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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Audio Options Help

So I am starting to plan my audio upgrade.

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Get the PBR300X2 with a good set of speakers. I know a lot of you use the polks but is there a better option that is not crazy expensive.

I also thought about this...
If I sell my HK (only 150 miles on the bike) and HDPDPLUS2 together I could get a good chunk of change. Take that money and get a Hawg Wired 6-pack and alpine or sony head unit?

What would I have to do to keep the handlebar controls?
What else would I have to buy to make that work?

Any help would be great!


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If you go to an aftermarket unit, you need to buy either the Hawgwired or Biketronics kit that lets you install the rado and keep use of the controls, the kit has two seperate parts, (one for physical mounting, other for electronic control). Depending on how much you want to spend, is what limits your speakers. I've had Polk, JM, RF, Hawgwired, (5.25"), and Focal. I like the Focals the best. Right now I have the entry level access line of the Focal, which IMO still sounds better than the others and can be found all over for just over $100, but I just ordered some KRX2s which I can't woait to get. BTW I have Hawgwired amps on order also, going to change to thier new series. If you decide to go Hawgwired call Frank at Drago's, he will give you a good price.

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I kept the stock head unit, sent it to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed and had it reflashed to activate the rear fade function.
If you want to keep the AVC function you have to get the Biketronics harness.
My feeling was by the time you get a new head unit, all the stuff it takes to install and make the hand controls work, plus a splash guard, you into it for close to a grand; vs $130. Can you really hear the difference going down the road? Put the money into speakers and amps. That, you will hear.
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I kept the stock head unit, sent it to Iron Cross Audio to have front and rear preamp outputs installed and had it reflashed to activate the rear fade function.
If you want to keep the AVC function you have to get the Biketronics harness.
My feeling was by the time you get a new head unit, all the stuff it takes to install and make the hand controls work, plus a splash guard, you into it for close to a grand; vs $130. Can you really hear the difference going down the road? Put the money into speakers and amps. That, you will hear.
Maybe 1/2 grand, unless you're getting something really extravagant. Depending on what HU you get, yes there is a difference in the sound, plus it depends on what features you want, I wanted to be able to charge and control an ipod, plus play my usb sticks, you can't do that with the HK unit. I just recently bought a splash guard, I've had my unit over 2 years and ride in the rain, no problems yet. BTW, the HK unit isn't water proof.

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Thanks for the info.

Those Install kits are NOT Cheap!
$99 bucks for a splash cover? That's crazy...
$250 for an install kit and fancy PAC interface??
I can wire up a $70 Pac-SWI-RC unit for less then $70
I am in the wrong business... LOL
I'm not a cheap bastard I swear it's just getting so crazy these days. I must be OLD...

Keep the ideas coming folks...

Anyone know how many watts the boom audio speakers handle? I am curious.


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Maybe 1/2 grand, unless you're getting something really extravagant. Depending on what HU you get, yes there is a difference in the sound, plus it depends on what features you want, I wanted to be able to charge and control an ipod, plus play my usb sticks, you can't do that with the HK unit. I just recently bought a splash guard, I've had my unit over 2 years and ride in the rain, no problems yet. BTW, the HK unit isn't water proof.

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I came up with a grand cause I wanted to maintain the AVC function, so I thought that would require both the HW and the Biketronics harnesses? I have the CVO version, so it has the ipod module as past of the system.
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I came up with a grand cause I wanted to maintain the AVC function, so I thought that would require both the HW and the Biketronics harnesses? I have the CVO version, so it has the ipod module as past of the system.
All you need to make the AVC work is the Biketronics kit (Retro Radio). I just ordered that, a marine head unit (Sony DSX-MS60) and a splash cover. With a discount just for calling in and asking, I was just under $400 all in.


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