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TraceCave Customs

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Well I currently am running a ARC amp and 6.5 Hertz speakers but not overly happy. What are you guys running. I just want front fairing spearkers for batwings. I am thinking about getting a Fosgate amp but not sure what speakers.
 

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The fosgate amp isnt much better IMO. I am not 100% happy with it.

Are your Hertz from biketronics? Mine are and I have heard others that are not and they sounded better......Same amp.

Maybe try using a component set insted of a coaxial
 

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If you already have an ARC amp, is it the 125.2? If so you already have on of the best amps, I would suspect the speaker. Focals are great but are pricey also, the J&M rokkers might be something you want to consider.
 

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How much tuning on the amp have you done? I was able to improve on the out of box settings quite a bit by playing around with the dials. Also, are you using good speaker wire?

Zach
 

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I think it's going to be tough to be happy with fairing speaking if you don't have anything to supplement them with. JMO
I started with 5.25" Booms in the fairings then replaced them with 6.5" Hertz Hi-Energy's & Polk 6x9's in the lids powered by a J&M Rokker 500W 4 channel amp. I'm very very happy now.
 
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I listened to several setups before I finally bit the bullet. I opted for the J&M Rokkers, amp and speakers for the batwing. I don't have it all back together yet, because I'm in the middle of a bunch of mods, but from what I've seen and heard, this is a decent setup.
 
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Its all in what you want to spend. We have built all kinds of different systems a real great combo is JL Audio C3 there 529.95 retail this is a component kit we use the Arc Audio 125/2 amp in the fairing. Also u can use these coax speakers. Hertz HCX 165 retail 399.99 there a better speaker than the biketronics ones. Last speaker I recommend are Focal PC 165 they retail for about 349.99. Hope this helps
 

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What arc amp are you running? The arc mini? If so you need a set of focal 6.5" speakers there are a few options from entry level wich are very good to all out high end speakers a friend of mine owns an audio shop and we concentrate alot on the baggers and go to 10 plus shows a year including sturgis, daytona bike week and biketoberfest. Have replaced about every brand of speaker out there including hertz, j&m, fosgate. They are simply the best speakers hands down. If you want more info let me know
 

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the loudest speakers u can put in front fairing are gonna be those 6.5 hertz hi-energy. you need more speakers. 2 speakers are only gonna get so loud. for the money put a JL audio xd400 with hertz hi energy 6.5 up front and cycle sounds lids with hi energy 6x9 in lids. you will be happy. component speakers are gonna have a better sound but not as loud. on a harley u need as loud as possible with out distort, Thats where the Hertz shine. I am running JL zr components in front, jl c5 coaxial components in loud lids, and 2 8" JL zr mid drivers in bags. All running of a JL HD 600x4 amp. And it's loud clean and has bass, but that is a expensive set-up!!
 
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I sell a lot of fosgate 4 channel amps cause there cheap, small, and sound good, with alpine type r 6.5 in front and 6x9 on lids. I thinks its the best bang for the buck and everyone is happy with it!! for only around $700 in audio it's loud and sounds good.. If your gonna use more expensive speakers like high end JL, focal, or Hertz you need to run the JL xd series or Hd amps.
 

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I plan on running (2) Hertz hi energy 6.5 in the front, (4) Hertz hi energy 6x9 in the bags. With Arc audio (1) arc 125.4 mini, & (1) arc 125.2 mini
I heard this up close and it was killer and crystal clear.
 

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Another option for more speakers is a pair of 6.5"speakers in the lower fairings. You will hear them better than the lids as they are pointing towards your ears rather that the sound being behind you while going down the road. The laws of physics can not be broken. When traveling forward everything goes backwards
 

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I plan on running (2) Hertz hi energy 6.5 in the front, (4) Hertz hi energy 6x9 in the bags. With Arc audio (1) arc 125.4 mini, & (1) arc 125.2 mini
I heard this up close and it was killer and crystal clear.
that setup will sound good when in parking lot, but you will hear nothing in rear while riding. if you put a set of those 6x9 in lids you would be much happier. Inside the bag is just for bass and midd. but u wont here it riding. do leg warmers or lids u need more speakers facing u.
 

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here is a video of my old road king with, herts hi energy 6.5 in front (in headlight buckets on crash bar),. 6x9 hi energy on lids, jl 6x9 inside backs, jl zr tweeters on side panels, with 2 jl xd 400 amps. all of a ipod with no head unit http://youtu.be/7RQntVptjbo
 

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