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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for suggestions for RGC 2011 stereo

I have a 2011 RGC and would like to start upgrading my stereo.
Currently I'm fully factory (damn left speaker died) and it's time to fix things.
My glide also has MOCO vented lowers as well.

I'm wanting 5.25 or 6.5 in the main fairing, 6.5 in the lowers. I'm still debating on doing 6x9's in the bags.

So any suggestions on speakers, amps and a head unit would be greatly appreciated.

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this is very subjective, I'll just list what I have

Alpine UTE 42-BT
Biketronics 1005 controller
Hawg Wired mounting cradle
V-Twin Audio Splash guard
(2) Rockford PBR300x2 - mounted
Hawg Wired ZX speakers - black version - red as a backup
Pioneer G1644 ( for parallel with ZX inner fairing ))
HAT 5x7 in CVO speaker lids
2 PEQ dials

my system is a few years old, I still like it but, I know

Infinity Kappa are popular, as well as Hertz, Focal, Polk

higher SPL's, usually in the 2ohm speakers

the list will get confusing quick, there are tons of choices

I think hawg wired has a very smooth sounding speaker, HAT are a bit brash, PBR300x2 for me is a work horse, I like the Alpine HU, I liked the Sony HU also, hawg wired amps got smaller a couple years back

I think it's better to make everything fit under the fairing

you want to target 100w RMS per speaker, with 250w max to match what the amps will pull, and all the bike can produce

then in real life, you use about 60w RMS, very clean sound times about 6

as you can tell from my list, I bought a bunch of different stuff to compare, not the easiest way, but

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Welcome to the forum, thousands of different combinations you can do, your budget and where you want your amps determine a lot. I would definitely go 6.5 opposed to 5.25 to start with.

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Welcome. There are endless possibilities audio wise. H-Donut and Dbell are both vastly knowledgable. They will steer you in the right direction.

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I appreciate input and feedback on this. I was a car stereo buff back in college, how do car speakers hold up vs marine? And I'm guessing a marine head unit or a coated water resistant one is a must.

I am eyeballing the soundstream stealth ST4.1000D with a fairing install. A second one of them will go into the saddlebag when I add 6x9's.
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I don't know how long ago you were in college, but with most speakers now there's not much difference between car and marine speakers, hardly any are paper cone and unless you decide to run a constant stream of water on them, normal speakers will be ok. I'm not real familiar with the Soundstream amp, but the specs look pretty good, and for the price, it would be worth a try. What speakers are you considering?

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Like dbell said get the 6.5's. I put 4 5.25 in my ultra last year. Switched to 6.5's this year. So much better.
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I'm looking at the infinity kappa 62.11i's if they'll fit in the factory spots, know I need a ring with them.
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I have a 2011 RGC and would like to start upgrading my stereo.
Currently I'm fully factory (damn left speaker died) and it's time to fix things.
My glide also has MOCO vented lowers as well.

I'm wanting 5.25 or 6.5 in the main fairing, 6.5 in the lowers. I'm still debating on doing 6x9's in the bags.

So any suggestions on speakers, amps and a head unit would be greatly appreciated.

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are you certain you want to get into the amp and head unit thing?

reason I ask is a lot of folks are simply happy with changing out the crappy stock speakers. if you go this route, you'll want to stick with a 2 ohm speaker such as the Kappa 62.11i and yes they'll fit perfect with the adapter rings in the fairing and they'll fit perfect in the lower speaker pods.

If your stock head unit is not flashed for fader, then you'll want to do that in order to use (4) 2 ohm speakers.

If you don't want to fool with flashing the fader to be active, then you'll want 4 ohm speakers (a good one here is the Kicker CS65/CS654) in the fairing and the lowers wired in parallel to create a 2 ohm load at the head unit.

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I was able to get 6.75" Rockford's in my stock fairing locations with adapters.

Overtime pays more because of what you're missing, money isn't everything.

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