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Old 11-09-2019, 12:02 AM   #1
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Upgrading the sound system

New owner of a 2020 surveyor 287bhss. Not thrilled with the soundbar/speaker systems. Has anyone upgraded and what would you suggest? I do like the 4 zone capacity, just think the sound quality could be much better....
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:41 AM   #2
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I bought a good bluetooth speaker and use it outside. It can also be used inside with a 3.6mm cord to listen to the TV with better sound although my TV sounds okay so I have not needed to utilize it in that manner. If it didn't, I'd likely look for an inexpensive sound bar to leave permanently connected to the TV.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:20 AM   #3
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I have a flagstaff 27bhws with the soundbar. It works fine except when the ac or heat is running, then you have to crank it loud. I'll be watching this tread for updates. I'm thinking of putting a second set of speakers above the sofa but haven't figured out the full plan yet.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:37 AM   #4
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If the stereo has a subwoofer output.

Try a borrowed powered subwoofer.

I was amazed how much a $200 Yamaha subwoofer improved my system!
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:05 PM   #5
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My 2019 Berkshire XL 40 D came with a small all in “one sound bar” which means no separate sub woofer. It was only 30 watts. I can’t remember if it was JBL or Bose but it wasn’t up to the task. I couldn’t hear the TV over the air conditioner. I knew that when I bought the motorhome. The TV was also a cheap model. I replaced the tv with an Ultra HD unit with a refresh’s rate of 120 and bumped up the sound bar to a 240 watt unit with separate sub. Both are Samsung. I was able to find a Samsung blue ray DVD so put that in. Much better equipment than factory and I can use one remote.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:58 AM   #6
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Speaker upgrade

I didn't like the sound from the stock ceiling speakers, particularly with the a/c running so I got one of these and put the transmitter on the kitchen counter, near the TV and power and I can put the speaker between me and GF and we can hear so much better. You can plug headphones into the speaker also if need to and it recharges from the base as well as having its own power supply.

Search Amazon for Simolio wireless speaker. There are others, this is just the one I happen to buy. I do like it quite a lot.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:54 PM   #7
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I installed a 5.1 home theatre sound at with subwoofer and rear speakers wireless. Can’t beat it!
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:19 PM   #8
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I installed a 5.1 home theatre sound at with subwoofer and rear speakers wireless. Can’t beat it!


What brand?
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Visio. Sonos was out of budget
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I have the Vizio system for the bedroom. I have been thoroughly impressed with it!
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:52 AM   #11
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My 2019 Berkshire XL 40 D came with a small all in “one sound bar” which means no separate sub woofer. It was only 30 watts. I can’t remember if it was JBL or Bose but it wasn’t up to the task. I couldn’t hear the TV over the air conditioner. I knew that when I bought the motorhome. The TV was also a cheap model. I replaced the tv with an Ultra HD unit with a refresh’s rate of 120 and bumped up the sound bar to a 240 watt unit with separate sub. Both are Samsung. I was able to find a Samsung blue ray DVD so put that in. Much better equipment than factory and I can use one remote.
Do you have a picture of the bar installed or a model number? My opening is only 32" and most decent sound bars are 35"
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