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Old 09-19-2016, 12:40 AM   #1
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Bedroom Stereo on 2017 Challenger

I am not sure about other years, but I am pretty sure they are the same. One problem I have with the stereo in the bedroom is there are no inputs for the television. The television has RCA outs for going to a stereo, but the stereo does not have the inputs.

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While camping with my wife and son, when my son goes to bed and we want to watch TV, the sound has to be up enough for us to hear and this is too loud for him and keeps him awake. If the TV could be piped to the stereo speakers that sit right above our heads, then we can keep it significantly lower and not disturb him.

I didn't realize how hard it was to just find a head unit that had RCA inputs. I didn't want to cut a bigger hole for double din multimedia stereos, so I had to try and find a normal sized stereo. I happened to find one that will still has all of the functions of the stock one (bluetooth, phone hookup, etc) but also has the RCA inputs so I can run RCA cables to the stereo and accomplish what I was trying to do.

This is the model I came across in case anyone else has this issue or just wants to upgrade the stock bedroom stereo

Jensen Heavy Duty JHD3630BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:25 AM   #2
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You are way ahead of me in mods but this is a great one, thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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How about just adding a small sound bar to the bedroom TV mounted either under it or above it? As with most LED flat screens, I assume the speakers for the bedroom TV are in the back which is a design that makes no sense unless you are the company that sells sound enhancement equipment. I also noticed that when the bedroom AC unit runs, I have to turn up the TV volume. I was planning on moving the bedroom TV up 6-8 inches from where its mounted now (on the middle closet door) as it would be more easily viewed from the laying in bed position if it were higher, at least where they mounted it on a 2015 unit.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #4
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How about just adding a small sound bar to the bedroom TV mounted either under it or above it? As with most LED flat screens, I assume the speakers for the bedroom TV are in the back which is a design that makes no sense unless you are the company that sells sound enhancement equipment. I also noticed that when the bedroom AC unit runs, I have to turn up the TV volume. I was planning on moving the bedroom TV up 6-8 inches from where its mounted now (on the middle closet door) as it would be more easily viewed from the laying in bed position if it were higher, at least where they mounted it on a 2015 unit.
I think you missed the point. There are two speakers above the bed next to the headboard. The point is not having sound blare across the room but instead have it turned down to level that they can still hear and so it doesn't disturb their son.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:03 PM   #5
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I don't know which radio you have. But if it supports Bluetooth in, you can always buy a box with RCA inputs and Bluetooth output.

Or do as I did and replace the radio with one that supports AUX-IN.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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I don't know which radio you have. But if it supports Bluetooth in, you can always buy a box with RCA inputs and Bluetooth output.

Or do as I did and replace the radio with one that supports AUX-IN.
It supports bluetooth. I am just replacing the radio with one that had aux inputs for the TV. That was the link from crutch field. That was the easiest way plus the new stereo will give more options in general for playing music and watching tv
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:43 PM   #7
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You can also get wireless headphones, work great and your son won't hear a thing! As always, Amazon has several of them.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:29 PM   #8
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how did you run the wires from the tv to radio?
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:13 AM   #9
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how did you run the wires from the tv to radio?
Up behind the TV is a hole that runs down the closet wall wall the way to the bottom. I used a fishtape from the bottom sending it up to the top, hooked on the RCA cables and then brought them down to the stereo.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:26 PM   #10
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I couldn't get myself to shell out $300 for a new stereo especially knowing I will have to cut a larger space to make it fit... therefore, I did it the cheap man's way and it works perfectly.

I purchased the following and connected them and now I am a happy camper with what sounds like surround stereo in my bedroom while watching TV. All in all, I am about $60 in for the entire project.

Purchased:
1. Musou Digital Optical Coax to Analog RCA Audio Converter Adapter with Fiber Cable
2. Pyle PCA12BT Bluetooth Mini Blue Series Stereo Power Amplifier, 2 x 25 Watt, USB Charge port, AUX (3.5mm) Input Connector Jack
3. AmazonBasics 16-Gauge Speaker Wire - 50 Feet
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