Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Anything to do with camping, fundamentals, secrets, etc...

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby Java Jack » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:33 pm

felixx wrote:how about bluetooth speakers connected to a phone/ ipad?
You could put a USB jack somewhere to charge both


I've yet to see any really good quality BT speakers. There is also a space advantage is they are hard mounted in the cabin or galley so you don't have to give up counter space.

I've got a pair of cheap Jensen box speakers inside the cabin and a pair of Polk Audio automotive speakers in the galley. I am getting ready to replace the chep Jensen speakers with some nice Klipsch home theater speakers in the cabin. This will provide much more robust sound in the cabin when watching TV or listening to music.
There are 10 types of people in this world, those that understand binary and those that don't.
Regards,
Java
Proud Owner of a CampInn 560 Ultra
Blog: http://cre8tiveapps.blogspot.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/TLLFt3vzFoA
Sill Images: http://imgur.com/a/EE0zC#0
User avatar
Java Jack
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:39 pm

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:43 pm

Love Polk audio speakers, I've got some towers about 4 feet tall I use on my parasound system.
Cost me 2000 but worth every cent...and that was in the 90's
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4570
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:51 pm

I go camping to get away from that. I get enough of that at home. :thumbdown:
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8056
Images: 488
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:06 pm

S. Heisley wrote:I go camping to get away from that. I get enough of that at home.

Come on mate nothing wrong with a bit of music now and then
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4570
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby S. Heisley » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:16 pm

dales133 wrote:
S. Heisley wrote:I go camping to get away from that. I get enough of that at home.

Come on mate nothing wrong with a bit of music now and then


In the right place, it's fine. I like to hear the birds and the babbling waters when I go camping.
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8056
Images: 488
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby felixx » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:30 am

Java Jack wrote:
felixx wrote:how about bluetooth speakers connected to a phone/ ipad?
You could put a USB jack somewhere to charge both


I've yet to see any really good quality BT speakers. There is also a space advantage is they are hard mounted in the cabin or galley so you don't have to give up counter space.

.

I guess I just want quiet background music.. If I want it thumping I would fire up the car stereo

As far as counter space you can put them on the roof. under your seat (nice and quiet ) anywhere at all
felixx
Donating Member
 
Posts: 644
Images: 22
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:01 pm
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:02 am

There's some nice retro stereos on ebay pretty spend though
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4570
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby bobhenry » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:11 am

The under cabinet kitchen sound appliances are a great choice for our trailers. They take up little room, mount under any cabinet, and can offer am/fm/ cd and even tv functions. I got my little sony undercabinet AM/FM and CD player at a yard sale for $15.00. When I got it mounted and tuned in I was totally blown away with the quality of the sound.

Image
Growing older but not up !
User avatar
bobhenry
9000 Club
9000 Club
 
Posts: 9829
Images: 2255
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:49 am
Location: INDIANA, LINDEN
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby Gunguy05 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:30 pm

I received one of these to review for my blog (disclaimer), but it is actually a really great sounding speaker. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

It's wireless (uses Blutooth and has a rechargable battery) and it connects to a standard micro USB for charging. That means I can plug into any standard 12V cigarette adapter and charge it while camping with only the batteries in the TD. AND The sound it puts out is great. If you want to crank it up, it's much louder (with clarity) than one might think. Also, it's about the size of a coke can (I live in GA, they are all cokes to me).

Image

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Portable-Wire ... B00GAJ2OK4

We were considering wiring for a standard car stereo, but after hearing this thing we decided this was just what we needed! :thumbsup:
Brian


Checkout my buildThe Regal Eagle Bow front for 4
Image
Also my teardrop updates from blog on Dad Rambles
User avatar
Gunguy05
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 385
Images: 6
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:45 pm
Location: South GA
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby jstrubberg » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:31 am

Do you own a smartphone? Or an iPod?

If so, I would skip the "Stereo" completely. MP3 music or an online radio service will give you all the tunes you can handle, and there are Bluetooth speakers that will blow you away. I purchased a Bose color speaker for work a few weeks back. It's like sitting in a concert hall.

Low cost (the speaker is it, and it's less than $150), no wiring, no power draw and portable. Can't beat it.
The more stuff I take along, the more time I spend taking care of my stuff!
jstrubberg
500 Club
 
Posts: 688
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:26 pm
Location: mid-Missouri
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:49 pm

jstrubberg wrote:Do you own a smartphone? Or an iPod?

If so, I would skip the "Stereo" completely. MP3 music or an online radio service will give you all the tunes you can handle, and there are Bluetooth speakers that will blow you away. I purchased a Bose color speaker for work a few weeks back. It's like sitting in a concert hall.

Low cost (the speaker is it, and it's less than $150), no wiring, no power draw and portable. Can't beat it.


:thumbsup: I agree! One of our Tearjerkers had just one Bluetooth-like speaker (I don't know what kind) tuned into music coming from his cell phone at one of last summer's gatherings and it worked great. Everyone commented on it positively. Unless you want to run speakers so loud that you can hear them vibrate, there's no reason to build them 'in' anymore. You could be building in something equivalent to a cassette or (dating myself) 8-track stereo....with eventual obsolescence. Also, if the speakers go bad, it's extra effort to replace them. If someone decides to remove them, they've got a hole in the wall or ceiling to deal with. If you use one of those new style portable speakers, you can take it anywhere you want it, in the cabin, the galley, your chaise lounge, the pool/lake......

When I built my trailer, I laid in front to back speaker wire, just in case I, or someone else, ever wanted built-in speakers. But, I have never once missed having them nor thought about adding them since then. I have radios available and find that I don't even use those. There's just too much else to see, hear, and do when you are out camping! So, my suggestion is that you do the same: Lay in some speaker wire, making certain that you know where it is and can get to it if you ever want to connect it. You, too, may find that you never use it. Okay, I'll get off the soap box now. :roll:
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8056
Images: 488
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby samblam » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:28 pm

I've got this solar Bluetooth speaker http://www.amazon.com/Eton-solar-powere ... B00B8PRRTI and I plan on it taking permanent residence in my trailer. It'll charge your phone, too. I have not tested the solar charging extensively, but the sound is great.
samblam
Teardrop Inspector
 
Posts: 23
Images: 6
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:43 am
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:37 pm

I just picked up an ex demo pioneer unit that dosn't have dc but it's bluetooth with duel usb I'm puts and works on any operating systems with is cool.
But I do agree those bluetooth speakers are very good these days but more than I paid for this for a good one
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4570
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:03 pm

For those of you with tiny remotes that have trouble finding the "right" button to press in the dark, or without your glasses on...
Apply a small glow in the dark sticker by that button, OR wrap a rubber band around the remote between the button(s) where you frequently push.
Joanie
8)
Life's uncertain...eat dessert first. Click on the icons below to see more of my neck of the woods.
ImageNanny's Niche' Image[img]
User avatar
The Teardrop Nanny
Teardrop Muse
 
Posts: 1832
Images: 4
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:52 am
Location: Northwestern Coast of California
Top

Re: Stereo in your TD and remote control....

Postby dales133 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:29 am

Good idea!
User avatar
dales133
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4570
Images: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:26 pm
Top

PreviousNext

Return to Camping Secrets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest