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Great just got back from the beach fall rally it did really great would purchase it again was able to hear even over all the other bikes yes I would purchase it again and recommend you guys to all my other friends thanks once again for making it an enjoyable ride yours truly Kim and Randy Helms
Had good and clean sound with little distortion...easy install. I'll probably need a pair of 6x9to get some decent bass? TY Steel Horse Audio
Very nice sound. I installed this on my 2018 heritage Softail classic. Going down the highway at 80mph I can hear it nice and clear.......and it’s not even all the way up. I highly recommend this to any anyone looking for the best sounding system money can buy
My experience was very positive. Under the circumstance of this COVID pandemic. It took a little bit for me to receive my shipment but in no way the fault of Steel Horse. Great customer service. System kicks ***
I will do this review in 3 parts. shipping/customer service, installation, sound 1. I was less than satisfied with the time it took to get the system. Ordered March 30th, arrived April 24th. I emailed the company several times and each time received a response within 24 hours at most. A+++ on communication. I'd advise patience as you may not receive as timely as you would like. 2. Installation: I have installed several car radios, never an amp and never on an HD or any other motorcycle. I laid everything out on a table, read the directions and took my time! Complete install took roughly 4 hours. MTX Bluetooth unit wires not long enough to reach battery. Wires from amp are heavy gauge will need to notch out or drill a hole in the saddle bag for wires if mounting amp in bags. Overall not difficult to install. 3. Sound: I installed Reinhart slip on pipes 4 weeks prior to the system so I didn't know what to expect as I hadn't planned on pipes before system. Upon first test ride I could hear everything fine up to 55mph, above that I could hear music but not make out lyrics. the volume was all the way up. I came home, turned the "gain" up took another ride and was able to hear above 60mph. I intentionally bought the 600 so I could add to the system. I will add lid speakers which will give me all the sound I need. The system is exactly as described and I got what I expected. great system would recommend.
A friend recommended this system. A little concerned because of the cost. Now I can say it worth every penny. A few hours to install properly. Removed old Rumble road speakers, removed gas tank to reroute wiring and placed amplifier under seat. I also purchased the mounting hardware which made the installation under the seat much easier. Followed the instructions but I left out the last part thinking that the RCA cables where for some other configuration. After not having sound coming out of any of the four speakers I checked the website and voila, the last part needed to be done. Sound was great with the motorcycle not running. I have the long shot Vance and Hanes... loud! After turning on the bike sound was low, couldn´t hear the music much. Consulted again the website and adjusted the gain in the amp. Wow... what a difference. Took the bike for a spin on the highway and at 70/80 mph the sound was great. With the old Rumble Road I couldn't hear much at that speed. All I can say is that this system performs as advertised. The only thing I regret is that I purchased it late in the season and now is getting quite cold to enjoy my new toy. Also, one of the rims on one speaker had a dent on it because the USPS carrier damaged the box. I called Jessica and they sent me a new one to replaced the dented one. No questions asked. If you are looking for great sound this is the system to buy.
I do a lot of interstate riding and it is hard to hear going 80 miles an hour but with the ST 600 you can hear it plane and clear. Best money I ever spent to make them long trips more fun. Try the rest or buy the best for your money.
Always takes care of you replaced also sent me extra Accessories I needed. There product I stand by it I had every speaker system imaginable these rock st600 for sure will rock your softail I prefer 4 but two is plenty as well
great sound system.lots of good quality sound and believe me its 100% water proof.I KNOW.pairs easy with your phone or ipod. adjusts volume at speed of travel with with an app of your choice.LOVE IT.
Will the high end speaker system fit on a 2018 Sportster 1200?
Our systems are universal mount and are designed to mount to the handlebars or highway bars of any motorcycle, including the 2018 Sportster 1200. If you take a look at our photo gallery, we have a few Sportsters in there that you can check out.
How do these speakers compare to the Kicker PSM3?
The Kicker PSM3 are an average speaker that are limited because of the 3" size and max wattage. We use a 4" speaker with over 900 max watts for added bass and volume output in a highway rated motorcyle speaker.
