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has anyone bypassed the stock radio with a amp with ipod connected directly to the amp and dedicated speaker wires totaly isolating the stock stereo. how did you do it hows it sound?
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I didn't bypass anything but the speaker wires.

I added an amp and equalizer and some beefed up speakers.

I can inject the MP3 player anywhere up to the point of the amp directly. What's an ipod?

It got me what I wanted... midrange and high end at levels that are not affected by the road at speed.




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Can you show some photos of your setup Rudy? I would like to beef up my own Wings audio.
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rudy do you have pics and instructions on how yours is set up?
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Sure. I'll pull something together in a while and post it for y'all.






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Sure. I'll pull something together in a while and post it for y'all.
Any luck on putting something together ?



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Sure. I'll pull something together in a while and post it for y'all.
Any luck on putting something together ?



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No, but I did manage to drift off into space about it and forget it completely.
I'll get back on that. Thanks for the reminder.

Feel free to jab me back anytime.






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I finally found my old thread on this that had some pix. https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum4/22702.html You don't need to make the jumper I did but you just plug the amp out to the rear speaker directly. The idea is, get the two channels of amp to the back of the bike. Then grab them from there and go to the line converter then the equalizer and then the amp. New wire from the amp to large watt speakers gets it done. Since I took those shots, I have changed to a larger wattage, waterproof marine Pyle amp and speakers. Which of course take their own tax since they aren't as efficient as lower wattage speakers are. I may have stated this before but I wasn't looking for bass that you can't hear anyway at road speed but rather mid-range and highs which do carry well in noisy environments. And I only use the external speakers for music. You have to be careful in your component selection to avoid picking up too much hiss and other noise. Here is what the amp looks like now... edit.. something wrong with the site pic uploader so I'll send a linked shot in a minute.

The pic is in this thread..
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/80945-1.html






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Hey Rudy --

Have you upgraded from the stuff that you have in this older post (like 2007 )? https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...702&forum_id=4

I kinda bent in this direction, but with the newer multi-channel amps all seeming to have adjustible High Pass filters, that the EQ could prolly be dropped, and shopping for high-level inputs could drop the hi-to-line converter.
Also, I rememebr comments about 80W being right at (or just under) sufficient -- Would something like a 180W (45Wx4) or just higher (200W?) seem adequate?
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