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eotsis1
Posted 2017-05-27 9:01 PM (#191895)
Subject: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 32
, IL United States
Looking at Polk Audio DB522 5 1/4" marine grade speakers ($80)or Alpine sps-510 speakers. ($90)
Pros or Cons anyone?
Fronts already have hawg wired speakers which are good enough.

Edited by eotsis1 2017-05-27 9:02 PM
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twocell
Posted 2017-05-28 1:27 AM (#191896 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
just got the Polks waiting for custom dash ... will update soon

2009 Vision Ice Blue Lackawaxen Pa
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eotsis1
Posted 2017-05-28 7:51 AM (#191897 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: RE: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 32
, IL United States
I hope the sound waves keep up with the fastest bike out there.
What custom on your dash?
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twocell
Posted 2017-05-29 1:33 AM (#191899 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
Witchdoctors painted Ice Blue front dash

Edited by twocell 2017-05-29 1:44 AM
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twocell
Posted 2017-06-11 2:43 PM (#191982 - in reply to #191899)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
the polk's are awesome ... came w/dampening pads .. what a tedious job though ... magnet weight alone is considerably greater, you can really feel the difference
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X-Magna
Posted 2017-06-12 1:14 PM (#191987 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 12
Birmingham, AL United States
<p>I replaced my rear pair of Polk DB522 that one of the twitters went out with a pair of the Alpine SPS-510 speakers.. I have an amp and the Alpines bottom out bad, I've turned down the rear gain on the amp but still not the quality of sound that the Polk speaker had.. Still have Polk in the front and they sound better to me...I found the Alpines on Amazon for $50... so I choice them over the Polk,  now will have to go order Polks... </p><p> </p>

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twocell
Posted 2017-06-14 9:26 AM (#191995 - in reply to #191987)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
(2) Polk Audio DB522 5.25" 600w Car Audio ATV/Motorcycle/Boat Speakers + Rockmat all that for 80 bucks (Amazon) can't go wrong, the deadening pads make a huge difference & don't forget the speakers are waterproof ... have been involved in car audio for 25+ yrs ... believe me there's a considerable difference ... no meters, specs, etc ... just good old fashioned listening
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twocell
Posted 2017-06-14 9:27 AM (#191996 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 16
also didn't upgrade anything else simple pop & drop
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eotsis1
Posted 2017-07-26 5:59 AM (#192131 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 32
, IL United States
Well, I opted for the Polk Audio MM1 speakers. Should be here Thursday.
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2017-07-29 12:12 AM (#192147 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Visionary

Posts: 3760
Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't really matter what speakers you put in the rear ... 5.25 just suck ... and with out a Amp they suck even more.. I have kicker in the rear and 6.5 kickers in the front .. sounds a lot better ...but I also have a alpine amp .... with out the amp there is hardly any noticeable difference while riding ...
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eotsis1
Posted 2017-08-01 9:18 PM (#192150 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 32
, IL United States
Put'em in Friday but haven't been out on the road yet with them. Coincidentally, I was in Pittsburgh last few days but took the cage due to cargo...
First impression was underwhelming..front hawgs are louder. These are more for the mrs. anyway. I do have an amp installed.
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victoryvisiontour
Posted 2017-08-17 10:04 PM (#192165 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Iron Butt

Posts: 763
Anderson, IN (48mi NE of downtown Indianapolis)
I had 4 Hawg-Wired 5 1/4" speakers CX504-70. The front sounded louder because they are angled toward my face. I thought something was wrong with the rear speakers when I first installed them because of the volume difference. I have since swapped the front and rear to confirm my theory. The angle of the fronts are perfect. The rears have horrible positioning making them sound lower in volume.

I changed the rear speakers a while ago from Hawg-Wired to Polk Audio DB521 5 1/4". The Hawg-Wired tweeters fell off after approximately 70k miles. The plastic bridge cracked causing the tweeters to flop around behind the grill.

There is not a huge difference in sound quality between the Polks and HW. I think the HW are a bit crisper and cleaner, but completely lack any low freq sound. The Polks deliver less symbols, but more drums. That's in the garage. Outside at any speed the sound difference narrows greatly. The front HW are 9 yrs old now, so I'm going to replace them. Since I found the Polks on ebay for $70 brand new I went with them. Also, I chose the DB521 over the DB522 because the sensitivity is 93db vs 91. The 521 handles less power than the 522, but my amp is only 75wx4. So, the 521 will be fine. Going to put them in this Saturday.
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eotsis1
Posted 2017-08-19 7:21 AM (#192169 - in reply to #191895)
Subject: Re: opinions on 5 1/4" speakers for vision rears


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 32
, IL United States
Both me and the wife are enjoying the new found sound emulating from the rears. The MM1 's were twice as expensive than the db522 but good sound trumps initial cost and I had a gift card.
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