Sirius Satellite Radio

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  1. poz

    poz New Member

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    I'm looking to get satellite radio for my 01 jetta :)o), and I'm not sure exactly what I have to purchase. I obviously know that I need the radio itself along with a subscription but other than that, I'm clueless. I have the stock radio and it has a tape player in it. I want the best quality I can get without having to replace the headunit. Any help is appreciated, thanks. :)
     
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    fm direct adapter, and antenna adaptors

    30 bucks at best buy
    25 in adaptors
     
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    poz New Member

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    will the quality be halfway decent? :o
     
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    I've read that siruis is the equivalent of 64 kbps
     
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    I've read that you get 64kbps online when you stream but it sounds really good in cars. You apparently have to pay 3 dollars extra month to get 128kbps online, which I won't do because I won't be listening it to much online. ;)
     
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    cheapest option for decent quality is to get a tape adapter with a headphone jack and plug it into the radio...ugly, but it will work for cheap

    a better option would be to get an adapter that will work with the headunit. i have an 05 scion tc and i about $60 for an adapter (auxillary input convertor) that basically tricks the stock cd player into thinking that it has a cd changer attached, but instead allows me to switch to the cd changer and use it as an input. i have my sirius sportster 2 hooked up to it. i also have the headphone jack split, so that i can plug it into my ipod. this option gives you the best possible sound.

    check this out:
    http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pievwaux.html

    read everything though, because if you have a cd player - it will require a special kit. i bought mine from this company and called first, they were pretty knowledgable
     
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    yeah, i'd be getting it for music for the most part, but i'd still listen to comedy and other shit on there as well for sure. i dont have a cd player in my car and i think that it'd a much better investment to go with sirius because of the huge amount of different music and shit on there. i also don't really want to replace the headunit as i said before because i like the stock one. :)

    btw, thanks dorkultra, ill check into that.
     
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    just so you know, xm and sirius have the same music channels now, so the only difference is the talk and sports.
     
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    yeah i know. thanks :)
     
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    I got the radio tonight and it's getting installed on Saturday. I ended up going with the fm modulator because I think the quality should be fine. I'm pretty excited to get rid of the shitty radio and listen to commercial free music.
     
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    the fm direct modulator is the ONLY way to go if you have a factory radio w/o a aux connection
     
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    ever since the merger of XM and Sirius the sound quality of the streams sound like shit through my radio in my car now. :(
     
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    i noticed xm is starting sound poor in quality... but still not as bad as sirius.
     
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    XM's sound quality has went down more and more over the years. I didn't really notice a drop when they merged channels. But I'm getting Sirius in my new fusion, and I can definitely tell a huge quality difference there. You can hear all the garble in the background much easier.
     

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