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Old 10-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #11
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All I can about the Polk audio speakers are that they "marine rated" and are made to handle the water. That said, when I was in GA last month the bike sat outside overnight in a torrential rain storm. There was a big puddle of water sitting in the speakers. They still work great.
I looked at the Infinity speakers also but went with the Polks just because of the possibilities of inclement weather. If there is a possibility of rain it always seems to find me.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tip on these speakers Ray, they kick butt with the amp. The sound is so much better than the HogTunes which were so much better than stock, and with the amp they really do punch thru the bike and wind noise. I like the directional tweeters although I haven't been able to really determine the +/- of the 0dB or -3dB switch. Seems to effect the bass to me but I have really old ears.

I found them at Amazon for a reall nice price and since I have a shipping division here down the road a piece they delivered the next day for $5 more. Yesterday I put one in like you and was amazed at the difference, put the 2nd one in today and went out for a ride across town and back what a difference. Based on the material composition of the cones i think they should stand up to the elements pretty good but time will tell, we don't get that much rain anyway.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:00 AM   #13
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This is the Sony Xplode amp I installed in my fairing.






And this is a short video:

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #14
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This is the Sony Xplode amp I installed in my fairing.






And this is a short video:

Can you give me a model # for the sony amp?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:09 AM   #15
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Well I had ordered some MH industries Rumble Road non amplified speakers, and with my trunk off I wanted rear speakers,so I mounted them on either side of the seat.I originally had them down on the saddle bag crash bars but could not hear them without really cranking the volumn up and then there was lots of distortion.So after reading this thread on the power pucks I ordered a pair and installed them on the rear speakers only ,as they are only 4 inch diameter ,unlike the front 5 1/4 inch speakers and need the amplification and cleaner sound.I must say these power pucks do a really good job of balancing the sound and volume.
Ray,you were talking about how the Gain adjustment tended to increase distortion if cranked too high,but I found if you turn the match adjustment lower you can add more gain output.I Still have to get out on the road and test on a ride,but much improved sound with the power pucks, if there are any doubters out there.I have also ordered a pair of Infinity speakers to replace the fronts ,but I am going to try them without power pucks to start with.
By the way I used the tool box under the seat as a location for the power pucks ,which worked out great with the accessory power right there with a ground.Pics later to come.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:34 AM   #16
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Well I had ordered some CH industries Rumble Road non amplified speakers, and with my trunk off I wanted rear speakers,so I mounted them on either side of the seat.I originally had them down on the saddle bag crash bars but could not hear them without really cranking the volumn up and then there was lots of distortion.So after reading this thread on the power pucks I ordered a pair and installed them on the rear speakers only ,as they are only 4 inch diameter ,unlike the front 5 1/4 inch speakers and need the amplification and cleaner sound.I must say these power pucks do a really good job of balancing the sound and volume.
Ray,you were talking about how the Gain adjustment tended to increase distortion if cranked too high,but I found if you turn the match adjustment lower you can add more gain output.I Still have to get out on the road and test on a ride,but much improved sound with the power pucks, if there are any doubters out there.I have also ordered a pair of Infinity speakers to replace the fronts ,but I am going to try them without power pucks to start with.
By the way I used the tool box under the seat as a location for the power pucks ,which worked out great with the accessory power right there with a ground.Pics later to come.
Thanx for the info on the gain/match. How much of an improvement did it make when altering those settings the way you did.I just might go back in and give this a try. I did the adjustments with the H/T speakers, I have not made any re-adjustments with these Infinity speakers. I primarily listen to music off my Nano and some songs have lower volume, those I have to crank up and sometimes still have a problem with hearing the music.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #17
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I installed power pucks front and rear along with polk audio speakers back in December. Much easier than installing an amp and no heat issues to worry about
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #18
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Ray,I discovered a slight differance when i did the intial adjustment,but I was pressed for time.I hope I can do a more indepth adjustment this weekend.But at least I hear a big volumn gain from the power pucks and since I moved them up by the seat ,I should hear them better cruising now.In the meantime I loaded some pics below on my rear speaker set up.
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Well I did some fine tuning with my power pucks on my rear MH speaker set up and I found in the end that it was better to lower the Match and Gain settings a bit and compensate with the Boost feature for less distortion.But I am sure depending on your amp and speaker set up,everybody will be slightly different.
I also found it was better to increase the Match setting and lower the Gain setting.What I did was set all the bass,mid and treble at the neutral position on the the stock head unit,set the volumn at 15 to 20 range(pretty loud)but half way ,Turn the Boost adjustment on the PP units to "0" and balance the volumn between the front and rear using the recommended preset Match adjustment and then adjust the Gain for the volumn balance .Then tweak both Match and Gain for clearest cleanest sound.Ileft the tone adj half way and then used the boost for a loudness effect.Sounds pretty good now using Bass at #4 or 5 and mid at #2 and treble at #3.
My infinity replacement speakers for the front should be here this week,so now that I have basically a good setting for my Music done,it will be interesting how much change I will hear positive or negative on the quality of the overall sound once installed.I am assuming positive from what I have read on the forum,but most reviews with the infinity speakers are with an aftermarket amp or power pucks installed.
Having said the above,I have yet to go for a drive to hear how it sounds with wind turbelance in the background.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #20
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Ok,I got my Infinity speakers today and all I can say is what an improvement over stock.Mounted them in the front with no issues.Tried the 3 db button on the front when playing around with the fade and volumn and found pushing them in,activating the -3db effect, helped the overall surround sound effect.On my setup going to fade -3 was sometimes too much and -2 was not enough,so the DB button sorta made it like a fine tune of -2.5.Anyways,real happy with the infinity speakers.
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