Rear speakers weak

Discussion in 'Communications And Radio' started by FLST, May 20, 2013.

  1. FLST

    FLST Active Member

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    Just lately got my first UltraClassic. The rear speakers aren't loud enough to be heard by myself and my passenger can barely hear them. While sitting in the drive way I played with the balance and even with the setting completely to the rear the speakers they do not increase in volume. Is this a usual condition for an 07 FLHT? Seems the rear speakers should be louder.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Is this the stock system or an aftermarket unit?
     
  3. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    Doesn't sound normal...
    The rear speakers should be at least as loud as the front when you run fade front to back.
    My factory system on my '09 cranks (relative term).

    Maybe you have some corrosion in a plug or damaged speaker and/or wire.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
  4. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    A friend had a similar problem with his '07 FLHTCU. His volume wasn't that loud with AVC. Turned out his Intercom was on, turned it off and the volume came back to normal. I tried it on my '12 FLHTCU and didn't notice any difference in volume/AVC with the intercom on or off. Maybe something changed along the way?
    tourbox
     
  5. FLST

    FLST Active Member

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    Thanks to all. You have given me a couple of things to look at. I'll see what I find and get back if I need more help.
     
  6. FLST

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    Thanks tourbox. I turned the AVC off and the speakers sound like one would think they should. I can just use the AVC in my left thumb if I need more volume on the road.
     
  7. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    My friends problem was with the Intercom being On. His AVC was also on but had very little volume going down the road. But if it worked that way for you,that's good. It will keep your left thumb flexible(lol)
    tourbox
     
  8. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    Glad you got it sorted out but FWIW, I run AVC permanently on #3 setting and front and rear speakers are loud. I do have my intercom turned off, though.

    Take care,
    Dave
     
  9. keith217

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    Sometimes all it takes is a new battery to get sorted out too. That should be your last move, but if its been a while...