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Old 12-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Have you replaced your Sony radio?

Good a.m., Brenda has decided she wants to listen to CDs in the trailer Have any of you added a player/changer?

I would like to replace the whole thing; ours is a Sony and much too complicated for me at the-end-of-the-day let alone the a.m. I have found the on and off buttons....

I guess I will have to take the trailer into an automobile sound shop. I want fader controls/speakers as they are, am and fm stereo choices and CD capability with at least a 6 disk but preferably 10 like our Jeep.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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We replaced the Sony in our 2002 Bambi a month or so after we bought it new. The replacement happens to be a Blaupunkt model which was available at that time and provided us with single CD play plus the ability to attach a subwoofer and run TV and DVD sound through the trailer's speaker system. That sort of thing is a bit more than most of what you want. However, to get some idea of what sort of car radio (what the Sony is and what will work on 12V) might be suitable and what it might cost, take a look at the Crutchfield site ( Crutchfield: Car Audio, Home Theater, Speakers, Home Electronics ). The prices there are not the cheapest around, but they do provide an abundance of information. You will probably be most interested in the models which fit a standard DIN space so the Sony can simply be removed and replaced without modification. Even if you have a new radio professionally installed, looking at a website like Crutchfield will help you understand price ranges and features.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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I agree the buttons on the Sony are needlessly confusing. But it's fine for me with one CD, I plug my iPod into the AUX jack.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:45 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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Hmmm, mine only has the am, fm, and tape player...no cd But then my trailer is a 2002

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Old 12-23-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Kistler...I like the set-up we have (on our 2006 Bambi)... We have a Sony Drive-HSX with AM/FM/CD/DVD player (and yes, there are more buttons and settings than is humanly possible to master without manual in hand, but I have the basics down and am content)... It has a 10-stacker CD-changer in the cabinet next to where the radio is mounted. The face of the Sony drops down to insert a DVD (and I think you can use a CD in it as well)...the DVD sound goes to the same speakers as the radio and CD changer...while the TV uses its own speakers which I like better than going to the music speakers because we are not always sitting near the speakers when the TV is on... (We also have Sirus radio installed as part of the AV package, but we don't have a Sirus account, so we don't use that, obviously). The whole face of the Sony comes off for security. I'm sure a good audio-video place could work up a great system for you if you want to upgrade...

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Old 12-23-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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I am going to take my trailer into a Sound System place for automobiles I am hoping they can switch my Sony for one I understand AND add the CD changer with at least 6 disc capacity.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:36 PM   #8
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I agree that the Sony's have a challenging user interface but we have no reason to change yet. We have the XM module plugged into ours and it sounds great. Now the FM antenna is another story. I can park the truck next to the trailer and receive many more stations then the trailer can. I will replace that as soon as I find the best replacement.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:46 PM   #9
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I am going to take my trailer into a Sound System place for automobiles I am hoping they can switch my Sony for one I understand AND add the CD changer with at least 6 disc capacity.
You can do this yourself. I did it on my 03 CCD in about an hour, and I would not consider myself all that techno savy. The wires were marked at the factory (masking tape with pen marks but still able to decipher what they are). If not, label them yourself when you remove the old unit.

The new unit I got was CD/MP3 and AM/FM and under $100 from Walmart. The MP3 options ment I could put about 300+ songs on one CD at home on my PC and use it in the trailer. No additional theft worry when not in the trailer. Burn a favorites CD and jam all you want. There is enough expensive gear without adding an iPod.
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