A client from Ocala brought her 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide to Ocala Car Audio for an audio system upgrade. She and a few friends planned a cross-country ride and she wanted the audio system upgraded before she left. This bike has the navigation system that was introduced with Project Rushmore. There is no value in replacing the radio, so we suggested adding an amplifier and new speakers to handle the power. She loved the plan, so we scheduled an appointment.
We took the front fairing apart and installed a Kenwood KAC-M3004 in a bridged configuration to power the front speakers. This amp, wired this way, produces up to 150 watts to each speaker. To handle that power, we installed a set of Hertz HCX-165.4 6.5-inch coaxial speakers from the Hi-Energy line. We set the gains up on the amp to ensure the client could turn the radio up without the system distorting.
When the client returned to pick up the bike, she hopped on for a listen. The difference in performance from the anemic factory speakers was like night and day. There was more clarity and a lot more volume.
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