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post #1 of 16 Old 10-28-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled the plug on Autocom

Just ordered the Active-Plus from Topgear.
http://www.topgearaccess.com/autocom/
$305 (including shipping) with passenger head set and lead and a few other doodads. was going to go with Scala Rider but decided I'd go this route for less money. i realize it's "last year's" model but hey, the price was right.

now, how's the best way to power it up. thinking PC8 from the beaver guy. what do you think?

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I think you'll be more satisfied in the long run, you don't even know the cord is there

it may seem fussy getting it setup, getting speakers velcroed in you helmet in alignment with your ear, adjusting volumes, going for test ride, readjusting, placing the noise sensor, etc.

once you get it set up, sound quality is better than you can imagine at whatever speed your going , I talk on my cell phone as crystal clear at 100mph as I do @ 30mph (better than not thru the autocom system parked on side of road)

I listen to stereo mp3s on my GPS
V-1 & FRS also connected
I haven't got it to work with my CB yet, need to get a special cable from england



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I've got the VOX, AGC, and noise sensor disabled on mine. Those features are unnecessary and annoying as all get-out if you use in-ear speakers.

I also used to be a soundman so I hate volumes changing unless I intended them to change. :mrgreen:

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V-1 & FRS also connected
I haven't got it to work with my CB yet, need to get a special cable from england
V-1???

FRS, that's a hand held comm radio. how do those work because generally you have to push a button on the radio to to talk?

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I think you'll be more satisfied in the long run, you don't even know the cord is there

it may seem fussy getting it setup, getting speakers velcroed in you helmet in alignment with your ear, adjusting volumes, going for test ride, readjusting, placing the noise sensor, etc.

once you get it set up, sound quality is better than you can imagine at whatever speed your going , I talk on my cell phone as crystal clear at 100mph as I do @ 30mph (better than not thru the autocom system parked on side of road)

I listen to stereo mp3s on my GPS
V-1 & FRS also connected
I haven't got it to work with my CB yet, need to get a special cable from england
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I've got the VOX, AGC, and noise sensor disabled on mine. Those features are unnecessary and annoying as all get-out if you use in-ear speakers.

I also used to be a soundman so I hate volumes changing unless I intended them to change. :mrgreen:
how are you guys powering the unit?

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how are you guys powering the unit?
I've got a fuse box, but you don't need anything special. The only possible concern is that you can get a lot of noise in the system depending on where you mount it. I had this problem when I tried it in the under-seat tray. Randy lined his tray with lead to fix the problem. I moved mine to the tank bag.

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V-1???

FRS, that's a hand held comm radio. how do those work because generally you have to push a button on the radio to to talk?
They work with the Autocom FRS cable and are voice activated, so if you ride with a group and cough a lot, they're gonna be ticked off at you. :mrgreen:

I'm not sure that all models support the FRS radios. I have a Super AVI.

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how are you guys powering the unit?
rather than get a packaged auxillary power supply like a Blue Seas or Eastern Beaver, I built my own with components I purchased at Sesquhana Motorsports www.rallylights.com
it takes up less space and gives more room for other stuff in the trunk like the Autocom unit & coiled up unused autocom leads





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I've got a fuse box, but you don't need anything special. The only possible concern is that you can get a lot of noise in the system depending on where you mount it. I had this problem when I tried it in the under-seat tray. Randy lined his tray with lead to fix the problem. I moved mine to the tank bag.
for reals, lead? i do want a more permanent install so under the seat is where mine'll be.

so, a fuse box wire's into the bike harness and any accessory would run to the fuse box?

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