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Old 10-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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surround sound quality bad

Our 2010 Cedar Creek 36RE has a Executive surround sound system. The problem I have with it is that the bass notes sound all muffled. This on CD's and radio both. Some have told me that the Executive is about as cheap a system as you can get, and there lies the problem. Others say that the problem is with the speakers in the ceiling.
Has anyone else had this problem and fixed it? Sure would like to hear from you.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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I personally have not heard a sound system, that has been installed from the factory, that remotely comes close to what an inexpensive home system will deliver. If looking for quality sound, I would change out everything.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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I personally have not heard a sound system, that has been installed from the factory, that remotely comes close to what an inexpensive home system will deliver. If looking for quality sound, I would change out everything.
I second this.
Low quality systems in these units.

If you want true quality buy a system to fit your needs.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Doesn't help when they are connecting via headphone jack/analog connector.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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There is no headphone Jack. I was able to track down the distributor of these. The US outfit had them made "overseas" and stuck their name on them They were made very cheaply under pressure from the RV manufactures who bought them for $32.00 a piece. The things were so crappy that the distributor discontinued them and sold the last ones in 2008. Any seen in later model RV's are because RV manufacturers, who knew full well how crappy they were, had inventory to get rid of.
Now don't that give you a warm fuzzy feeling about the makers of RV's.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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If you have access to the bass woofer you might want to see if you can change the polarity.
Speakers have a plus and a minus just like a battery.
They are supposed to be hooked up the same at both ends.
In other words the positive lead at the unit runs to the positive lead at the speaker.
Plus to plus and minus to minus.
When the speaked is wired out of phase it can drastically change the sound and some have refered to it as "muddy".

A couple of years ago I chunked the factory unit in the recycle bin and replaced it with a home theatre.
Durring the process I was amazed at the lack of craftsmanship by the installers.
It looked like a rats nest of wires....kind of like the U-verse commercials.
Everything was loose and some not connected at all.

Start by looking at the wiring. You might find the problem there.

Good luck.

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Thanks for the tip. I checked the polarity on the sub woofer connection and it was correct. However I decided to switch them anyway to see the difference it would make.
EURIKA, the sound is just great without the sub woofer connected at all!

It's gonna stay that way!!
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Thanks for the tip. I checked the polarity on the sub woofer connection and it was correct. However I decided to switch them anyway to see the difference it would make.
EURIKA, the sound is just great without the sub woofer connected at all!

It's gonna stay that way!!
One set of wires to my ceiling sub were backwards. I simply swaped the two and it sounds great. I would try hooking them up switching the wires.
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I did try it with the wires switched and saw no difference, so decided to go without the sub woofer. Sounds completely acceptable to me.
Possibly a less agressive sub woofer, if such a thing exists, might be ok.
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Thanks for the tip. I checked the polarity on the sub woofer connection and it was correct. However I decided to switch them anyway to see the difference it would make.
EURIKA, the sound is just great without the sub woofer connected at all!

It's gonna stay that way!!
Well, there you go!

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