Updated: Jan 12
Sound and Security Upgrades You Won’t Want to Pass Up
Whether you ride a fully saddled custom hog or a sporty crotch-rocket off the lot, Stereo Depot has the audio gear and accessories that are perfect for cruising the open road. We specialize in aftermarket motorcycle stereos and speakers so that you can hear crystal clear sound, even when riding at high speeds.
Please, hold your burnouts for the end.
Small Size, Big Performance
Obviously, motorcycle gear (especially audio products) is smaller than what you’d find in cars or trucks, but the differences go far beyond size when it comes to this category.
So, what exactly makes audio, lighting, security, and accessories different for the bike? Here are the three unique challenges that motorcyclists face when shopping for audio upgrades in San Diego.
Noise. Like, a LOT of it. No matter the make/model, riders are seated right on top of the engine. This, combined with road noise and the sound-muffling quality of wearing a helmet, can make it very difficult to enjoy music. In some cases, you may not be able to hear it at all.
Mother Nature. Unlike a fully enclosed car or truck, motorcycle gear is exposed to all the elements found outdoors – rainfall, UV rays, dust, and road debris. That means that motorcycle speakers, stereos, and accessories have to be built to withstand anything that life may throw their way.
Space. Cars have trunks. Trucks have under or behind seats. With vehicles like these, it makes figuring out the logistics of car audio pretty easy. Motorcycles, on the other hand, have next to no storage. With a premium on space, your system needs to be as compact as it is powerful.
Sound Components and Accessories Made Specifically for Motorcycles
When it comes to aftermarket motorcycle stereos, speakers, and accessories, the team at Stereo Depot has you covered on all fronts.
1.) Receivers – Water-resistant and dust-resistant with a rugged build that stands up to blinding UV exposure and vibration, our motorcycle stereos are built as tough as anything on the road.
2.) Amplifiers – Aftermarket motorcycle amps provide a significant boost without putting a heavy load on your bike’s electrical system. These are a must-have if you want to overcome road and motor noise.
3.) Lighting – Aftermarket headlights and lowlights will help you see and be seen by all the other drivers on the road. This simple upgrade drastically increases your safety out on the open road by increasing visibility (without straining your electrical system). Additionally, custom light additions will add a vibrant, more custom style to your bike’s overall aesthetic, which will be impossible to miss by other drivers.
4.) Speakers – Compact yet powerful, speakers are best placed on handlebars or saddlebags to maintain weight distribution. Aftermarket motorcycle speakers are designed to pack a punch and are ruggedly built to handle dust and debris.
5.) Bluetooth – Sometimes the easiest connection is the wireless kind. Bluetooth allows you to seamlessly pair your mobile device to your receiver and/or speakers, so you can go hands-free.
6.) Security – Compact and waterproof, new powersports alarm systems protect not only your bike, but your helmet and valuables too! Ask your Stereo Depot associate specifically for features like shock and tilt sensors as well as a closed loop trigger system. Imagine a bike chain lock that’s much MUCH louder.
Marine-Grade is NOT Extreme-Grade
While marine products are made to withstand elements such as water, strong winds, and saltwater corrosion, motorcycle riders face the onslaught of grittier problems. Dust, dirt, extreme heat from the sun, and road debris will render even the best set of speakers into junk if you’re not properly equipped. Talk to the team at Stereo Depot about the difference between marine audio and motorcycle audio.
Specialty Tuning for Harley Davidson Rides
The body-shaking rumble of a powerful hog is one of the main reasons we love Harley motorcycles, but it also makes listening to good audio nearly impossible. And no, cranking the volume up isn’t the fix. That might actually damage your speakers.
Used by sound pros, special tuning gear can tweak sound beyond bass and treble adjustments, creating ideal EQ curves and channel distribution for higher performance without blowing out your speakers.
Upgrade Your Motorcycle Today!
Although Stereo Depot is known for car audio in San Diego, we do more than our fair share of Harleys, sport bikes, and mopeds. Top-of-the-line motorcycle speakers and stereos are a key ingredient in making sure that you have enough power for your music to rise above the sound of external noise. Let the professionals at Stereo Depot show you how to upgrade your sound and security today by stopping by one of our locations in San Diego or El Cajon.