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Old 12-17-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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I bought my wife the INV for christmas and I'm not a big fan of FM Transmitters. My question is about the FM Out jack....The radio in the car is an aftermarket Clarion with aux inputs (Red & White RCA Jacks). Can I go from the FM Out to the AUX jack and if so do they make a converter guessing the FM Out is either a 3.5mm or 2.5mm?

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Just get this and you'll be all set:

http://www.tss-radio.com/audio-cables-sirius-p-235.html

Or something like this at Radio Shack.

You plug these cables into the "Line Out" of the unit.
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Thanks for the fast reply...is the FM Out the same as "Line Out" because that is what I used on my S50. I justwasnt sure that the FM out was the same.

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No they are not the same.

FM out is for either of these two things:

http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-wire...lay-p-118.html

http://www.tss-radio.com/sirius-wire...na-p-4116.html
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Well thats not what I was praying for but I appreciate the help. It's just that I live in the city and its very hard to get reception through an fm transmitter. I quess I'll give the FM Modulator Relay a try.

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If you can use the aux-in on that Clarion, then by all means use the "Direct Connection" output on the InV (Direct Connect is the same as aux-out or line-out). Connect that via a cable to the Clarion. You should be able to locate the correct cable at a local Radio Shack store.
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I quess I'll give the FM Modulator Relay a try.
It will definately work. It will get rid of any static issues and you'll never have to search for a FM station to hear your Sirius again.
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Thanks for the reply Homie, I agree and would always prefer direct connect, but I wasnt sure if FM Out is the same as your traditional Output and I've been told that its not the same, but i'll certainly give it a shot.
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Thanks for the reply Homie, I agree and would always prefer direct connect, but I wasnt sure if FM Out is the same as your traditional Output and I've been told that its not the same, but i'll certainly give it a shot.
Make sure you use the "Direct Connect" output for line-out. According to the manual it is the "Direct Connect" jack you want to use. May also be labeled Audio Out. This is the audio output jack. Check out page 33, Figure 2 of the manual. It's jack #3 that you want to use for the audio output of the InV.

Do NOT use the FM out. That's the FM modulator.
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