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Old 01-03-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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The car dock is so crappy! Thank god I bought the FM Relay. Even that extension cable did not work for me. I have an 05 Altima and they have the antenna in the rear glass so I dont know how that effects things. Anyway, the Relay made sound quality worlds better for my car even compared to my Starmate. A wothwhile investment for those that have the Stiletto. Install should be fairly easy for everyone to do on their own as well.
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Not just the Stiletto, any of the new FCC compliant radios...
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:59 AM   #3
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Don't Nissans require some sort of adapter cable in addition to the FM relay?

for now, the cassette adapter works just fine in both my Maxima and Murano.
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Thats what I thought too. However it does work. The fitting looks slightly different, however, it has the same dimensions. I cant imagine that it would be any different for the Maxima or Murano.
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for now, the cassette adapter works just fine in both my Maxima and Murano.
I would stick with the cassette adapter. I have an FM Direct Adapter in my Pathfinder. It gets rid of any static, but I have not been satisfied with the sound quality. I bought a cassette adapter just to try it out. At first it sounded terrible, then I turned the volume all the way down on the Stiletto and WOW. It sounds much better compared to my wired connection and its cheaper.
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Which tape adapter do you have. I need to run at least 1/2 to 3/4 volume on the Stiletto to match the volume of the CD or AM/FM source. If it does not match I get blasted when I switch to a CD or the regular radio.
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Which tape adapter do you have. I need to run at least 1/2 to 3/4 volume on the Stiletto to match the volume of the CD or AM/FM source. If it does not match I get blasted when I switch to a CD or the regular radio.
I have a Dynex Cassette Adapter. It was the cheapest one at Best Buy. I just wanted to see if it would make a difference. I haven't tried switching directly to radio or CD yet. I haven't used either since I got the Stiletto. I'll give it a try tomorrow and let you know.
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I too am using a super cheap CD cassette adapter, one that came with a Koss CD player 12 or 13 years ago. I'm amazed at how good the sound is and how little background noise (i.e. hiss or static) there is.
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Which tape adapter do you have. I need to run at least 1/2 to 3/4 volume on the Stiletto to match the volume of the CD or AM/FM source. If it does not match I get blasted when I switch to a CD or the regular radio.
Using the Dynex Cassette adapter I tried switching directly today and the volume is very similar. I can go to CD, Radio, and the Stiletto and the volume is only slightly less when going to the Stiletto. I have the stock Bose cd changer/tape deck in a 2002 Pathfinder.
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I wired mine to the Aux-In on the Alpine head unit. It gets a much better signal than the FM modulator we put in the wife's car. I always wondered why more radios don't come with aux-in. If you have it, use it. We put a Stratus in the wife's car, it was terrible reception before the modulator. Sirius sent me a free modulator with my car kit, when I was in Tweeter I gave it to a guy cause they were out of them and he wanted his radio installed. I told him Merry Christmas.
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I wired mine to the Aux-In on the Alpine head unit. It gets a much better signal than the FM modulator we put in the wife's car. I always wondered why more radios don't come with aux-in. If you have it, use it. We put a Stratus in the wife's car, it was terrible reception before the modulator. Sirius sent me a free modulator with my car kit, when I was in Tweeter I gave it to a guy cause they were out of them and he wanted his radio installed. I told him Merry Christmas.
Yeah, i'm the same way, when I got my aftermarket head unit put in, I had them run the aux cable to the front so I could plug in things like my stiletto and my wifes ipod. The aftermarket head unit has a sirius hookup in it for a direct connection to a adaptor, but I just use the stiletto with the Aux port. Sounds Great! But if you have a head unit with no aux port...I agree, FM Relay is much better than dealing with the shotty FM Modulator on the car dock.
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