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Old 06-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Well I finally figured out why I can't get my surround sound to work....

The jerk that owned my unit first cut all the wires on the harness in back of the audio box up in the compartment.. (The ones that plug into the DVD). Also took the executive brand DVD player and replaced it with a Sony)

So now it's going to take some doing to get everything to work.....
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Well I finally figured out why I can't get my surround sound to work....

The jerk that owned my unit first cut all the wires on the harness in back of the audio box up in the compartment.. (The ones that plug into the DVD). Also took the executive brand DVD player and replaced it with a Sony)

So now it's going to take some doing to get everything to work.....
Ugh! I've been playing with mine for 6 months and still don't have the final configuration that I want. What I found funny is that the wires that FR ran up to all the speakers in the ceiling are nothing but 16 gauge lamp cord!

Good thing I'm not an audiophile purist, eh??

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Darn Ernest! That is the pits! Is the Sony unit a home theater or just DVD player? Maybe we can figure something out! Next time your at the rig, look back in that compartment and validate there is an Audio 6/2 converter box. I'm thinking that maybe with the 6/2 converter - you could take the audio out of the tv and go direct to the converter box... I'd have to look at the schematic on the box - but it seems doable... Anyone??
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Hey J....

The Sony is just a player..... I do have the box... That's what has the portion of the cut-off harness is plugged into...

Seems a shame to have those 9 speakers and not be able to make use of them...
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The Sony is just a player..... I do have the box... That's what has the portion of the cut-off harness is plugged into...

Seems a shame to have those 9 speakers and not be able to make use of them...

You mean the idiot cut the wires to the speakers in the ceiling?? I'd "open" the wall and solder extension wire back on to use them. Actually you should have only lost 5 of the 9. In my coach 5 are used for the SS in the entertainment system, the other 4 are for the in dash stereo.


In my 2011 390RB they are real easy to get to inside the wall. Or did the idiot crawl in there and clip them off? Shheeesh!!

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I still have the end of the harness plugged into the box but he cut all the wires and left about 6" attached to the harness.....
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Ernest -
Again, since we have sister coaches, next time you're looking in that cabinet, look at the Audio 6/2 box closely. On the front, there is a molded connector - speaker out. On the rear, a small molded power and another large, molded speaker input. On my unit - which in theory should match yours, the wiring for the input side is no longer than 6 to 8 inches. When I move my Executive DVD-Home Theater unit, the Audio 6/2 box has to move also - as the wires are so short. The back of the Executive unit was all speaker-type spring wire connectors. So "maybe" with luck, they were not cut, just short and appeared that way. If so, there are several drop in replacements for the Executive that would allow your surround-a-sound to work as original. I've been looking at a few on EBay - but I'm lucky as my Executive units seems to be holding up well.
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Here is a picture of what I have.... Appears to me that I've got a bundle of cut wires....

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Ernest,
I'm afraid you're exactly right - looks like the previous guy cut them which makes NO sense - the Executive Amp had spring loaded wire connectors. If you choose to, there are a few inexpensive home theater amps that appear to be good replacements for the original Executive unit. You need then only extend the "cut" wires a few inches and connect to the "new" unit and you're back in sup pound-a-sound land. I know many will say you need to solder speaker extensions - I never have, but I'm not an audiophile either. Or maybe you could just turn the box around and have it back-to-back with the new amp and not have to extend the wires. Regardless - you're close.
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