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Old 05-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #15
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Jensen makes great rv products, I saw one of these- looks nice on the outside of a trailer and eliminates the need for an exterior electric outlet
OEC3010 - JENSEN Outside Entertainment Stereo System
and this one I just installed in my Egg- it has a weather radio, with SAME, a must for someone exposed to the weather as we are in a trailer
JHD910PKG - JENSEN Heavy Duty MINI Waterproof Radio Package
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #16
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Jensen is a company owned by Audiovox,a giant electronics Company gobbling up others.
They recently bought Klipsch as an example.

In the business they are not considered a Top Tier Manufacturer but rather a gimmicky value brand.
They also produce OEM equipment for a lot of industries including the RV industry.\They do offer some interesting niche products but are not that well made from my experience.

I will also say to the original posters comment about s/n ratio spec'd low.......not too relevant to how the unit will sound really.
All of these mobile radios sound more alike than different at a given price point.
The published Spec. is not reliable or important really.

As for AV Performance you really do get what you pay for as with most things.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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Audiovox, that's just above Kraco, but not by much.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #18
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All I know is that Jensen tv's are made for rv/marine use and are a step above Audiovox, Jensen seals their components in waterproof resin and use metal frames vs plastic for their rv/marine line. I assume their radio's have similar qualities. Similar to Airstream being part of Thor, sometimes the quality remain in mergers, but not always.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:32 PM   #19
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I vote for a small two speaker system that has a radio and Ipod/iphone dock as I dont carry CD's anymore. Actually dont know a lot of people who still use CD's in their cars or trailers.
Ahem.
I have an Audio Cassette Deck and a CD player in my Odyssey, and I still use both of them, especially on cross-country trips to augment when FM Radio isn't to my liking. I don't subscribe to Satellite Radio, and I don't have an iAnything.

I vote for a system with wireless headphones instead of speakers.
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If you provide a head unit that also has a video output, there is an option for you or the customer to install a monitor for watching movies.
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Ahem.
I have an Audio Cassette Deck and a CD player in my Odyssey, and I still use both of them, especially on cross-country trips to augment when FM Radio isn't to my liking. I don't subscribe to Satellite Radio, and I don't have an iAnything.

I vote for a system with wireless headphones instead of speakers.
What no "iLife" ?!?!

How do you survive?
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:00 AM   #22
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Hi: All... Our 5.0 came with an owner provided, Escape installed Pioneer(in dash) Audio system w/ CD player. It has graphic eq's.+ bells and whistles... and a 40pg. instruction manual needed to program the clock. Two huge black speakers in the rear dinette cabinette with enough base to drive you thru the bed loft. We hardly use it as we're usually to busy showing "Our Escape Hatch" to inquiring minds!!! Nice to have tho.
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I am not really interested in having audio equipment while camping, but if I were, I would definitely echo the previous comment about the importance of iPod/iPhone compatibility.
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Well Fred, it looks like me and you are in the minority as I dont have an iAnything either, lol. Shoot, I dont even have a cell phone other than an emergency only tracfone I keep in the console. I cant stand those things always ringing and having to hear e'body elses conversation esp in small quarters like a dentist or doctor's waiting room! And why is e'body's ringers up so dang loud??? When I'm in my vehicle that is my time and there isnt anything that important that cant wait. I do have voicemail at home and I'll call back at my convenience. I dont need to be bothered when I'm driving. I want one of those bumper stickers that say "Hang up and Drive". Too many grown adults texting so they wander into my lane or we miss a turn arrow b/c they're texting.

Ok, I'm done now, lol.

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Ahem.
I have an Audio Cassette Deck and a CD player in my Odyssey, and I still use both of them, especially on cross-country trips to augment when FM Radio isn't to my liking. I don't subscribe to Satellite Radio, and I don't have an iAnything.

I vote for a system with wireless headphones instead of speakers.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:40 AM   #25
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I vote for a system with wireless headphones instead of speakers.
Fred, I think you can adapt an inexpensive wireless headphone set to any receiver or audio source that has an existing audio "out" port and you have a handy power source (there are also blue tooth options). So what you're looking for is most likely available to you now without going outside your comfort zone, technology wise.

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #26
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I just wanted add that I think it's a testament to this board and it's participants that a manufacturer sees value in our input.
Imagine if all the manufacturers paid close attention to our discussions regarding all the modifications we make to our rigs - how much and how quickly would the industry evolve?
I can hardly wait to see what the next generation of RV’ing will look like when it comes along.
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My setup in my Casita is pretty barebones but works well. I hung a couple of small Sony speakers above the bed in back. And to power them, I use a simple amp with a jack for my MP3 player. The best amp, strangely enough, turned out to be a motorcycle unit. Unlike most car stereos, it doesn't need a "keep alive" constant connection to the battery. Here's an example of the amp at Amazon:

Amazon.com: Pyle PLMCA25U Mini Motorcycle/ATV/Snowmobile Amplifier: Automotive
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I just wanted add that I think it's a testament to this board and it's participants that a manufacturer sees value in our input.
Imagine if all the manufacturers paid close attention to our discussions regarding all the modifications we make to our rigs - how much and how quickly would the industry evolve?
I can hardly wait to see what the next generation of RV’ing will look like when it comes along.
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