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Old 12-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi. Am I the only person that thinks that the Berkshire front stereo is horrible? (two 3 1/2 inch speakers) If not, anyone else upgrade?
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:21 AM   #2
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Couldn't agree more!
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:33 AM   #4
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Pretty rinkydink . Looking to upgrade next year!!


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Old 12-20-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
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I've done some upgrading and was wondering if anyone else has.


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Old 12-20-2014, 09:49 AM   #6
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Gasman,

I found the small ceiling speakers were pretty useless once we were driving down the road. I had to have the radio so loud to hear it, I was driving my wife crazy. When our Jensen radio with the slide out screen died, I took the opportunity to upgrade the radio to a regular car stereo and I added a separate monitor for the rear/side cameras. I also added some powerful satellite speakers to the bottom of the cabinets, just above our heads. The sound is great, don't have to have it too loud and I added a speaker switch for when we're parked, I can go back to the original speakers.


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Of the features of my 2013 390RB, the wiring, component cables instead of HDMI and the lack of forethought on wiring the single living room TV sound system were about the only major disappoints for me.

I've pulled HDMI cable to the bedroom and basement but I have yet to try and improve the sound system to give it more of a home theather type system. I thought about using the existing front speakers and the Jensen radio and connecting to the output of the satellite receiver.

Any thoughts.
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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Edgewant,

I recently put in a matrix hdmi switch so I can play the same source or different sources on all three TVs. Ran hdmi to the basement TV, but how did you run hdmi to the bedroom? Looks like it would come out of the bottom of the entertainment center in the living room, run underneath coach and then back up through slide. Just can't figure out how to run through the back slide and up to TV in bedroom. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 12-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #9
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David,

I too installed a matrix switch
The HDMI cable routing to the bedroom wasn't easy. I basically followed the same route as the component cables.

It does come out of the bottom of the entertainment center and can be accessed from the bottom of the half bath vanity. It then runs along the side of motorhome through a chase behind the toilet in the half bath. From there it enters another carpet chase under the bedroom end tables and under the bed. It then penetrates the rear bath floor under the bedroom end table that is rear most. It then takes a tortuous path under the elevated rear bath floor and crosses the motorhome to the wardrobe side. It comes out of the bath room wall into a special cable guide that can flex. It can be seen if the wardrobe slide is retracted. It enters the front edge of the wardrobe slide. You have to remove the staples from the carpet that covers the leading edge of the wardrobe slide. Roll the carpet back and there are 3 or 4 long screws that hold a 2 x 2 to the front of the slide. This 2 x 2 forms part of a chase for the coax cable, component cables and power wire I believe. There are a couple of holes on the front edge of the slide where the wires penetrate and are routed into the floor of the wardrobe slide. They exit the floor under the bottom drawer of the wardrobe and are routed into the wall. They exit the wall in the bottom of the overhead cabinets and traverse over to the TV.

Good Luck. Hope this helps.
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I've added 6 1/2 inch speakers in old speaker locations above driver/passenger seats. A bazooka sub behind driver seat. Two 4 1/2 inch speakers in pods on the dash and separate amplifiers for all speakers. Now I enjoy listening to music going down the road.


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