Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Md., headed for Nv. 3/15
Posts: 2
92 Bounder speaker wiring

OK, I've got a magnadyne radio I'm swapping out with a Kenwood. THe problem is the Magnadyne wiring has the FRONT - connected to the REAR + on both the right and left sides. The new wiring calls for separate wires. I'm afraid if I connect the 2 wires together I'll blow something up.

I thought I knew everything but I sure could use help.

laforcerober is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-05-2015, 10:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
castrol's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 415
The way they had it wired only gave you a balance adjustment from left to right. The new stereo is giving you a fader option as well to be able to adjust from front to rear.

1997 40' Monaco Signature Series Cummins 325HP & MD3060
castrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 09:33 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Md., headed for Nv. 3/15
Posts: 2
Yeah, but if I connect the 2 wires to the single wire will it blow up?
laforcerober is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 12:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
MattC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 459

If you connect the two (4 total) output wires of the new radio together, you will at least lose some audio power even it you don't blow something out.

Good Luck

A lifelong waterman and his bride going dry places for as long as the fuel money lasts.
MattC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 78
If you have a pair of front speaker s and a pair of rear speakers, why would you want to put any two hot (+) wires together. You should have a separate hot wire for each of the four hot wires coming out of your new stereo. If you have doubts which wires go to which speakers, use a small 9 volt battery and attach it to the wire pair in question. You will hear a pop as you attach the wires and you can determine which speaker this sound is coming for, noting which wires created it. You should also have 4 separate ground leads and only one will work with the associated hot lead that you are trying to locate, position wise.

So, yes, you could in fact tie the front and back speakers of one channel together, but you loose the front rear fader option.
searchinferu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2015, 11:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
guardrail53's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: anywhere U.S.A, Currently back home in Thailand!
Posts: 1,197
If you only have one wire coming from each speaker, the previous owner may have grounded each speaker at it's mounting. So the one wire would be the + or hot (so to speak) lead. Pull one of your speakers to verify that is the case. Then just hook the speakers up + to + with the test with the 9 volt battery as was said previously to determine the right position! Hope that helps? Rail!
Retired, and "Always on Holiday!"
1996 Monaco Windsor 38' "Mona"
guardrail53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 7

most motor home speaker wires ive redone are tricky, because they are wired in a line....not 2 wires to each speaker. this keeps the impedence
( no spell check sorry )
+ to - like batts in a line.
Id google that sucker for the correct way if you have speakers all over the place like mine does.

mattsezz is offline   Reply With Quote

wiring, bounder

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bounder: 89 Bounder House Battery Wiring searchinferu Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 8 01-31-2015 07:55 PM
Bounder: Battery Wiring 1989 Bounder 33W Chevy powered searchinferu Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 6 01-27-2015 11:41 AM
Wiring a 1999 Bounder for towing outofdodge Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 3 09-02-2014 04:29 PM
Water Heater Wiring, Fleetwood Bounder, Help Please CaptainK-S Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 07-03-2014 08:42 PM
Bounder: 93 Bounder Hitch Wiring LSC9901 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 5 09-21-2013 11:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.