Would it be possible to buy ST600 4-speaker set with only 2 speakers as I’m planning to run 6.5” kickers in the lower fairings and 2 speakers from the set on handlebars?
Yes, this is a popular option. Just let us know after placing the order and we can include the 4-channel amp instead of the 2-channel.
Can I get four speakers, one pair in Chrome and one pair in Black?
Yes, that is no problem. Just message us after you place the order and we can take care of it.
What gauge are the speaker wires? What gauge are the hot and negative wires?
16 gauge True spec-tinned Oxygen-free Copper speaker wire and 10 gauge hot/positive (+) and ground/negative (-) wire connections.
Ok if you could rate the st600 ....how would you rate this system with the oem harley davidson boom system
Consindering we get quite a few of the H-D Boom bar mount systems in for the trade-up program, and that I have actually heard them compared to ours, I would say the Boom is about a 5 and we are about a 9 (out of 10). They easily drown out the Boom speakers... And still remain clear and full range.
Can I add a subwoofer to my bike with this amp?
As long as you get the 4-channel version, you can run Steel Horse Audio speakers with the front 2 channel and a set of subwoofers (lids) with the rear 2 channels.
How much louder and better is the sound on the ST600 over the ST400?
The ST600 speaker system is about 15-20% louder. They are both fantastic systems and work well for highway riding, even with straight pipes and no windshield.
Can you run two of these amps with same Bluetooth controller that comes with it? I want to run one amp for saddlebag speakers and another amp for front speakers!
The best option would be to do the 4-channel ST600 amplifier and power the Steel Horse Audio speakers with the front channels and the lidspeakers with the rear channels. The results are phenominal... If you start to add additional amps, it will be too much for the charging system and battery.
How many watts does it put out if running it 2 x channels?
When using 2-channels, Peak wattage is over 1000 watts and RMS wattage is 100 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohm or 150 Watts x 2 @ 2-Ohm (RMS).
Could u please show a really good picture of the amplifier wiring harnesses that come with this?
You can see a photo of the amplifier wiring harnesses here. We also include an official Rockford Fosgate wire kit with the proper wiring for power, ground and remote connections.
I have a Freewheeler 2016 HD. Will the ST600 4 speakers fit ? Plus will you recommend putting two speakers in the front and two speakers on the back of the motorcycle?
We have installed the 4 speaker system on numerous Freewheeler bikes. It is a very nice, clean install. Most people will go on the handlebar and highway bar, or rear backrest. There are some photos in our gallery of freewheeler installs here: https://www.steelhorseaudio.com/pages/image-gallery
I have a Yamaha Raider... could a 4 speaker system fit this bike, and can you give me an idea on mounting?
The ST600X2 (4-speaker system) will fit your Yamaha Raider. You would mount one set of speakers to the handlebars and the other set to the front down tubes, highway bars or forks.
Does this speaker system work on a 2006 Wide Glide Harley Davidson?
The ST600 is our top end system. It is universal and compatible with the '06 Wide Glide. The ST400 and ST200 motorcycle speaker systems are also compatible.
Does it fit a Vrod handlebar?
The ST600 Motorcycle Speaker system will fit on the H-D VRod bars using the included mounting hardware. We have installed a few of these on VRods.
I'm looking at the ST600 4 speaker system, my bike has 6X9 speaker mounting holes in the saddle bag covers. Can you supply or recommend the 6X9's needed to compliment the system.
We recommend the Kicker PS692 6x9 speakers. These compliment the ST600 system very well and match the correct wattage and specs.
Is there a dedicated on/ off power switch for the soundsystem?
There is a dedicated on/off power switch on the handlebar remote. Additionally, there is a signal sensing source, so if you forget to turn it off, it will turn off on its own after 5 minutes, to prevent battery drain.
Can the ST600 amp run 6-8 speakers?
The ST600 amplifier is a 4-channel amp. You could use it to power more channels by wiring in parallel or series, depending on the speaker specs.
