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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Imput needed

I appologize as I'm sure this has been asked repeatedly.......But I am in a bit of a hurry & don't have time for the search engine......

I want to upgrade my speakers.......w/ other things I have going on, I am on a bit of a budget os here are my 2 options:

1) The J&M 3 ways w/ a 500W Amp(cheapie) for about $175.00
2) the new J&M 7.25 kt as they are for about #225.00

Which is going to be the better bang for the buck and if any who have similar set ups how much volume & Clarity will I get from either in compairison to the stock set up? I am useing the stock H/K head unit......

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If you make a hurried decision without doing a little research, you will regret it. Every time you hear distortion, weak bass, or muffled highs, you'll be sorry. What's the rush?

I have the 7.25 J&Ms and am not too happy with them. After my Alaska trip, I'll be doing a total audio upgrade and the J&Ms will come out. I'm not yet what will take their place.



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Not an expert but I have read about every audio thread on here. My take is there are guys who are really into getting a great sound on their bike who spend a lot of money on this stuff and are never completely satisfied. If you are not one of those guys I think you will be happy with the 7.25s. Pleanty of volume at 80 mph with a full size windshield. You will not get much base out of them but they are the best I have found without running an amp. You can find them on e-bay for under $210 now. I just got a pair and am happy with them. At first I didn't think they were that great but they have grown on me. I read somewhere that you need to give them some time to break in the cones.
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I appologize as I'm sure this has been asked repeatedly.......But I am in a bit of a hurry & don't have time for the search engine......

I want to upgrade my speakers.......w/ other things I have going on, I am on a bit of a budget os here are my 2 options:

1) The J&M 3 ways w/ a 500W Amp(cheapie) for about $175.00
2) the new J&M 7.25 kt as they are for about #225.00

Which is going to be the better bang for the buck and if any who have similar set ups how much volume & Clarity will I get from either in compairison to the stock set up? I am useing the stock H/K head unit......

Thanks all.........
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i just installed the 7.25/amp system with the sony head unit and the system sounds good.... mind you I am in the middle of a complete overhaul and have not put any miles on this bike yet, but after spending 700+ on this system I'm hoping that it works out .....
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I have found several places that sell the Fosgate 6 1/2 in speakers that Yaffe offers at a prime price for as low as $59.00 a set same number P1653 this is a 3 way 120 watt you will need to buy the adapters for them but I will be ordering them tomorrow for mine, not happy with J&Ms


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What kind of amp is it?


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What kind of amp is it?
The system i bought is the Hogtunes 7.25 Amp/speaker kit for the Road Glide and its all plug and play.... The amp bolts right on the fairing bracket and it works nice.... Im thinking about installing a set of speakers in the inner fairing pointing at the fork legs, as this kit will let you run rear speakers....
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Showtime , Did you install the system yet ? If not take a pic of the back of the speaker for me if possible. I have the older Hog tunes with the 5X7 and 32 W/C amp and was just wondering if they upgraded the speakers.

I rate my system at a 6 out of 10 . I can hear the tunes at any speed but the base and the highs are not all there even at slower speeds.

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Thanks for the imput guys........Shrug I hear ya & agree........But currently my fairing is off. Inner going to paint Friday when I get home. Weekend after Easter I'm having a mod party at my place (about 28 of my closest that invited themselves) and I had a couple coins extra so I decided I'd toss in some speakers while putting it all together.

PTE359 I'll check out the RF's before making any decisions.
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