As the name suggests, San Jose, California based Aquatic AV specializes in advanced and genuinely waterproof (IP65 rated) audio designs specified expressly for the unique challenges that confront delicate electronics in the punishing environment of a motorcycle - especially where vibrations and high all-weather touring miles are to be expected.
|Top of the line Ultra Package with MP5+ Stereo, enhanced 6.5" ULTRA Speakers, Grills and Mounting Rings, 2-Channel Amplifier
This summer the company is offering a range of dealer kits, from its Sport Kit (MP5 Stereo and 6.5" SPORT Speakers) and Sport Kit Premium (added 2-Channel Amplifier) to the Sport Kit Plus (for use with an existing amp, but with added dust covers and MP5+ Stereo) and the top of the line Ultra Package with its MP5+ Stereo, enhanced 6.5" ULTRA Speakers, grills and mounting rings, and "Loud By Design" 2-Channel Amplifier for Harley.
Aquatic's Kyle Aeschilman told AMD: "Combining exceptional sound quality, high performance characteristics and unprecedented reliability into a 2-Channel Harley-Davidson motorcycle amplifier, it delivers 300W of pure power (150W per channel at 2 ohm), packing enough punch for even the loudest of environments."
It features Class-D digital technology and Bridge Mode with electronic cross-over, the 2x output channels, 2x RCA (low-level) inputs and 2x speaker (high-level) inputs with auto-detect feature overload protection.\
|Sport Kit (MP5 Stereo and 6.5" SPORT Speakers)
The built-in High-Pass/Low-Pass cross-over is adjustable from 40 Hz to 400 Hz and allows the output to be filtered for optimum use with a subwoofer or mid/high-range speakers. Bridge Mode allows each channel's power to be combined for maximum output, ideal for use with a single subwoofer.
The Bass Boost feature provides up to 12 dB of boost to bass frequencies, allowing even more control over the preferred sound. Digital (Class-D) technology produces less heat, lowering power consumption and reducing strain on batteries and charging systems – "digital amplifiers are much more efficient than traditional amplifiers.
|Sport Kit Premium (MP5 Stereo, 6.5" SPORT Speakers and 2-Channel Amplifier)
"Designed to support the widest variety of applications, the 2-Channel Amplifier operates at both 4 ohm and 2 ohm speaker configurations, from either low-level (RCA) or high-level (speaker) input connections. Running 2 ohm configurations allows more speakers to be powered and is ideal for high background noise environments such as motorcycle use.
"Our weather and road proofing are the best available in the motorcycle audio market, making for exceptional levels of reliability and durability. Conformal coated circuit boards protect the smallest components from any humidity or atmospheric moisture, while custom molded grommets around cable extrusions and gaskets between all meeting points eliminate any chance of water or dust intrusion. Aluminum and stainless steel are used in chassis construction eliminating any risk of rust or corrosion."
|Sport Kit Plus (MP5+ Stereo, 6.5" SPORT Speakers, Dust Cover)
Kyle says that the 2-Channel waterproof Harley amplifier is perfectly suited to use with Aquatic AV waterproof Harley 6.5" ULTRA Speakers and 6.5" SPORT Speakers, and that his R&D experts recommend the use of their amplifier mounting kits to get the best from all their hard work! 2014 and up Touring models with Harley Boom Box Infotainment systems will require a system flash before the installation of any aftermarket amplifier.