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Old 07-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #121
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The hum your picking up is frome the converter you will need an inline condenser that will fix the hum for you
you can pick on up from radio shack it the same condenser you would put on the car radio

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Does anyone have a write up or pictures on where to install the filter on the converter? I have a 2008 Signature Ultra Lite that I would like to try this fix on. Thanks!
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The RadioShack noise suppressor should give you "some" instructions, but I believe it might be close to the unit (as in probably directly behind it).
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:17 PM   #123
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Question Concertone Zx500

No tech knowledge and one day the ZX500 works then the next only the CD player works, no radio very frustrating and trying to fine repair person is almost impossible when it is in your rig and they have no place to park to work on it. Live in Canada and Concertone will not mail new set to us in Canada. Looked for shorts, loose wires, antenna etc.see no problems.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #124
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we are on our second unit now this one is a year old and its acting up the radio quits then plays off and on , the dvd player doesnt work? im about fed up with it and the dealer wont really help i hvae to call FR to see what they say
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Concertone Zx500

Finally found someone on Vancouver Island to look at our Concertone ZX500 and he will try to get parts. Can not order from Concertone as we live in Canada and they will not mail to us. I'll let you know how we make out with repairs.
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we are on our second unit now this one is a year old and its acting up the radio quits then plays off and on , the dvd player doesnt work? im about fed up with it and the dealer wont really help i hvae to call FR to see what they say
You should pull out the unit and check the wiring yourself - its easy and the wiring diagram in on a label on the back of the unit so its right there. A loose or bad connection could be the issue...
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Firedude,

I concure with Bob about checking the wiring, especially if the radio issue happens at the same time as the DVD player issue. With mine it was just the CD/DVD player. Radio worked 100% of the time. When the dealer worked on it he said it was wiring loose. It started again shortly after the dealer trip so I pulled it out and used crimp connections. It didn't help. Swapping the unit out for a Jensen did though. I will never own a Concertone unit again.
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... I will never own a Concertone unit again.
boo! ;-)
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Hey, I semi-recanted that in a different post on a different thread.
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Hey, I semi-recanted that in a different post on a different thread.

Is your tag line from the "Notebooks of Lazarus Long"?
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Hey, I semi-recanted that in a different post on a different thread.
Just pulling your leg and I appreciate the "recant"!

oh, and while I did not retire, I did - six years active, 4 on on a submarine and four years reserves. STS1(SS)

Take care shipmate!
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Is your tag line from the "Notebooks of Lazarus Long"?
A collection of "One Liners" from the collected works of Robert Heinlein (SciFi author) who was a Naval Officer before he started writing.

The three you chose are in his books.

Two of his books became movies.

The Puppet Masters and Starship Troopers
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Hey guys just go a 2011 wolfpack 27 with a zx500! What a disapointment! One of the outside speakers was not working and I had to try to fix my brand new camper. Does anyone have any ideas for upgrading the system and speakers????? Thanks in advance.
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A collection of "One Liners" from the collected works of Robert Heinlein (SciFi author) who was a Naval Officer before he started writing.

The three you chose are in his books.

Two of his books became movies.

The Puppet Masters and Starship Troopers
I googled something like "witty one liners" and just picked a few I liked. Never knew the source.
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I would think your problem isn't with the Concertone ZX500, but with the manufacturer. I would suspect loose or disconnected or even incorrectly connected wires. Pull the unit out (release the side covers to reveal the mounting screws) and verify the wiring. Your Toyhauler was probably built in less than a day, so you should expect to find several items that need addressing. I had a few things that needed correcting on my ROO but did myself because I didn't want to make an appointment to drive 50 miles one way to have the dealer make a quick adjustment. Stereo wires was one of those issues.
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Hey guys just go a 2011 wolfpack 27 with a zx500! What a disapointment! One of the outside speakers was not working and I had to try to fix my brand new camper. Does anyone have any ideas for upgrading the system and speakers????? Thanks in advance.
Whats the disappointment?

That you needed to fix a speaker? What was wrong with it? Was it the product or the installation?

What does the ZX50 do or not do that you would like?

What other audio video equipment is in your Wolfpack and have you thought about how you would like the system to operate?

Upgrades can be fun, but its best to begin with the end in mind, even if you don't install everything you want right away you can continue t o "build" upon what you have until you have everything you want!
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Goody5454, check all the speaker wiring myself & another member on here that have purchased new TTs in the past year have had to rewire the speakers to get proper stereo sound.

The unit has the speaker wiring diagram on it, so you should be able to verify the wiring.

Each pair of speakers should be wired to the output of a single "room". LH speaker, LH output & so on. In my case the LH speaker was wired to the RH output of room A, while the RH speaker was wired to the RH output of room B. The wiring was the proper colour for each of the circuits I described, but that wiring doesn't make for great sound.

And we wonder why FR doesn't send out a customer satisfaction survey 6 months after our purchase.
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Hi, I bought a Rockwood Mini Lite back in April. It is equipped with a ZX75 sound system. The radio never worked, the dvd/cd player worked 3 times. I finally went camping last weekend and nothing ever worked. I see i'm not alone, i did a search and found many people having problems with the units. Why do they put such a peice of crap in a nice rv? Does anyone from Forrest River look at these comments so they can help to replace these things? Thanks
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We did the Jensen swap too. WAY worth it.
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