Any recommendations for a Sirius ready receiver for my car?

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  1. NickStam

    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    Time to replace my OEM, and i want to get sat. radio too. There aren't that many choices (maybe like 9 receivers out there to choose from). Does anyone have any experience with satellite ready receivers?
     
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    assuming that you want to go with Sirius, my personal recommendation is Kenwood Excelon. I use the KDC-X679 (last years model) in my car and truck. There are also models offered by Alpine, Clarion, Panasonic, and I think JVC and Jensen. check out www.kenwood.com to see their models. hope this helps
     
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    Alpine is a solid choice
     
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    NickStam Buy Low, Sell High

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    Are the Excelon's the ones that have the face that rotates to a black backing when off?
     
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    i think they sound like dookey now, coming from a guy that used to swear by alpine.
     
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    yeah, that was mainly the older ones, but the newer ones have a control panel that rotates up and down. they're cool, and have a lot of features. IMO best value for the money
     
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    I've noticed in my search that these radios are 'Sirius Satellite Ready.' But Crutchfield sells a SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner for Kenwood receivers. Is this necessary? Is this kit different than the antenna kit that is required for the satellite radios?
     
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    Why do you say that? What new decks have you listened to and under what circumstances?
     
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    i listened to every one of them as i put them in our sound board, and in customer's cars. don't think they have the same nice warm sound that they used to. i think they sound like JVC's.
     
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    No, the main reason I got it was good sound quality and to use my laptop or mp3 player with aux input. This route was cheaper than getting a line driver to amp.

    PS: I havent gotten it yet. It's on the big brown truck on the way here. :coold:
     
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    So does anyone know if the radio is Sirius ready, do i need to buy a "SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner for Kenwood receivers."?
     
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    yes you do need to purchase the tuner seperatly. i believe the current part # is KTC-SR903
     

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