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Old 09-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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My outdoor (C) speakers are like yours. I guess they want us to crank them up on purpose as opposed to accidentally blasting our next door nieghbors.
I have also wondered if that was the reason. All of my campers have been that way. I actually LIKE being sure that I won't be disturbing the neighbors when I switch to the outside speakers.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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I have also wondered if that was the reason. All of my campers have been that way. I actually LIKE being sure that I won't be disturbing the neighbors when I switch to the outside speakers.
Well that's up to you I would hope you didn't. I have never had a complaint from a camper yet. I never blast them but I now can walk inside and not be blasted out either. It's a personnel choice. It has nothing to do with that, They install 6" in the Ceder Creeks and other units.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #13
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But don't the holes have to be cut larger to accommodate the larger size? I don't know if I'm up for that.
Read post #3 on this thread. Bob Fields and FR told me there is no problem at all you are only enlarging the whole by like a 1 1/2" to except the larger magnet. It is no big deal and will not void your warranty.
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Are saying the interior speakers are larger (6 inch round) than the exterior speakers (4 inch round)?

My unit uses Jenson speakers which are small cubes inside and ovoid shaped outside.

My first thought was that the exterior speakers had one speaker with positive and negative reversed which would account for the difference in volume.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #15
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Are saying the interior speakers are larger (6 inch round) than the exterior speakers (4 inch round)?

My unit uses Jenson speakers which are small cubes inside and ovoid shaped outside.

My first thought was that the exterior speakers had one speaker with positive and negative reversed which would account for the difference in volume.
The Concertone system uses 6" (5) in the lounge area and (2) in the bedroom all the same size speakers inside. with 4" on the outside. Positive and negative has nothing to do with it. I even tried that and also asked Bob Fields about it, they do not have the power to produce any quality sound, they are rated at 25 watt, the 6" I think are 75 watt you need to check the Cruchfield site. It has nothing to do with blasting the outside it has to do with balance through out the system. I enjoy clear sounding music. NOT LOUD MUSIC. If you read my post #3 you will read that now my wife can watch TV and I can hear quality sound outside. We could not do that before. First I thought they had a volume reducer installed but Bob Fields is the one who told me what the problem was and how to solve it. I don't know where this blasting came from. The question was why do you have to turn the volume up so high to hear the music outside. The reason is that FR choose to go cheap and put 25 watt speakers outside. When I asked FR they said that the 6" where no longer available for outside. Both Concertone and Cruthfield sells them on there web site also looks just like the 4" but are 6" you just can't add any speaker being the wall is only 2" thick.
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Read post #3 on this thread. Bob Fields and FR told me there is no problem at all you are only enlarging the whole by like a 1 1/2" to except the larger magnet. It is no big deal and will not void your warranty.
Thank you! I'll check out Crutchfield!
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One last thing, when I was in Goshen the factory rep from FR said they did not make the 6" speakers anymore. So I took his word and went to the vendor booth and bought 2 6" from Jensen. The next morning the crew from FR and their manager came to my trailer to install them. When they seen the Jensen they said that they where deeper then 2"'s and would stick out on the inside. Of course I took them back. That's how I found out that I had to use the Concertone or I would need to install a spacer to hold them out. I was Leary about cutting into my side wall. I called my dealer they said that they could cut it out, but said all you need is a jig saw the same that they would use. When I took the 4" out I found that the outside skin is only like a 1/8" thick. It cut very easy. The new speakers even come with a gasket to seal any water from getting into them. A word of caution you do need to put some insulation behind them or you will hear them inside. I used that silver stuff for ducts that you get at Lowes or Home depot. Now we can not hear them inside at normal volume. Also I ran a bead of sealant around them for extra water proofing.
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