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Old 07-16-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Outside Entertainment Unit Problems

Outside entertainment unit installed with no cone over speaks or sound insulation. When you turn the exterior radio/TV on the sound is amplified inside the RV rather then outside. Any ideas on sound proofing the unit so the person inside the RV is not overwhelmed by the music you are trying to play outside? 2016 Fleetwood Excursion.
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interesting.... is there any way to install some dynomat behind the speakers?
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:31 AM   #3
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Considered that but the outside unit back up to the kitchen cabinets which have no backs. Need to put a fake back to adhere it to. Could do that but was looking for a simple solution
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:03 PM   #4
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Some of those outside/inside stereo systems are just an automotive system and the outside speakers are controlled by the rear seat speaker fader control. This will allow you to fade the front(inside) speakers OFF and the rear(outside) speakers ON.
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Outside entertainment unit installed with no cone over speaks or sound insulation. When you turn the exterior radio/TV on the sound is amplified inside the RV rather then outside. Any ideas on sound proofing the unit so the person inside the RV is not overwhelmed by the music you are trying to play outside?
Sure hope you get a response, I have the same issue and have not found a simple way to insulate the speakers under the kitchen cabinet so the sounds is only directed outward. So easy for me to get to them but how to insulate/cover the speakers is the issue.

I just ran across this product, I might just purchase this and see if it helps, http://www.crutchfield.com/p_237XT65...h.html?tp=2809 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Install-...dW7Cti&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:31 PM   #6
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Thank you. However it's not connected to the inside speakers. The problem is the back to the speakers for the outside unit stick thru the exterior wall and come out behind the kitchen cabinets. The cabinets have no back on them. When I pull the drawers out I can see the entire back side of the TV and stereo system. The speakers are not in a box so the sound resignates thru the Rv interior. To put boxes around the speakers requires a lot of disassembly. Was hoping someone has already dealt with this and had a solid solution.
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That's great I just purchased the same thing before seeing your post! I also bought an adhesive sound dampening map, recommended by Exrench. Going to try and piece something together
I bought "Scosche accumat hypertext", looked the same as Dynomax
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So in effect the outside speakers are mounted in an infinite baffle, with the entire RV being the speaker enclosures. Now I knew guys who mounted arrays of Bozak 12" woofers in the wall between house and garage, thus using the garage as an infinite baffle, and guys who mounted 18" JBLs in the floor, using the crawl space as an infinite baffle but an RV, that's a new one. ;-)

Try and find some enclosed ceiling speakers with built in back cans. I can think of no truly satisfactory fix otherwise. Some examples from Radian and KEF can be found at the link, from the home page go to ceiling speakers. I'm keen on Radian gear--American made and the company has roots in the "real" Altec Lansing and motion picture theater and recording studio sound. KEF is also high quality gear. But many other companies also make these back can ceiling speakers.

Note that back cans must be sealed or if vented, vented to the front.

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I've used the speaker baffles with great success on my 5er. I am currently dealing with the same issue on my Expedition and will add baffles soon along with building a "sound insulated cabinet" across the back of the TV/Stereo/Speaker system. Mine is located behind the sofa, so if I remove the sofa, I will have room to work.
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You need to block the backs.

You can make boxes or locate sealed back speakers or leave in place to fill holes and get a small box type speaker and mount it someplace else.


Check with a local good skill set equipped auto sound place as they have access to many options.
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In speaker terminology a baffle is the surface the driver is mounted to, not an enclosure itself. In most speakers a baffle is part of the enclosure, usually the front wall. But there are free standing baffles used without enclosures, such speakers, intended to radiate to front and rear, are called dipoles. These are now most frequently used with electrostatic and planar magnetic drivers though there's an DIY audiophile cult that mounts high quality full range dynamic cone drivers (one cone, no seperate woofers and tweeters) in free standing baffles commonly called "open baffles".

Some people like the sense of depth and spaciousness dipolar speakers often have (though usually at the expense of deep bass) but of course this doesn't apply to the OP's situation.
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I completed a temporary "fix", by no means is this perfect but it sure did help. I purchased speaker baffles then wrapped them in dynomax insulation, stuffed them behind the speaker using heavy duty Velcro to keep them in place. When I have time to tear apart the kitchen cabinets I can properly insulate the area where the TV / speakers are mounted. for now this will have to do.






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