What size of windshield bag is needed to house the amp to allow for proper cooling?
The amplifier measures 1.53 x 4.25 x 6.75 (in.) and can fit in most windshield or tool bags while allowing for proper cooling. As long as the amp is not wrapped in cotton or other fabric, it will be fine. For a windshield or toolbags we recommend Hot Leathers as any of these will work and allow proper cooling... Windshield Bags: https://www.hotleathers.com/for-the-ride/for-your-bike/motorcycle-bags/windshield-bags or Tool bags: (https://www.hotleathers.com/for-the-ride/for-your-bike/motorcycle-bags/tool-bags).
Can the amp fit inside the Can Am compartment or how big is the amp itself
Yes, it should have no problem fitting the Can-Am compartment.¬† The amp measures 1.53 x 4.25 x 6.75 (in.).
Is there a lot of difference in sound quality between the 400 and 600 series
The ST600 is about 20% louder then the ST400.¬† The quality on both is great.
Can I run 2 saddle bag speakers with the 4 speakers system and can the speakers be adjusted to mount on handlebars that are 1 inch 1/2?
The 2-speaker ST600 system will come with the 4-speaker amp, so this is a great option.¬† Running 2 of our front speakers and then 2 saddlebag lid speakers is a popular option and sounds phenominal.¬† We offer mounting clamps up to 1-1/2" handlebar size upon request.
I've used the Boss handlebar systems that claim 400, 600 and 800 Watts, yet all three of those could barely be heard at 75 mph behind a windscreen.. How much loudness difference is there between boss handlebar systems and your speaker systems?
Unfortunately Boss (and quite a few others) use inflated peak wattage numbers to advertise their speaker systems, when in reality they push maybe 40 watts of true power.¬† Our systems only use true wattage ratings for great sound at highway speeds, even with straight pipes and no windshield.¬† The ST600 in particular is CES-2005 certified for wattage and will even rival many bagger/fairing motorcycle speaker systems.¬† We back this with a 60-day money back guarantee and 5-year warranty.¬† As a comparison, even our lowest end 200 watt speaker system (ST200) will drown out any Boss system on the market (we take a lot in for trade).
Is the amplifier waterproof for frame mounting or needs to be secured in the one of the saddlebags? If the latter, are sufficient wiring lengths part of the system?
The amplifier is water-resistant but not waterproof (speakers and control are submersible waterproof).¬† So while it can get some exposure to water, we recommend going in a bag (saddlebag, fork bag, windshield bag, swing arm back, front down tube bag, etc).¬† There is 10+ feet of wiring included for easy installation in any location.
Are the speakers the same between the ST400 and ST600, just different amps?
The speakers are different to accommodate the wattage difference between these systems/amplifiers.¬† The ST400 uses a CS version of Kicker speakers and the ST600 uses a higher wattage KS version.
Are there any charging requirements for the ST400 or ST600 system? How many amps of power do these systems draw?
There are no specific charging requirements. These will work on any motorcycle or power sports application, even scooters and UTVs. The ST400 will draw about 15 amps of power and the ST600 about 25 amps.
does it have a radio feature?
It does not have a built in radio, but works with any audio device, with or without Bluetooth. Most audio devices then offer an FM radio option, whether it is a built in FM radio tuner or an app such as iHeartRadio.
If I buy a 2 speaker system and decide later I want 4 speakers, can they be added?
Yes, you will receive the same 4 channel amplifier with the 2-speaker system and can easily add on 2 additional speakers at any time.
Do you get a whole lot more sound from 4 speakers? Being that two of them would attach to mustache bars
You get an average of 15-20% more sound output with 4 speakers, plus a fuller, more surround sound experience
1st how hard to install? 2nd will they attach to 1 1/2 inch handlebars?
We design all our systems as self install kits.¬† They only require mounting and a few wire connections.¬† Installation can typically be completed in an hour or two. You can see a set of the instructions under the 'Product Specs' tab....¬†¬†The speakers will attach to any 7/8" to 1-1/2" bar sizes.