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Old 06-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Opinions replacement for the Concertjunk zx600

Hi, I lost my original log in . I was Rockinwood a few years back, but glad to be back, our unit we all know, the Concertone, needs to be thrown into the trash, wanted to know, what you have replaced it with..thanks
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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I would replace my Concertone with a Concertone ZX-800.

Nothing comes close to the features in a 12 volt platform.
Check their web site and contact customer service for your options.

PS I can reset your account if you want.

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Thank you!!! Rockinwood please!! LOL
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on the replacement, I am a tech for Consumer Electronics, and cant get myself to spend 700.00 bucks on a $100 unit, Has anyone went with the Jensen unit? thanks!!
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Check your PM before you log off. I reset your password and it is in the PM.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #7
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I have the Jensen AWM965, but would love the AWM975 for the HDMI, weatherband, and external IR port. The 965 was the replacement to the "Don't" Touch Audio and it seems to be great so far. If it fails, though, I am moving up to a Pioneer Appradio or Kenwood DVD unit.
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Thank you for the response!
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The jensen is nice but is only stereo and has no sub out.
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on the replacement, I am a tech for Consumer Electronics, and cant get myself to spend 700.00 bucks on a $100 unit, Has anyone went with the Jensen unit? thanks!!
Come on Rockinwood! If you are in CE (as I am) you would know this is not $100 and even if you believe it is, why would the unit with less features be worth more?

Now, I can understand you may want a different brand based on your experience and with that I can accept (if I have too), but if you read these forums (especially the last two years) you will see a marked diference in people's opinions. Heck now, days and weeks go by without comment and you will even find folks actually admitting they like their Concertone systems!

Having grown up in MA, sometimes I feel like saying your happy with your Concertone is as hard as saying your a Republican from Massachusetts! People look at you funny...HAHA

Our newest systems (especially the ZX800) have more features than any 12Volt in wall system available and our expansion into the industry continues both OEM and Aftermarket.

If you are interested in giving our new products a look, I am happy to work with you as I can.

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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well, too bad you were not around, when I had to exchange the zx500 twice, and just put up with new Model, Int play dvd, and Microp freezing up, high pitch noise, even after installing Noise coil. Sorry to offend you as I went through the constant grief of trying to get a good unit. Do you think the new Unit is worth 600-700, be honest, and it is a shame, the people out of warranty, could not get one of these (better) units to begin with. I am talking as a customer now, not a tech.
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You did NOT offend me and I am SORRY you had to endure that. I just like to jump in as I can to help or defend as necessary. If you look at the posts over the last two years, you will see how I have tried.

Last year we had a very cost effective trade in program and it was so successful that we sold out of the ZX700. Now our ZX800s are so popular we have been basically unable to keep them in stock. So while that makes availability difficult, it also helps sustain the price.

That said, send me your phone number (to my email below) so I can call you to discuss tomorrow.

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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Unfortunately, "worth" is not driven by production costs but by market support.

If they are selling out of current stocks, I wouldn't expect a price reduction any time soon. I would expect quite the contrary.

I dont know where people are getting the money these days, but it seems they're sure willing to spend it...

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #14
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No new unit yet, but may give the zx800 a shot
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Picked up an LG home unit for $125. No 12v but works like a charm on 120.
Could not justify 700-900$ for another unproven unit
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The jensen is nice but is only stereo and has no sub out.
I connected the non-powered dual coil sub woofer that came in my rig
to my Jensen in parallel with the bedroom speakers.
My trailer is pretty much 1 room anyway.
It actually has pretty good bass that way.
My Jensen is working OK but some things to consider.
I have a very small (think fat credit card size) remote. Tiny buttons
impossible to use by "feel" in the dark. I must put on glasses and turn
on a light to use the remote.
I bought a universal teachable remote to help but haven't taken the time
to program it. (I'm waiting for a rainy day stuck in the trailer to do that.)

My Jensen has a remote IR jack but didn't come with the remote IR eye.
Mine has no weather bands. (Bought a portable weather radio but still
miss it on the Jensen.)
I had to slightly modify the size of the hole in my cabinet to make it fit
the Concertone cut out.

Alas, all this happened before Bob Fields arrived.

The prices of those new units "plumb scares me half to death!"
Wow, this RVing is like boating. Dig a hole and toss in money!
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I connected the non-powered dual coil sub woofer that came in my rig
to my Jensen in parallel with the bedroom speakers.
My trailer is pretty much 1 room anyway.
It actually has pretty good bass that way.
My Jensen is working OK but some things to consider.
I have a very small (think fat credit card size) remote. Tiny buttons
impossible to use by "feel" in the dark. I must put on glasses and turn
on a light to use the remote.
I bought a universal teachable remote to help but haven't taken the time
to program it. (I'm waiting for a rainy day stuck in the trailer to do that.)

My Jensen has a remote IR jack but didn't come with the remote IR eye.
Mine has no weather bands. (Bought a portable weather radio but still
miss it on the Jensen.)
I had to slightly modify the size of the hole in my cabinet to make it fit
the Concertone cut out.

Alas, all this happened before Bob Fields arrived.

The prices of those new units "plumb scares me half to death!"
Wow, this RVing is like boating. Dig a hole and toss in money!
I hear you! Very expensive!, I represent Samsung Panasonic, and other companies, for LCD/Plasma warranty work, and when an lcd panel goes out, a defect/even if it 3 years old, they usually, do a full no out of pocket repair, or an exchange, at a very reduced price, I am glad Bob fields is around too.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #18
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Before I would spend $800 bucks for an RV ready sound system I'd buy
a middle priced car stereo DVD player with remote and go that way.
Those now can play CDs DVDs and mp3 files. They have built in hard drives
to hold your music files.
Add a couple speaker switches from Radio Shack and you've got sound
and movies all you want and it's still 12v of course. All for half the money.

Why yes, sir I AM a cheap skate! Proud of it in fact!
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Hey I am having problems getting my replacement zx500 hooked up correctly would anyone know of a serviceman in the Houston,Texas area that could work on it?
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I would email bfields@concertone.com, to see who is the closest service center
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