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Thanks for the insight on the 4ohm, that's definitely not what I am looking for then. The quest continues... lol

My trouble is I don't know how an amp, not designed for the HD radio, connects and then how to set the amp so I don't blow speakers.


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Been poking around there too. Been hearing great things from Soundz Customz. So gave them a shout. I want a plug and play system that is complete, since I'm not looking to have a "custom" system and want it easy for me to do myself.
Also look at Cameron Johnson from bad azz baggers on FB or garage bagger audio, I guess it depends on your budget. Don't know if most "kits" are gonna be $500 or below, seems they run more in the $700 range. Also look into biketronics, I'm pleased so far with my 4180 amp & Titans, but it was $700 after the rgintro coupon code. But, it was also completely plug & play & came with line levelers.
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I can budget $700-1000 on a system. But key for me is easy install, plug and play, ease of understanding etc. Oh and not having to have Dealership do a flash would be great!


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I went with the Hog Tunes RG Ultra kit due to pricing and ease of install. Not a ground shaking system upgrade, but I'm good with it.
Got a good deal on Amazon.com. Are there better options? no doubt about it. Too many other upgrades that require some serious coin I would rather spend my hard earned money on. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Been poking around there too. Been hearing great things from Soundz Customz. So gave them a shout. I want a plug and play system that is complete, since I'm not looking to have a "custom" system and want it easy for me to do myself.

Rock,

I have Soundz Level IV system... call Peter and tell him what you want to do with how much... he will set you up.

I just received another Level IV system from him yesterday that I am installing in my old 14SGS for the new owner....same system I have in my 15RGS....it rocks.

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I went with the Hog Tunes RG Ultra kit due to pricing and ease of install. Not a ground shaking system upgrade, but I'm good with it.
Got a good deal on Amazon.com. Are there better options? no doubt about it. Too many other upgrades that require some serious coin I would rather spend my hard earned money on. Just my 2 cents worth.
Cool, that's good to know and I'm not looking for the "best" system necessarily. Haven't ruled them out, just digging deeper into options. Don't wanna be wishing I went with something more suited to my tastes though. How do you feel the sound quality and bass is on your setup? Right now I just have the JBL GTO638 in fairing and no amp. And want more volume/bass.


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Rock,

I have Soundz Level IV system... call Peter and tell him what you want to do with how much... he will set you up.

I just received another Level IV system from him yesterday that I am installing in my old 14SGS for the new owner....same system I have in my 15RGS....it rocks.

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Cool brother, will do!


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Bass is O.K. Good enough for my red neck music. I can cruise the interstate @ 70 mph and get decent sound quality out of it. If your happy with your speakers, an aftermarket amp might be all you need in order to get a higher level of sound and save a few shekels.
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Will be adding speakers in the newly ordered lower fairings, so figured it was about time to look for a system to accommodate the total package. Not satisfied with current speaker/sound.


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Thanks for the insight on the 4ohm, that's definitely not what I am looking for then. The quest continues... lol



My trouble is I don't know how an amp, not designed for the HD radio, connects and then how to set the amp so I don't blow speakers.

Harley's radio is just an antiquated version of all the other mobile radios in the world, with some added gaskets for waterproofing.

All stereos connect one of two ways:

High level-speaker wires from radio to amp.

Lo level- RCA preouts from radio to amp.

There are pros and cons to each. The biggest difference is that with the high level hookup, the signal has already passed through the radio's internal amp and with low level it has not. ALL amps add some measure of distortion to your sound signal, so when using high level into an aftermarket amp, the distortion is amplified too creating less than optimal sound. That's why you'll read about guys using line levelers and magic boxes. These devices strip the distortion off of the signal and provide clean signal to your amp. Harley doesn't install RCA preouts so you HAVE to go the high level route.

My advice is that if you don't know audio well enough to mix and match yourself, go with someone like Soundz Customz. They use high quality equipment(Arc amps, Focal speakers), already tuned when it gets to your door.

Some of the less expensive stuff adds up when you replace it once or twice due to unhappiness or not being able to hear it at highway speeds. Everything sounds good in the garage. Bass at 80+ is the goal. It doesn't come cheap. I've got about $3k in mine and it rocks, but you can get the Soundz Customz level IV for $2k and I've heard it. It rocks too.


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