96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers


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96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by JohnO28 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 pm



Looking for recommendations for both front and back speakers on my wing.. Going to be putting an aftermarket radio in so won't be using that outdated stock stereo. Looking to get some feedback on what you guys have already.

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Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by Fiberthree » Sun May 13, 2018 1:06 pm

A lot of us are using the Polk Audio DB401 for the rear and DB351 for the front. A little bit of the mounting flange must be snipped off on the 351's to accommodate the mounting screw, but they will fit right in and sound great. I believe these are also weather resistant as were the stock speakers. Some have even put closed cell foam bucket inserts on them which will slightly enhance the bass.
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Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by WingAdmin » Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Fiberthree wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:06 pm
A lot of us are using the Polk Audio DB401 for the rear and DB351 for the front. A little bit of the mounting flange must be snipped off on the 351's to accommodate the mounting screw, but they will fit right in and sound great. I believe these are also weather resistant as were the stock speakers. Some have even put closed cell foam bucket inserts on them which will slightly enhance the bass.
https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-4-Inc ... B000P0R6GQ

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Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by JohnO28 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:45 am

Do you recommend the DB501's for the front as well?

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Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by Fiberthree » Mon May 14, 2018 7:14 pm

The 501 would be too large to fit without major modification. The four inch will fit well.
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Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:29 pm

JohnO28 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 4:45 am
Do you recommend the DB501's for the front as well?
The DB501's fit the front with only very minor modification. Specifically, cutting the screw mount slots that didn't quite fit the old mounting holes. I know, I've got them in my 97.
However, from what I saw last night, I don't think you'll find the 501's available anywhere. I looked. There are some other Polk substitutes, but I don't know that the measurements would fit in the front. The 501's had been used by many folks on the forum. I believe they were stated as 5" speakers, but many found the DB401 was virtually the same size, if I recall correctly. I didn't use the 401's in the rear, as others did. The newer substitutes are stated as 5.25" speakers, but who knows what they really measure. You may have to experiment.

P.S. The 501's were what I was going to respond to you last night with, until I found that they were no longer available.



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