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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Best 6x9 speakers for lids opinion!!

Just got my speaker lids painted and ready to put on the roadglide. I have a 4 channel arc audio 600rms amp to go with them. I have the hertz HCX 165 in the front fairing on 2 channels so that leaves me the other 2 channels for the 6x9's. Wanted to get an update on other riders opinions on which 6x9's to go with. Thanks in advance for all your inputs.
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I am running a similar set up:
2015 Stock Head Unit w/ Navigation
Arc Audio PSM Digital Sound Processor
Arc Audio 600.4 Amplifier
Hertz HCX 165 (6.5") up front
Hertz HCX 690 (6x9") in bag lids.

I have been very happy with this set up. And have been through severe rain with no issues (I was afraid and made sure that the radio was off during the rain storm).
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On the other forum in the audio section there has been a lot of discussion about this. Those guys try out and test more audio equipment than you can imagine. The overall top 2 comes down to the Pioneer 6900pros and the DD. No need to look any further than those 2.
What are your goals for those speakers, your system? Budget? Answer those questions and you get your choice.
I went with the 6900. At the time it was what was recommended to me. I have a bridged ss pn4. 1000d powering them. They get plenty of power and they get loud as hell. Im totally satisfied with them for now. The DD 6x9 are supposed to be even better.
Either way they are your #1 and #2 choices.

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Dglide, how do you like the hertz 6x9's? They scream highs with the 6.5's. Was curious about the 6x9's. How is the bass response on them? Thanks.
Phillyfan, how is your bass response on your 6x9's? I know I won't get the subwoofer effect with them. But I'm hoping to get a little something by using good speakers. And budget wise, idk maybe 2-400 on the pair.
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Phillyfan, just looked up the VO-M6x9. People say they aren't very good with bass only 100htz
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Phillyfan, just looked up the VO-M6x9. People say they aren't very good with bass only 100htz
Talk to Alex at Bagger Audio Lab about the DD and what you want. Like I said its going to come down to what you want out of your system. If you want bass, Alex can get you there but it won't be with 6X9s I would bet.
He is a super cool dude and he can/will steer you in the right direction.
Im happy with the 6900s. You just can't get that banging bass with 6x9. This winter I will be pulled out for PA stuff up front, not sure about out back.

Go to the other forum and into the audio section. There is a video thread with all different setups. Not the best way to judge but it will give you a idea. Some of those guys go all in and have incredible systems, totally different than a "Package bought" system

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Dglide, how do you like the hertz 6x9's? They scream highs with the 6.5's. Was curious about the 6x9's. How is the bass response on them? Thanks.
Phillyfan, how is your bass response on your 6x9's? I know I won't get the subwoofer effect with them. But I'm hoping to get a little something by using good speakers. And budget wise, idk maybe 2-400 on the pair.
I am very happy with the Hertz 6x9's. I use the Arc Audio PSM signal processor to dial in how much "screaming highs" I have. I believe I have the 6x9's set up as a band pass of 105Hz-5000Hz. I have the lower end roll off at 6db per octave and the highs roll off at either 12 or 24db per octave. 6x9's typically are not set up for below 100Hz. Most speaker spec pages will give you a "Fs" number. Rule of thumb is to multiply this number by 2 and that will give you the safe low end frequency that you can play the speaker at for extended periods of time without causing damage to the speaker.
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Johnny5101, what speaker lids did you get?


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Has anyone tried using Bose 6x9's in their speaker lids before?
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