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Old 07-15-2015, 09:01 AM   #1
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We like to listen to (nice relaxing) music when sitting outside. I currently have a speaker that I set up outside that takes its signal wirelessly from a transmitter that has my MP3 player pluged into. I would really like to hook this transmitter to my Sony stereo that came with my AS. I have taken the Sony out to try to tap into the speaker out, but it seems to be conected to something else that drives speakers and sub. Does anyone have any ideas what the set-up of this is and how I can tap into it?Thanks
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Sounds like you need a Bluetooth audio transmitter. Just google it and a bunch will pop up. Depending on what your head unit outputs are, you'll need one that's compatible (and plugs/Ys to connect or splice into the audio output).

Probably something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Miccus-Home-RT.../dp/B00713RSE0

Sounds like a great idea!


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Old 07-15-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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Speaker A/B switch?
Or a Bluetooth speaker paired to your Sony?
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:45 PM   #4
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It's the new way of doing things

Many newer car audio systems ( especially after market systems ) are component systems, which means the system is divided. The amplifier is in a different box, than the radio receiver and controls.

You could take the outputs from the amplifier to the speakers ( left and right ) and install a switch to the exterior speakers.

If you have a four speaker system, you could hook up the switching to the rear speaker output of the amplifier, Then use the front/rear control to decide if you wanted music in the trailer, outside, or both.

I would install speaker jacks on the outside of the trailer, as most " good " speakers won't like the weather. Also if they blow, it would be easier to replace.

Note: just adding speakers by splicing to the wires will change the impedance, and could damage the system ( depending on the amp )
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:03 PM   #5
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I don't want to dis on outdoor speakers.

Some outdoor speakers sound nice. Bose makes some good ones, and there are also the garden type speakers that look like rocks, which are kinda cool.

They probably won't impress Hi Fi buffs. And they wouldn't suit crazy mandolin players that like to hook up microphones and fender guitars

Another option is one of the 12 volt system made by Tivoli. ( designed by the guys who designed the old KLH and Harmon Kardon stuff ) It could be powered by your hitch umbilical cord.
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Most new car stereos have a built in amplifier, RCA outputs for front, rear, and sub external amplifiers, and the ability to use any combination of amps or all amps- internal 4 channel (how our trailers are set up), or internal 4 channel plus external subwoofer amp, external 4 channel and subwoofer amp, etc.


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Speaker A/B switch?
Or a Bluetooth speaker paired to your Sony?
Unfortunetly the manual for the Sony does not talk about the ability to pair a bluethooth speaker with it. Bluetooth pairing with devices such as cell phones is not an issue.
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Unfortunetly the manual for the Sony does not talk about the ability to pair a bluethooth speaker with it. Bluetooth pairing with devices such as cell phones is not an issue.
The Sony car systems used on Airtreams can use Bluetooth for input (i.e, to stream music from a phone or laptop) but not for output (i.e., sending signal to an external speaker.)

For "outside of the trailer sound," we use a wireless Bose speaker that is connected via bluetooth to our sound source which is usually a smart phone or laptop which we use as a music server. We rarely listen to over-the-air radio since in most places where we camp, it seems to be mostly cowboy music or religious programming which is of no interest to us.
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iPhone, iPod, iPad or other Bluetooth source, Bluetooth speaker, and bypass the Sony-


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Old 07-16-2015, 11:49 AM   #10
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2nd the Bose.
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I had the same issue. I wanted to listen to music outside at low volume and the only way I could do that was to play it through the stereo in our AS and open the windows. Not a good solution.

I got one of these:
Click Here
This is completely portable, rechargeable, and my iPod (or any other mp3 player) plugs right into it. The sound quality is surprisingly good. When in use, it's completely independent from the stereo in your AS. There is no Bluetooth wireless connection. The connection is with a cord that runs from the headphone jack on the mp3 player into a like-sized jack on the speaker unit. I love it!
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Now, I listen to Bluetooth music on the Sony and leave the trailer door open.
With our previous trailer I used computer speakers.


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I have had the Bose for years. It works great If the battery runs down I just charge it while I am sleeping.
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Just, please, keep the volume down! As much as you like your music, if your neighbor wanted to listen to it - they would be playing it themselves. Remember the rule: no noise that reaches your neighbor.
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