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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Boom or Hog Tunes

Fellow Riders, I am in the market to replace my 2006 factory speakers on my RG. I was considering purchasing the Boom factory replacement speakers but after reading a lot of posts something tells me that would not be much of an improvement. Does anyone here favor the Hog Tune factory replacement over the Boom?
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The boom audio isn't hardly worth the money. It's not that much better and for what you would spend buying it new you could get something really nice aftermarket.

I ran Hogtunes in my '13, not that impressive. Then I got the Hogtunes 4 channel amp, and it still wasn't much better.

I ended up dumping it all and spending the money and going with Biketronics. Top of the line stuff, they give a forum discount, and they have a lifetime warranty, and their stuff is mostly plug and play. J&M also sells some decent stuff from what I've heard, but also gets mixed reviews. So do a little homework and make sure you're getting a decent bang for your buck.


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Thanks anonymous_1, I will look into the Biketronics speakers.
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I don't know about the HD boom system but it seems that most everyone that gets a Hogtunes system ends up upgrading to a better system.
I started out using a Hogtunes system and IMO the equipment is of good to excellent quality and the customer service is outstanding but even though the Hogtunes were better than the stock setup it still seemed a little under powered.
I ended up selling the Hogtunes stuff and went with J&M.


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I agree with Biketronics. For less than Hogtunes setup you can get a plug and play system from biketronics. Also excellent customer service and forum discount. You could even get their plug and play amp kit and buy Focal or Arc speakers seperately for less than the Hogtunes set up


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There are a lot of aftermarket options, from building your own system to purchasing a "plug-n-play" system...it all depends on your budget, wants/needs, ease of installation etc.

I would recommend researching all your options and choosing what you feel fits you best...IMO I would look at others before the HT & Boom.


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When I bought my bike it already had a Hogtunes system in it 5x7s in the fairing, 5.25s in rear pods and I believe their 160 watt 4 channel amp........ sounds good in garage riding a different story..... it works ok for now but its on my list of things to upgrade.
But then again in my opinion if you are getting great sound and listening pleasure out of your speakers, your pipes are not loud enough!


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Pilo, set a budget and let the audio experts here or over at HDForums lead you in the right direction.

IMHO anything "Boom" is throwing good money at bad. Hogtunes is better but still not the best bang for the buck.

If you want a slick Plug n Play system that will sound killer in the garage or on the road check out Biketronics.

If you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirtier there are other less expensive options that will get you close.


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I don't know about the HD boom system but it seems that most everyone that gets a Hogtunes system ends up upgrading to a better system.
I started out using a Hogtunes system and IMO the equipment is of good to excellent quality and the customer service is outstanding but even though the Hogtunes were better than the stock setup it still seemed a little under powered.
I ended up selling the Hogtunes stuff and went with J&M.

I bypassed Hogtunes and went straight to J&M. Did their 360 watt 4 channel amp, and 7 1/2 inch speakers, with a Jensen tuner.





















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The boom audio isn't hardly worth the money. It's not that much better and for what you would spend buying it new you could get something really nice aftermarket.

I ran Hogtunes in my '13, not that impressive. Then I got the Hogtunes 4 channel amp, and it still wasn't much better.

I ended up dumping it all and spending the money and going with Biketronics. Top of the line stuff, they give a forum discount, and they have a lifetime warranty, and their stuff is mostly plug and play. J&M also sells some decent stuff from what I've heard, but also gets mixed reviews. So do a little homework and make sure you're getting a decent bang for your buck.

Dead on, only went with Arc Audio, wish I would've done it right the 1st time! But now have a wicked system!
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