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J&M 7.25 or Harley BOOM!

So now that the fairings are apart for paint I am thinking of a mild and not too expensive speaker upgrade. I have chosen to choose between the Harley BOOM (77028-10) or the J&M HRSK-7252GTM kit.

What are your thoughts? I want to keep the whole setup upgrade around $200.

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1. Are you gonna add an amp in the future?
2. Research the stereo threads.
I had Booms and they are ok, ended up reading that if you wanna do loud and clear do it once and go with a high end audio speaker. I ended up with Hertz. I have some friends that like the Alpine 6.5" speakers. Alpines can be had for about $105. In my opinion they are alot better than the booms. Had J&M on my previous road glide, was not impressed.

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1. Are you gonna add an amp in the future?
2. Research the stereo threads.
I had Booms and they are ok, ended up reading that if you wanna do loud and clear do it once and go with a high end audio speaker. I ended up with Hertz. I have some friends that like the Alpine 6.5" speakers. Alpines can be had for about $105. In my opinion they are alot better than the booms. Had J&M on my previous road glide, was not impressed.
Torqu, I did read a lot of the stereo threads but could not get the comparison info for which I was seeking.

I don't plan on an amp and would be satisfied with higher end non-amplified speakers. I'm not that big on an audiophile while on the bike.
So in this thread you would opt for the Booms over the J&Ms, given only that choice?
I'll look at Hertz and Alpines as well.

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I added the J&M 7.25 speakers to my RG H/K with out any amp. Noticeable difference.
I won a Hawg Wired amp/speaker kit at SWII. So I replaced the speakers with the amp.
Love the amp, I wish I had kept the J&M speakers. Never had a problem and they were rated 140 Watts.

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and here's another opinion...I would wait until you had enough cash to add an amp and speakers---do it once the first time. I went with the Arc Audio amp and Focal speakers and am very happy.
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Of your two choice definitely Jm over boom. I have the alpine type r 6.5 and love them. Although I have an amp too.

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So what I am reading from the posts and other outside influences that changing out JUST the speakers without amping up is pretty lateral. If I expect significant jump in quality sound that good speakers that get the use of an amp is really going to make the difference.

OK, I understand now.

Actually I would get more from my sound system if I could Bluetooth my HK radio to my Scala G9 headsets in our helmets....

Options here???

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So what I am reading from the posts and other outside influences that changing out JUST the speakers without amping up is pretty lateral. If I expect significant jump in quality sound that good speakers that get the use of an amp is really going to make the difference.

OK, I understand now.

Actually I would get more from my sound system if I could Bluetooth my HK radio to my Scala G9 headsets in our helmets....

Options here???
Personal opinion is your not going to be happy long run with just speakers. Plug and play sets are the easiest but piece together systems are ALOT cheaper. Got my stuff off amazon for around 400. That's speakers, amp, cable, and adapter rings. Good luck it took me months to narrow down what I wanted. .


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I have the JM 7.25 speakers. My wife's SG has the HD Boom and IMO hers sounded better until I installed a Sony head unit. The aftermarket stereo will make a huge difference. I've yet to add an amp and am currently satisfied with the money spent.

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If you go j&m go with the rocker series!! there performance speakers that I started with failed in first year and that was with no amp!! just my experience.


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