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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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2018 RGU audio upgrade recommendations

I want get a few opinions and Iím sure itís been asked for my specific bike. I have a 2018 RGU. Looking for opinions on upgrading the sound system as I ride pretty hard and in large packs. I have Apple phone and would like to replace the head unit to have the car play feature. Listen to a wide variety of music including country and metal. Not interested in pounding bass, more highs and mids. Would like to keep the factory stereo controls on the bars. Want quality products and would prefer plug n play if possible but can do minor re-wiring if needed. I will install myself. I have no problem purchasing specific components to make a bad ass system but would also consider kits. Give me some suggestions please.
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I have a "Old School" RG, but this might help.

https://www.hdforums.com/forum/audio...or-harley.html

Piece together your system if you are looking for serious sound. PA speakers, right amps, DSP tuned and you will hear your music for sure.
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I too just decided to upgrade the system in my í18 RGS, and after a ton of research I just ordered the Biketronics plug and play amp and speaker package. I am not an audiophile type, but I did want something that sounded decent while cruising down the road and that I could actually hear at highway speeds. I also wanted an easy install that didnít require a bunch of tweaking to make it work right and the Biketronics kits seemed to fit the bill perfectly. As for the head unit, I decided to stay with my original, but the one everyone seems to be going with is the Sony XAV-AX5000. I do know that Biketronics offers it in a plug and play kit as well, so if you decide to go the kit route I high recommend that you give Donna a call, I have found their customer service to be some of the best I have ever dealt with. Good luck with your project!
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I too just decided to upgrade the system in my í18 RGS, and after a ton of research I just ordered the Biketronics plug and play amp and speaker package. I am not an audiophile type, but I did want something that sounded decent while cruising down the road and that I could actually hear at highway speeds. I also wanted an easy install that didnít require a bunch of tweaking to make it work right and the Biketronics kits seemed to fit the bill perfectly. As for the head unit, I decided to stay with my original, but the one everyone seems to be going with is the Sony XAV-AX5000. I do know that Biketronics offers it in a plug and play kit as well, so if you decide to go the kit route I high recommend that you give Donna a call, I have found their customer service to be some of the best I have ever dealt with. Good luck with your project!
And I also discovered when I placed my order that if you buy your amp from them, they have a device that you can either rent or buy from them that will allow you to self-perform the ďflashĒ to the stock head unit. I thought that was a pretty cool service they offer, but obviously it is not needed if you go the aftermarket head unit route.


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First post needs a hearty welcome....Hearty Welcome!
Second the BT....6 yrs and still rocking, 4180, 4 speaks...pure enjoyment
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Check out Soundz Customz. They have great speaker and amp combos but also can install the Sony XAV-AX5000 that has Apple Carplay. Contact Forum member @Spazz and he can tell you everything you need to know about it.


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Not saying soundz is not a good system, but dam look at the price. For that money I would give my bike to Alex and let him go crazy.
Look at the Soundz amp, look familiar?

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2018 RGU audio upgrade recommendations

Here is a comparison.. Soundz on the left, Diamond on the right

2015 RGS 120ST | D&D Boss Boarzilla | 4.5" Topshop Ass | Soundz SS4.100 amp, HD-DSP ,(4) Carbon 65's and Iron 69.2's
RENO BAGGER AUDIO

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Looking at possibly ARC Audio MPAK 10 with the DSP AND 4x Hertz speakers and keeping the stock head unit fit now. Any thoughts?
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Not saying soundz is not a good system, but dam look at the price. For that money I would give my bike to Alex and let him go crazy.

Look at the Soundz amp, look familiar?
What you want will dictate price... a great 2 speaker system that rocks you can get for under $1100... plus install.
Iron 65's and SS2.150 amp

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