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Old 07-27-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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Sherman, I have a 2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF built in January 2017. I have the Jensen JWM6A radio in the coach. See pic 1. Pic 2 shows the rear of the radio and the large group of wires are for the output to speakers. My "A" speaker select uses L and R to feed all four coach ceiling speakers. My "B" speaker select uses L and R to feed the two exterior speakers. My "C" speaker select uses both "L" AND "R" wires which feed an adjustable line output converter part # SNI 35. See pic 3. The SNI35 has a left and right RCA cable plugged into it. The RCA cable is run to the subwoofer and it uses both left and right RCA plugs. The subwoofer is located behind the lounge chair. See pic 4.
Many of us here with 2016 models have a subwoofer with the JWM6A which uses the "C" speaker select. Maybe FR has done away with the subwoofer on certain 2017 models. Hopefully someone with your year and model will post here.


Wow!! Thank you very much for taking the time for such a detailed response. Learned a bunch therein.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:43 PM   #22
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I found today that the TV doesn't seem to feed sound thru Hdmi arc setting unless there is a DVD in. I watched a YouTube video from Jensen. I started as they did with a DVD. Turn everything off and stick a DVD in the unit. It powers on, says loading, turns to Hdmi arc and turns the TV on. Speakers work fine. I ejected DVD and found TV said no input signal. I switched to a TV channel, over the air, which should be HD but no sound. Had to use the TV speakers. Maybe if I am connected to a cable input, the speakers would work as there'd be a Hdmi input? I would think it work regardless. 🤔
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:11 PM   #23
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Make sure the hdmi cable is in the correct hdmi port on the tv. I believe hdmi1 is arc.
The hdmi port must say arc. That stands for audio return channel.
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:26 PM   #24
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@Sgtlm17 if it were incorrect, would the DVD playback still work, because it does work okay
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:29 PM   #25
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I think it may with the DVD because the source is the JWM6A. You want the hdmi in the arc port because the tv is the source
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Thanks! I'll check it out.
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In my 3010DS, "C" is the outside speakers.
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Thanks for the clarification and pictures

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Sherman, I have a 2016 Forester GTS 2801QSF built in January 2017. I have the Jensen JWM6A radio in the coach.
Thanks for the response. This is probably one of those Standard equipment on the Forester but not on the Sunseeker.

I suppose, If I ever get bored and have nothing better to do, I can disconnect that Green/white speaker wire from the JWM6A, put a tone generator on it and try figuring out where it goes. I do know it goes into the ceiling but until I can figure out how to take those speaker covers off without damaging anything, I can live without a sub woofer.



I did some research on the SWI-35 so now I know what it does. I do have a question about your sub woofer, if you don't mind checking for me. A manufacture name and model number would be nice. Also whether it it has its own power cord and whether it is 12 volts or 110 volts.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:31 AM   #29
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I found today that the TV doesn't seem to feed sound thru Hdmi arc setting unless there is a DVD in. 🤔
If I am not mistaken the TV would also need an HDMI out along with an ARC channel in order to send audio signals back to the stereo. When you are using the DVD player the sound is originating at the Stereo and being shipped to the TV. my guess is that if you want the sound from the TV sent to the stereo your going to use the audio out on the TV connected to audio in on an available Stereo imput
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Thanks - it's funny because fm is fine but am is bad on both the coach radio and ford. By any chance what is the coax cable connected for not sure what it does?
Steve, what you are seeing is a coax jack that runs to the roof. It is so you can easily add a satellite dish.
The HDMI port will run to your main cabin TV
The White plate is your King Jack Digital TV antenna switch unit.
When the green light is on, you are doing two things, sending power to the antenna attenuator. Your TV is also receiving its broadcast signals from the antenna. Turn the green light off by pushing the black button and your TV will then be receiving its signal from the cable tv jack located on the outside of your RV should you be tied into cable at an RV park.

