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john1952
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for a better sounding stereo

Post by john1952 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:14 pm



What can a guy do to improve stock stereo . amp. is that enough . plus speakers . whats that going to cost? john



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cihilb
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by cihilb » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:48 pm

I have a 2012 and the stereo is more than sufficient. Changing speakers may help but you already have a separate amp on the 2012.
The pre-06 needed help, but the ones after that are much better. Did you by any chance blow the stock speakers?

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NKYWinger
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by NKYWinger » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:19 am

I added four Polk Audio dB501's - a big difference! This seems to be a fairly popular speaker to use; on my '03, I had no problems putting them in, both front and rear.
Good speakers make a big difference.
--John--

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themainviking
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by themainviking » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:43 am

NKYWinger wrote:I added four Polk Audio dB501's - a big difference! This seems to be a fairly popular speaker to use; on my '03, I had no problems putting them in, both front and rear.
Good speakers make a big difference.
Polk DB501s will not fit the front of 2006 and later GL1800s. They will fit the back, have great sound, but are not as loud as the stock ones were. Need DB651s for the front. The stock speakers from 2006 up are pretty decent stock equipment.
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becken
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by becken » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:02 am

I installed 4 db501s in my 2004 and it was a big improvement. I haven't done this yet but am considering it http://www.wingconnect.com/

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NKYWinger
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by NKYWinger » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:50 am

becken wrote:I haven't done this yet but am considering it http://www.wingconnect.com/
Me too! It seems a better way than an add-on amplifier...
--John--

FTCS(SS) USN Ret.
'06 GL1800 Motor Trike
'83 GL1100 Aspy (SOLD)
'03 GL1800
'08 Lees-ure Lite
GWRRA 339547 KY - 'G'
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cihilb
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Re: for a better sounding stereo

Post by cihilb » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:58 pm

John1952 has a 2012 wing. All the repairs and upgrades listed are for pre 2006. Better speakers may help his problem.
J&M Audio has a new set of speakers for the 2006 and up GL1800. Exact fit.



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