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GregJames 06-03-2016 02:30 AM

Stereo Mods
 
I'm curious what some of you have done as far as stereo modifications.
I just bought a 28BHBE and I'm already considering upgrading the speakers inside and out.. I'd also like to add a sub (nothing crazy).


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justman 06-03-2016 07:14 AM

Me too! Our speakers sound tiny. Looking to replace them with something with more UMPH!

rsday75 06-03-2016 08:34 AM

So, we have the Furrion 1200DV. (I know there are different models, so I wanted to point that out.)
Only had the rig a couple of weeks, but from reading the manual, it has a 50watt sub amp built in. The wires are just hanging behind the unit. They are labeled sub+ and -. I added an 8" sub. Bought a Dayton Audio driver for $14 from PartsExpress and a pre-made box from Amazon for $20. Adds a little low end and sounds good for $34. I put it inethe space/shelf behind the TV. It is connected to the A set of speakers, and powers off if you only run B (Bedroom) or C (Outside).

I was also able to get much better sound by turning on the loudness function and adjusting the Bass and Treble. Instructions are in the manual. Not exactly intuitive until you have done it once.

With these changes, the system is not audiophile quality, but it is much better, and I don't think I will have to replace it or the speakers. I absolutely hated the sound as it comes by default.

Also, when power is totally disconnected (Battery Disconnect) from the unit, the Loudness/Bass/Treble/Equalizer are all reset to factory. Once you know the settings, it is like 10 seconds to reset everything. I also hate that all speakers are on after the power disconnect. This means I have to remember to turn off the outside set.

Outside speakers will sound better with the above mentioned changes but will never be the best sound just due to the size, and space limitations in mounting.

I have found the Bluetooth connection to be of poor sound quality, so we hook our phones to the unit for music via the 3.5mm headphone jack and AUX port on the front.

Also, cycling through the AUX inputs lets us put the TV sound through the RV speakers.

Hope some of this helps.

rkresge 06-03-2016 09:47 AM

Wow, I have the same Furrion 1200DV, gotta check on the manual and wiring. Having said that, I'm just delighted at having the entertainment center with so many features and functions - frankly I don't expect it to be a home theater! :) :) :)

GregJames 06-03-2016 01:03 PM

Awesome, I'll look at doing the same.
We are quite a bit younger than most people we see at campgrounds, and we'll be camping at music festivals and races and such.. There is so much storage in our trailer, that I'm tempted to create an enclosure out of one of those spaces.
I have seen that some people have mounted a 10" sub under the sink facing the steps


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GregJames 06-03-2016 01:05 PM

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Lakehound 06-03-2016 01:20 PM

My JayFlight 264BHW has a Dual brand head unit and some really poor sounding stock speakers. I replaced the stock speakers with Infinity 6.5" two-way, big difference. Ours didn't come with outside speakers which doesn't bother me, I'm sure other campers wouldn't want to hear my music.

GregJames 06-03-2016 01:52 PM

Yeah the outside wouldn't be for at campgrounds. We own property on top of a mountain and have made a permanent campsite until we're ready to start building.


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Aero_Dave 06-07-2016 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rsday75 (Post 414973)
So, we have the Furrion 1200DV. (I know there are different models, so I wanted to point that out.)
Only had the rig a couple of weeks, but from reading the manual, it has a 50watt sub amp built in. The wires are just hanging behind the unit. They are labeled sub+ and -. I added an 8" sub. Bought a Dayton Audio driver for $14 from PartsExpress and a pre-made box from Amazon for $20. Adds a little low end and sounds good for $34. I put it inethe space/shelf behind the TV. It is connected to the A set of speakers, and powers off if you only run B (Bedroom) or C (Outside).

I was also able to get much better sound by turning on the loudness function and adjusting the Bass and Treble. Instructions are in the manual. Not exactly intuitive until you have done it once.

With these changes, the system is not audiophile quality, but it is much better, and I don't think I will have to replace it or the speakers. I absolutely hated the sound as it comes by default.

Also, when power is totally disconnected (Battery Disconnect) from the unit, the Loudness/Bass/Treble/Equalizer are all reset to factory. Once you know the settings, it is like 10 seconds to reset everything. I also hate that all speakers are on after the power disconnect. This means I have to remember to turn off the outside set.

Outside speakers will sound better with the above mentioned changes but will never be the best sound just due to the size, and space limitations in mounting.

I have found the Bluetooth connection to be of poor sound quality, so we hook our phones to the unit for music via the 3.5mm headphone jack and AUX port on the front.

Also, cycling through the AUX inputs lets us put the TV sound through the RV speakers.

Hope some of this helps.

Sounds like a nice upgrade. Got any pics of the setup?

Thanks,
Dave...

icandoallthings 08-16-2016 11:01 AM

removable outdoor speakers
 
Hi, I'm not sure if anyone has run into this or not but depending on the campsite where we're set up, at least half have the fire pit/picnic table at the back as opposed to on the side. With this set up you can't even hear the 2 weak speakers located on our 31FS. I was thinking of replacing with removable speakers that could be set up where we need to. Has anyone seen this or have another solution to this problem? I could just add a wireless speaker system but it's another thing to carry and set up and take down.

Thanks!


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