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Offline davandeb

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Radio Upgrade
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:26:48 AM »
We are considering updating the AM/FM radio installed in our 2007 Mk2 Murranji to something that will support Bluetooth remote speaker etc.  Does anyone have a recommendation of make and model that will slot into the existing position? 
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Re: Radio Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 10:45:01 AM »
Seems like a lot of work finding the right unit. Why not just use your phone or tablet and bluetooth that to a speaker ? We have a Wonderboom from JB HiFi which belts out plenty of volume.
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Re: Radio Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
These units come in the new Tvan; they sound good and are easy to use: https://www.fusionentertainment.com/marine/products/stereo-units/ws-sa150r
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Re: Radio Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 06:15:36 AM »
A class D amplifier one is best. A good example is the Sony dsx-gs80.

Most car stereo's are class AB and 50w RMS

The advantages in a camper of Class D compared to a normal class AB are:
- They are about 90 -95% power efficient compared to 60- 70% - So you use around 30% less battery power for the same volume.
- Normal stereos need 13.8V and are designed to operate when the alternator is charging. Many will have noticed that their stereos in the camper have a lot of distortion, especially as the battery charge lowers. Class D stereos can go down to about 10V with little more distortion. Normal ones hate anything below about 12.8V
-Normal stereos are limited to 50W RMS per channel, a class D can go higher if you select the right one.
- They run cooler.

I swapped a few years ago. It is a world of difference, especially as you have to turn the volume up a little if you are listening to music outside the van.



« Last Edit: November 28, 2020, 04:22:27 PM by boobook »
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