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Old 09-21-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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Outside speakers question?

Our Forester came with an outdoor entertainment center with TV and radio,CD, DVD player. There are 2 outdoor speakers mounted under the awning. We can't get them to work. At the PDI, the salesman said the switch just inside the step well on the overhead cabinet on the right is for the outdoor speakers. We are now playing with all the things we will probably never use, but are writing down procedures in case we ever do. Got the TV working along with the stereo, cd and DVD. But sound only comes out of the speakers in the entertainment center cabinet. How can I get the speakers to work?
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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They only work with the in dash radio. Nothing else. Turn on the radio and flip the switch. Ours was installed backwards so down is on. It is shame they don't work with the outside tv or radio
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thank you GL1800rider. That's it! Not very loud, but load enough if we are sitting under the awning. Boy that sub-woofer is something when we are sitting on the couch watching a DVD like Terminator. Absolutely no instructions, what a learning curve!
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Crawl under the sofa. There is a level control and a frequency cutoff control on the end of the subwoofer. You can adjust it with those two controls.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:14 AM   #5
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Thanks Creativepart. I looked under the sofa and found it. Hard to look at it with tri-focals. Took a photo with my cellphone. Yeap, just as you said. The volume is turned up all the way. I didn't touch the frequency. I doubt we will be using it, but it's good to know how it works. We will just keep the wall switch off all the time. I don't want to be rolling down the highway playing classical music that the DW is listening too out those speakers. Does that volume affect the sub-woofer?
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On our coach the music on the radio does utilize the subwoofer.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:46 AM   #7
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On our coach the music on the radio does utilize the subwoofer.

When we got ours there was no subwoofer evident. I figured it had not been installed correctly. Then I happened to look under the sofa and found the volume all the way off.

I adjusted the frequency so that more than just low bass notes came thru it. This took some of the boominess out of it and made the dash radio sound better.
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They only work with the in dash radio. Nothing else. Turn on the radio and flip the switch. Ours was installed backwards so down is on. It is shame they don't work with the outside tv or radio
That's interesting. I was speaking with the FR rep at the Harrisburg show this wkd and was discussing the outdoor speakers since they are new on the 2016's. I could have swore he turned these on by hitting one of the "speaker" buttons on the audio entertainment system mounted above the entry "see attached" and not on the dash radio. And yes, it is a shame that these speakers are not used for the outdoor TV. At this point I'm not even sure why there is a separate audio system outside since that makes a total of "3" installed in the vehicle which seems to be overkill and just adds cost.
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Sorry, needed to attach photo of inside entertainment system.
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Well, that system in your photo is not something I have in my 2015 3051S. But then I don't have outdoor speakers - just an outdoor TV with it's own radio/cd/dvd player and speakers flanking the bottom of the TV.
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