Stereo in your TD and remote control....

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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:35 am

I use the small Jawbone Bluetooth speaker with my Iphone. Inside the trailer I have a 12 vt outlet and also one in the galley if I want to run it off shore power. Otherwise both have their own batteries and can be run for many hours stand alone.
I also use the Jawbone as an external speaker for my CB radio in my Wrangler. So one speaker does double duty. During the winter months when not camping the speaker goes in the house and sits on my nightstand. For me there are to many ways to get music to mount a permanent radio system.
The sound quality is outstanding. It is small but mighty! ... ds=jawbone
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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby mikesova » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:18 pm

I agree. Bluetooth speaker> built in stereo.
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Postby Graniterich » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:30 pm

Totally agree, I have a couple, the TDK A33 is great bang for the buck. Under a $100 and weather proof.
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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:22 pm

I am just going to ebay for a old walk man casset player and I hit a junk store for a portable cd player wire them up to small computer speakers and do this though cut up ear phones.............I done this years a go in highschool in a Toyota pickup wih no working radio. slow
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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby jstrubberg » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:44 am

Java Jack wrote:
felixx wrote:how about bluetooth speakers connected to a phone/ ipad?
You could put a USB jack somewhere to charge both

I've yet to see any really good quality BT speakers. There is also a space advantage is they are hard mounted in the cabin or galley so you don't have to give up counter space.

I've got a pair of cheap Jensen box speakers inside the cabin and a pair of Polk Audio automotive speakers in the galley. I am getting ready to replace the chep Jensen speakers with some nice Klipsch home theater speakers in the cabin. This will provide much more robust sound in the cabin when watching TV or listening to music.

I spent $120 on a Bose Color Bluetooth speaker and the sound quality is amazing. The footprint is about the size of a paperback, so no worries about lost counter space. I get around nine hours of play out of a charge, and it charges from a standard micro usb cable.

No way I would go back to a mounted system after the convenience of moving the speaker around to where the gathering is.
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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby Kaz » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Off topic, but I purposely didn't install a radio. When I go camping it's just not a priority. When I do want music I just use my phone and blue tooth speaker I use at work. There are some really nice blue tooth speakers out there it's just a matter of how much you want to spend. Speaker goes where I want it to and my phone stays in my pocket (Most of the time). Instant remote! That way I can have my speaker close by and if I'm away from the camper over by the fire or down to the beach or out in the canoe or mountain top daydreaming or inside in the rain ( which rarely happens because who doesn't love playing in the rain) I don't have to pump up the volume and annoy other campers I just move the speaker. I think I will buy another speaker like the one I have because they are pair able together which just adds to the audio experience. Just my 2cents.
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Postby ae6black » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:03 pm

I just use a laptop and a set of garage sale stereo speakers for computers that I picked up for next to nothing. Gives me the ability to set up either in galley region, or on the outside of TD, or Inside the unit. Music quality quite good and can blow your ears out and be a nuisance to other campers if you wished to be that sort of neighbor. Since I don't particularly care to hear other campers "Music", I typically don't play it very loud.

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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby Vedette » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:10 am

I bought a fairly inexpensive system for Miss Piggy when I built it. Player mounted in yhr cabin with speakers mounted in both the cabin and the galley. But, Sandi prefers that we don't use it in most campground (and even if we do, it is not very loud).
Bought a much better system for Kermit (because I got it on sale) but am having trouble deciding on where the speakers would be best located??
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Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:13 am

Im still tryjng to get my drive in speakers for my galley.
I can get reproduction ones from California but they want about 7p us postage
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