Crossing trails on Polaris with your favorite music in the background seems very exciting and fun.
Many people are upgrading their Polaris with a good sound system, but how should you install door speakers in Polaris? Let’s find out.
To install Polaris door speakers, you have first to separate the door panel from the door frame and then place the speakers into the slots in the lower part of the door frame. Next, tighten the bolts and run the speaker wire towards the amplifier or the radio.
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Tip: Before buying any door speakers for your RZR, ideally, if you choose the specific system designed for your Polaris, for example, MB Quart.
If you decide to use other speakers, you should check the product description and see whether a particular model will model your Polaris RZR.
If you want to add extra bass to your Polaris sound system, the MTX General 10 Amplified Subwoofer Enclosure is for you. You can install this subwoofer enclosure under the dashboard, and when installed in nearly unnoticeable.
In this article, I will dig deeper into adding speakers to your RZR, and I will also look at some of the best models available in the market, so you can decide on buying a good sound system for your ride.
Where Should I Place Speakers in My RZR?
Now you have come to know the various types of speakers available in the market for your Polaris RZR. There are multiple places in your RZR where you can mount speakers.
You can mount the speakers either at the cage roll or in the dash of RZR. Many companies manufacture customized speakers that fit into the front and rear doors of the RZR. The speaker pods are usually designed to place on the roll bar.
Both of these mounting places have their pros and cons.
Speaker pods mounted on cage roll are close to your ear, creating a good audio experience. The drawback of mounting speakers outside the cage of RZR is that they can get damaged by the obstacles like tree branches during off-roading.
Door speakers are good as they are protected from external harm, but on the other hand, they are close to your feet, so the audio experience is not so good with them.
When you want to install Polaris speakers in the door, there are few simple steps you should follow:
- unscrew the bolts from the door
- remove the door panel from the door frame
- install the speakers into the enclosure
- insert the two metal brackets to the stock door frame
- tighten all the bolts after attaching door skin back to the door
- hide the speaker wire inside the door frame and tun it to your amplifier or the radio
Check out the video below to see the detailed process of installing door speakers in Polaris.
You can also mount the speakers on Polaris RZR using PVC caps bolted to the roof. Speakers in this position are closer to your ears and hidden from external obstacles.
How Do I Connect Speakers to My RZR?
The speakers can be connected in various ways depending upon the type of sound system you are using.
If you are using a soundbar, then directly connect the speaker pods using the factory harness. If you use a custom-designed sound system, connect the speakers to a good amplifier, and you are good to go.
You do not need any special tooling for this task, and all you probably already have in the garage. However, if you do not have the tooling, you can order through Amazon the DeWalt set I use, and I am happy with its quality.
Below I will show you a step-by-step process of connecting speakers to your RZR.
- It’s important to have an excellent mounting angle for the speaker pods, so let’s take care of that first. Loosen up all side bolts on each pod and set it at the orientation you like best.
- The speaker grills on your car can be rotated so that they match the angle of mountings. Loosen up all screws in the front, then gently take out and turn them to the desired position before tightening everything back.
- Now let’s mount them on the roll cage of your RZR. Take one speaker pod and hold it close to the roll bar. Hand-tight the bolts to the clamps, and once the speaker pod is stable, properly tighten the bolts with a screwdriver.
- Repeat the same steps with another speaker pod. Once you have mounted all the speaker pods, now it is time to make connections.
- Speaker pods come with harnesses that connect speakers to the amplifier or the soundbar. Connect that harness to the soundbar or amplifier, and you are good to go.
- If you are using a Polaris Bluetooth controller, it has a special connector that goes to the signal wiring harness. If you use an aftermarket stereo, you have to get an RCA wire to connect your aftermarket head unit with speakers.
If you prefer a visualization, check out the short video below:
You can also install speakers on the RZR dashboard. Good speakers for the dashboard are the 6.5″ coaxial MTX Polaris RZRPOD65, which are suitable for 2016, 2018 RZR XP 1000X, XP4 1000 & Turbo, RZR 900, RZR 900S, RZR 1000S, and RZR 4 900 EPS.
They are mounted to RZR’s roll cage and contoured to fit in the dash.
