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VA Fender Bender
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I am considering adding speakers and amp to my new road glide special. I would do saddle bag lid speakers, amp and wiring harness, and replacement front speakers. I don't listen to music every time I ride, but when I want to, I want it to sound good. I play guitar and bass so I know the sound I am looking for. Is this stuff decent or does it suck?
 

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It's not horrible, but it's not the best either. Did you hear mine?? Most of mine is Boom, and I'm happy for the money I spent, and mine is unamplified too.
 

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yes I heard yours and it sounded GREAT. I still can't believe the unamplified part. That just goes against your grain.
 

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yes I heard yours and it sounded GREAT. I still can't believe the unamplified part. That just goes against your grain.

Haha...I am completely revamping, and amping, my whole system. :)
 

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what are you thinking of going with? I was thinking the boom 4 way amp, wiring and 4 new speakers plus lids. big $ when you add it all up
 

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what are you thinking of going with? I was thinking the boom 4 way amp, wiring and 4 new speakers plus lids. big $ when you add it all up

I am going full aftermarket, including the HU. About $2800 total. Alpine HU, and all Hawg Wired amps and speakers.
 

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sounds like a pretty good set up and reasonable in cost. I will stay tuned and do the google thingie....
 

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sounds like a pretty good set up and reasonable in cost. I will stay tuned and do the google thingie....

The amps are only 2ch, is my only complaint. But they are USA made, designed. $400 a piece.....x3.......
 

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that sounds like an issue. Need to study this. Boom is turn key which I like, but I am certain there are better out there
 

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Here is an interesting write up on Boom vs J&M. It is a few years old, but pretty good.
****J & M ROKKER's INSTALL & REVIEW **** - Harley Davidson Forums

In a nut shell, how much you hear at 80mph will never be as clear as a windless environment. I chose 2 speaker Arc Audio with smaller amp. Much much much better than stock, but low end bass is lacking like most. Satisfied. Need a subwoofer for bass at speed.
 

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thanks Redman! lengthy read but good stuff
 
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