Here is a link to the King Jack user manual

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Old 07-28-2016, 07:26 AM   #31
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JWM6A Slowly Getting There

Thanks' to all. I found the Sub it was under the Dinette Seat. The power was off so when I turned the power up it was decent sound. What is happening though is the C Speaker Button on the JWMA does not shut it off. A & B work Fine would you still get a vibration regardless of the C Button. Not sure what to do? Also Im still trying to get the TV sound out of the speakers. When I pulled the head unit out, there is one HDMI port and nothing was plugged into it. The HDMI cord from the TV (HDMI1 ARC) was plugged into the wall which from what has been said is for satellite. So I plugged the HDMI cord ARC 1 from the TV to the Back of the Head Unit put the TV on which was set to TV and the Head unit to ARC and Nothing. Since We are new to all this I then changed the TV to HDMI 1 and Head unit on ARC and Nothing. Thanks
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Thanks' to all. I found the Sub it was under the Dinette Seat. The power was off so when I turned the power up it was decent sound. What is happening though is the C Speaker Button on the JWMA does not shut it off. A & B work Fine would you still get a vibration regardless of the C Button. Not sure what to do? Also Im still trying to get the TV sound out of the speakers. When I pulled the head unit out, there is one HDMI port and nothing was plugged into it. The HDMI cord from the TV (HDMI1 ARC) was plugged into the wall which from what has been said is for satellite. So I plugged the HDMI cord ARC 1 from the TV to the Back of the Head Unit put the TV on which was set to TV and the Head unit to ARC and Nothing. Since We are new to all this I then changed the TV to HDMI 1 and Head unit on ARC and Nothing. Thanks
i provided a link to the JWM6A manual in an earlier post. there are instructions on how to get the sound to go from the tv to the stereo system. When I glanced at it, I can't seem to make heads nor tails of what we are supposed to do and I don't have the time to research it for a few days.
If you do figure out how to get the TV sound to work with the stereo. The rest of us would appreciate a "How to" posting.

There is also an HDMI port on the stereo, you need an hdmi cable going from there to the ARC Hdmi port on the tv.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:11 PM   #33
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Got the JWM6a and woofer to work

So I took the radio out to see how it was connected and there was not an HDMI connected to the Radio the only HDMI I had was the one that went from the TV Behind the radio to the HDMI port for Satellite (in the next cabinet) or other items you may want to plug in.
I also had two sets of RCA cables that went from the TV to AUX 1 and 2 AUX on the Radio.
So I called ASA electronics and got a great Technician. He said it is hard to know how it was wired at forest river but told me to do the following
1) Turn off the TV speakers in the (TV Menu) go to audio and change the setting from Variable to fixed - this is what is needed to accept the signal from the radio. So this is what I did and Tried AUX 1 then AUX 2 and two worked the souls through all the speakers was good. The caution though is be careful on volume I had to turn it up to 34/35 for the level of sound I wanted, for us it was just right. But to not blow the speakers I went into the radio menu for and set the start up volume to 14 for the radio which again is just right for us. I did test both moving the HDMI to the radio and tried that but there was no difference in sound quality. SO I'm staying with a AUX 2 had re connected the HDMI from the TV back to the original connection in the cabinet.
One last thing my Sub was under the Dinette seat, two get to the controls I had to un screw it from the bracket to adjust the setting. Also the only way to turn it off is to shut the radio off from what ASA said the C Speaker Button is only to sent the audio signal to the SUB if I wanted to shut it off with out turning off the radio I would need to install a toggle switch (not worth it to me) So hope this helps. Steve
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:17 PM   #34
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Steve and Diane thats the way 2015 units were wired. 2016 units were changed to all use the hdmi arc. But as long as your happy thats what matters.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:30 PM   #35
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Jwm6a

I'm curious we bought our sunseeker unit in oct 2016 so while I m ok with the sound, what do you mean when you say 2016 was different then 2015 - they did not use rca cables - also is there or should the sound quality be better with hdmi arc? Thanks
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What year is your unit? Although purchased in 2016 it may be a 2015 model year. As for quality of sound probably no noticeable difference. The change to use hdmi arc in 2016 models made it easier to use stereo speakers by not needing to change the TV sound settings.
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Model year

It was built in sept 2016 I know it has a 2016 ford e450 so I though the whole thing would be a 2016 ?
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Oh its a 2016 unit then. . I don't know exactly when the switchover was made. It's one of those disclaimers they call production changes. .
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Thanks

We are very new to the world of rv'ing in some Ways I feel like I'm going back in time like what it was like to buy a car on the 70's
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@steveanddianne Rats, tried what you said still no joy! No sound from TV alone. DVD, ok, but TV, nope. This is the bank of my tv
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