Best 2 speaker system and amp set up

lowdog

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If and I say if money were no object. What 2 speaker amp set up is the best? I dont want speakers anywhere else than the stock holes. I know if I added speakers it would be a better system but I'm not gonna do that. I was thinking about this set up.
Arc Audio KS 125.2 Mini 2 X 125 watts
Hertz HCX 165.4 PAIR 2-WAY COAX / 6.5" Power Handling 200W peak 100W continuous
I just cant go another season with the Hogtunes crap.
One more thing its going into a RG so amp must be in the inner faring.
 

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Sound is subjective, what's good to me may not be good to someone else or vice versa. I happen to have those Hertz speakers with Rokker amp & I really like them. Is it the best? Probably not, but how would you really ever know what is best unless you test all the setups out there. Unfortunately, you'll probably get a lot of opinions that may make you more confused lol.
All I can tell you is that I had Booms in the front & they were great until I replaced them with the Hertz. I've also heard J&M 7.25's with a J&M 250W amp (side by side with my setup) & we thought that mine sounded a little better.

BTW, I think you'll be very happy with the setup you listed.

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ramnj

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I have the J&M 7.25 with the 250W amp and to me it sounds great. Its all going to depend on what you like.
 

lowdog

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Yeah I know what you mean about opinions. Its kinda like asking about exhaust and what it sounds like, one guy thinks it loud the other thinks something else. I was hoping that some of the guys that have had experience with multiple systems would chime in.
 
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Holy Crap, tried searching these, since separates always carry the sound better.... seen them price on ebay for $500! Wow, they better come with a free BJ for that price, LoL. I have heard focal stuff and they sound incredible.!
Focal krx2s with the arc amp you already have. The krx2s are a component set (separate tweeters) they are awesome
 

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i look at it this way. " would you use spray paint on the tank of your 20,000+ dollar baby" i dont think so. so why buy cheap audio to save a few bucks. i think most people on this forum will agree when i say "GO BIG OR DON'T GO"
 

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i look at it this way. " would you use spray paint on the tank of your 20,000+ dollar baby" i dont think so. so why buy cheap audio to save a few bucks. i think most people on this forum will agree when i say "GO BIG OR DON'T GO"
I would not mind losing two gages. Not exactly sure what you mean with the post above, but I need to draw the line somewhere with money on the mods I am doing this winter. I have enough money tied up in fab and paint and dont want and cant afford speakers in lids, lowers, or inner faring. I just have to get rid of the wimp ass hogtunes that I have now. What do you have in mind for the gages?? Tweeters I assume??
 
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Spend money all the time... just figured if I look at $200 speakers, then I can also still look at that 26" you guys are unknowingly convincing me to get....know what I mean?! (yeah, like $200 is gonna sway that purchase)
i look at it this way. " would you use spray paint on the tank of your 20,000+ dollar baby" i dont think so. so why buy cheap audio to save a few bucks. i think most people on this forum will agree when i say "GO BIG OR DON'T GO"
 

bradwulf20

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yes the tweeters would mount in the gauge holes. if you buy the 200 dollar speakers you will just have to spend more for the good ones after you realize they are not that great, so really you are saving money by buying the best first
 

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Just be careful buying them on ebay. I have had so many of my own customers get screwed by that luring low price, then it is "back ordered" or it comes from outside the US and caries NO manufacturers warranty. Consider that MSRP is $1200, and $500 is well below dealer cost, you are getting screwed unless they are USED!
 

soundzinstall

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There are great speakers for the $ spent with many brands. I suggest everyone does some real research and if you can go to a major motorcycle event like Daytona, Myrtle Beach, or Sturgis and listen and discuss your options with a vendor in person where you can actually hear and see the differences in quality and in many cases you can see how the work is done and talk to their customers and find out what they are removing and why. The real world application of many of the "popular" speakers to the motorcycle market has shown there are few that actually end up staying in one of my customers bikes. I sell just about everything that has been mentioned in this forum post, and the most popular speaker I sell is the Focal 165KRC, then it is a close tie between the new PC165 & the 165KRX2 component set mentioned. Again, just my two cents if that helps you guys out! (NOT A SALES PITCH for anyone looking to flag the post or whine about it!)
 

bradwulf20

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lowdog not saying hertz are a bad speaker but i personally have removed a few sets of the specific ones you mentioned on some high dollar baggers as well as stock bikes and replaced them with focal krc165 s and the owners couldnt believe how much better it sounded
 

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It is in the installation, bradwulf20. What is sold to the public in most cases for the DIY install, is NOT the same as a professionally installed and oscilliscope tuned amplified audio upgrade system. If any professional is not using an oscilliscope, you are never going to get what you are supposed to out of the system.
 

bradwulf20

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very good point soundz. all amp tuning should be done with an oscilliscope so you get max power and clarity without distortion. plus then you can calculate what the amp is actually putting out compared to what they say it puts out
 

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