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Arc Audio vs Hawg Wired Amps

I have a 2012 CVO with JL Audio C3-570 componenet speakers up front, powered by an Arc Audio KS 125.2 amp. I'm in the process of my winter mods, which include amoung other things, Cycle Sounds lids with Hertz HCX690 speakers. Needing an amp I was looking at the new Hawg Wired RS400. I like the idea of being able to adjust the amp with their remote. After talking with the boys at Hawg Wired, they suggested sending the HK head unit to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed rather than an aftermarket head unit ($115). I'm thinking I want to get 2 of the RS400 amps and replace the Arc amp. Any thoughts on Arc vs Hawg Wired? I hate the thought of replacing the amp I recently installed, but I'm thinking the HW stuff is better quality, more powerful, and will have great adjutment with the remote. What do ya'all think? Loaded question I know. Bring it.
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I have no personal experience with HW but people on here rave about thier products. You rarely here a bad review. On the other hand ARC is a quality product as well. Friend has thier system and loves it.

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I had Hawgwired before the current RF amps that I have, I really like the RFs, but with the introduction of the new remote, plus my previous experience with Hawgwired, I ordered 2 CS300s and a remote last week.

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I have a 2012 CVO with JL Audio C3-570 componenet speakers up front, powered by an Arc Audio KS 125.2 amp. I'm in the process of my winter mods, which include amoung other things, Cycle Sounds lids with Hertz HCX690 speakers. Needing an amp I was looking at the new Hawg Wired RS400. I like the idea of being able to adjust the amp with their remote. After talking with the boys at Hawg Wired, they suggested sending the HK head unit to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed rather than an aftermarket head unit ($115). I'm thinking I want to get 2 of the RS400 amps and replace the Arc amp. Any thoughts on Arc vs Hawg Wired? I hate the thought of replacing the amp I recently installed, but I'm thinking the HW stuff is better quality, more powerful, and will have great adjutment with the remote. What do ya'all think? Loaded question I know. Bring it.
If you decide to sell your current Ard amp I am interested, as I plan to buy 1 more in the next couple months to go with lid speakers.

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Never heard much positive about stock head units... Many quality aftermarket units out there for 150+. I have a Sony and am pleased with it.
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I have arc and hertz in the bike and it is loud and clear. Can turn volume from 25-35 and not lose any clarity. I had the 125.2 mini but took out and put in the for sale section on here and went with the 125.4

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I have a 2012 CVO with JL Audio C3-570 componenet speakers up front, powered by an Arc Audio KS 125.2 amp. I'm in the process of my winter mods, which include amoung other things, Cycle Sounds lids with Hertz HCX690 speakers. Needing an amp I was looking at the new Hawg Wired RS400. I like the idea of being able to adjust the amp with their remote. After talking with the boys at Hawg Wired, they suggested sending the HK head unit to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed rather than an aftermarket head unit ($115). I'm thinking I want to get 2 of the RS400 amps and replace the Arc amp. Any thoughts on Arc vs Hawg Wired? I hate the thought of replacing the amp I recently installed, but I'm thinking the HW stuff is better quality, more powerful, and will have great adjutment with the remote. What do ya'all think? Loaded question I know. Bring it.
If it was me,....I wouldnt change a thing rite now , xcept ur Head Unit!


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I have a 2012 CVO with JL Audio C3-570 componenet speakers up front, powered by an Arc Audio KS 125.2 amp. I'm in the process of my winter mods, which include amoung other things, Cycle Sounds lids with Hertz HCX690 speakers. Needing an amp I was looking at the new Hawg Wired RS400. I like the idea of being able to adjust the amp with their remote. After talking with the boys at Hawg Wired, they suggested sending the HK head unit to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed rather than an aftermarket head unit ($115). I'm thinking I want to get 2 of the RS400 amps and replace the Arc amp. Any thoughts on Arc vs Hawg Wired? I hate the thought of replacing the amp I recently installed, but I'm thinking the HW stuff is better quality, more powerful, and will have great adjutment with the remote. What do ya'all think? Loaded question I know. Bring it.
the CS series amps, are not even for sale yet

CS are the wireless adjustable ones, not the RS


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but $115 for front and rear RCA's is a good price

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the CS series amps, are not even for sale yet

CS are the wireless adjustable ones, not the RS




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but $115 for front and rear RCA's is a good price
You can preorder the CS, they should start shipping next week.

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sounds like they nailed down a date

good

I can't afford it - right now - not that I'm not terribly iterested

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