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What happens when you want to play a cd?
 

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he doesnt have a cd player. he uses the cd control like an aux control for his sirius satellite . u can do that for a cd changer though if u wanted.
 
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I thought those things had switching between cd and aux, so if you turned your aux signal off (sirus) then it would go to the cd?
 

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Originally posted by saerandy@Jan 19 2004, 07:10 PM
Yup - I don't have a cd player. I chose to get Sirius instead of a cd player.

But listen up: If you have been thinking of getting a cd player and want to be able to get Satellite too, then check this out: http://www.kenwoodusa.com/product/product....&productId=2472

Basically you hook a standard Kenwood cd changer (or music keg) into this unit, and with the one unit you can completely control the satellite radio, as well as have full control of the cd changer. You get the best of both worlds.

If you want to check out what the music is like, you can listen to free streaming on the Sirius website. As a guest you can only listen for 20 mins at a time, but go & listen to the types of tunes they play.


Another option is to get the PIE X3 adapter (see above image). It is just like the single input PIE adapter that you have just installed but allows for THREE aux inputs as well as allowing the use of the factory installed CD changer. You have to run a small control panel to the cabin that has a single switch on it where you can switch from AUX1, AUX2, AUX3 and CD. It is more expensive than the adapter you purchased, but it is well worth it if you want direct input for your Sirius/XM, other inputs, while keeping your factory changer.

I am going to pick one of the X3's up for my XM install. The FM modulator crap has to go. Yuk. Below is a link showing the PIE X3. There are several places to buy one, but I am probably going to get it here. It is through the XMFAN.com website.

PIE X3 Adapter

And, not to hi-jack your Sirius thread, but XM is $9.99 versus the $12.99 that you pay for Sirius. And....before you jump on the commercial bandwagon, XM announced it is going COMPLETELY COMMERCIAL FREE on Feb 1, while at the same time adding more stations bringing the total to like 120 or so, while supposedly keeping the price the same.


Just some food for thought the people considering XM versus Siruis. But whatever people choose, Satellite radio is the way to go. I am sold on it. There is so much selection, dang near CD quality, and you can listen coast to coast.
 

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Originally posted by saerandy@Jan 20 2004, 08:03 PM
Nope - I'm not hooked on the "no-commercials" thing anymore. Now it's that Sirius is the only one to carry the NHL as well as the NFL. I also like their streams and choice of songs better (and it's rumored that The Andy & Opie Show will likely be coming to Sirius!).

As for pricing, new pricing is going in to effect Feb 1st that will drop the monthly cost of Sirius to $9.71 per month.

Competition is a good thing. Both are great! I never listen to FM anymore!

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That aside, it's a nifty little piece of equipment. If you are okay with Sirius I think the Kenwood is a good option if you want Satellite as well as CD since you can fully control the CD player (aftermarket) using the Kenwood satellite controller and get full functionality out of the CD changer without having yet another controller in the front.

BTW - I didn't see our cars in the applications list for the X3 - Only the Escort & Crown Vic?
The X3 does have an application for our cars. I had the same question because it only mentioned Crown Vic and a few others, but according to XMFAN.com and PIE directly, the ford adapter will fit our cars. Regardless of the tuner position, the 12 pin connector is the same. According to PIE, the instructions will be wrong because they are written for cars that have the tuner in the dash and not in the trunk. But...who needs stinkin' instructions anyway?


I would like to have the NFL and NHL package, but it is not that important of a consideration. XM has Nascar, which I like. I also like the programming. But truthfully, the biggest reason I chose the service I did was the equipment, I like the XM commander the best.
 
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