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Posted: 01/17/21 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 2 Magnadyne WR40W and a Jensen 970 media cetner. What would be some decent replacement speakers? Not much out there for that size.


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Jensen is about as low end as you can get for speakers. Just about anything would be an improvement. I would get anything rated as a marine speaker from Alpine, Kicker, JBL, or Infinity. If you want something really high end the best marine speakers are made by JL Audio and Wet Sounds but expect to pay a lot of money for them.

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KD4UPL wrote:

Jensen is about as low end as you can get for speakers. Just about anything would be an improvement. I would get anything rated as a marine speaker from Alpine, Kicker, JBL, or Infinity. If you want something really high end the best marine speakers are made by JL Audio and Wet Sounds but expect to pay a lot of money for them.

Jensen is about as low end as you can get for any electronics with Furrion a close 2nd.

I always get a good chuckle when RVers mention how much they like their Jensen or Furrion entertainment equipment in their rigs. They obviously have never had the opportunity to see or use any quality equipment.


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Posted: 01/17/21 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced the cheap outside speakers on our trailer with these PolyPlanar MA-905 marine speakers. The challenge is getting a decent speaker that will fit in the thin wall of an RV.

I mounted these so that the woofer sat in the hole from the factory speaker and they fit perfectly. Decent frequency response (55hz on the low end) and plenty of capacity. I added a Kenwood 200W power amp with speaker-level inputs after the factory head unit and you could hear these halfway down the beach!

You can get them for a good price on Amazon.


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I dont like outside speakers for the potential of a water leak. The only saving grace is the fact they are usually mounted under the awning and so they are reasonably protected. You would think that nowdays, manufacturers would simply expect you to use a bluetooth speaker of your choice. Me, I don't listen to anything. If it wasn't a hassle, I'd remove the radio and install a drawer in its place.

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I deleted the responses from all the pearl-clutchers.

Please keep the responses on-topic, regardless of your opinion of outdoor speakers.


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My outdoor speakers have been a problem since day one, and now they're all torn and damaged from the weather. I was considering replacing them in a few months, but Santa brought me a sweet sweet Bluetooth setup. Problem solved.

And yes, it's very possible to use outdoor speakers without being a jerk. Step #1 is to not camp near anyone.

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My 19 Rockwood is all Furrion A/V. I have never heard of them before and I'm an old dude too...

Anyway, it all works and for the sound level I keep mine set to, it's just fine.. I set my outside speakers to a volume that we can hear them under the awning, but you can't hear them from outside the site.

I have more issues with other campers outside lights than their tunes... Why do you need your outside lights on all night long?? I finally got some black out curtains but forget about any star gazing...

Sorry for the rant..

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measure the speaker diameter and depth and call Crutchfield at:1 844 803 9621. You can also try E Trailer https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=RV+speakers&furl=-pg-Marine_Speakers





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I installed some Polk marine speakers, along with base pods that angle them downward somewhat. Much better than original though need more bottom end. Waiting for an excuse to replace the head unit.
Note: I am very discreet with outside usage.


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