As I'm planning out my new bus, the entertainment system needs to be a primary focus. I'm imagining a big couch across from a nice wall storage unit, just like at home.
In my last boat, I horsed together a system using surround computer speakers and a Creative Labs decoder. Unfortunately, the whole thing had to run off of 110V, and had lots of wires hooked together on tender plugs. Creative also discontinued the decoder. You had to turn on 3 pieces of gear in separate locations, and adjust two volume controls just to listen to tunes!
But when I got things going, the effort was worth it. The surround effect made the space seem far larger than it was, and the sound was great.
There are some 5.1 suround sound units out there for not too much money. Mobile tech is catching up to home systems. Here's one that looks nice:
Has anyone checked into this? I'm thinking maybe building up a sort-of dashboard on the front part of my engine doghouse, and making that the control point for an iPod/Sirius/FM/CD/DVD/Sat TV system. The speaker setup would be oriented sideways in the bus, so that the long sofa would be in prime position.