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Old 11-29-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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I was originally looking at a new car stereo, but realized the other options for direct connect

This is made for XM but since the newer Sirius radios are 5 volt, this can be used for Sirius, has anyone tried this?
http://www.tss-radio.com/honda-xm5hon98-p-3751.html

http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piex5hon98.html

I am stuck between this to get rid of the cigarette lighter adapter

or a different aux converter so I can hook up my ipod and sirius together
I am also looking at this
http://www.logjamelectronics.com/soundauxmsthd1.html
and maybe eventually adding a ipod adapter
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The Honda XM5HON98 will definately work with your Honda. However, it depends on the radio. All of the radios Sportster 4 and after will work with it, but not the older radios which require 12 volts.
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The Honda XM5HON98 will definately work with your Honda. However, it depends on the radio. All of the radios Sportster 4 and after will work with it, but not the older radios which require 12 volts.
yeah just a tough decision between no more cigarette adapter

or having a dual hookup for my ipod and sirius radio

I just go the Starmate 4, so that is why I am looking into this
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Obviously I'm partial to the piece. But I'd rather have a Stratus with a nice mounting solution and the XM5 Aux Input over a Sportster 4 Anyday.

Sounding good and looking good to me is far more important than a Blue Screen and the Replay Function. Also, if you were to get another radio later on you can still use the Aux Input in that vehicle, so long as it's a 5v Tuner.
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This is made for XM but since the newer Sirius radios are 5 volt, this can be used for Sirius, has anyone tried this?
http://www.tss-radio.com/honda-xm5hon98-p-3751.html
Last night I was going to order the non-power aux input and saw a version like this one with power, that would work with the radio in my car. I ordered it and a bracket from TSS. In a week or so I'll be able to report how it works with my S100.

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Just realized on the P.I.E XM5 AUX Input converter

the plug that goes into the AUX out/FM out on the Sirius Car dock, I can put this plug into the headphone jack on the ipod and still use my ipod in the car.

Does anyone thing that the 5V power connection will affect the ipod in anyway?
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Does anyone thing that the 5V power connection will affect the ipod in anyway?
The 5v power is connected on a second cable, independant of the audio.

If you left the power cable connected to the Sirius radio, but moved the audio cable over to the iPod, I don't see why it wouldn't work fine as long as the iPod had it's own power source (battery or other connection)

My interface arrived today, and looks like it's going to work great for my application.

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The 5v power is connected on a second cable, independant of the audio.

If you left the power cable connected to the Sirius radio, but moved the audio cable over to the iPod, I don't see why it wouldn't work fine as long as the iPod had it's own power source (battery or other connection)

My interface arrived today, and looks like it's going to work great for my application.

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I want to order this thing, but I can't find any reviews or anyone that owns it, so I am nervous to buy something no one has.
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I wrote the P.I.E technical support regarding this product, here is there response:

"The Starmate's power connection may be different than the 5V output on my interface. If it is the same connection, there is a possibility that it will work. We have not tested the Starmate with our interfaces to determine if it is compatible.

The audio connection of the XM5-HON98 can connect to your iPod and play the audio from your iPod through your factory audio system. The power portion of this interface is not intended for powering an iPod, so, since it is only the audio portion you are connecting to the iPod, the power coming from the XM5-HON98 will not effect the iPod at all."

Does anyone know if the 5V interface of a XM radio is the same as Sirius Starmate 4, anyone from TSS radio reading this thead can let me know?

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I was hoping for more responses

Anyone ever order from site, they have the lowest price right now, but I would pay a few extra dollars for better support just in case the product does not work

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=872
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