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Old 01-06-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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Can anyone explain to me the difference between the two accessories? I have a Sportster 4 and I'm not sure which one to purchase.
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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Can anyone explain to me the difference between the two accessories? I have a Sportster 4 and I'm not sure which one to purchase.
They are exactly the same thing. Sirius changed the name to FM direct adapter to more accurately describe it.
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They make all the difference in the world. No more static. Buy it, you'll love it.
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I agree if you must go FM Tran, then get this, because your experience will be much, much improved! Many folks will fight this and complain, but why not just do it right initially and you'll be happy.
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They were originally called wired FM relays.. Sirius recently changed the name to FM direct adapter..

Here is a writeup on how the thing works... http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=93056

As DAB says, it's pretty well needed if you're going to use the built in FM modulator in your Sirius unit.

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Thanks everyone for the info. I will be purchasing 2 of these asap.
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Thanks everyone for the info. I will be purchasing 2 of these asap.
Great, make sure you come back and let us know how it goes for you!
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Installed one in my wife's Taurus yesterday and it made a huge difference. The FM Extender that came with the InV was not getting the job done. The FM Direct Audio Adapter does a great job, no more static or station bleed-over.
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Installed one in my wife's Taurus yesterday and it made a huge difference. The FM Extender that came with the InV was not getting the job done. The FM Direct Audio Adapter does a great job, no more static or station bleed-over.
Actually it's not an audio adapter. It's an RF adapter (relay). Glad to hear you've got a good signal now.
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Actually it's not an audio adapter. It's an RF adapter (relay). Glad to hear you've got a good signal now.
I know it's not an audio adapter but if you look at the page for it at CC it calls it an FM Direct Audio Relay. That's why I used that terminology.I realize that all it does is drop the antenna out of the loop when the Sirius radio is on.
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***UPDATE***

I installed the FM Adapter module and sound is crystal clear. WOW! Thanks again everyone.


I have one other question. Are the Sirius antennas matched to a specific unit? I purchased a Sirius boombox to replace my XM boombox but I still have the XM antenna installed outside but I never really get 3 bars to appear on my Sportster screen plus I had to point it in a different direction. Should I pull the XM out and use the supplied Sirius antenna to achieve full strength? I have no obstructions to the southern sky.
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