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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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New Front Speakers

Well my speakers are stock and starting to sound very weak and rattlebraining, so I decided it was about time to get new speakers....
I love the way my stock radio sounds, I like my Ipod Classic with it's SSD card inside instead of the hard drive and the only thing weak is the almost 9 year old speakers.

So i went shopping, this is what I ordered, they will be here before Friday of this week and then I will install, getting ready for my week's vacation the following week.

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5-1/4" 2-way motorcycle speakers (4-ohm)


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2-way 5-1/4" marine speakers (pair)
polypropylene woofer with rubber surround
bridge-mounted 3/4" neo-titanium dome tweeter
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power range: 5-50 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
sensitivity: 88.3 dB
top-mount depth: 2-3/16"
includes grilles for Harley-Davidson's "Bat-wing" fairing
warranty: 1 year
Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Max amp power = 100 Watts max / 50 Watts RMS


So once they come in and i install them I will let you know how well they sound, but here is a video to let you know a little more

https://www.crutchfield.com/I-rESTcV...l?tp=139&avf=Y

Hope this helps someone out there, oh yea the price

Drum roll please =

Price $129.99

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Anxious to hear what you think of them. You don't have the rear speakers?

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Hello Glen54 I do not have the rear speakers on the Voyager, but I will have better sounding front speakers!!! I did not what to have to do cutting, ect to get better speakers in the front that is why I am going this route, I will post pictures of the install so all can see how the new speakers look and install on a 2009 Voyager

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You can order adapters to put 6-1/2" in the front, with no cutting. They help some, but the rear speakers make a LOT of difference.
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I was looking at them next bu right now I need to replace the orignal speaker since they rattle a little with some bass, have to find a good source for the rear speaker setup next!
Once I get back from Vacation next week I will send in my ECU to get the latest Ivan update, and then look at rear speakers too!!!

So much to do with so little cash!!! LOL

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I looked at several different places to buy the rear speakers, but they were all the same price. They're in the $389 neighborhood. Then after I got them I pulled the factory speakers out and installed Polk Audio in the housings.

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Well here is the final update on those new speakers I bought.

taking the old ones out was very easy and getting the new ones in was too, when putting on the GRILL it was a little tight on the top, but pops on and works well.

I have to say the speakers handle the stock radio power better then the originals and can take all of the bass and loud volumes the stock radio can throw at them.

I can hear them at 70 miles an hour, the bass is the best I have heard on my bike since I bought it, and the Automatic Gain Control does not bother me now since I used to kick up the bass while riding slow and forget about it when I went faster and quickly had to drop the bass off so the speakers would not destroy themselves!!!

So overall the speakers sound great, can handled the bass, have better highs and looks nicer then the stock speakers, a little pricey but you get what you pay for..

The pictures below will show you the details, now they are the same size and the depth on the new speakers are a little longer that sit in the housing but you will notice a difference quickly, I did one speaker (New) in and one old speaker and you can really hear the difference, then putting in both the new speakers was like night an day... I am sold, I got the radio to max with bass on 4 and they did not distort!!!

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Thanks for posting Robert. On my stock 2016, I can hear the stereo fine at 70 mph. But I have found that anything beyond a +2 on the Bass is too much and does not sound so good. I am just not able to spend the big bucks on Rears but I think based on your experience of better sound and ease of installation, I will get a set too over the winter. Thanks again!

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Something you may also try. When I installed my 6 3/4" Kickers with above mentioned adapters, I found the best sound was with the enclosures removed. I tried them with foam filling, empty, and removed completely and thats the best sound I got.

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