Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2015, 10:14 AM   #15
Slowpoke
 
Gnorts's Avatar
 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 255
Thanks to the above two posters. I think - I *think* - that I have the audio input adapter, since the head unit tells me I'm getting TV audio from "CD 2" and, based on my interpretation of the manual, I'm assuming the adapter is there since the option wouldn't show when I toggle through the input choices if the unit weren't there.

I also plan to replace the Samsung TV with a Vizio with proper audio outputs and the ability to mute the internal speakers. We've bought several Vizio TV's from Costco and like them fine. I will also replace the little powered sub with one I have from a previous installation, along with a 200W power amp.

The one thing I'd really like to change is speaker location. In our dinette interior, we each get one channel that shoots us in the top of the head. I'd love to install a pair of primary L+R speakers on the ceiling above the galley area that would point at the dinette. I could mount the left one high on the bulkhead above the TV, but the other one would have to go somewhere over the galley, and I haven't figured out how to get wiring to that one yet.
__________________

__________________
Like the tortoise, travelin' slow with the house on our back
2012 FC27FB "Ted Zeppelin"
2010 Tundra Crewmax Platinum "Silver Rhino"
Gnorts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,409
Images: 5
My bro-in-law has a 2012 Classic with a sony (same as yours?). His factory TV plays through the speakers on CD2 as mentioned above. Have you pulled the head out? Maybe they just forgot to plug in the RCA cables to the back. His Sony is a newer model than my 2007, which had no RCA input ports.
__________________

__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2015, 11:31 AM   #17
New Member
 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3
I replaced my sub with an Infinity basslink powered sub woofer. It sounded pretty good, I thought at the time but then when I removed the Sony head unit to troubleshoot the audio quality coming from the TV I noticed there was a filter in line on the sub woofer output. I removed that and holly crap I was in impressed.

My AS also comes with the Sony XA300 input box. personally I'm not impressed with it I believe that it degrates the audio quality a bit. Plus the box is behind the head unit pretty much resting on the magnet of the rear right speaker that shares that same compartment. That cant be good for any analog signal thats for sure. I tried to push it off to the side a bit but in sure once I hit a few bumps while traveling it will find its way back to that magnet.
__________________
mkelly1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2015, 08:48 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
2004 22' International CCD
2015 30' International
Box Elder , South Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 175
I have a 2015 with the factory-supplied Samsung TV that they are still attaching those aftermarket pigtail RCA jacks to, which is how they are sill extracting the audio to send to the radio. I can confirm that the audio out from those RCA jacks is inferior to a pure source. I tested it by jacking my iPad into the RCA cable in place of the TV, and playing tracks from Spotify. Then I reattached the TV, and played the same tracks through the Spotify app on a Roku attached to the TV. (The Roku supplies audio to the TV via HDMI.) The sound from the TV was tinnier, missing warmth (the middle of the audio spectrum), and sounded over-equalized.
This also explains why the sound I got from the TV while watching a blueray disc was underwhelming.

BTW, I replaced the factory Clarion speakers with Polk Audio DB651 speakers ($55/pair on Amazon), and the difference is day-and-night. More clarity, more warmth, more vocal presence, and more bass. Perhaps even too much bass, if you like a totally accurate sound.

The Clarions that came in mine are discontinued, just like the horrible Clarion radio is, but I found that they originally cost about $20 a pair.
__________________
lbdesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 05:21 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
lsbrodsky's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB International
Trent Woods , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,687
The Polks require some work

Based on your post I ordered 4 Polk 651's from Amazon hoping for plug and play in my 2012. Not so although not horrible. The Polks have one small tab on each speaker, in addition to a normal tab which required some tweaking of the wiring. The AS speaker covers were a tad too small for the Polks so I had to use the Polk grilles, which required drilling new holes into the woodwork... not what I wanted to do. But, you are right, the sound is so much better!
Larry
__________________
lsbrodsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 07:06 PM   #20
3 Rivet Member
 
2004 22' International CCD
2015 30' International
Box Elder , South Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 175
Larry, I'm sorry you had fit problems. On my 2015, I was able to use the existing wires, connectors, screw holes, and even the old Clarion grilles (since I thought the Polk grilles were tacky). Everything lined up perfectly and went together quite easily, the Clarion grilles fit the default screw holes on the new Polk speakers.

