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Old 08-07-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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so to get better sound i saw someone suggested a tape adapter...is there any one in particular or are they all the same that I should get if i decide to go that route?
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I've used cassette adapters for a long time for CD players, MP3 players and now Sirius. They work great. I honestly can't tell the difference sound quality-wise between all of the ones that I've bought. I've paid anywhere from $8 all the way up to $30 and I say just go with the cheapest one you can find.
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so to get better sound i saw someone suggested a tape adapter...is there any one in particular or are they all the same that I should get if i decide to go that route?
I've had good luck with the Sony (Circuit City-about $20), as have many others. The cheaper ones can cause noise problems and have tape mechanism conflicts. (I know this from experience)
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and this will sound better than using the FM transmitter most likely??
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Dont get the Radio Shack cheapo tape adapter model... It sounds HORRIBLE... The Sony one I replaced it with sounded a LOT better...
Eventually i just got a Sirius Ready radio for the car and that sounds better than em all
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I got tired of switching FM transmitter frequencies on trips, so I recently got a Sony tape adapter. It sounds great and cost $20 at Target.
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and this will sound better than using the FM transmitter most likely??
Not most likely...definitely.
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I also was using a cheap tape adapter and swiched to the Sony and got much better.



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Dont get the Radio Shack cheapo tape adapter model... It sounds HORRIBLE... The Sony one I replaced it with sounded a LOT better...
Eventually i just got a Sirius Ready radio for the car and that sounds better than em all
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Yes, do yourself the favor and buy a quality cassette adapter or you may find yourself bald from pulling all your hair out due to the adapter noise. Sony makes an excellent cassette adapter that I've heard no complaints about.
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I bought a cassette adapter and now I only get music out of the right side speakers. Is there problem with my cassette deck, sirius sportster or the cassette adapter?
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I bought a cassette adapter and now I only get music out of the right side speakers. Is there problem with my cassette deck, sirius sportster or the cassette adapter?
Make sure that the tape adapter is all the way down in the player where a cassette would sit. It could be that the adapter is not sitting with the heads alligned. Or it could be that the plug isn't in all the way into the cradle.
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I tried using an old cassette adapter that I had gotten with a cd player. I only got sound out of the left speakers. I figured it was the age or quality of the adapter, so I went and bought a sony cassette adapter. With the sony, I get stereo sound out of both right and left speakers.
I don't know why the first one I tried didn't work, but my suggestion for you would be to try taking the adapter back to the store and getting a sony adapter. The sony one is definitely worth the $20 price tag.
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