Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Merry day-after-Christmas everybody, I know these speaker threads of been done to death but since this is just getting started, itís a good time to say that just adding real nice speakers isnít going to do much because audiophile speakers also need ample amounts of power to drive them - youíre going to need a high-quality amplifier in the mix, and thatís where people try to save a few bucks and end up sorry (ask me how I know).
The other misconception is that the killer system that sounds so good in your driveway or rolling through the neighborhood is just going to sound like a transistor radio at highway speeds....compounded exponentially by the loudness of your pipes. So youíve got to have realistic expectations and a realistic budget for yourself. If all you really want to do is sound great while youíre parked at bike night then thatís not terribly hard to do but if you think youíre going to attain rock concert sound while blowing down the highway then youíre going to have to toss us a lot of money at that goal - especially if youíve modified your pipes - because ironically, a whole bunch of the musical audio spectrum falls in the exact same EQ as a barking Victory 106!
Honestly what Iím leaning toward these days is getting some Bluetooth earbuds that have microphones built in them that can sample the outside environment, popping them in my ears, sticking on my half helmet, and being able to dial-in whatever ratio of music versus outside noise is appropriate so I can hear the traffic around me. And even though those set ups are expensive (well over$300) itís way cheaper than trying to set up an in-dash Sound system that can do that. I just wont be able to thump at bike night - oh well.