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Old 02-24-2010, 04:52 PM
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has anyone found a way to upgrade the stereo system on rsv?
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:56 PM
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That's the $64,000 question...and the money ain't been given away yet!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:09 PM
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The only up-grade I did was to place an amp in my trunk
seems to help.

There is a write-up I did on it in the Vtech Section.

Trust me I have tried ALL the speakers and still nothing
is any better then the Polk 401's (YET)! not I still will not give
up on this project. I was able to get the two 5x10 retro sounds
into my fairing but the sound still sucked!
Now you keep looking for us will ya?
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:14 PM
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hello
i have tryed the amp upgread removed it i have put a equlizer in the tape deck spot removed it the best thing i have done i put a edset on the head set and use a bose earbuds and i can listen to the best sound in my helment at any speed and i use a ipod touch with 2700 songs
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:33 PM
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I agree with Kevin and tried the same things. I finally gave up after finding the Edsets.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:28 PM
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Someone fill me in on the Edsets what are they where can I get them etc?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:32 PM
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http://www.edsets.com

They are the best I have used. I like the speakers they come with but they also have a jack where you can plug in earbuds if you prefer.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:33 PM
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http://edsets.com/

All I know is what I read here..Never use them
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:22 PM
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Trust me I have tried ALL the speakers and still nothing
is any better then the Polk 401's (YET)! not I still will not give
up on this project. I was able to get the two 5x10 retro sounds
into my fairing but the sound still sucked!
Now you keep looking for us will ya?
Jeff
Perhaps the problem is not so much the speaker but the enclosure. Putting a sound deadening foam around and behind the speaker can help get betterr sound out the front by reducing the bad sound from the fairing enclosure. Try some pillow foam which might work ok. Another thing that can affect the quality of sound from a speaker is using minimum 16 gauge wire rather than the 22 gauge wire that often comes in systems.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:20 AM
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Yep, even tried the foam behind them. ( a tad better )
added heaver wire when I installed the amp.
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IMHO the best way to improve the sound from the Clarion stereo installed in these bikes is to sell the RSV and buy a new Honda Goldwing. I will not be doing this upgrade.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:20 AM
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i have the polk 401s with bass blockers and boom mats on all 4 speakers. bazooka made a plug and play amp and speaker kit for the rsv i was gonna try but, last i heard got2mnytoys had one but wasnt having very good luck with it. maybe you can ask him if he ever got the bugs out of it. i would go with the polks for shure, i tried another brand but they sounded worse than stock. i was trying to do it cheaper but ended up going with the polks anyway and really like them, but, you can only get so much out of a 4 inch speaker. if you do it i would put in the boom mats and base blockers in since you will allready have it apart, every little bit helps.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:21 PM
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The biggest problem with the Polks is that they can handle a lot more wattage than the stock speakers, so the stock amp has a bit of trouble driving them. My current stereo related quest is to find an amp that will fit where the cassette goes. Something around 60 watts per channel. That way the stock stereo acts as a pre-amp with the power amp doing the work. This should not only increase the amount of sound out of the speakers, but keep the stock stereo lower in its range, yielding cleaner sound.

The combinations of Polk speakers (400 series then) and an Alpine power amp worked great on my First Gen. It didn't have a CB so I used that space for the power amp. Todays amps are much bigger so it's become more of a problem to find a place to put one. Luckily the cassette has volunteered to live in the basement to make space for an amp. Now all I have to do is find one that fits.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:52 PM
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Just for curiosity sake...and from a lay person (so speak in beginners english)...

How many channels
How many Watts
Maximum dimensions
Power requirements

Could you provide that information.

Also..would the dimensions you provide be ONLY for the Cassette Deck bay or would you consider mounting in other locations?

Also...would it be possible to connect the stock system directly to the amp and run the amp that way (see I told you I was a layperson).

Thanks for any info...maybe if enough of us look...someone might find something.

Wally
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