Is the New Rockford Fosgate Digital Media Receiver Worthy of Your Harley-Davidson?

Is the New Rockford Fosgate Digital Media Receiver Worthy of Your Harley-Davidson?

by Cliff John September 23, 2019

Nothing says America like the rumble of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. And nothing complements that powerful sound like loud, hard-rocking audio from a high-quality sound system. 

Luckily for Harley owners, Rockford Fosgate just made it easier to enjoy the sounds you love on the bikes you ride. Rockford Fosgate’s most recent offering is a powerful, waterproof, feature-heavy audio receiver for your ’98 to ’13 Street Glide, Road Glide or Electra Glide.

Rockford Fosgate PMX-HD9813

The plug-and-play PMX-HD9813 audio system is designed to replace stock systems, so there are no issues with bad fits or odd gaps. Rockford Fosgate carefully matches the same finish and fit found in original Harley components, so the look and fit are seamless. This fully waterproof unit is also completely compatible and maintains all hand controls on your ride.

Harley owners familiar with mobile audio systems know that Rockford Fosgate is a premier manufacturer of high-performance motorcycle audio systems. The company’s outstanding reputation speaks for the quality of its products. Fat Head Cycles is proud to have been an authorized online and in-shop Rockford Fosgate dealer for several years. 


The outstanding number of features in the PMX-HD9813 aren’t the only things that make this audio system a stand-out, but they definitely make it one of the best systems in its class.

  • A powerful amp pushes up to 50-watts of power over four channels.
  • A 3" full-color TFT display featuring day and night modes
  • Pandora® Internet Radio Control and an AM/FM digital tuner
  • The system includes full Bluetooth capability for streaming music.
  • While this unit doesn’t support CB radio or stock satellite receivers, it can be easily joined with the SiriusXM SXV300 tuner to receive satellite radio.
  • The 4-volt pre-amp system eliminates all audio clipping at even the highest volume.
  • USB and AUX input ports round out a competitive set of built-in features.

The controls are designed to be larger than most, which makes them easy to use, especially when wearing riding gloves.

Rockford Fosgate PMX-HD9813


Installing the Rockford Fosgate PMX-HD9813 system is easy and straightforward. Because it’s custom-designed for a secure fit, you can get this system up and running in as little as one hour in the comfort of your own garage.

There’s no cutting or guesswork with the wiring, as it’s virtually plug-and-play when connecting it to your bike’s factory-installed harness. No adapters and no special tools needed. You might need another harness only for setting up rear speaker connections.

In addition to the following list of parts and components, purchase includes a mounting bracket and extra brackets, two pairs of speaker covers and more wiring than you’ll ever use: all of it neatly packaged and labeled.

  • 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® direct replacement Media Receiver
  • A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth® Wireless Streaming
  • Pandora® Internet Radio Control
  • SiriusXM® Ready (requires SiriusXM® SXV300 tuner)
  • Power Series TM400X4ad amplifier
  • 3" Full-Color TFT Display with Day/Night Mode
  • Retains Factory Handlebar Audio Controls
  • Voltage gauge with Low voltage Warning
  • 7-Band Graphic EQ + PEQ
  • Digital AM / FM Tuner
  • USB Input with 1.5A USB Charging
  • AUX Input
  • Compatible with PMX-BTUR Remote control
  • Multi-Region Radio Frequencies
  • Selectable HP/LP/AP Crossover with Selectable 12/24 dB/Octave Slope
  • Plug and Play Installation with OEM electrical connectors
  • 2 TMS65 6-1/2" speakers
  • Independent Subwoofer Level Control
  • Software updatable via USB

* A 2-year warranty is included with purchase.

* An antenna is not included in this audio bundle.

Rockford Fosgate PMX-HD9813


If you’ve been considering upgrading the stock audio receiver on your ’98 through ’13 Harley touring bike, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this new system from Rockford Fosgate. In addition to being an impressive improvement over any stock system, the PMX-HD9813 provides you with a clarity of sound at all volume levels that clearly surpasses other systems.

The sound is nothing short of incredible, especially given the noisy environment in which it's played. The music is so pure that even the mid-bass and thumping low bass tones are easily recognizable. It's obviously an audio system designed to sing – and loudly – even over the considerable rumble of your ride’s motor.

Starting now, you can purchase the Rockford Fosgate PMX-HD9813 directly on our website. The time is now to ditch your old, worn-out audio system. 

If you'd like the expert technicians at Fat Head Cycles to do the install for you, give us a call at 301.825.9007 or complete the form below to schedule your install date. Our full-service Harley-Davidson motorcycle customization and repair facility is conveniently located in Thurmont, MD (Frederick County).

Interested in ordering or scheduling an install but have a question first? Simply complete the form below and we'll get your question answered fast! 

Cliff John
Cliff John


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