Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Fork, Arkansas
So I been in search for a high quality American made sound system to mount on my Kingpin's handlebars. I was pretty sold on Cycle Sounds but then I came across motorcycletunes.com. They say they have 200 watts RMS! That's huge because most of these "600 watt systems" really only put out about 25-30 true watts. The rating advertised is only peak watts which is almost useless. Anyway, they advertise 200 true watts and made in America. Not just made in America but made in Texas. Sweet! Southern made too! The cherry on top was the system is about $100 cheaper than the top shelf companies. So I bit. Big mistake.
I installed the system and it cut out frequently from the start. It's not very loud going down the road either. In fact I was seriously doubting the 200 true watt claim. I do have a background in professional car audio so I'm well versed in audio installs. The cutting out is either a problem with the connection or the amp itself. I'm looking real close at everything and my connections are solid so I begin looking online for the specific amp to see if there is anything online about it. Turns out it's a Pyle amp! Cheap China made connectors, volume control, amp, everything...all made in China! No wonder it didn't work right or sound good from the start. In addition, I called a very reputable top shelf (and yes, high price) company to ask about their systems. They even told me what city and state the items are made. I mentioned their competitor's 200W RMS and they informed me it's a blatent lie. They purchase all the copetitors systems to test and evalutate to make sure they stay on top. Turns out Motorcycle Tune's systems are no where near 200W RMS.
Motorcycle Tunes boast lifetime warranty AND satisfaction garantee! So I contacted them to return. I told them it's defective and it's not American made like advertised. They gave me a return number to use. I paid to ship it all back in original packaging. They hit me with a 30% stocking fee and charged me additional funds aside from the 30% because it's been installed! Seriously!?
I paid $355 total and they will only refund $230! Wow, if I was a crook, that would be the business to get into right there. Just falsely advertise your garbage products and when the customer catches on and returns it, keep $125 for your trouble.
Save your time, frustration and money. Buy from somebody else guys.
2014 Victory Cross Country Tour
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Last edited by Rebel Biker; 04-16-2013 at 02:02 PM.