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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-22-2015, 11:19 AM
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Hey Jigit...why not answer the two questions instead of commenting on how much you think I paid for the Amp?? sometimes you get what you pay for

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post #22 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-22-2015, 06:12 PM
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I don't understand why you asked that, you suggested 2 channel is better thus it's your responsibility to prove how. In my opinion, it seems like the arc amp is twice more expensive than leading brands and I find that 2 channel is more complex installation.
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I also upgraded my speakers front and rear on my 2013 wing... (Polk Audio) I used this Amp and it is also used by several others here on this site...has a built in fan and never had a problem shutting down due to heat...it is very simple to hook up as well... and you DO NOT have to cut into the Audio harness of your bike to install it

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My audio on my 2014 is just fine...What is needed is a 5 watt amp added to the intercom...Got to run wide open...its sucks....Big money opportunity for someone....
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The audio in my 2013 is just fine too. I have a lot of things I'd rather spend $379.00 on than an amp. I am sure some of you think it's money well spent and more power to you. Pun intended.



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I have this 6.75" rear speaker housing upgrade, let me know if you want a pair.

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post #27 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-15-2015, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pics of the completed aftermarket speaker housing. One hurdle that needed to be dealt with is the antennae. I got 4 lucite blocks to move the antennae out to clear the housing. I needed 3 for one side, luckily I only have the one antennae. I also had to raise the luggage rack to clear the speaker housing. I just glued some black nylon washers together and the rack now sits right above the housing. I was able to fit Polk MM6501UM component speakers in the housing. They are marine grade with the crossovers built into the woofer housing. The woofers are 6.5" and fit perfect in the housing. The tweeters are 2" and are a tight fit with the woofers, but do-able. I went with an Alpine MRV-F300 4 channel to power the speakers. I cut into the stock harness and ran 16awg wire into the trunk where I mounted the amp.

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Here is the amp mounted, its a class D amp so it should run cooler. I have the gain on the amp set to minimal, but even there at volume level 5 is loud enough for highway driving. If I turn up the gain I get noise when there is a pause in the music, Im sure no one else would notice it but I do. Had the same noise on my Sony Xplod amp as well. I will have to check the resistance on my ground wire. The noise is kinda like tape hiss you would get on cassettes, not quite static.

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Anyhow that is the finished setup. I can almost get the woofers to thump and with no sub the bass is impressive. The tweeters have nice sound to them not too harsh. I will def. get a set of MM6501UM or the MM651UM for the fronts. The 6501s have separate tweeters, on the 651s they are hard mounted to the speaker.
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Here are some pics of the completed aftermarket speaker housing. One hurdle that needed to be dealt with is the antennae. I got 4 lucite blocks to move the antennae out to clear the housing. I needed 3 for one side, luckily I only have the one antennae. I also had to raise the luggage rack to clear the speaker housing. I just glued some black nylon washers together and the rack now sits right above the housing. I was able to fit Polk MM6501UM component speakers in the housing. They are marine grade with the crossovers built into the woofer housing. The woofers are 6.5" and fit perfect in the housing. The tweeters are 2" and are a tight fit with the woofers, but do-able. I went with an Alpine MRV-F300 4 channel to power the speakers. I cut into the stock harness and ran 16awg wire into the trunk where I mounted the amp.

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Nice work I want a little more from mine as well
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