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Can someone clarify this topic for me? I have the Sirus Sportster installed that uses the wireless fm modulator. Although this works ok, I think the sound quality could be better.

I think we can use a wired fm modulator that plugs into the AUX port? Am I correct? If so, any reccomendations on which one I should get?

I checked out the wired fm modulator that sirius sells but the best buy website said it is not compatiable with my '06 tc.

Any help would be great, thanks.
 

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Originally posted by EddieZ@Feb 17 2006, 01:41 PM
Can someone clarify this topic for me? I have the Sirus Sportster installed that uses the wireless fm modulator. Although this works ok, I think the sound quality could be better.

I think we can use a wired fm modulator that plugs into the AUX port? Am I correct? If so, any reccomendations on which one I should get?

I checked out the wired fm modulator that sirius sells but the best buy website said it is not compatiable with my '06 tc.

Any help would be great, thanks.
okay let me help you with this..

FM modulators work for broadcasting the sirius audio to your FM radio.. Since you have an AUX (auxiliary) input, you don't need an FM modulator.. all you need is a simple 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable.. it looks like a headphone connector and you plug one end into the sirius sportster and the other into the aux in..

So see, you're asking for an FM Modulator into an AUX input and that wouldn't even work because it's not a signal level output, but rather onto a radio.

The sportster should come with an output on the unit and just go to radio shack and get this..
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=family
might not need the 6ft one, they might have a shorter one at the store..

Also, people have been reporting a static or hum when inputting into the aux connector, if you end up having that, they you'll need one of these
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=search

now of course if you use the ground loop isolator from radio shack it comes with rca type plugs.. which will have to be converted to the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo type male connectors.. and you can find that adapter here (one already comes with the ground loop isolator)
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=search

And then everything will be fine.. Crutchfield also sells a ground loop isolator with the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo, male connectors, instead of the phone (rca type) plugs like radio shack has.. if you wanted to order that instead here is that link
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-E8iWDzemv7i/c...d+loop+isolator

but you'll still need an output cable into this unit, the sportster might already have one..

Okay now after all that, I hope that helps you.. feel free to ask anything else you need..


UPDATE: Forgot the male to male rca-type adapter for the connection from the ground loop isolator to the y-adapter! here's the link for that too
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=family
 

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Thanks for the great post mich! That is more help than I could have hope to recieve. I think I understand the difference now... I am printing out your info and going to find the products. Thanks again!
 

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No problem Eddie, if you need anything more feel free to ask again! Hope it works out.. Let us know!!


UPDATE:Sorry eddie, but I just realized I forgot the male rca to male rca adapter you'd need from the ground loop isolator to the y-adapter.
anyway i updated the previous post above for that link.. Radio Shack should've been able to tell you that you'd need that.. but if not, there's the link..
 
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