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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-10-2004, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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going off that other XM question

I have the Mach 460 system and kinda wanted to put Sirrus in it. The only problem is the dealer ship wants $550 and every where else I go they say you have to go back to the dealer ship. I like the CD changer so I would hate to give up the head unit. any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2004, 12:19 AM
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just put an FM modulated roady or similar on it.

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IMO, the wireless FM modulated units don't sound that great and all the satellite units do not have enough output signal so you should add a line driver for about $40, a wired FM mod for around $45, and a 1/8" stereo to RCA jack for about $6.
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ka ching!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2004, 09:38 AM
 
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just put an FM modulated roady or similar on it.
You're kidding, right? XM isn't free, and you don't buy CD's at Virgin so they sound like a non-Dolby cassette from 1981, do you? Obviously there would then be the initial investment of a new headunit. It's too bad that "enjoyement" isn't represented numerically because the increased rate of return would extraordinary.
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IMO, the wireless FM modulated units don't sound that great and all the satellite units do not have enough output signal so you should add a line driver for about $40, a wired FM mod for around $45, and a 1/8" stereo to RCA jack for about $6.
Eric, do you have an FM modulated units at your store? I would be curious to see what the sound quality is like.




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You're kidding, right? XM isn't free, and you don't buy CD's at Virgin so they sound like a non-Dolby cassette from 1981, do you? Obviously there would then be the initial investment of a new headunit. It's too bad that "enjoyement" isn't represented numerically because the increased rate of return would extraordinary.

i am in 100% agreeance with you, but i deal with people everyday who don't care what it sounds like. they just want XM, or sirius, and aren't willing to give up anything to have it, regardless of how bad it sounds.


I'll NEVER fm modulate anything in my cars, it sounds fucking horrible, but that's me.

all of my customers seem to think similarly to this guy, well, my factory CD changer ROXXORZ, i'll never let it go.

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I have a few different FM modulated units. The wireless ones work, but suck. The hardwired ones work, but suck less.
Just depends upon how picky you are. If you want the BEST sound you won't be listening to MP3 or satellite radio anyway since both are compressed.
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