Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
A year later, how do you rate this Uwe? And I am correct in understanding this is a 12V
system? (I know less than nothing about audio systems).
I just found your question, by accident, when this thread popped up.
So far, the Bose/Denon amp/i-pod syste, works very well, and has earned many positive comments from fellow campers. I added a wireless remote to the i-pod, one I used when listening to the ipod on my motorcycle. I since got a tiny ipod shuffle for the bicycle and motorcycle.
Anyways, the system has been performing very well. It plays my music good and loud if I want it to be, or whisper quiet with full and rich sound. It hits pretty hard when turned up high....fun. The lack of tone controls is not a bad thing for me, my home amp doesn't have any either, and if the system is configured properly, you won't need them.
Of course there are limitations with such small speakers, but overall, the sound is acceptable, and the system travels very well, seemingly impervious to road shock and vibrations, as well as high humidity or desert heat.
I started setting up a mac mini for my entertainment/computing needs, but have not yet followed through with the installation inside the trailer. A part of me enjoys the simplicity and entertainment value of just reading a book and listening to music by choice.
On my last business trip with the Overlander, I brought my lap top for computing, and watching DVD's. I's clumsy, a built in system would be nicer, in my opinion. The front row feature of the mac mini makes it ideal for a small, but potent entertainment/computing control center.
Bringing vintage and potentially precious HiFi audio gear to a travelling trailer doesn't sound like such a good idea to me, with all the shaking and rattling going on while travelling. It would be great for a permanent installation, of course.