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You really need a amp at 600w and a DSP to get good sound
Can you explain this? The speakers he’s using can take about a max of 140w. MAX. He’s using a coax speaker. He’s got an amp that has a HP filter that should be set to around 100Hz.

Why do you think someone would need a DSP to get good sound, especially a guy who doesn’t know how to use a DSP and is riding a motorcycle down the road at 60mph with more than a little wind and road noise interference. Please explain your position.


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Can you explain this? The speakers he’s using can take about a max of 140w. MAX. He’s using a coax speaker. He’s got an amp that has a HP filter that should be set to around 100Hz.

Why do you think someone would need a DSP to get good sound, especially a guy who doesn’t know how to use a DSP and is riding a motorcycle down the road at 60mph with more than a little wind and road noise interference. Please explain your position.


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There is absolutely zero NEED for a dsp on this setup. Here’s where the need comes into play. Expectations need to be set.

Very few 6.5” speakers will have “bass”. The mmats is a very good, loud, and clean speaker. However, it excels in the upper midbass and midrange frequencies. The dealer should have put a Rockford flash on, set the crossover to about 100 hz on the mmats, set gains properly, and let it roll.

A dsp is a nice to have here. The 800.4 is perfect power for those speakers and puts them right in their wheelhouse. Any more than that, the crossovers need moved further away from the “bass” frequencies that the OP desires or else you sacrifice sound quality and introduce distortion.

A dsp in this situation will allow you to get every ounce out of the mmats as long as the tuner is capable. But that still doesn’t mean you’re going to get bass. It’s the mechanical limits of the speaker. The mmats are meant to be loud and clear. Not low loud and clear. You can’t have it all without going to something like a Beyma or a Faital and spending a LOT more money on speakers, power, dsp, and install.

Pop the fairing, take some pics so we can see the settings on the amp, find out what flash you have, see how the speakers are wired, etc. This is the only way that it can be determined if there is any room for improvement here.


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