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Old 09-16-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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I just purchased the Sirius Wired FM Modulator Relay for my Audiovox PNP2. I had to buy the 3/32 to 1/8 adaptor to connect to the docking station.
Now I've been told that I needed the SAT-SWB instead. They look like the same thing ! Can someone explain the difference to me?

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Old 09-17-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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They are the same thing.

Some people just call them different names.
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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The only difference is the size of the jack. The SIRSWB has a larger jack than the SATSWB. They function identical other than that so if it's working, no need to do anything different.
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Actually, the SIR-SWB is the one that came out first, and it fits the Audiovox PNP1, and I believe PNP2, with out extra adapters...except possibly for the car's radio and that radio's own FM antenna wire. The SAT-SWB is sized to fit the newer plug-and-play units without using an adapter.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:04 PM   #5
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Having a sound problem...

I had a JVC SR2000 unit that I had hard wired with a clairion unit, cut down on the static and did not notice the sound differance. However I just bought the XTR7 and although it sounds great through the built in FM mod I am getting problems with static. So when I plugged in the hard wire (note: I have a red/white rca to single plug that goes into the jack on the XACT) the sound quality goes downhill fast.

Any Ideas what might be causing this? What is the FM out on the unit for ?
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Having a sound problem...

I had a JVC SR2000 unit that I had hard wired with a clairion unit, cut down on the static and did not notice the sound differance. However I just bought the XTR7 and although it sounds great through the built in FM mod I am getting problems with static. So when I plugged in the hard wire (note: I have a red/white rca to single plug that goes into the jack on the XACT) the sound quality goes downhill fast.

Any Ideas what might be causing this? What is the FM out on the unit for ?
If you are using AUX you should be plugging that into the "Line Out," not the FM out.
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sorry for the confusion...It is plugged in through the line out.
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Having a sound problem...

I had a JVC SR2000 unit that I had hard wired with a clairion unit, cut down on the static and did not notice the sound differance. However I just bought the XTR7 and although it sounds great through the built in FM mod I am getting problems with static. So when I plugged in the hard wire (note: I have a red/white rca to single plug that goes into the jack on the XACT) the sound quality goes downhill fast.

Any Ideas what might be causing this? What is the FM out on the unit for ?
I had the same problem with the XTR7 and returned it. I replaced it with a Starmate(essentially the same thing right?) and haven't had a problem since. The audio would just get distorted and stay that way until the the XTR7 decided to play it normally again.

At first I thought is was from using the wireless transmitter. I switched it to the Aux in on the HU and it was still the same. I've had the Starmate for about a week now and it has worked flawlessly.
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sorry for the confusion...It is plugged in through the line out.
Are you sure that the RCA cable plugged into your HU are for AUX and not a subwoofer?

Just exploring all avenues.
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sorry for the confusion...It is plugged in through the line out.
Are you sure that the RCA cable plugged into your HU are for AUX and not a subwoofer?

Just exploring all avenues.

I will check that out, just does not make sense that it just started when the XACT was installed.
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Are you sure that the RCA cable plugged into your HU are for AUX and not a subwoofer?

Just exploring all avenues.

I will check that out, just does not make sense that it just started when the XACT was installed.
Make sure the FM mod is turned off in the menu if you are going to use AUX.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:32 AM   #12
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Check the output level adjustment on the XACT. If it is way high or way low that could result in poor sound.
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