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    Speaker upgrade
    on: Dec 28, 2018, 03.56 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 03.56 pm
    I just saved $400 by fixing my windshield lift.  Since I was in there, I figured I'd splurge some of my savings on new speakers, Polk DB402s as in this thread:

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,7018.0.html

    I'll post a pic or two as I proceed.
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    Re: Speaker upgrade
    Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2018, 12.44 am
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    Subscribed.  :140:
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    Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2018, 08.31 am
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    Please do update us. I love photos and I'd like to know your total cost of the setup.
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    Re: Speaker upgrade
    Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2018, 10.06 pm
    Dec 31, 2018, 10.06 pm
    The Polk speakers came in today.  Since the fairing was already apart, all I had to do was replace the speakers and reassemble.  It all went together very smoothly except that I had to bent the connectors on the wires to 90 degrees to clear the mounting box.  The Polk lugs are in a slightly different position.

    As for sound, the Polks have MUCH more clarity in the high ranges and MUCH less bass.  That's to be expected with coaxial speakers as the tweeter shrouds the larger cone.  I tried to adjust more bass into it with not a lot of success.

    Here's a link to some photos I uploaded to my gallery.  (I can tear the whole damn bike apart and put it back together but trying to insert photos into a post frustrates me to no end.)

    https://photos.triumph-trophy.com/album/2FJr
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    Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2018, 10.22 pm
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    Thanks for the follow up.
    Mine are on the way.
    I guess I can trade improved clarity for less muddy bass!  :150:
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    Re: Speaker upgrade
    Reply #5 on: Jan 03, 2019, 08.56 am
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    *Originally Posted by gwcrim [+]
    I just saved $400 by fixing my windshield lift.  Since I was in there, I figured I'd splurge some of my savings on new speakers, Polk DB402s as in this thread:

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,7018.0.html

    I'll post a pic or two as I proceed.

    Thanks for posting the pics!!

    Would you say the upgrade is worthwhile?  In an older thread someone did the upgrade but then decided to undo it.  I bought the speakers last year but havenít gotten around to putting them in.  Then again, I didnít do my R&G bars yet either.  Maybe both this weekend.   But would you recommend it?

    Thank you!!

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    Re: Speaker upgrade
    Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2019, 03.42 pm
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    I'm a bit concerned with the lack of low end sound.  The clarity of sound is MUCH better.  Highs are nice and crisp when compared to the original speakers.  I considered leaving one stock one in.  I won't really know how well I like them until I can get out and listen to them on the road.  In the end I suppose it will boil down to personal preference in sound.
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