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traildog

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Posted: 03/19/22 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife and I think we found the perfect TT for us and have pulled it 5k plus miles so far.

Now it’s time to upgrade some things.

The audio unit that came with it is junk. The speakers are wired left channel bedroom right channel living room….stupid.

I’m going to wire them for left and right channels in both rooms and install a switch so I can chose between all speakers or just 2.Furrin junk

My question is, have you replaced your stereo system and what did you buy? I’d really like it to fix the existing hole.


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First. It appears from your link that when you connect the speakers properly your unit can select between living room or bedroom but not both together. As to replacement fitting existing hole; if the unit you ultimately choose is smaller than the existing you can make a blank off plate.

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Car stereos are the typical replacement used.

Most will have front to back fader so you can wire things up so one set of speakers are on the front speaker outputs and another set can be hooked up to the rear outputs.

Things get a bit trickier with some RVs having three sets (an outdoor set) and/or subwoofer. But these also can be worked around, for more than two pairs of speakers, they do make speaker selector switchs and fo subwoofer, most car stereos have a un amplified subwoofer output.. Just add a small amplifier for the subwoofer and you will be off to the races.

That downside of car stereos is the do not have 5.1-10,000.1 "theater surround" decoding, they simply have 2.0 Stereo and if the radio has it a subwoofer output.

Additionally, now days pretty much car stereos with CD/DVD capability are going the way of the dinosaur. Most car stereo manufacturers have slimmed down their CD/DVD offerings so you may not much choice of brands or models like there used to be. Now days everything is being done via digital media (USB/BT).

The good side of Car stereos is they are physically smaller, the downside of that however is now you have a huge ugly hole to fill up.. Simple fix, find some paneling or wood that comes close to matching the trim or panel of where said hole resides to cover the big ugly hole.

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CD/DVD you’re kidding right?

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Have you considered Bluetooth speakers? No wires, can move outdoors, great sound.


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nickthehunter wrote:

CD/DVD you’re kidding right?


Why would anyone throw away the older things that you like and have paid for just to get some new version that would cost a bundle of money for something that that is just a replacement and not better quality?

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mike-uswest wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

CD/DVD you’re kidding right?


Why would anyone throw away the older things that you like and have paid for just to get some new version that would cost a bundle of money for something that that is just a replacement and not better quality?

Mike


nickthehunter,

There is no real reason just to "throw away" perfectly good audio CDs and video DVDs. They still work and will continue to work as long as there is some means to play them back. Why should someone throw away their hard earned money just because the playback device is no longer "in vogue"?

Some of you guys must have deep pockets to throw away perfectly good stuff.. Many yrs ago I used to "dumpster dive" and find lots of high end stereo and VCRs that were tossed into the trash because they were not the current model or the right decorator color..

CDs and DVD CAN live on even as the hardware to play them on is fading into the distance. One can rip them to a different digital format.

CDs are the easiest to rip, Windows media player has the capability to rip audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files. Then you can copy those files to a USB stick..

DVDs are a bit trickier to rip, but there is a lot of freeware (free software) that can rip DVDs to digital files which also can be copied to a USB flash drive.

In both cases, it does take time to rip an entire collection to digital media files and some folks may not have a PC or MAC to do so (yes, I have friends that only have a Iphone) so there they sit with CDs and DVDs and need a player to play them..

BluRays because of the heavy handed copy protection sometimes can be sometimes ripped but it is not 100% guaranteed it will work in all cases.

Believe it or not, some people enjoy having physical media in their hands.. I prefer to buy physical media and then rip it to digital files. The physical media becomes my "backup" and the digital files become expendable so if a HD or USB stick fails or corrupts I still have the physical media that I can go back to to make a new rip. Heck, I still have vinyl records and a few cassettes although I have gotten rid of the 8tracks and reel to reels..

* This post was edited 03/19/22 03:08pm by Gdetrailer *

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I don't have an I-phone, I have a flip phone.

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nickthehunter wrote:

CD/DVD you’re kidding right?


Ok, take off the CD. I have a massive collection though. And yes, I still play them.

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Lwiddis wrote:

Have you considered Bluetooth speakers? No wires, can move outdoors, great sound.


Good idea. I have a few already.

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