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Old 06-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Microphone location in factory Sony?

2012 Intl Serenity 25FB with the factory Sony audio/Bluetooth. I cannot see the microphone for Bluetooth phone and the factory says that it may still be behind the Sony and has to be pulled out to the front. Can anyone confirm this before I go find some Sony radio removal tools? Thank you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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The microphone on most Sony bluetooth units is on a cord that plugs into the back of the unit. It will have a small mount attached or at least it should if Airstream included it with your trailer.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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2012 Intl Serenity 25FB with the factory Sony audio/Bluetooth. I cannot see the microphone for Bluetooth phone and the factory says that it may still be behind the Sony and has to be pulled out to the front. Can anyone confirm this before I go find some Sony radio removal tools? Thank you.
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If you find the answer I would really like to know, too! We have a 2012 30' Serenity and can't find the microphone.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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OK, I am going to pull the radio later this week and see if the mic is attached to the back. Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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I pulled the radio. There is a connection for an external speaker. However, it has a built in speaker. (Page 36 of owner's manual)
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Had the same question...now I have the answer. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #7
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I am not sure we are on the same wavelength. The specs for this radio indicate the bluetooth mic is external only. An earlier model had an internal mic with external being optional. AS tech support tells me the external mic should be coiled up behind it.
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I am not sure we are on the same wavelength. The specs for this radio indicate the bluetooth mic is external only. An earlier model had an internal mic with external being optional. AS tech support tells me the external mic should be coiled up behind it.
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Ahh! I didn't think to think that they would use different radios in the same year and model. I did find the wire labeled external speaker when I pulled the radio.
We did see a small (maybe 19-20') trailer at another dealer that had an external speaker but it was already installed.
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My 2012 International (built in November 2011) seems to have the same radio. Inside the Airstream briefcase with all of the manuals was a plastic bag that had the radio removal tools and the microphone. In my model, it was not coiled up behind the radio. I used the removal tools, pulled the radio out, and connected the mic. I still haven't found an elegant way to mount the mic but it does work.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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I just bought mine lightly used and unfortunately no mic and no removal tools, just some of the missing parts, like pillows and bedspread. Strange, huh? But, I will get some removal tools and pull the radio, hoping a mic is behind there. I will report back
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As I recall, the jack was a standard size. If he original mic is missing I suspect any mic for a imputed will work.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Y'all got me curious. Imdon't know where the mic is, but it does work. I'm going out to the trailer to look for it.
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Y'all got me curious. Imdon't know where the mic is, but it does work. I'm going out to the trailer to look for it.
The built in one we saw was centered over the couch on the face of the overhead locker. Ours is in the radio itself and can't be seen. (Or at least I can't)
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #14
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Our dealer installed it coming out of the top of the cabinet that holds the blu-ray player. Looks ugly there and frankly, we haven't used it yet. I'll look to see where it's connected this weekend.
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The built in one we saw was centered over the couch on the face of the overhead locker. Ours is in the radio itself and can't be seen. (Or at least I can't)
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I did got to the trailer and look. I don't see it. All the visible wiring in the cabinet is HDMI cables to the TVs. I thought I had remembered seeing it before, but I don't see it now. I thought I remembered my wife asking what it was. I know it works because I have used it before. I might be remembering the one in the ceiling of the truck? Oh well, as long as it works I guess it doesn't matter that I can't see it or know where it is.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:35 AM   #16
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It seems Airstream may have used at least two different models. The S300 comes with a built in microphone. Sony must not have been pleased with that because the S310 only comes with an external microphone that has to be plugged into the back. AS tells me that in earlier year models they simply left the mic coiled in back, but in later models they installed the mic in the cabinet facing. Based on one response here, AS may have left the mic in the owners packet. I am trying to procure some Sony radio removal sticks so I can go pull my radio and see what I have.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:10 AM   #17
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I posted about hooking up the microphone on another thread. I have a picture of my mic location there. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...r-97649-2.html posts #18 and #19.

There is a 1/8" female jack on the back of the radio that the mic plugs into and I found the microphone in the "packet" of materials provided when we purchased the Airstream.
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Nice pic, that is what I had in mind, but since I bought mine used and there is no mic lying around in the trailer I will have to come up with one, assuming it is not coiled in the back as AS suggests. It sounds like they leave it in a bag with the owners stuff. If that is the case, mine is where the original owner left the pillows, bedspread, and who knows what else. Small price to pay for a really nice AS, though. I am going to get into it later this week. Thanks all.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #19
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Installed!

OK, I got out to the AS today and installed the microphone. I had to buy a mic as the previous owner did a disappearing act with that as well. Removing the radio was easy and AS did a very nice job of cabinetry. But trying to pull the mic cable was a beast. I had to remove the cabinetry covering the DVD player and feed the wire through there, in holes they drilled for all of the audio cables. Then my hand was barely small enough to get in through the Sony cutout to pull the wire and attach it to the Sony. I put the mic in the cabinet with the DVD player just sticking out into the cabin when needed. It works! Thanks for all of the help; at least I was prepared with the necessary parts.
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