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kmurph
12-29-2005, 10:26 AM
I plan to hardwire my Sirius Starmate Replay in my 2001 M3 and I'm trying to decided which CD Changer Adapter to use...Blitzsafe, Soundgate or USA Spec. Is there any advantage with any of them? I'm leaning towards the USA Spec because it is the cheapest in price plus it has 2 Aux inputs...something I don't think the others have.

Blitzsafe - $80
http://www.discountcarstereo.com/images/blitzsafe/bmw-min_sld00_m.jpg

Soundgate - $80
http://www.audiooutfitter.com/images/items/sgtabmw35v5.jpg

USA Spec - $60
http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/products/2005/581/l581DFBMW-f_dg.jpeg

LDV330i
12-29-2005, 10:48 AM
I plan to hardwire my Sirius Starmate Replay in my 2001 M3 and I'm trying to decided which CD Changer Adapter to use...Blitzsafe, Soundgate or USA Spec. Is there any advantage with any of them? I'm leaning towards the USA Spec because it is the cheapest in price plus it has 2 Aux inputs...something I don't think the others have.

Blitzsafe make 2 models, including 1 with 2 inputs. I actually have both installed in my car. BMW/ALP DMXV.1D is the one with the dual inputs.

Dabear2
01-03-2006, 12:45 PM
I bought the USA Spec adaptor for only $10 (Ebay).
So far it works great w/ no problems.

kmurph
01-03-2006, 01:14 PM
I bought the USA Spec adaptor for only $10 (Ebay).
So far it works great w/ no problems.


nice...I just spent $60.00 at Circuit City...The FM Modulator must be pretty good in my Starmate Replay Receiver because the sound quality of Sirius with the USA Spec adapter is only a tad better...Satellite Radio sound quality s#cks.

el_duderino
01-03-2006, 05:42 PM
I know that if you ground the metal case of the USA spec you can get serious noise issues.

kmurph
01-03-2006, 07:02 PM
I know that if you ground the metal case of the USA spec you can get serious noise issues.

I don't have any noise issues...actually, the reception and sound is very clear. The quality of the sound is subpar...considerably worse than FM.