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Old 10-16-2015, 12:06 PM   #21
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I have gone back to iPods. I used satelite radio for about 6 months and seeing how I spend about 25 hours a week in the car it got old fast.

I am not a huge fan of Apple stuff (I like to tinker and they don't allow that). Tried a couple of Sandisk MP-3 players, both crapped out, first one on warranty, the second one after warranty. I had an old iPod nano 2nd gen, that I found on the side of the road 8 years ago. It was still chugging along. Bought a new Nano 7th gen for Christmas last year. The 2nd gen didn't have bluetooth, the current one does. I still carry both of them with me. I actually prefer the 2nd gen because it is a bit larger and easier for me to manipulate. I usually use the audio cable because the battery lasts longer. My 2nd gen is 8g the 7th gen is 16 gig. That is about 200 CD's worth of music. If all else fails I can use Pandora.

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Old 10-17-2015, 01:59 AM   #22
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Yes BT works well on the sound bar from an iPad or a droid. But for some reason they put the only stereo in the garage, no speakers in the living area for it, and no way to BT from the Sony head in the garage to the Sony sound bar in the living area to simply play FM.
So I added an amp/eq to the Sony rear out (front out drives both garage and outside spies, rear was unused) to drive some old 6x9 jbl triaxials i had, put the R in the loft and the L velcroed abve the shelf next to the entry door. Result is anything into the Sony head goes out to all 6 if wanted. Added a $25 BT receiver to the Sony and now can do Pandora etc out of it too. Happened to have thr amp/eq and the speakers laying around from a system I bought and never finished putting into our first RV 25 years ago!
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:15 AM   #23
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By the way, when I pulled that Sony head, i noticed it had an FM antenna cord plugged into it, supposedly run from the weingard amp, but the signal is weak, and does not get much better by raising the weingard antenna, even with the lantenna amp on. Don't want to replace the weingard or add another antenna (and hole) if it can be helped!
By the way the wiring behind the Sony looks to have been done by Jack the Ripper! Like one of us said, only if we had 5 minutes to label and hang things right before they sealed these up..
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:30 AM   #24
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By the way the wiring behind the Sony looks to have been done by Jack the Ripper! Like one of us said, only if we had 5 minutes to label and hang things right before they sealed these up..
That's because Dutchmen can't be bothered to use a real wire harness. They use the take a chunk of wire and if you got too much then stuff the rest of it where ever you can.

The down side of using a wire harness is then everybodies camper would be the same. That means no flat rate jobs, because they are all one offs.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:11 AM   #25
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We have TV w stereo DVD and also radio w CD in the camper, and a full radio with XM in the truck. Local and Cloud (wifi) storage on our Kindles. But here's what I love: CCRadio-SW AM/FM Shortwave Radio > AM FM Radios > Shortwave Radios | C. Crane
I sit outside, plug in the ear buds, and I'm gone! (FM is in stereo)
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