I have to have my volume set at about 8 just to enjoy rock music with the General idling in the garage. I think the volume may max out at 10.
You are probably getting the full 400 watts. That 400 watts is divided between the 2 channels on the amp. 200x2. Then they according to the above report, run the front left and rear left on 1 channel and the right side on the other. Let's say that amp is 200wx2 @ 2 ohm. The front speaker is 4 ohm the rear is 4 ohm. So you parallel those to the channel. This brings the ohm load to 2 ohm. You're getting 100 watts per speaker times 4 speakers, there's your 400 watts. In no way am I defending what Polaris did in to system. I feel it's a chicken **** way of doing it. Polaris/Indian and Harley Davidson can't put an infotainment system together to save their butts. GM, Ford, and every other Auto maker has their stuff together and you get top notch sound and navigation. Polaris/Indian can't even give us something on par with a Garmin. I feel Rockford is partly at fault in this too. Polaris wants to sweep it under the rug, judging by the responses I see here. Rockford knows the inadequacies, but their hands were probably tied because Polaris is their customer. If I owned an XP with this system, I would bring the machine to the dealer and tell them to remove the entire Ride Command and sound system and credit me the retail difference to add it to the machine. Then I'd buy a Probox roof or one of the other aftermarket sounds systems. I'm getting mad for you guys that spent your hard earned money on this inadequate and antiquated system they're forcing on you. Just ranting. I hope you guys find some recourse.Bought a new 2020 XP 1000 with the rockford fosgate and ride command, same exact issue as you. Call Polaris and they say I must handle it through the dealer with an 'Ask Polaris Claim' Total BS. Like so many others involved in this discussion I am pissed off. First indication of an issue was evident when I was demonstrating to my 14 year old son, how to operate the radio, and discovered that the Fader was NOT working properly....just as others have described, it fades from 'All 4 Speakers' to 'Sub woofer', Not front to rear as it should. Piss poor quality and attention to detail by Polaris. IF, in fact, the amp is only a 2 channel amp, not a 4 channel as it SHOULD be, then for gods sake at least let us have the full 400 watts by powering front and rear speakers individually....then maybe if they want to get cheap they could tie the sub into the front channel (sub is located under the front dash anyway). I feel totally abused by this substandard radio system. The biggest pisser of all; the entire radio unit recently started cracking/popping (as other described), then went full volume/cracking/etc....uncontrollably. I had to remove the 25 amp fuse to disable the entire ride command unit just to be able to drive the dam side by side....to get it home. Hopefully no damage to speakers. Keep in mind this machine is BRAND NEW!!! I only have 28 miles on it. Traded my commander in for it. Now I am having 2nd thoughts.
I'm glad your audio system is loud enough. But I think it is probably different from those of us who have the Ride Command and Stage 4 audio system. Do you even have the rear speakers? Plus, I assume you don't have the same 400 watt amp and subwoofer.I'm just going to put my .02 in here. Rockford isn't really to blame from what I gather. Polaris is to blame for selecting cheap head unit. I have the non ride command stage 3 setup from rockford. Using their head unit that comes in the package. It absolutely will blow your ear drums out at volume ~20. 10 is fine for idling in the garage and 24 is loud at ~45mph. If I had a helmet on I might need above volume 25 while going fast.
If your Rockford amp is 4 channel 100 watts x 4 channels. The subwoofer is probably run in a bridge configuration since it's only one speaker, unless it's dual voice coil (doubtful). So you have 200 watts going into the sub. 100 watts each to the front. You're input source probably provides a good clean 5v signal. The better in the better out. The fact there's a thread on this forum where guys say that changing the region code in the Ride Command head unit increases sounds (temporarily), shows that there's something in the programming that is throttling the system back. 4 speakers on 2 channels is ridiculous. Polaris trying to keep costs down and margins up. IMHO. My boss has Rockford stuff (aftermarket) in his RZR 1000s. It's ridiculously loud. I don't blame Rockford I blame Polaris for cutting corners.The kit that I have is outlined on Rockford's website here 400 watt stereo, front lower speaker, and subwoofer kit for select Polaris GENERAL® models | Rockford Fosgate ®. I do not have ride command and I do not have the rear tower speakers. I was not trying to say "mine is better" or that "you're wrong" I was trying to get the point across that the ride command head unit must be doing something terrible because without the tower speakers the RF stage 3 blows my ears out. When we turned it up after the dealer installed it my first question was "Why would anyone want the tower speakers?". It looks like the RF amp I have is a 400x4. Maybe that is the difference here?
My understanding from talking directly with Rockford Fosgate is that a 4 channel amp will not provide functionality for the fader. It takes a 5 channel amp (1 for each speaker and 1 for the sub).I also have the 2020 General XP 1000 Deluxe with Rockford stage 4 audio with Ridecommand. Actually the amp provided on my machine is a single channel. Just got off the phone with Polaris and they are also wondering why the incorrect amp was installed. Rockford indicates that the correct amp is a 500 watt 4 channel amp for the stage 4 system. Waiting to hear back from Polaris with their answer for the fix.
Hopefully everyone else who is experiencing this problem has reached out to Polaris.
Ya I feel like they aren't going to do anything for us, very disappointing. Does anyone know of any aftermarket amps that are made to improve this system? I swear I seen it on one of my facebook pages but now I can't find it. It was a kit that either replaced the factory amp or just added to it, not sure which exactly but I would like to make this system work as it should without splicing into it to much.Ok. Here’s my follow up. Been on the phone daily with Polaris. It is impossible to speak directly with the engineering team responsible for the amateur wiring of the stage 4 system. Final answer form Polaris is Too Bad Sucker.
Guess it’s time to contact a lawyer and go after Polaris to make it right. Big $$$$ crappy stereo. If anyone has experience with class action suits I would like to know. Maybe we can all make a loud noise so Polaris will listen
Here you go. Power Marine 1,000 Watt Class-ad 5-Channel Amplifier | Rockford Fosgate ®Ya I feel like they aren't going to do anything for us, very disappointing. Does anyone know of any aftermarket amps that are made to improve this system? I swear I seen it on one of my facebook pages but now I can't find it. It was a kit that either replaced the factory amp or just added to it, not sure which exactly but I would like to make this system work as it should without splicing into it to much.