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Recommended Replacement RV Stereo Speakers For A Northwood Arctic Fox Silver 5th Wheel

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I have a 2011 northwood arctic fox 26x travel trailer. All jensen sysytem. Head unit is AWM970. Indoor speakers are jxa3rt. There are 6 of them. I would prefer to go with flush mount for all. Outdoor speakers are about the same in size but outdoor equivalent. They are 4 screw pattern 5.5in across. Cut out is 4.5" x1.5" deep. Im looking to replace evetything. Mostly the 6 indoor speakers and 2 outdoor. But could be talked into a new head unit aswell. Sure would appreciate your expertise. Sorry for the bad photos, best i can do for now. Haha. Thanks,

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Based on the cutout and depth dimensions you provided for the outside speakers I recommend the Jensen Marine Speakers # MS5006BR for black or # MS5006WR for white. These waterproof, dual-cone design speakers are the perfect upgrade or replacement for your RV, offering better sound over full-range speakers.

As for the inside speakers, while we don't have anything that will match the shape and size of your JXA3RT speakers we do have two surface mount options; the Marine Speaker # 324-000015 and Indoor Cube RV Speaker # 324-000003. Personally, I think these are very clunky looking and would honestly just go with another recessed mount option like the Jensen Heavy Duty Outdoor Speakers # JEN88VR. These speakers would require a cutout hole 3-3/4" diameter x 1-1/4" deep.

As for the head unit, the best replacement for an AWM970 is the Jensen RV Stereo # JWM60A. This Double-DIN stereo plays audio from radio signals, CDs, DVDs, and devices connected through Bluetooth or an auxiliary or USB cord. AM/FM tuner picks up radio stations. The jControl App lets you use your phone to control the stereo functions. I've attached a wiring diagram below for both stereos to make swapping over the wires easy peasy.

AWM970 Wiring Guide
AWM970 Wiring Guide
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Jensen JWM60A Wiring Diagram
Jensen JWM60A Wiring Diagram
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JXA3RT speakers
JXA3RT speakers
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Arctic Fox Silver Fifth Wheel
Arctic Fox Silver Fifth Wheel
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