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Old 07-11-2007, 01:08 AM   #16
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it does not change the higher the RPM's, and i have a ground loop isolator inline already, I had a whining issue when I first hooked up via the aux input on the back of my head unit.

basically, I have the sportster 4 with 1/8" to RCA to the back of the A/B switch, same from the sportscaster, then RCA out to the 1/8" end of the aux input because I ran RCA to 1/8" behind my dash from the head unit.
Both DC plugs are plugged into the same DC jack with a dual plug cordset.

once I unplug the sirius the fuzz goes away...

thanks for the quick reply snakester!
Are the FM modulators turned on for either unit? With my Sirius boombox it made a humming noise until I turned the FM modulator off.
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everyone: thanks for all the tips- I got it to go away.
I put another ground loop isolator in the mix, between my sirius radio and the A/B switch and VOILA! the fuzz is gone.... now I have two ground loop isolators in the setup!
Thanks for the pointers and tips they were really helpful in troubleshooting this.
Now.. to figure out how to hide all these wires and plugs!

thanks again
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:04 PM   #18
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everyone: thanks for all the tips- I got it to go away.
I put another ground loop isolator in the mix, between my sirius radio and the A/B switch and VOILA! the fuzz is gone.... now I have two ground loop isolators in the setup!
Thanks for the pointers and tips they were really helpful in troubleshooting this.
Now.. to figure out how to hide all these wires and plugs!

thanks again

good luck with that i left mine lying on the floor of my 2003 nissan frontier.
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I have XM and Sirius both directly connected to my Pioneer AVIC-D1 through the IPBus.

The headunit selects between each and controls both, obviously. It's nice.
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I have XM and Sirius both directly connected to my Pioneer AVIC-D1 through the IPBus.

The headunit selects between each and controls both, obviously. It's nice.

that would be fantastic!
That sounds like a great setup.
Wonder how that merger is coming along.........
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:46 AM   #21
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Here's my dual install in my '98 Mercury Mountaineer. XM Delphi Roady XT and Sirius Starmate Replay. These pics are from last year. I made a few changes, I now have both receivers hooked up via aux in after getting a dual aux in adaptor from Circuit City and a few months ago I replaced the Starmate Replay with a Starmate 4. I'd take updated pics, but my digital camera doesn't work so hot, I took these pics at my aunts house with her camera, and never bothered to take more when I'm over there.

At home I have a Sony DG1000 home theater receiver with XM built in and have a Sportster 4 connected to one of the aux inputs. Both antennas are mounted on my roof, the wires are run along the side of the house, in to the basement and up through my bedroom floor via the same hole the cable line comes in.









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Hi, I hope I picked the correct forum for this question.

I'm wondering how dual subscribers deal with radios in their car IE setup, layout, powering...etc...

for me, i started with xm first, eons ago. sony uses a weird bus system on their car audio (UNILINK).

so they created a hide-away tuner chassis that when connected to the head unit, acts like a cd changer. when it first came out, it was $250. and the antenna was not included. i visited a sony outlet store and now they have it for sale for $20... lol...

i control this via the controls on the head unit.

i then have the sirius gen 2 PnP unit via add-on box for the unilink, so it acts an aux input.

both are connected via analog signal through each tuner's analog output.
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Here's my dual install in my '98 Mercury Mountaineer. XM Delphi Roady XT and Sirius Starmate Replay. These pics are from last year. I made a few changes, I now have both receivers hooked up via aux in after getting a dual aux in adaptor from Circuit City and a few months ago I replaced the Starmate Replay with a Starmate 4. I'd take updated pics, but my digital camera doesn't work so hot, I took these pics at my aunts house with her camera, and never bothered to take more when I'm over there.

At home I have a Sony DG1000 home theater receiver with XM built in and have a Sportster 4 connected to one of the aux inputs. Both antennas are mounted on my roof, the wires are run along the side of the house, in to the basement and up through my bedroom floor via the same hole the cable line comes in.









How does that look from the driver's seat? looks like it would be a lot of trouble to change the channel or switch between radios.
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Viewing the receivers is not a problem. The Starmate is easier to see since it leans back more but it really isn’t a problem. For channel changing, I use the remotes to channel channels when I drive, that way I don't have to stretch and reach and I keep myself in a normal driving posture. Switching between XM and Sirius is easy. The Aux input adaptor is controlled by the Seek button on my headunit. AUX 1 is XM, AUX 2 is Sirius. Press it once for XM, press again for Sirius. It looks a little awkward, but it works fine for me.
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