Can You Add Speakers to Polaris Ride Command?
Many upgrade options are available for off-roaders, ranging from Bluetooth-enabled audio pods and soundbars to fully custom sound systems designed to bolt right onto the roll bar.
The simplest way to add speakers to the Polaris ride command is to use a special harness and connect it with the amplifier. Using the Polaris ride command audio adapter, you can install audio accessories in your RZR.
The ride command package in Polaris includes a 7-inch factory-installed monitor, which you can pair on Bluetooth.
Other features of this display are GPS mapping, a backup camera, vehicle diagnostics, AM/FM radio, and much more.
Of course, if your razor has a ride command unit or factory stereo, it should have installed a pair of dash speakers, but if it does not have dash speakers, you can install aftermarket speakers in that place, for example, a two-way coaxial MTX Polaris RZRPOD65.
For more information, check out my article about connecting backup cameras with car stereos.
What Is the Best Sound System for an RZR?
The choice of sound system for an RZR depends on various factors like budget, sound output, amount of bass, or loudness.
Some drivers prefer simple soundbars, while others want a complete audio system including head unit, speakers, tweeters, and subwoofers.
The absolute number one for me is the Rockford Fosgate RZR-STAGE4.
It is a complete audio package containing a PMX-2 AM/FM/WP receiver with a 2.7 inch TFT display, amplifiers, speakers, and subwoofers, along with all of the needed mounting accessories.
Although it has a lot of components, this complete system is a simple plug-and-play and does not require any soldering, cutting, or drilling.
This kit includes a pair of black 6.5-inch full-range speakers and a pair of 6.5-inch front speakers.
It also has two amplifiers – one four-channel 400W class D amplifier for speakers and another 300W mono amplifier for the subwoofer.
Two 10-inch subwoofers have an exceptional bass performance, which is especially important with any open vehicle.
All the components are made from the latest waterproof technology.
If you do not need such a complex system, below I listed two of, in my opinion, the best sets of speakers for your Polaris in terms of built quality and sound quality.
SSV Works RZ4-2KRC
SSV Works RZ4-2KRC is an audio integration kit for all 2019 Polaris RZR XP 1000 and XP Turbo S models. This allows you to expand your audio system by adding speakers, amps, and subwoofers.
The system includes a pair of 6.5″ 60W RMS coaxial speakers, which you can connect with either a factory-installed touch panel or wirelessly via Bluetooth.
MB Quart MBQR-STG3-RC-1
MB Quart MBQR-STG3-RC-1 audio package is another excellent system designed for Polaris 2014-2020 RZR and is directly integrated with the vehicle’s ride command unit.
It contains two 8″ speakers that can be easily installed using the mounting accessories that come into the kit and plugs into the two-channel amplifier that comes with the kit.
In addition, there is a great dual voice coil 10″ subwoofer with the enclosure designed especially to fit in RZR. This subwoofer can also be powered by the included mono amplifier.
If these large speakers are not enough for you, you can upgrade the system by adding two rear NHT1-120BPR speakers.
SSV Works RZ4-5KRC
RZ4-5KRC is a truly high-performance audio system designed for Polaris RZR with Ride Command models after 2018, and it contains four speakers and a subwoofer.
I like the easy installation because all wires are already prepared and do not require much effort to install the whole system. You do not need to spend time on extra crimping or soldering.
With powerful speakers from Kicker and deep bass from the subwoofer, you can only imagine how loud it can be.
Similar to other systems, SSV’s speakers are fully waterproof, and in addition, they have an internal moisture drainage system.
Amplifiers are also not too shabby. One four-channel, and one monoblock for the subwoofer, with 400W RMS each, which means you will not complain about not having enough power.
The most important thing for a good sound system for Polaris RZR is that every sound system component fits in your vehicle correctly without taking much space.
But before buying any speakers, make sure that particular product is compatible with your off-roader, but you cannot fit typical car speakers into your RZR because they are not waterproof and not designed to handle such vibrations.
The products that I highlighted fulfill all the criteria of an audio system. If you are looking for simple audio solutions, you can go for soundbars, and those who want to go louder and more dynamic should go for audio kits.