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Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Outdoor speaker problems

I have a Rockwood 8289 WS with outdoor speakers and when I turn them on they are very low volume as compared to the indoor volume. I would say probably 1/4 the volume. Does anyone else have this problem? I've had a couple other campers with the outdoor speakers and the volume was usually about the same in and out.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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I had the same problem, I replaced them with 6" bought from Crutchfield. I talked to Bob Fields. He said to buy them from them and not concertone direct, because of free shipping. Same speakers, Had to cut the hole bigger because of the magnet with a jig saw, but had to cut the blade in half so I wouldn't go thur the inside wall. The wall is only 2" thick so you need the concertone replacement. Looks just like the 4" but now all my speakers are at the same level of sound A,B, and C. The cost is $29.95 per speaker with free shipping.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info
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I posted that issue a few months ago and got no helpful replies. Thanks a lot for the solution. I really enjoy listening to the audio system both inside and outside. Cannot do that currenly, with the large difference in volume between the A and C speakers.
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I posted that issue a few months ago and got no helpful replies. Thanks a lot for the solution. I really enjoy listening to the audio system both inside and outside. Cannot do that currenly, with the large difference in volume between the A and C speakers.
I know it use to drive me nuts. I did put a piece of that silver insulation behind it. When I first hooked them up I tried the outside first and you could hear it in the unit. Now with that I can listen to music outside and my wife can watch TV without hearing it. If I have all the speakers on I do not have to blast the inside to hear the outside. Pretty equal but I have like 8 total speakers inside so it is just a little louder but not by much at all, I can live with that.....
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Ours are the same way, we shut off A, turn on B and C. That way we can also have music inside, just shut bedroom door so it is not so loud inside.
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I have a Rockwood 8289 WS with outdoor speakers and when I turn them on they are very low volume as compared to the indoor volume. I would say probably 1/4 the volume. Does anyone else have this problem? I've had a couple other campers with the outdoor speakers and the volume was usually about the same in and out.

I have a 2014 23RS and same problem.... I have it on my list of fixes for the dealer. They have already said they have no clue. Our 2012 19 ROO worked great same volume in and out.
One thing that puzzles me...why did my previous model not have the issues with volume...you should not be replacing speakers to fix issue.. if previous year worked fine make newer models work.
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I have a 2014 23RS and same problem.... I have it on my list of fixes for the dealer. They have already said they have no clue. Our 2012 19 ROO worked great same volume in and out.
One thing that puzzles me...why did my previous model not have the issues with volume...you should not be replacing speakers to fix issue.. if previous year worked fine make newer models work.
The problem is that FR went to 4" speakers on all units now. They say they can't get the 6" anymore which is BS. You can buy them from either concertone or Crutchfield, Crutchfield has free shipping. FR will not put 6" speakers in under warranty period. They cost 29.95 each. It will fix your problem......
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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.
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