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Sirius Satellite Installed

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After mulling it over quite a bit, I finally decided to install the Sirius Satellite Antenna and Receiver. I ended up mounting the antenna above the rear deck-lid (below the windshield). The antenna is quite fugly and large so with it mounted to the deck, its not as obtrusive or noticable as it would be stuck on the car. The reception is amazing. I've been able to get a signal on all floors of the car ramp that I park in.

As for music selection, there is a bunch to choose from. Since I listen to Hip-hop/Rap and Dance/Trance music, there are more than enough Channels. There are over 100 channels to choose from (60 commercial free music and 40 Talk/other). Some of the talk channels are direct feeds from AM stations so the sound quality is only as good as the original signal.

The music is perfectly clear and the sound reproduction is almost CD quality. I noticed the highs and lows aren't as loud/prominent as a CD.

Other than that, the $12.95/month fee is well worth it for me. I spend a ton of time in my car and this completes my I.C.E. system. :D
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Let's see a photo of that antenna on the rear deck! :D

Nice job man.
Ackster said:


Chris, I'll post this tonight. I haven't taken any pictures yet b/c its not really mounted properly. I just kinda threw it there. :p

The antenna is sooo freakin fugly. I'm hoping Sirius will come out with a smaller one in the next year. I remember when XM/Sirius first started talking about satellite radio, they said the antenna would be no bigger than a quarter. . . too bad they failed to mention it was a quarter-pounder w/cheese they were talking about. :rolleyes:
Werd, I'm interested in seeing how it looks.

Also, how does their receiver integrate into your system? Is the only integration otherwise via an FM modulator as previously mentioned?
Ackster said:

When we get that chance to meet up, I'll give you the full tour. :D
That sounds like a plan! :thumbup:
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