Improve-Upgrade Audio


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KingCharls
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Improve-Upgrade Audio

Post by KingCharls » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm



Hello,

I want to improve the audio on my Goldwing and looking for recommendations.
I would like to star changing speakers, I found J&M Performance Speakers and Show Chrome Speaker

what is better, could you suggest any other recommendations?

Regards,
Carlos



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themainviking
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Re: Improve-Upgrade Audio

Post by themainviking » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm

I put Polk DB501s in the rear and DB651s in the front. Really enhanced the sound, but need more volume to get the output the Honda speakers gave me.

https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-5-Inc ... B000P0PF78

https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DB651 ... B000P0PF9G

I believe you can put the DB501s in both front and back in 2001-2005 bikes
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Re: Improve-Upgrade Audio

Post by newday777 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:48 am

A good site on 2001-2005 radio upgrades

https://wingconnect.com/

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1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles


1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Improve-Upgrade Audio

Post by newday777 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:54 am

Yes Polk are far better speakers than J&M or Add-on/Show Chrome could ever think of being.

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Re: Improve-Upgrade Audio

Post by Big Bob » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:01 pm

I put a set of J&M speakers in my 1500, fronts and was not impressed. I should have tried the Polks. Yes different bikes but just my .02 on J&M speakers.

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