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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Default 6 x 9 Speakers upgrade to front factory locations

Just wanted throw this out there. I am in process of installing 6 x 9's in place of 5 1/4" in front locations. I've seen all the threads on adding 6 1/2 with adapters and which brands are suppose to be better and so on. Just wondering if anyone else has accomplished this chore and if so what is there opinion on what they ended up with. Reasoning for doing this was a simple side by side comparison of what i had versus another couple bikes with same amp setup i have one with the 6x9's and other with 6 1/2". I am striving to keep this bike setup simple without losing space and functionality. ( Trust me I have been looking at adding subs and rears and more power) I bought my XC for the storage and longer trips and I plan on keeping all the storage I have. Thanks for all responses and input. Ride safe!

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Good luck!
Take and post a lot of pics please I love audio stuff!

That said I think an expensive 5.25 component set like Focal kr series and a real amp like Arc audio's Moto 600.4 would best the 6x9's in every way while riding. The 6x9's may seem to have better bass when parked but you won't hear it while riding and they won't sound as clear as a good 5.25. Got to open the wallet a bit but it's an easy install.

This is exactly what's giong in my new Magnum later this month!

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Also what amp are you running and what brand / model speakers are you comparing both 6.5 and 6x9s

Different speakers will sound better or worse depending on the enclosure, input source, amp and settings.
I am more experienced in home audio but it all transfers to car/bike audio too.

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I think area51 has a kit to install 6X9's
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I will keep you posted on results. I am using a 2 channel Kicker amplifier. As far as upper end equipment like the Focal's I am totally aware of the quality of sound difference, but I am also trying to do something that sounds good for a smaller budget ( I professionally did car audio and security for 15 yrs) I have always like the challenge of putting in a little more work to achieve good sound for less money. It is a quirk of mine. Thanks for input.

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Very interested in this setup too.

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Sorry wasn't trying to be a downer I would love to see you complete this. I love custom things and it sounds like you have some install skills so please document your efforts and lots of pics.

Also try to make it so that it's marketable to others. There have been quite a few guys on here making some good $$ on the side when they create a new mod/product.

Im not sure there's enough room in there to squeeze them in though.

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Totally interested in what area51 has to convert to a 6x9?

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OK, I have accomplished getting the 6x9's in place , not a simple task by any means comparing to buying adapters and bolts things in, but I'm happy with results so far. more low end sound with comparible highs and not losing any space in bags. Will try get pics lined out in some kind of form to understand and post later this week. So as far as first couple questions from before and private messages, YES you can get 6x9's in place of the front stock locations.

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a few pics of my setup so far.
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