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ramdaspadhye
07-29-2012, 02:29 AM
Looking for the best 5.25" coax for a motorcycle fairing. Keep in mind I'm not looking for sound quality that you'd expect in a vehicle, but I don't want em to sound like @$$hole either. Looking for some speakers that carry sound far, around 75-100w rms for a pair. Gonna run 4 in the front fairing.

pickup1
07-29-2012, 02:50 AM
how exposed to water are they going to be?

ramdaspadhye
07-29-2012, 02:57 AM
Eh, not terribly, but if I do get caught out in the rain I'd like em not to get f*cked up. I'm not a hardcore ride through everything guy, but I do ride a lot and am subject to getting wet at times. I was reading about the Polk db's being used in marine applications. Thoughts?

pickup1
07-29-2012, 03:09 AM
BRAND NEW PAIR Polk Audio DB521 DB Series 5.25" Coax Speakers 5 1/4 CAR & Marine | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-PAIR-Polk-Audio-DB521-DB-Series-5-25-Coax-Speakers-5-1-4-CAR-Marine-/280913403317?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item4167be5db5)

ramdaspadhye
07-29-2012, 03:26 AM
I know how to find them, I'm inquiring about the proper speakers for my application (not necessarily limited to Polks).

maylar
07-29-2012, 11:45 AM
How much money? The HAT Imagines are weatherproof too.

ramdaspadhye
07-29-2012, 02:02 PM
Price... Trying to keep it under 100/set if I can. I've got extended hard bags/extended rear fender to buy, paint, etc. Trying to upgrade the sound in my fairing without breaking the bank and still sound good. Also, anyone know any amps with a small footprint that puts out 100-120wrmsx2@2ohm that would be decent mounting in the fairing?

showpump
07-29-2012, 02:07 PM
I think CDT just came out with a motorcycle line.

pickup1
07-29-2012, 02:39 PM
I know how to find them, I'm inquiring about the proper speakers for my application (not necessarily limited to Polks).

Sorry dude..didnt see the info in the first post..I think arc audio has a harley kit with speakers and amp..the use the mini 2ch..125.2 or something like that.

keep_hope_alive
07-29-2012, 03:23 PM
I've heard HogTunes speakers and they are surprisingly good, made specifically for motorcycles, for specific models. Perfect fit, look, and install. I haven't found a aftermarket solution yet that compares.

trumpet
07-30-2012, 12:43 PM
I think CDT just came out with a motorcycle line.

Yup. MO-626a (http://www.513electronics.com/store/car-audio/component-speakers/65comps/cdt-audio-mo-626a-bike-motorcycle-6-5-2-way-component-system/) is a 6.5" motorcycle component set.

TreyE
08-07-2012, 09:20 AM
OP, youre an idiot. Buy some headphones ratard. No one wants to listen to your crap music besides you. I would make fun of you so much if you rolled up to a meet with speakers on your bike blaring Rick Ross. Invest in some etymotic headphones and call it a day. Seriously, dont do this.

I wear my etymotic er-6i headphones while I ride. They're noise cancelling so I usually only wear both on long rides but with one in it helps and I dont have to turn my iphone up all the way since it cancels out all other noise in that ear.

Glastron
08-07-2012, 04:03 PM
^what he said.
Er-6i's are awesome, but I don't think that they make them anymore. Etymotic has plenty of models to chose from though. Hearing protection plus amazing SQ (they really do sound great), and you can still hear them clearly at highway speeds. And they don't make you look like a tool.

TreyE
08-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Oh and isn't there a law against blaring music? Yea I think there is. And in order to hear it while riding you would have to be doing just that.

Glastron
08-07-2012, 04:48 PM
To be fair, there's also a law against wearing headphones while driving, atleast in Washington. (they're just earplugs officer)

shpatb
08-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Yeah, can't have headphones in WI either... You can almost kill someone if you're on a harely and it's legal here since they're made in WI.

TreyE
08-07-2012, 07:19 PM
To be fair, there's also a law against wearing headphones while driving, atleast in Washington. (they're just earplugs officer)


Yeah, can't have headphones in WI either... You can almost kill someone if you're on a harely and it's legal here since they're made in WI.

Not in TN. Where he lives. Thanks for the useless information though :)

mylows10
08-07-2012, 07:20 PM
cdt

TreyE
08-07-2012, 07:24 PM
cdt :violent:

audiobaun
08-07-2012, 07:36 PM
you might find something from these guys..wet sounds..water proof speakers usually arent going to be cheap if you want good ones
XS-65 S WET SOUNDS 6.5" 60W RMS MARINE BOAT COAXIAL SPEAKERS XS65S NEW | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/XS-65-S-WET-SOUNDS-6-5-60W-RMS-MARINE-BOAT-COAXIAL-SPEAKERS-XS65S-NEW-/110924359632?pt=Car_Speakers&hash=item19d39b67d0&vxp=mtr)

shpatb
08-07-2012, 09:13 PM
Headphones still ****.

TreyE
08-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Whenever any of you have some jackass on a bike come up next to you blaring the shittiest rap music and you are trying to talk to someone on the phone, remember you recommended this. Remember.