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Old 05-05-2016, 12:42 AM   #1
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Speakers for TV in ACE 30.1

We have a Jensen television mounted on the door above our kitchen counter. While it works just fine, the sound stinks because the speakers are located at the bottom of the TV. The only way to get decent sound (read: volume) is to open the door slightly so that the speakers are more exposed.

There's no earphone jack, so adding an external speaker that way is out. We've spoken with a good audio shop, and trying to run wires from the TV to the stereo in the dash would be difficult and pretty expensive.

What other options do we have, short of buying another television?
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:27 PM   #2
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While there is no earphone jack I gotta believe there is going to be a audio out jack and a S/PDIF output on the back of the TV. Connecting up a soundbar should be an easy solution.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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We have a Jensen television mounted on the door above our kitchen counter. While it works just fine, the sound stinks because the speakers are located at the bottom of the TV. The only way to get decent sound (read: volume) is to open the door slightly so that the speakers are more exposed.

There's no earphone jack, so adding an external speaker that way is out. We've spoken with a good audio shop, and trying to run wires from the TV to the stereo in the dash would be difficult and pretty expensive.

What other options do we have, short of buying another television?
If there are RCA Jacks on the back of the tv...which are still customary on some units..you should be able to hookup speakers ...
if your TV is smart, you might be able to hookup via wifi...or...we recently bought a soundbar w/subwoofer for our house tv...the subwoofer is via wifi .. the soundbar is via a very small wire to the 'optical' hookup...the soundbar is, also, powered so an elec. outlet is necessary.

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Old 05-14-2016, 10:07 PM   #4
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Here is what I did. Bose sound bar that is also bluetooth. And for when we are on the road bluetooth head phone. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:52 PM   #5
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Here is a video of what it sounds like. I hope it comes though. Sound bar turn up to max volume. I control the volume with tv remote. I think it was 25 on the tv. Which was way to loud to watch normally. Enjoy.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
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I bought an FM transmitter(cheap) and play the TV sound through the dash radio which goes all over the motorhome. No wires to run.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:42 PM   #7
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Yep I did the same thing. Only problem is they like to watch t.v. or movies. I listen to music. So i covered all avenues. Sound bar, bluetooth headphones and fm transmitter for dash. Be safe.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:27 PM   #8
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I picked up a bluetooth transmitter to go from the TV to the dash for our Axis.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:47 AM   #9
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All,

Reading these posts got me to thinking about some old Dell Computer Monitors I had stored, and they each have a soundbar attached to the bottom.

I removed one and it plugs into the AUX of the TV over the door and powers off the plug next to the door.

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The little box in front of the Sound bar is an old Luxa "Groovy T Magic Boom Box Speaker". You can plug it in the AUX plug and it runs off an internal battery or you can hookup USB Charging. It will also allow you to lay your phone or other small music storage device on top of it and it will amplify the sound...MAGIC!

The install set back about 3/4" from the front of the screen and does not extend past the door frame.

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Old 12-03-2016, 04:50 PM   #10
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We have a Jensen television mounted on the door above our kitchen counter. While it works just fine, the sound stinks because the speakers are located at the bottom of the TV. The only way to get decent sound (read: volume) is to open the door slightly so that the speakers are more exposed.

There's no earphone jack, so adding an external speaker that way is out. We've spoken with a good audio shop, and trying to run wires from the TV to the stereo in the dash would be difficult and pretty expensive.

What other options do we have, short of buying another television?
just tape a small piece of paper to deflect the speaker sound forward under each speaker.. if you want to test it just cup your hand under there, or cup your hand around the end of your phones speaker, it throws the sound out into the room a whole lot better..... easy fix with some duct tape on the back and a piece of black paper
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:54 PM   #11
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I installed a Vizio sound bar and it worked great! Cheaper than Bose - not near the Bose quality but works fine.
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