Looking to upgrade
the existing stereo system in your RV? There are of course, many different types of stereo receivers available. Choosing the one you want involves considering several factors. How often you plan on using it and what types of media you wish to be compatible with it are both things to keep in mind. Stereo systems can range from a basic radio and CD player, to units that support many different mediums, such as CD, DVD, MP3 and more. If you are the type that stores music on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or iPod, features such as a USB port or Bluetooth capability may also be important.
For a simpler
way to go, a basic stereo can still give you several options, particularly when just playing the music you want is your main concern. Depending on your needs, the combinations of options can include radio, CD, MP3, Bluetooth and USB ports. The CD/radio combinations are perfect for those who still like to bring along CDs for a road trip, and don't need a lot of extra bells and whistles. Certain models, such as the Sony CDX-GT57UP car stereo receiver, also have satellite radio and the ability to stream Pandora through a mobile app. If your music is solely digital, there are Bluetooth capable stereos that come without a CD player, so you won't be paying for a feature you'll never use.
If you want all your entertainment options in one place, the Jensen DVD/CD stereo may be what you're looking for. It can cover a wide variety of video and audio formats, including recordable DVDs and CDs. Not all car and RV stereos can support recordable CDs, so this model is perfect if you like to create a CD mix for your trips. The USB port allows you to connect to an MP3 player or flash drive, while the Bluetooth capability can further extend your options to other mobile devices. It even comes with a remote so you can control it from wherever you are. Being able to watch movies or listen to music from the same unit can also consolidate valuable space inside your motorhome.
With whatever model you choose, be sure to check and make sure it is compatible with the types of formats you'll want to use. It doesn't just stop with
the main stereo receiver. You may want or need accessories such as speakers or input cables to make the system complete. The
we carry are all waterproof, so they can even be used in marine applications if necessary. They are sold in pairs and are made to withstand exposure to salt spray and UV light. While the speakers do produce quality sound, using a subwoofer will enhance it even further. A subwoofer will enhance the bass sounds in your music to produce a richer, fuller sound. For the stereo receivers we carry that work with mobile devices, they may need an
By Julie T
RV Stereo Systems
Here are a few of the stereo systems we offer: