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Old 11-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Anyone using a Soundbar in their AS?

We installed a new HD LCD tv w/ the built in DVD player (and new HD antenna) however the sound on the tv set is dismal. We have an existing newer Sony car stereo in our trailer and our first instinct was to wire the tv into that but fiber optics and 12 v don't play nice with each other apparently The guy at Fry's recommended we look at a Polk soundbar and I have to say (and I know little about elec) it sounds like a good option -- it's wireless and the subwoofer can go anywhere (figured we'd stuff it in one of the closets and have our AS renovation guy add in a couple of new AC outlets so we could plug everything in. We're thinking of moving the TV to the big wall to the left as you come in the door (we have a 1992 Sovereign 21) and also mounting the soundbar on there if it will fit (not sure there's enough room -- soundbar is 35" -- and trailer isn't home where I can measure it). I thought about mounting it vertically, however not sure you can with this particular one.

The sales guy at Fry's said they sell a lot of soundbars to RV'ers -- anyone had any experience good or bad with them?
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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We mounted a small HD TV with DVD in our bedroom and the sound was really soft- the volume control didn't do much for these old ears of ours. We had a small speaker for our ipod that we plugged in and it just sits on top of the TV. It has an AC adapter, so we don't need to feed it batteries and it works GREAT! Look for Ipod/Mp3 speakers that will plug into the headset hole.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I'm thinking that mounting a sound bar verticle would compromise sound quality. I think the sound radiation pattern would be verticle rather than horizontal.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:35 PM   #4
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I'm a BOSE junkie so a BOSE wave radio would work or a BOSE surround sound system. But their latest is a sound bar:
Bose Soundbar Systems

Cool stuff!
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip Flying...I'm going to check that out for sure. Darryl - I did see the Bose - fabulous but pricey for sure ... I think Bose is one of the ones one you can hang vertically -- it has an auto sensor that recognizes which direction it is hanging and adjusts accordingly...or maybe that was the HK setup -- can't remember - googled too many today
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Update:we decided to go with the Polk 4000 sound bar and are mounting it above the cabinets over the window. We are moving the tv to the wall to the left when you come in the door ( and replacing that wall as well). Subwoofer is wireless and goes in one of the closets. Our AS is in getting that and more work done. Should be done in 4 weeks. Will post pics when it's done.
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I'm a BOSE junkie so a BOSE wave radio would work or a BOSE surround sound system. But their latest is a sound bar:
Bose Soundbar Systems

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We too...If listening to concert tv we use the Wave for the excellent sound!!

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