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Old 08-07-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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how many watts for surround sound speakers

My RCA RTD317 is dead in water, pretty bad considering I never used it, 16 months. Does anyone know how many watts the ceiling speakers will support? Thinking of replacement with a stronger system and blu ray player. Has anyone else done this? If so photos would be great.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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I replaced my RCA with a Sony all in one system I bought as an open box buy at Best Buy about 2 months after buying the coach. Been using it for almost a year and a half with no problem. As long as you don't listin to it at high levels you should not have a problem.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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I replaced my RCA with a Sony all in one system I bought as an open box buy at Best Buy about 2 months after buying the coach. Been using it for almost a year and a half with no problem. As long as you don't listin to it at high levels you should not have a problem.
That RCA surround sound is a $149 piece of junk.
I need to replace mine also. What SONY model did yo get?
Did you use the existing speakers or added new?
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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The model I used was a Sony BDV-E570 all in one Blu-Ray player. I used the Blu-Ray version because that’s all we watch now. I used the existing speakers and sub box and the sound is good, not great but good enough for the MH. I put the RCA in my garage with the speakers that came with the Sony. One more thing the model we purchased also has wifi so I can stream netflix also.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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My 09' 378 didn't have a RCA system, but it was still a piece of crap and so were the speakers and sub. I replaced all the original A/V equipment including the TV. I used a separate surround receiver and disc player, new speakers and a powered sub. If your interested in my install, I will post the details and photos later. It may be a few days though, as I'm in the middle of a house move.
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My 09' 378 didn't have a RCA system, but it was still a piece of crap and so were the speakers and sub. I replaced all the original A/V equipment including the TV. I used a separate surround receiver and disc player, new speakers and a powered sub. If your interested in my install, I will post the details and photos later. It may be a few days though, as I'm in the middle of a house move.
I'm interested because my RCA won't play DVD and is being replaced with the same I think. The RCA is a piece of junk. Pictures would be great especially the new speakers in the ceiling.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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I would think if you took the ceiling speakers out and to an audio store like Best Buy they should be able to match up something that will fit the openings. Sub Woofer should be no problem except for new mounting holes perhaps.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #8
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For a small investment in electronics and minimal equipment at least you could cover the sound spectrum with quality speakers and amplifier. Nothing I hate more that distortionand underpowered amplifier straining to accomplish any recognizable passageway.
The RV industry should at least make the effort to use semidecent components as the higher end autos do. Aftermarket is the best obviously but I have had a few cars with some very impressive audio systems from the manufacturer.
Why are RV always a piece of junk?
The ceilings mounts are prewired and the connections are straightforward. I really want to add a Blu ray as the first mod .Just match up the ohms and max wattage.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #9
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You can get the Jensen unit that is most of the new trailers for around $350 on amazon. Seems expensive for what it is. But it has DVD, ipod connector and HDMI
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I would'nt consider Jensen as a higher end unit.
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