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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah...I know there are other threads. But I like the attention!

I have done a temporary install of my RF Amp (replacing my Biketronics Amp and Speakers).

OK...so I did the install. I even ordered the aluminum bracket from VTWIN (and could not use it - more on that later).

I got everything hooked up, but not permanently (wires are not secured, they are only twisted together right now). I had to do some switching of wires to get them in phase...and feel like I have them good now.

My issue is that when I was setting this amp up...I saw where many of you had your gains set at 2-3...at that level, I am having to crank up the volume to 18-20....so I set it at 5 and it is a lot better, but I'm still not getting "oomph" I thought I would get..

HOWEVER, I also have not put the fairing back on, nor have I taken the bike out for a ride. I do have the AVC off right now.

So, am I expecting too much...why can some of you have your volumes at 8-9 and a gain of 2-3 and I have to have a gain 5 and volume set at 15-16?

Thanks for comments about this...

OK...back to the BRACKET I got from VtwinAudio.com. When I got ready to install the bracket, I could not install it because of some sort of electronic component (it had heat fins) that was attached to the RIGHT frame of the fairing. In their instructions, this component does not show.

Bottom line. I have a VTWIN AUDIO bracket that I will be selling for about 1/2 of what I paid for it.

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what size speakers do you have

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visionjohnny...right now they are 6.5" Biketronics Titan II's...

But tomorrow I am putting in the Alpine SPR-60 speakers and they too are 6.5" speakers.

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You say you have them in phase. How did you check it? It seems that the polarity is off and causing cancellation. There is always a chance the amp is defective.
I am another one of those that has it on 9 with the gain set at 2-3 and have adequate volume even with a FF helmet. On anything higher than 12-13 it is LOUD, and beyond that it is obnoxious!



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Checked like they do on YouTube for phase testing. Plus, I switched them just to see if I could tell a difference...a big difference.

Also...are you talking about listening to an iPod or XM radio or regular radio. The iPod is a little better (maybe 12-14), but with my zumo 665 and XM radio...it's about 15-16.

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I don't know how they do it on youtube. Take the positive and negative leads and touch them to a 9V battery and see which way the cone travels. Outward and the polarity is correct. If you are sure this is correct then I can't think of what it may be.
I have my volume set the same on any source, although I normally listen to Pandora through my iPhone5.



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Check to see what the hi/lo pass settings are - I have mine on all pass (AP). Also check the freq. setting if using settings other than AP.

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Wally,

I'm interested in you Vtwin bracket I f you still have it.
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Hey guys..the bracket has been sold. Thanks...I'll make all my connections permanent today and then add the new Alpine speakers.

If this goes well and I like the sound...I may have a Biketronics Amp and 2 Biketronics Titan II speakers I'll get rid of too, because there is nothing wrong with these...except I've heard so much about the RF amp and these speakers. Anyway, it will require a test ride before I make any decision.

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I really think you are dealing with more than just the amp. I only listen to my iPod and with that it is really cranked at 18-20 with most songs. It will make a bit of difference with the bass with the fairing back on the bike, but not much with the loudness. So basically, if you always listen to it through the Zumo, then just adjust the amp for that. No big deal if you've got to set it to 5 or 6 if that is what works for your setup. BTW, when I play the FM radio with my setup it isn't as loud as the iPod. Hope this helps.

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