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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Boom stage 2?? I'm I getting screwed?

Holy shit!!! Ok I am buying a new bike and wanted to keep my hand controls with a tunes upgrade. 3k for this upgrade just seems insane!!! Is this right and is there anything cheaper that you can keep Controls? I was told this is without the XM radio and that is another 350. I know nothing about audio stuff BTW... Any info please. This is on a 16 RGU
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 11:26 PM
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I'm not sure what the issue is with the hand controls. The add on kits are amps and speakers and have nothing to do with modifying the head unit or its controls. That part is a non-starter.

As far as add on amps and speakers go, the HD stuff isn't that good. There are several packages after market systems available that can be bought and professionally installed for a lot less and will provide better performance.

I only have fairing speakers but my indy sound dealer, who the local HD shop refers buyers to, put an Arc Audio MPAC 8 kit in my 15 RGS for around $550. I'd buy the bike and then do some audio shopping. However, if the dealer is banging you like that on the stereo upgrade, how bad is he hitting you on the bike?
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Walk away from that,,, no wait. RUN as fast as you can. I see plenty of speaker and amp upgrades on the Rushmores for a lot less than that with better sound. They were also having issues at first with the amps shutting down or sounding like crap. That and you lose part of your left saddlebag.

I saw a post on FB a few weeks back where one amp (diamond something or another) and 2 sets of speakers (forget the brand but they were $600 a set) installed on a new bike like mine and the thing was amazing for about $2k installed. I'll try to remember the brands of the EQ that was used and post it up.

You keep the same head unit so your hand controls will work just fine.
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I agree with the rest of the statements. I put the J&M XXtreme Rokker 330 watt amp with the two speakers and it performs flawlessly. They give us a good discount and I know right now they are giving 20% off for the Daytona Bike Week. I think I got around $700 in mine and is an easy install yourself. Plug and play. Some others on here can comment on other brands that works well too.

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I am looking for a good quality sound that we both can hear on the highway. I want a 4 speaker system and buddy has a 15 CVO so that sounded good. That is where I started looking at Boom. Also do not want to give up a space in bags. Thanks
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Stay away from the Boom stuff, not worth the money. I would look aftermarket much better choices out there and most likely cheaper.
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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 07:20 AM
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Don't do it BoxerCop. I have the Boom I audio system 4 speakers on my 15 RGS it was already on the bike when i bought it slightly used. It sounds ok but not worth the dough. My buddy went full on Boom II on his street glide and even tho he feels it sounds great, he even says you can do better for lots cheaper.
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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 07:54 AM
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$3k? Jeezus.

Boxercop, for $3k in aftermarket stuff, you could put a system together that would be competition quality audio.

Do some reading here and pop over to HDforums and look through that audio section. There's a lot of good info over there for guys looking for a quality audio upgrade. The thing to remember is, HD doesn't have the market cornered on plug & play, "works with stock" audio upgrades. A lot of companies now offer audio kits that are ready to go....all you have to do is install the amp, speakers, run power & ground and plug in some harnesses.

Put some research into it before springing the dough, you'll be glad you did!
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I went with the boom, it don't work! That system is junk ! It was ripped out and j and m put in. I am very happy with the j and m. Feel free to private pm me and I'll tell you what ever you want to know. I strongly suggest you do not do with a boom2 it will not sound like the display ever.
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Like everyone has stated, stay away from Boom. You are going to pay double if not triple the price that most of us have for systems that blow Boom out of the water. I have roughly 600 bucks into my set up on my RGU. 4 speakers, head unit, and amp all replaced. I still have full controls on my bars to change volume, tracks, and input. I can hear everything going down the interstate at 80.

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