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Old 09-17-2016, 05:31 PM   #1
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Outdoor speakers/indoor radio

Our Thor Ace has two radio speakers mounted on the outside of the Rv, which is a nice feature. But, what's no so nice is that the radio that connects to the speakers is all the way in the back bedroom. If outside, it's an inconvenience to change the station /volume.

My thought is to relocate the stereo unit, either inside the Rv and close to the door/entry way or outside of Rv and in a storage bay.

Has anyone done this? If so, could you tell me how you did it and where you put your unit?

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:18 PM   #2
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Check the manufacture for an APP for your smart phone. I have the same set up of speakers and radio control. Radio is Jensen. I control it from outside, via bluetooth app jControl. I can change the radio and volume. Hope it helps.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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thanks tony!! gonna try it-found the app now gonna go play with it to get it working!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:21 PM   #4
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Same for me. Got an app that controls volume and menu.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:32 PM   #5
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tony and dw---i downloaded the app, put the radio in synch mode-phone found it (i phone 6)....see phone name on screen-launch app- gets stuck at "waiting for final connection"...what is the step i am missing??
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:45 PM   #6
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Loaded Jcontrol app on my andriod phone and will try it out when I get home. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:25 PM   #7
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great tip-great app--had not even really examined the radio in the bedroom---very powerful little unit! once I rebooted my phone the app works like a champ-also found the manual online for our model since it was not in our "packet"- when your phone connects via bluetooth, it it the model number--there are many variations out there- especially for marine! Thanks again for the heads up on that overlooked little gizmo!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:36 PM   #8
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Be careful not to have the outside speakers going late at night when you think only the inside ones are on LOL. Been there done that..
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:42 PM   #9
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Did you select the the jensen in your phone blue tooth option? mine worked after that was selected on my phone. may have to re-sync if it timed out.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:31 PM   #10
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oH YES! WORKS LIKE A CHAMP- BETTER THAN THE tv REMOTE--NOW i'LL WORK ON ALARM AND OTHER IPOD STUFF TOO FOR NON RADIO MUSIC!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:37 PM   #11
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i have a Jensen AWM914 radio. I have BT connection with my iPhone6. I just downloaded the jControl app. I can BT music from my phone via iPhone music app but cannot connect to the jControl. I open the app and all I get is a flashing message stating that it's waiting for final connection, even though phone is connected via BT.

I've closed/opened app.
I have rebooted phone.
I have re-sync'd to radio.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:50 PM   #12
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That is what happened to me...so I turned off the radio.....turned off my phone.....went inside and turned the phone on first----it saw the radio--I launched the app and bingo....there it was controlling the radio!
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:40 AM   #13
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You could google your model and then you tube....i saw many but not sure which one represents your radio!
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:22 AM   #14
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additional mod to the bedroom stereo

so it always bothered me that i couldn't use the exterior speakers with the exterior tv...So after hours of trying to figure out how to rewire and run an amp and toggle switches to make it work, i wondered if there was a wireless way. Sure enough... picked up a bluetooth 4.1 transmitter, hooked to tv audio out and paired with bluetooth Jensen radio in the bedroom...

WAHOOO! speakers now work with the tv. Simple solution. I am sure i am not the first to think of it but thought i would share!
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:08 AM   #15
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so it always bothered me that i couldn't use the exterior speakers with the exterior tv...So after hours of trying to figure out how to rewire and run an amp and toggle switches to make it work, i wondered if there was a wireless way. Sure enough... picked up a bluetooth 4.1 transmitter, hooked to tv audio out and paired with bluetooth Jensen radio in the bedroom...

WAHOOO! speakers now work with the tv. Simple solution. I am sure i am not the first to think of it but thought i would share!


WAHOO indeed! Ed, this needs to go in the next manual revision. .
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:28 AM   #16
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so it always bothered me that i couldn't use the exterior speakers with the exterior tv...So after hours of trying to figure out how to rewire and run an amp and toggle switches to make it work, i wondered if there was a wireless way. Sure enough... picked up a bluetooth 4.1 transmitter, hooked to tv audio out and paired with bluetooth Jensen radio in the bedroom...

WAHOOO! speakers now work with the tv. Simple solution. I am sure i am not the first to think of it but thought i would share!
What a great idea. Could you share where you picked up the Bluetooth transmitter and the brand.
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sure, i ended up with the Taotronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter. Picked it up off Amazon. i originally tried the white one from best buy but couldn't get a consistent audio signal.
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Great info everyone! I've been wondering about these same issues.
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sure, i ended up with the Taotronics Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter. Picked it up off Amazon. i originally tried the white one from best buy but couldn't get a consistent audio signal.
Thanks for the info. I will order one today.

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so it always bothered me that i couldn't use the exterior speakers with the exterior tv...So after hours of trying to figure out how to rewire and run an amp and toggle switches to make it work, i wondered if there was a wireless way. Sure enough... picked up a bluetooth 4.1 transmitter, hooked to tv audio out and paired with bluetooth Jensen radio in the bedroom...



WAHOOO! speakers now work with the tv. Simple solution. I am sure i am not the first to think of it but thought i would share!


Wow! I wonder if that would work with tv up front and the set of 4 speakers in the cab and dining area. The main front radio has bluetooth. Wow that would be a simple quick fix. Going to have to try that! Thanks for the post!
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