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Old 06-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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Would like to add surround sound

to a 2002 Brave. But with these systems you always have cables to deal with. I would like to add rear speakers instead of using the cheap ones that are already in the cabinets, but how to you get cables from the front to the cabinet in the slide out without having everything exposed? Looks like quite a mystery. Plus you have a subwoofer. Maybe someone knows of a compact system. I'm also toying with one of the Bose Cinemate units. Or does anyone know of system with wireless rear speakers? Any thoughts?
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When got our Bounder it came with surround sound but you barely hear it with the volume on max. I upgraded the head unit with a little bit higher end Sony. Did not change the speakers but the sound was day and night better.

If you have speakers in the cabinets for the rears you should be able to just reuse the wire that is currently in place. Another option would be to look at Sound Bar. They give great sound and fill an entire room.
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Good advice from troyrice76. Also, you may consider a wireless surround system. Many systems are available with wireless rear speakers and subwoofer included. Might be a good fit.
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I can't use the speaker wire that was in there because it was a cheap way to run sound to the rear. It was a mono plug into the speaker of the old crtv so that won't work and I'm afraid a sound bar won't give me what I'm looking for. Want something like I have in the house so I'm looking for something that may difficult to do.
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Good advice from troyrice76. Also, you may consider a wireless surround system. Many systems are available with wireless rear speakers and subwoofer included. Might be a good fit.
Can you tell me who some of the wireless manufactures are?
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Can you tell me who some of the wireless manufactures are?
All the big names make them; Sony, Bose, etc. Also some 2nd tier manufs. Just google "wireless surround sound" and browse the results. Crutchfield might be a great place to start. They have EXCELLENT technical support both before and after the sale, and will work with you to put together a system that works for your situation. They're not the cheapest, but the support is top notch.
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I installed a surround system in my new 5er in the bedroom. I had to think of ingenious ways to hide the wires. I also find that wires run for existing surround systems in RVs are woefully undersized. I ended up going from the entertainment pop out down through the floor and through the insulated and covered underbelly up to the rear wall and up into the cabinets. Then I made sheetmetal mounts and painted them flat black. To remove any concern about wire chaffing everything is run in black split loom. All my wires are 12 gauge speaker wire to prevent signal loss and I mounted the Subwoofer under the bed and I then made and covered the grills with speaker fabric. Took a long time and a lot of crawling around but it was all worth it watching Aviatar on a 45 inch flat screen in the bedroom with Dolby surround sound. I like it better then the house. There are wireless systems available but I went wired.
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Sony makes a great setup. When you look at their all in one units the model number will usually have a W at the end of it to denote the rear channel speakers are wireless. One thing to remember is that these rear speakers will need power...
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