distortion at high volume. I'm looking for plug and play amp.....
Well, adding an amp to an already screwed up system will only make it sound worse. I had the J&M setup for a few years and even with the amp, the distortion was still present when volume went up past about half. Changed out the head unit and holy cow things woke up. You want distortion free sound at higher volume? Lose the HK head unit. If you are hell bent on keeping the HK head unit, send it in to Iron Cross to get the pre-outs installed and then install an amp. Other than that, you're chasing a rabbit down a hole.

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Once again I'm a moron at this. What does pre outs do?

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Once again I'm a moron at this. What does pre outs do?
They pull the music signal to send to your amp before it gets distorted by the head units internal amp.

Your amp is going to amplify whatever signal it gets, good or bad. So if it's receiving a distorted signal your going to get a louder distorted sound from your amp.
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Easy plug and play by specific J&M amp for your bike model. All wires and hardware included easy instructions to follow. Hawg wire also have plug and play amps but the wiring plug to the radio get bulky, can be PITA to get the front fairing on.
That will be my two choices for a easy plug and play novice installer. Both perform well. Since you got J&M speakers their amp comes tune no need to adjust gain if using their speakers.


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