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Old 10-15-2006, 06:25 AM   #15
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I found a great site when looking for a stereo/monitor to install in the dash of Airstream One. is a NOS closeout site. Great deals and I think free shipping still applies on purchases over $249. I saved over $100 vs. eBay on the Pyle 7" LCD DVD controller. It even came with a backup camera function built in.
My Sirius sat. radio is fed into the aux. channel so I have my music anywhere... no direct ipod connection though but that's something I don't have....yet!

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Old 10-15-2006, 01:37 PM   #16
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It was explained to me that the negative wires on the front and rear speakers all share a common negative ground. That is the way most older 12v radios were wired and the AS harness is wired that way. Newer systems have a dedicated positive and negative for each channel and speaker. If I hook it up to a new audio system it will fry it very quickly. The only solution is to rewire and replace the speakers. New speakers are not a problem because the original AS speakers are not very good but the wiring can be a challenge. Has anyone done this refit?

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Old 10-15-2006, 06:49 PM   #17
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I pulled out my AS SPeakers, and put in new Panasonics. I did not like the look so I went back to the AS originals,for now.It was a basic two wire plug in swap for the 78.
I bought a very nice Panasonic car stereo on closeout at Walmart. 60 bucks. Sounds great and is easy to operate and install. Ten minutes to get it wired up.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:39 PM   #18
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Well, my '75 Argosy has appliance twin-conductor cord going from each speaker location all the way up to the front overhead bin left side, which was where the original radio was. I doubt they're grounded anywhere along the length. At one time, I had a home-type Sony stereo receiver hooked up directly to these wires, and it never showed a fault or blew any fuses.

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Old 10-19-2006, 08:03 AM   #19
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I put a new radio in a few months ago and it was the greatest investment so far! It was like $79 at walmart, the one great thing that I like about it are all the options it has. It does the normal fm/am/cd, but it will also play mp3's and wma's off the cd. It also has a sd slot, usb port, and an external input. It is all easy to use and easy to install, I had to fabricate a new front panel since the origonal was built into the radio. The wiring was easy and I haven't had any problems with it yet. The only problem with my install is that you can't play cd's when you have it in the verticle position...well you can but i can hear it rub, and when it is the open position it still rubs so I eventually have to make it open about 2" more and it's ok. I use xm anyway which is fine, my model has a built in fm modulator so it makes it easy. Oh it even has a remote! Good Luck,

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