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Old 06-29-2003, 10:50 AM   #31
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HeavyB3 (soon to be fellow Arizonian), thanks for the info man! We appreciate when people in the industry give us the scoop!

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The Audiovox stuff is in our item master list, but the equipment is not in stock at the store or in the warehouse... give it a couple weeks and we should have it.
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I moved the posts about what bmassey should do, into a new thread which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Since this links with the SRS graphic on the main page, I want to leave this thread for info on the SRS only. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2003, 10:12 AM   #34
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I got the Shuttle for the "boy" a couple ofweeks ago. This link will take you to photographs of the installation of the Shuttle and my Kenwood FM Mod unit. The Shuttle's size almost kept me from purchasing, but as you will see fits rather nicely in a Tacoma 4X4. The Ken wood is in a 4Runner.

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Old 08-09-2003, 11:33 AM   #35
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Hiya Sirius newbie here, Just picked my Audiovox Shuttle up last week... Its my first Sirius radio (i also have 3 XM radios). I picked up Sirius when i heard that Pat St John was broadcasting on the radio (and i hadnt realized that Carol Miller & Grandmaster Flash were already on it!)

The programming for Sirius is what I imagined (some stations are better on Sirius (80's,Old School Rap,Rock Classics) Others are better on XM (60's, Cinemagic, Blues) - but thats just my opinion on it..

What I want to complain about and see if anyone else has this problem and if its fixable is that the antenna for the home based shuttle is WEAK... My XM antenna (Delphi boombox) is clear in any room in my house.. I dont take the antenna off the back of the boombox. And reception is fine anywhere i take it..

But the Sirius Antenna i have to put on my window sill to get ANY reception... If i close the window screen in front of it, no reception!!!
And for two hours every night that the signal disappears completely..

Im not in the boondocks either. I am only 12 miles from New York City...Is this a common complaint? Is it the Audiovox Home unit antenna or is it Sirius's signal that is just weaker than XM?

If it werent that Sirius streams their stuff online, i think i would have cancelled by now - but the online stream is great in that i can listen at work (which i always wished XM wouldve done)

The other problem (which is minor) is that the shuttle is huge width-wise compared to the delphi... Is there a boombox coming out for the Audiovox?
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Old 08-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #36
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jimboxlax: the reason reception is fine with XM is that you have a repeater in your area for them, but not for Sirius. Are you pointing it out of a West or West Northwest window?
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Hi Thanx for responding...Right now it is on the northwest corner of my house... I had called tech support at Sirius when i first got the unit because i wasnt getting any reception from where i was placing it..Theres only 2-3 story houses in my neighborhood so theres nothing blocking the sky...

Another thing that i should mention is that the unit doesnt fit snugly in the unit...It fits and plugs in, but if i were to turn it 90 degrees, the unit would fall off the dock... The dock/unit doesnt look broken, but i figured i'd mention it in case its not supposed to be that jiggly...

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jimboxlax: the reason reception is fine with XM is that you have a repeater in your area for them, but not for Sirius. Are you pointing it out of a West or West Northwest window?
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Hello All!
I just installed the SRS PNP unit in my Subaru, registered online, and everything is runnung great! The unit is nice, I got the car mount with the FM Modulator built in to save a few wires running about the place, and the antenna is sitting on my dashboard, receiving like nobody's business! I am going to go and check out all the channels. I am a total SIRIUS newbie but man, this thing kicks butt!

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Had mine for a few days now. The sound quality is good, better than I thought and better than my Delphi via cassette adapter and better than my Pioneer XM via FM Mod. The problem is that in some parts of my area, the 4 FM frequencies they picked are taken by strong stations, so at best I get a little buzzing, at worst it's very staticky, as though I'm losing signal. That occurs about 25% of the time, the other 75% are perfect. I'm sold on the wireless thing and I was thinking of get a different FM transmitter, one that works with all frequencies so I can pick one that is not being used anywhere in the area, also an FM transmitter that is stronger. Anyone have any ideas on which work, which don't? Tons of them on EBAY.
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I'm a Sirius newbie -- I just bought my Audiovox Sirius Shuttle yesterday.

I know that the other Sirius receiver for both homes and cars was criticized for consuming an enormous amount of electricity -- much, much more than XM's Delphi SkyFi, for instance.

Does anyone have any idea of how much juice the Sirius Shuttle drinks up when it's plugged into a wall outlet?
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I measured a Gen1 Radio (Jensen 2000) and it consumed around 12Watts or 1A at 12V. The Gen2 chipset is supposed to consume 1/2 the power, so I would estimate that the Audivox would be consuming in the neighborhood of 8-9Watts or around 700ma at 12V. The reason I didn't just half the power is the display's consume a large amount of power as does other components on the board.

I haven't actually measured it so this is really just an educated guess.
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I was thinking of get a different FM transmitter, one that works with all frequencies so I can pick one that is not being used anywhere in the area, also an FM transmitter that is stronger.
I don't know that I've ever seen an FM modulator that's tunable for the entire FM band. The most I've ever seen is four choices. One solution could be to buy the optional switch box that Audiovox sells (or soemthing similar) that will allow you to in-line the FM signal it's generating with your existing FM antenna. I would think that would eliminate your interference problem. I've driven all around the mid-atlantic & northeast states & never had an interference problem with my in-lined modulators for Sirius or XM.
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I don't know that I've ever seen an FM modulator that's tunable for the entire FM band. The most I've ever seen is four choices. One solution could be to buy the optional switch box that Audiovox sells (or soemthing similar) that will allow you to in-line the FM signal it's generating with your existing FM antenna. I would think that would eliminate your interference problem. I've driven all around the mid-atlantic & northeast states & never had an interference problem with my in-lined modulators for Sirius or XM.
Here's an FM transmitter for any channel:

http://www.ccrane.com/fm_transmitter.asp

It's $79
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The dimensions for the Audiovox from the manual are 5.19" W x 3.4" H x 1.45" deep.
The Skifi, of course which its been compared too. 4-11/16"W x 1-1/2"D x 2-15/16"H

So the Audiovox is bigger, no doubt about it, but not vastly.
I looked in the manual for the SIR-CK1 car kit, but there's no dimensions there. Anyone have any idea what the dimensions of the radio IN the SIR-CK1 cradle are? I'd be most interested in the dimensions of the radio in the cradle without the swivel mount thing attached, since I probably won't use it.
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Here's an FM transmitter for any channel:

http://www.ccrane.com/fm_transmitter.asp

It's $79
Well, just goes to show what I know

With a range of 70' I would think this would work pretty well, depending on where your antenna is. You may even share your signal with someone riding next to you on the interstate...they'll sure be confused!

You might want to check out how that timer thing they mention works. Also, I wonder why they have a "special" version for the Skyfi?
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