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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-29-2017, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Amazon Deal on Amp

Getting ready to upgrade my system, this is a steal for 90 bucks!!

https://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosg...rockford+300x4

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I recently had the stage 1 speakers installed. Do you think this would be a good upgrade for that?

Also, thanks for taking the time to post the great deal on that amp.


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Great price on a very popular amp.

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I hate to put a damper on the enthusiasm, but the best thing that amp is good for is a paperweight. The 300x2 was a cheap way to upgrade audio on 13 and down bikes with 2 ohm speakers. It was the first amp I used on a bike and for an economy upgrade it was ok. A lot of folks assume that if the 300x2 was decent than the 300x4 should be ok as well, but that's not the case - especially on 14 and up bikes. Both the 300x2 and 300x4 run hot as hell, especially if you work them hard. They perform better with hi level speaker inputs than RCAs meaning you will have to have a special connector made or cut your factory harness and they won't work well with line levelers on the Rushmore bikes (compared to the performance of other amps). It also only pushes 75W at 4ohm - way under powered for any decent 4 ohm speaker.

The CV B54 and a couple of the soundstream options are much better entry level 4 channel amps at relatively low prices. Again, the 300x2 was acceptable with 2 ohm speakers in primarily 13 and down bikes. The 300x4 is a flat out turd. Save your money and spend a few more bucks on better equipment and you'll be much happier in the long run.
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I hate to put a damper on the enthusiasm, but the best thing that amp is good for is a paperweight. The 300x2 was a cheap way to upgrade audio on 13 and down bikes with 2 ohm speakers. It was the first amp I used on a bike and for an economy upgrade it was ok. A lot of folks assume that if the 300x2 was decent than the 300x4 should be ok as well, but that's not the case - especially on 14 and up bikes. Both the 300x2 and 300x4 run hot as hell, especially if you work them hard. They perform better with hi level speaker inputs than RCAs meaning you will have to have a special connector made or cut your factory harness and they won't work well with line levelers on the Rushmore bikes (compared to the performance of other amps). It also only pushes 75W at 4ohm - way under powered for any decent 4 ohm speaker.

The CV B54 and a couple of the soundstream options are much better entry level 4 channel amps at relatively low prices. Again, the 300x2 was acceptable with 2 ohm speakers in primarily 13 and down bikes. The 300x4 is a flat out turd. Save your money and spend a few more bucks on better equipment and you'll be much happier in the long run.

Well that about sums it up. Its too bad because its a really good price, but it would be money poorly spent. As Roadie said, look at the Cerwin Vega bomber series and the Soundstream Nano series. Much better bang for the buck IMO.


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Man at 676 reviews being 4 stars, first two that are most recent are some one on a 2015 & 2016 Harleys, I do see some one also talking about how it runs hot so that is something to consider, I am no audio expert at all (I honestly probably won't notice the difference), but stats are still stats, but I can understand there are always going to be better options especially when it comes to peoples preferences.

Like I said I am no audio expert but I do a lot of my decisions off of stats and I have a pretty good life from it , plus if I had more funds of course I would go out and get a better amp, 90 bucks is pretty hard to beat though, do you guys really feel the Nano's are better, some are just 10-20 bucks more which seems more realistic than going out and spending an extra 100 bucks on something else.

I have 2013 Road Glide custom (converting into an ultra basically), upgrading from 2 aftermarket speakers and changing stock to aftermarket head unit and 4 more speakers.

I do appreciate you guys giving a heads up on your experience though!
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At $158 on Amazon the soundstream pn4.1000D is exponentially better than the 300x4, should fit nicely with some velcro between the glove box and inner fairing wall. Check out the classifieds and the audio section at the other forum and you may get an excellent mid-level amp pretty cheap - lots of folks are starting their winter upgrades and gently used stuff available on a regular basis.

I'm not sure from your post - are you going to 4 new speakers total or keeping the 2 you have and adding 4 more for 6 total? Great move going to aftermarket HU, much better sound quality and features than the stock unit no matter what you go with.
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We'll, I'm far, really far, from being an audio expert. I'm currently running a bridged Soundstream Nano PN4.520D, pushing a pair of Arc Audio 602V2 fairing
speakers . The amp is 520 watts and was $106 to my door. I've run it for 2 years in my Rushmore.

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I'm no audio expert either but I noticed the difference. Had one in my 11 RG and it drove me nuts. OK at lower volume but at highway speed it clipped like crazy. Get very hot at high volume. Also it is a great price but they were only about $180 when they came out. If you figure in that you won't like it and will toss it after a couple months it ain't that great a price.
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Great info Roadie!

Great now I am gonna be looking up more info .......

Yes, I currently have 2 Arc 6.5 pushed by the Rockford pbr 300x2, so I am getting another amp, and adding 4 more for a total of 6 speakers, just seems easier and more beneficial for an aftermarket head unit.

Speakers going in front fairing, lowers, and my tour pack pods (don't have the funds for speaker lids right at the moment), crazy how much stuff is out there.
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