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Old 12-05-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Sirius through radio aux vs. FM

Let's say you put a FM antenna relay so you get Sirius through FM but with 0 interference, would the audio quality be close to the sound coming through an aux input on the radio?

I mean, they say Sirius is digital music, but even using the aux input, you still getting analog audio, correct?

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It's only DIGITAL when it's being sent from the dat in the sky to the receiver. It's then converted.

FM relay is better BUT still not as good as a tape adapter or AUX IN. It's only going to be as clear as the WORST connection.
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If you have the option, skuba, go with the Aux In.

If you're looking at the money, go with the FM relay. The difference won't be that great. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than an Aux In adapter, if you don't have an Aux In port already, or a new head unit, and it's about as easy to install.

Let us know what you decide.
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I use both methods in different vehicles. The direct audio connection is the cleanest, but not by so much that I'd go out and buy a new head unit or any expensive adapter to use it. If an adapter to use it in your car was more than say $50 or so, and money is even remotely a concern in the deal, I'd get an FM modulator and go on with it. They work fine. I've never had a static issue on any of mine, and the sound is ok for everyone except for maybe the purist/audiophile.

If you want to put Sirius in AND you also genuinely want a new head unit, then fine, just be sure to get one that does have an audio-in on it somewhere.
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