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Old 05-06-2008, 08:20 AM   #41
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I see all these different posts about the concertone...what is themain gripe here? I have one in my 2008 2701ss...should I be concerned about something or look out for something? Wehen we camp, we leave it on for the dogs to drown outside noise, so they dont bark...please fill me in...I do know it has no bass what so ever...

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Old 05-06-2008, 08:44 AM   #42
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.what is the main gripe here? ...I do know it has no bass what so ever...
Well it should have some bass because you most likely have a bass
boost speaker somewhere.
Did you try turning up the bass???
You hit one of the concertone buttons ( I forget which one) and
it says treble or bass and then you hit up or down button
to adjust.

Gripes are as varied as the members here.... everything.
My first one hummed loudly only in surround sound mode when
watching a DVD. It also was too loud even on volume level 1.
My replacement hisses all the time.
Radio, CD, DVD it doesn't matter-- it hisses. And I don't think this one
has much bass either.
I'm calling them again today but it's 200 miles to the dealer so I have
to remove it, take it to the UPS store and send it back at my expence.
Maybe the 3rd time will be the charm.

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Old 05-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #43
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my first 1 lastted a week the dvd /cd player died.the dealer replaced it after a 200 mile round trip then another 200 to pick it up it lastted 2 weekend trips.the same thing again dvd cd player went out.this time i pulled it out my self on a sunday mailled it on monday got it back on thursday went back to camp ground on friday put it in,it workrd for 2 days took it back out same thing dvd/cd player.all of theme were very noisey at low volume,the sound button witch is the bass and trebble and balance only works once in a the speaker buttons for b and c dont work butt im wooried about changing it again because the dvd player still works its the lesser of 2 evils other then that the concertone has been a great system !!!!!!!!!!!!!! not!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #44
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I really do feel your pain and anger!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:00 PM   #45
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i have a zx500 and just bought trailer. the red power light is lite but nothing happens when you hit power at all.
i pulled it out and looked at the fuse and pulled out. the red light on power goes out. put back in and pulled the main fuse in the main fuse box and the same. Any ideas or do i have a POS like the others on the thread? Is their a replacement that anyone has heard of that will fit space and hook up the same? HELP this sucks!!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #46
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Zx500 - dead!

Same issue, red LED is lit but will not turn on unit when pressed. Removed fuse for the 3 min as suggested by Concertone support joy! Support Rep states if the fuse reset does not work there is an internal fault...these guys are brilliant. I think I have a better chance of fixing it myself since I work in the electronic field. Up to this point the ZX500 worked as advertized, overall I was pleased with its performance.


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Old 07-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #47
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We are on our 3rd Concertone now. We had the ZX500 now they put in the ZX600 model.. well it worked okay at dealer.. got home.. nothing.. the power light button was lit up red as you stated.. read your post.. good thing dealer was closed today.. observance of the 4th of July.. because I was ready to be a 'little' upset with them because we are taking it out next week.. My husband had already taken fuse out and put back in and checked connections....etc. me being an auto machanic's daugther, I couldn't rest until I got my fingers on it.. I unplugged 5th wheel from power outlet.. removed fuse, waited 2 or 3 mins.. then replaced fuse.. Wahhlaaaa it works.. I looked up toward Heaven and said " I am my father's daughter..thank you dad".

Glad the dealer was closed worked out that we didn't waste time, energy and my little 'attitude' to get this taken care of..

Thanks MCA928 for asking the question and to Marvin for giving us the advice.. It's 2010 and they are still installing ZX600 models..geez..

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Old 07-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #48
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The Concertone units are just a place holder for a better system. Forest River made a hole in the cabinet and they had to fill it with something.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #49
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My Concertone ZX600 on my Flagstaff will not pick up FM sations any more and I have these 3 funky "icons" (2 on the left side and 1 bottom right) that I have never seen before any one have any ideas??
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:36 AM   #50
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My Concertone ZX600 on my Flagstaff will not pick up FM sations any more and I have these 3 funky "icons" (2 on the left side and 1 bottom right) that I have never seen before any one have any ideas??
My ZX50 did the same thing for awhile. I could not get ANY FM stations. However, I changed Modes a few times and was able to get FM stations again. Weird! Now it has quit playing CD's...

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