XM Radio updates sound quality

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    This news is a tad outdated as changes were made a few days
    ago to XM as far as an upgrade in sound quality. Thought I'd post it
    here and then share my thoughts afterwards....

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    Being one who has been very critical of the poor sound quality of
    satellite radio when compared to CD music, I took some time to listen
    to XM over the past few days to see if I could hear any improvements.

    I have noticed that sound quality has marginally improved. Music does
    sound a bit fuller, and for once in a very long time, the muddiness that
    was present in many of the decades channels (60s, 70s and 80s) seems
    to be a bit more vibrant.

    The sound quality still doesn't nearly approach what it was 5 years
    ago when the service was in its infancy, but it was so apparent over
    recent months that something had to be done to fix the
    degrading sound quality of XM and at least this seems to be a start.

    Very interested to see if any other listeners have sensed an
    improvement in overall sound quality.
     
  2. Jeff_CusBlues

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    I just read this this morning so I didn't know about the improvement until now. I can't say that I've heard any improvement the last week.

    Ron, Did you make any changes to your radio (bass, treble, equalizer, etc.)?
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Jeff,

    No changes whatsoever.

    Generally my bass setting are at the highest and treble is
    turned down by 10%.
     
  4. Jeff_CusBlues

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    Thanks Ron. I generally boost my bass and midrange (not the same amount) and decrease my treble also. I'll listen closer now to see if I hear any increase in fidelity.
     
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    Figures I cancelled my service Monday.
     
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    I heard an old Traffic song, "Empty Pages" this morning that sounded as though it was recorded yesterday on Top tracks. The bass was rich and highs were greatly improved. Hats off to XM for a change.
     

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