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Old 07-05-2016, 05:16 AM   #1
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Installing a Soundbar in your RV

Just wondering if anyone has done this?

I purchased a Vizio 29" soundbar after looking at several this weekend.
I was going to install it under my tv, which drops sown in a slot behind the fireplace in my rig on a mechanized bracket. When I got home the instructions said to mount it at ear level but the bar was to high to mount without some of it below the counter top hole.

The only place other than there was on the valence at the back and over the tv.

I decided to think about that some more and returned it.

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Old 07-05-2016, 01:01 PM   #2
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I have been looking at the Vizio sound bars as well as they have great reviews and are rated best sounding in their price category.

Mounting at ear level will give you the best sound stage so the voices will appear to be coming from the mouths on the television and there will be some simulated surround sound created by reflected sound from the different little cones on the sound bar. All that being said, our trailers are not the ideal home theatre sound stage and the sound bar mounted above ear level will give far better sound than the tv speakers or roof speakers that come with our trailers and the soundbars are relatively painless to install.

If you mount it, let us know how the first movie was.

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Old 07-05-2016, 01:37 PM   #3
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I also have the tv on a lift mech that has a door that closes when it's down. I have looked and looked for a way to mount a sound bar where I would not have to hook it up every time I raised the TV and there is simply not a good way that I see.
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Dad installed his in front of the TV on the shelf itself. He doesn't travel with it there, since it is just sitting there. The sounder itself is shorter than the built in speakers in the TV, so it does not obstruct the view. He did not permanently mount it since he takes it to his outside TV for watching NASCAR outside. The cables he just leaves laying on the shelf. He bought extra power cord and connecting cables for the outside TV. His does not drop down into the cabinet like you said your does though. It definitely increased the sound quality inside his unit.
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