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Quality of satellite radio in home audio?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Michael S, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Michael S

    Michael S Active Member

    Sep 25, 2003
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    Although I live in a large radio market, I hate the advertising as well as the lack of FM stations that play the genres that I like. In that light, I am curious if Delphi XM, using their home docking module kit, will provide a decent sound in a high quality home audio system. Would it be accurate to say that the quality would be somewhere in the middle between good FM and redbook CD? Thoughts--advice??

    Michael S.
  2. SteveK

    SteveK Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2000
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    Mike - I think that's an accurate statement. I've been very satisfied with the audio performance of my Delphi SkyFi when plugged into my main stereo system consisting of a Sony receiver and Paradigm speakers. I've also listened to it using Amphony wireless headphones, and am perfectly satisfied with the audio quality. Granted, my ears may not be as good as they could be, but I've never found anything to complain about. It may not be quite as good as a CD, but it's definitely better than most FM stations...especially since there are no more commercials on any music channels. Enjoy!

    Steve K.
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein
    I have my XM Delphi plugged into a boombox
    and it sounds superb.

    HTF Moderator Steve Simon plugged it into his
    home stereo unit and was raving about the audio
  4. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 1999
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    Yes I just hooked mine up tonight after I brought it home from Best Buy and I think it sounds fine. Granted this is my Upstairs system which is a Sony HT in a box setup, but it sounds pretty nice with the PLII Music mode on the amp. Definately better than my Compressed Digital Cable Music channels.

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