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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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To lower speaker or not...hmm

I've been talking to everyone I can find with knowledge of audio and lower speakers lately. I've gotten every opinion from put in good speakers and a good amp and it will be awesome, to the sound from the lowers will get lost at higher speeds. Anyone with good lower speakers care to comment on that?

It has got me to thinking that maybe I just want to get some really great fairing speakers and forget about putting some in the lowers...I'm not sure.

Since my CVO already has tweeters in 2 gauge holes, I was looking at the "The Bagger Nation OEM “Ultimate” 150/T-3 Component" kit, it can be seen here : http://www.baggernation.com/products-stereo.htm
Does anyone have experience with that?

Any opinions on would I be happier with really quality stuff in just the fairing or will speakers in the lowers also completely out do that?(My dealer service guy recommended just upgrading the fairing to rock out and not spending more money on the lowers)

I'm having a hard time finding actual people around here that have performed performance audio upgrades, they all seem to be near stock bagger guys that I can find.
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Go for it I put the Rev7 kit from Hogtunes. The lower doors are a pita thought about getting locking ones till I saw the price. I have yet to test them cause of the snow but they do point up towards you and sound good in the garage.

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If your not going to push them with an amp,.. then don't bother. Im running Rokkers in my lowers being pushed by the 250w J&M amp, and It makes my music more full. The way I adjust and move a lot on the bike, I can clearly hear my music at all time, where before sometimes it would get lost.






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I do not have lowers too freakin HOT here however I have heard enough bikes with them. Make sure you power them with some type of amp or u r wasting your time. Next I agree with chain it will give a more full sound. The last cut the inner fairing and put a 3rd set in there .... I promise you won't want to get off that sucker!

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Re: To lower speaker or not...hmm

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Can't comment on speakers in the lowers - but 2 sets of component speakers in the Road Glide Faring is a BIG improvement over 2 in the fairing. While I suspect 2 in the lowers would be similar - those speakers are a little down and away as compared to a set in the inner fairing. As to Yaffe's kit - I am sure it is quality, but there are other options as well.

I would get an amp that has outputs for 2 sets of speakers. I have a JL Audio 400/4. It is a fantastic amp - I have it mounted on top of my Sony head unit in the fairing.

http://www.jlaudio.com/xd400-4-car-a...plifiers-98261

I am running 2 sets of JL Audio ZR650-CSi speakers - one set behind the OEM speaker grills, the other set in the inner fairing (had to modify the fairing pockets). Was fortunate to find these used.....

http://www.jlaudio.com/zr650-csi-car...-systems-91122

I had an ARC audio setup with their mini amp and a one set of their component speakers, but could not hear anything at speeds much over 50MPH (I wear a full faced helmet). I sold those components and had the JL Audio system installed - now can hear at speeds in excess of ....

Many folks have and like Hawg Wired systems.

Just my opinion - I would not spend the $$ you are looking at without getting a powerful amp that can drive 2 sets of component speakers - even if you don't initially get the second set. And I would replace the stock head unit...

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Regardless of what brand of audio components you choose for your Harley, remember a few important points ,,,,,

90% of what you are going to hear at 75+ mph on the highway, is going to be from speakers mounted in front of you, not behind you ,,,,,

I would upgrade your system by the following steps to maximize the sound per $$$ spent ,,,,,

Upgrade the stock fairing speakers first ,,,, ((and of course the J&M 7.25" speakers are a great choice, either the 'J&M Performance series or the ROKKER XT series)) ,,,,,

then add an amp to the upgraded fairing speakers ,,,,,,,, the more power the amp provides, the louder the sound, as a "general" rule ,,,,,

then add lower fairing speakers, the larger the better, and connect them also to the amp ,,,,,, (((a four channel amp connected to the 4 upper & lower fairing speakers will be slightly louder than using a two channel amp of the same power output)) ,,,,,

when you have all of that accomplished, then it makes sense to start putting $$$ into rear pod or saddlebag speakers, subwoofers etc ,,,,

these videos will also offer more information ,,,,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzDOMX32gA ,,,,,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJj7CrxUTts ,,,,,,

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If your not going to push them with an amp,.. then don't bother. Im running Rokkers in my lowers being pushed by the 250w J&M amp, and It makes my music more full. The way I adjust and move a lot on the bike, I can clearly hear my music at all time, where before sometimes it would get lost.
CHAINSAW,

'Am in process of installing 7.25 Rokker XTs in vented lowers to go with the 7.25 Rokkers in the fairing (I was one of the guys that bought Rokkers, only to have the XTs come out a week later~oh well)

'Thinking about the Rokker 250w amp to drive the 4 Rokkers,

What is your opinion of the sound quality? is the 250w enough power? have you had any issues w/the J&M products? Would you do anything different???

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i put polk 6.5's in my fairing and lowers with a fosgate amp. i dont really hear the lowers when on the highway, but certainly do when around town.
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