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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-21-2015, 10:39 AM
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run each of the rear OEM speaker wires to the input of the Amp...then run four speaker wires from the Amp to each of the Polk Audio speakers...

run a wire from the Bikes 5 amp fuse (top left) outlet to the Amp (turn on circuit) to allow the Amp to turn on/off with the key...

run a 8 gauge wire from the battery with a 25 Amp fuse (in line) to the power connect on the Amp

Run a 8 gauge wire from the ground of the Amp... to chassis ground on the bike,and you are done

The only feature that won't work is the speaker control for front to rear...which is no big deal


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run each of the rear OEM speaker wires to the input of the Amp...then run four speaker wires from the Amp to each of the Polk Audio speakers...

run a wire from the Bikes 5 amp fuse (top left) outlet to the Amp (turn on circuit) to allow the Amp to turn on/off with the key...

run a 8 gauge wire from the battery with a 25 Amp fuse (in line) to the power connect on the Amp

Run a 8 gauge wire from the ground of the Amp... to chassis ground on the bike,and you are done

The only feature that won't work is the speaker control for front to rear...which is no big deal


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This setup is for older models, without oem amp and what about front speaker. Bikes wih oem amp have a plug (pictured above), where cutting into harness is not requred nor running extra wires.
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not sure if by older models you mean a 2013...if so I have an older model

you will run 4 different sets of speaker wire from the AMP output one set to each of the four speakers...easy

IMO there is NO comparison between with and without the external Amp

I'm sure there are many ways to do this...the way I did it works perfect...

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run each of the rear OEM speaker wires to the input of the Amp...then run four speaker wires from the Amp to each of the Polk Audio speakers...

run a wire from the Bikes 5 amp fuse (top left) outlet to the Amp (turn on circuit) to allow the Amp to turn on/off with the key...

run a 8 gauge wire from the battery with a 25 Amp fuse (in line) to the power connect on the Amp

Run a 8 gauge wire from the ground of the Amp... to chassis ground on the bike,and you are done

The only feature that won't work is the speaker control for front to rear...which is no big deal


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Your method is for using a 2 channel amp for a 4 speaker setup. Do you use all the speaker outputs for the Arc amp input or just the rears?
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the Amp only has two inputs for speakers and I just connect my original rear speaker cables into them ...plus RCA type connections (which I don't use)
then on the output terminals I connect both Left front and Left Rear into the left channel and do the same for the right Channel

I know the web site shows two amps...mine is the KS 125.2 BX MINI (2 Channel) I choose the Mini because it is small and does not take up a lot of space

from what I have read by many users (on this site as well as many others) it is a really reliable Amp
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What was the reason for choosing 2 channel and not 4? There are plenty small 4 channel amps that fit into trunk well. I'm curious as I'm installing one in my bike.
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the main reason I went with this Amp is a few of the guys on this forum used it in their wings...they had nothing but praise for this Amp and the sound quality
it produced...

My question's for you is:

Will there be a big sound improvement using the 4 channel Amp over the two channel ?

What other advantages are there in using a four channel Amp?

I could have bought another set of Focal Utopia No 7 speakers and the Focal Be21 Sub woofer and a Mosconi Gladen Zero Amp like I have in my car

but would really be a huge waste of money for an open air motorcycle... lets face it...the four Polk speakers are less than $200.00 no matter what Amp
you use can only sound so good
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where can i get these

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It's speaker pods upgrade that fit larger size diameter up to 6.75".Attachment 71438Attachment 71439Attachment 71440
These look really nice, where can these be purchased and what is the cost.
TIA

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the main reason I went with this Amp is a few of the guys on this forum used it in their wings...they had nothing but praise for this Amp and the sound quality
it produced...

My question's for you is:

Will there be a big sound improvement using the 4 channel Amp over the two channel ?

What other advantages are there in using a four channel Amp?

I could have bought another set of Focal Utopia No 7 speakers and the Focal Be21 Sub woofer and a Mosconi Gladen Zero Amp like I have in my car

but would really be a huge waste of money for an open air motorcycle... lets face it...the four Polk speakers are less than $200.00 no matter what Amp
you use can only sound so good
Talking about savings, how does a $400 amp meets your objective while there are a number of comparable brands for lass than half of the cost.
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These look really nice, where can these be purchased and what is the cost.
TIA
Pm me if intersted.
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