I think sometime soon, I'll go looking for a replacement TV that has a proper audio-out connector. The sound from those Airstream homebrew RCA pigtails is driving me crazy. And if I try to attach them to an A/B switch (to be able to add new audio sources into the one stereo input), I get hiss.
__________________
lbdesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
Gsmblue's Avatar
 
2015 25' Flying Cloud
Bend , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 553
Maybe a little late, but the "Infinity Reference 6032cf 6.5-Inch 180-Watt High-Performance 2-Way Speakers (Pair)" are a drop in replacement for the Clarions and can use the same grills. At $52 for a pair (on Amazon) they are an absolute steal... Infant, I just ordered a second pair for the bedroom...


Amazon.com: Infinity Reference 6032cf 6.5-Inch 180-Watt High-Performance 2-Way Speakers (Pair): Electronics
__________________
http://britishairstream.blogspot.com
Mad Astrophysicist turned sales guy that works to fund his dirty snowbaording habbit, mwah-ha-ha . . .
Gsmblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2015, 11:32 PM   #22
3 Rivet Member
 
2004 22' International CCD
2015 30' International
Box Elder , South Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 175
Those Infinitys were the other speaker I was looking at! I called Crutchfield and could not get them to admit they were better than the Polks, though I suspect they might be. And the feature of being able to swivel the tweeter would be great for the downward-firing position in the bulkhead. Did you find that to be useful?
Crutchfield pushed hard for the Polks at $100, so I bought one pair from them out of fairness to the phone rep, then ordered the 2nd pair from Amazon for half the price....
I wanted to audition them both at a store first, but could not find a dealer for both near me. What has happened to the retailers?
__________________
lbdesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2015, 05:14 AM   #23
Rivet Master
 
lsbrodsky's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB International
Trent Woods , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,687
I cannot tell the brand of what I removed, no obvious markings except China. What's done is done and I like the Polks
Larry
__________________
lsbrodsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2017, 07:02 PM   #24
1 Rivet Member
 
Excella89's Avatar
 
2007 25' Classic
, Georgia
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12
TV sound coming through Wall speakers but can't control volume

We have a 2007 25' Classic with the Sony radio. The previous owners switched out the TV and we now have a Vizio. After reading these posts (huge thanks!) I can now hear the sound from the built in speakers. (CD2 was the magic setting). The only problem is I have one volume. It's almost too loud otherwise I wouldn't worry about it. Changing the Sony to 0 mutes the sound. Any other number (1 and up) gets the same volume. I have the TV all the way down otherwise it plays out of the TV as well as the built in speakers. The TV controls don't change the volume of the built in speakers. When listening to the radio, I can control the volume using either the Sony remote or selecting the buttons on the radio. Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
__________________
Excella89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 09:56 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
AStreamNerds's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
Manassas , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 556
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excella89 View Post
We have a 2007 25' Classic with the Sony radio. The previous owners switched out the TV and we now have a Vizio. After reading these posts (huge thanks!) I can now hear the sound from the built in speakers. (CD2 was the magic setting). The only problem is I have one volume. It's almost too loud otherwise I wouldn't worry about it. Changing the Sony to 0 mutes the sound. Any other number (1 and up) gets the same volume. I have the TV all the way down otherwise it plays out of the TV as well as the built in speakers. The TV controls don't change the volume of the built in speakers. When listening to the radio, I can control the volume using either the Sony remote or selecting the buttons on the radio. Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
Take a look in the audio settings of your Vizio. Look to see if you have a fixed/variable option. It sounds from your description like it is currently set at fixed. Change it to variable and you should regain control of your TV volume. Regarding the Sony I am not sure why that is behaving badly.
__________________

__________________
You Tube Channel "Airstream Nerds":
https://www.youtube.com/c/airstreamnerds

Find Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airstream.nerds.7
AStreamNerds is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tekonsha P3 giving me 'Brake output shorted' message ronstory Brakes & Brake Controllers 11 05-06-2015 07:30 AM
Generator giving no power output? 911rs Generators & Solar Power 4 09-11-2010 11:20 AM
Measuring inverter output guy99 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 8 01-04-2007 08:24 PM
No GenSet Output... Help! WaltL Generators & Solar Power 4 06-23-2006 11:19 AM
Alternator output jumping Sebastian DeWitt Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 6 01-02-2006 05:58 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.