One of the most popular vehicles we work on at Certified Sounds in Maui is a Harley-Davidson. More and more people are realizing that they can have great-sounding audio systems on their bikes. When people stop by our store, though, one of the most common questions we get is:
Why does my Harley stereo system sound so bad?
That is a great question. Here are the main reasons.
Harley uses lousy speakers. Whether you have the basic audio system or the “Boom Audio” system from Harley, the speakers leave a lot to be desired. The good news is that Certified Sounds has speakers that can fit into the original locations and sound dramatically better. If you own a ’98–’13 bike, we can upgrade the front speakers from the wimpy 5.25” models to a much better-sounding 6.5” model, all while keeping the bike looking stock.
Lack Of Power
Your system lacks power. The stereo system on your bike has anywhere from 10 to 25 watts of honest power going to each speaker. It is very similar to the amount of power in most stereo systems in vehicles these days. Now, when you are riding at speed on your bike, you have lots more road noise than in your car or truck, right? You need more power to hear it clearly. Our team has assembled the finest motorcycle amplifiers from the best brands in the business. They are designed to work with the limited charging capacity of your bike while taking the vibration, dust and moisture that they will endure on your motorcycle.
Not Enough Speakers
You need more speakers. Many bikes only come with one set of speakers and, if you want to really jam when riding, you need more of them. We have solutions that include larger speakers in your bag lids as well as speakers in your lowers. Once we add more speakers and get some real power to them, you can listen to your favorite music cranked way up for hours on end with no worries about reliability.
The Three Keys
To recap, we suggest adding better speakers, more power and potentially more speakers to the system. These three ideas will help you transform the sound quality of your Harley.
Stop By Today To Learn More About Our Harley Stereo Upgrades
When you are ready to make your bike sound like a concert on wheels, we invite you to ride on by Certified Sounds in Wailuku. Our team of audio experts will take all the time needed to understand your needs, and will design and build you the audio system you have always wanted. Let us show you why more and more people choose us every year for their motorcycle audio needs.
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