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Old 10-05-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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Installing a sound bar with a Jensen audio system

Ok, have now figured out the Jensen TV and audio system is one place CC skimped on to save money and keep prices low. So the TV will be replaced in the future, but the sound system needs an upgrade too. Will probably keep the system since the audio outside is ok and has the DVD player, but inside we would like better sound then the 2 itty bitty speaker put out. Now it they were Bose itty bitty speakers it would be fine lol lol lol, but they are not. So since we don't have surround sound we figured we would get a nice sound bar for the TV and hopefully wire the audio receiver in to it too. Has anyone done this and which did you go with and were there any problems I will have to deal with??.....oh and yes I did a search and found nothing...
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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So, I for one, am glad they skimped on the sound and gave me a better bed.
I wonder if Bluetooth speaker would work for your situation. It could be external and would not need re-wiring.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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Go online and look at Samsung Sound Bars....just looked at some last week at HHGreg appliances. They use Bluetooth and come in several grades of quality. The mid range, around $225, offers EXCELLENT tone and sound that will blow you away for the price.
More than enough for any RV sound enhancement.
We have the Jensen TV and if we used it more, I would have already bought this one. Low profile and will easily move to many spots or home!
Just a thought.....
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Put a sound bar in a few months ago, has Bluetooth, so we also use iPad music as well. Huge improvement in sound and an easy mount
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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I opted to trash the sound bar and install my Onkyo 6.1 receiver and Bose speakers.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:07 PM   #6
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Ok I am a little Bluetooth stupid..not really sure how it works....but is the Jensen radio/DVD player Bluetooth??? I would rather hard wire the radio and TV into the sound bar. All I want is better sound from the radio and TV then what comes from 5 inch speakers or the TV speakers....
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:57 AM   #7
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Sound bars

Most all have both Blue Tooth capabilities AND HDMI cable that you simply plug into your TV.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:06 AM   #8
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Not sure why you'd add both a sound bar AND a receiver to listen to your TV. Sound bars have a built in amplifier so a receiver is not necessary as a addition to listen to the tv. Now if you want a receiver for other purposes like movies, radio, etc, then go for it. You'll need to be sure the sound bar you buy has multiple source inputs if you add a receiver!
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #9
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I am not talking about a receiver, but the Jensen radio/DVD/CD player CC installs. I find nothing that says it is Bluetooth. I am just trying to find out if the radio has audio OUT connections before I tear it out of the wall to see since the instructions are very limited too. I know the TV has audio OUT connections so that is not a problem. I just want to be able to listen to FM/CD on something other then the cheap 5 inch speakers CC installs. So are there connections on the back of the radio to connect to a sound bar?????
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Go here http://www.asaelectronics.com/rv/stereos.html and look up your Jensen unit. It will tell you if you have BT. Also you could just wire the sound bar into the front AUX plug.
Also why not just replace the CC speakers with some high end of the same size? Sound bars are nothing more than a long box with speakers in it. They sound fine but swapping the current Jensen junk speakers for some quality Bose, Infinity, etc would improve the sound as well.
Not sure if you have a subwoofer. If not then going with a sound bar and wireless subwoofer would be the way to go as opposed to upgrading the CC speakers and adding a subwoofer.
We have a subwoofer in our SOB 5th along with 4 speakers in the ceiling and it sounds pretty good. Nothing like our home system but considering we are usually close to others when camping it's hard to crank it up without bothering a fellow camper anyway.
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