We love our 2011 28BHS, but when I heard the sound system (inside and out) for the first time, I just cringed. It was aweful
I guess you could say I'm an audiophile and have Paradigms for my home theater, so that wasn't going to fly. I immediately checked out the speakers inside and took some quick measurements. They're just standard 6" car stereo speakers similar to the ones you'd install in a car door kick panel. I went over to Best Buy and checked out their selection figuring I could keep the cost under $100 and easily make the sound 10x better. I ended up with a nice pair of Sonys that sound great! That was part one.
Part two was to put my previous home theater receiver (a nice JVC RX-888) in the cubby above the Jensen and wire it to those speakers. It fit like a charm. I had to drill a hole from behind the Jensen up through the shelf to the cubby to run the speaker wires, but that was the hardest part. There's a sticker on the back of the Jensen that gives the wire colors and signal descriptions. From there it's just a matter of snipping the speaker wires to the Jensen and 3M Quick Connecting some extensions to reach up to the receiver. That was part two.
And for the third and final step, I wired up a sub to the receiver in the cabinet to the left of the Jensen. I happened to have a passive sub enclosure laying around that fit perfect. Had to drill a hole from behind the Jensen through to the cabinet to fish the wires through from the receiver, but the results were fantastic! The cabinet resonates perfect with the sub to provide nice bass without being too loud outside.
The whole mod has been a complete success. The audio in the camper sounds great now and has greatly enhanced our experience. Crabman, I replaced the antenna plug connecting to the Jensen with a standard 75 ohm coax connection and connected it to the receiver. The radio works great and I haven't had any reception issues.
PS - Probably the coolest part though came after I installed the Apple Airport Express, got it talking with our MiFi, and connected it via an optical cable to the receiver. AirPlay is in the house! Whoohoo! Now we can stream Pandora from our iPhones through the camper sound system! That is truely cool
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