When it comes to the performance of motorcycle audio systems, the quality and reliability of the system has as much to do with the choice of products as the quality of the installation and tuning. Handcrafted Car Audio in Chandler, Arizona, is revered as one of the top motorcycle audio upgrade destinations in the southwest. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why.
When it comes to picking products that work well on a motorcycle, many shops look to see what their competitors are doing, then attempt to clone those results. We test the products we sell on our bikes. This challenges them to the same environment that you will use them in and allows us to develop solutions that meet your and our expectations.
The products we choose not only sound great – they are reliable. We listen with our music just as loud as you do, and our expectations for clarity, detail and accuracy are as high as they get.
The installation technicians at Handcrafted believe that “too much” is just right. We run power and ground connections for amplifiers directly to the battery. We solder every electrical connection and then protect each one with heat-shrink tubing, cloth tape or loom to ensure it is reliable. We secure all the products we install with fasteners that won’t loosen with the vibrations that bikes experience. We always make sure that we take into account riding conditions – if you plan on getting wet on your bike, we make sure the products we install can shake off the worst Mother Nature can throw at them.
On 2014 and newer Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the factory radio includes some strange-sounding signal processing that makes great speakers sound pretty bad. We have developed a solution that compensates for the factory equalization curve and makes the system play clearly at all volume levels without any undue emphasis in any frequency range. We have taken external influences like wind, road and exhaust noise into account, so your music always sounds great.
Motorcycle Audio Systems a Specialty at Handcrafted
We can add speakers to an existing system with new lower fairing pods or saddlebag lids, or upgrade existing speakers to something that sounds better than anything that ever came from a motorcycle factory. We obtain our products from a variety of different audio manufacturers to formulate the best solution for each customer’s needs. Some common selections are high-efficiency amplifiers from Rockford Fosgate, water-resistant speakers from JL Audio, high-output speakers from Hertz and add-on speakers from Kicker.
Next time you are out for a ride, drop in at Handcrafted Car Audio and let us show you just how amazing we can make a motorcycle audio system sound. It doesn’t matter what you ride. Harley, Honda or Kawasaki – we can help make any of them sound better. Contact us here for more information.