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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Andy Bell

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Posted September 05 2004 - 01:40 AM

Hoping that Ron or someone else can help me. I just bought the SkyFi receiver yesterday along with the car and home adaptor kits. I was very disappointed when I hooked up the home kit to my Lexicon MC-12 to hear a loud hum through my speakers. The L/R plugs are pushed in all the way. I just finished reading Rons review of XM versus Serius and he mentioned using his XM receiver in his system with no mention of any problems. Anyone got a clue? Thanks, Andy

#2 of 4 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 05 2004 - 01:50 AM

Hi, Andy! There should absolutely be no problem with "hum" while playing the SkyFi through your home receiver. This leads me to wonder if you have a faulty home kit. Also, are you using the CD or AUX input on the back of your receiver? Perhaps there will be other suggestions here.


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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Andy Bell

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Posted September 05 2004 - 02:30 AM

Ronald, Thanks for the reply. My processor has 8 analog audio input connectors. I assigned the SkiFi receiver to input #2.Tried another input but had same issue. On the XM411 forum I found someone had this same problem, but his problem was cured when he realized he needed to push the plugs all the way into his receiver. Andy

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Bryan_O



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Posted September 05 2004 - 03:47 AM

When I first got XM, a couple of years ago, I had a similar "hum" problem in my car. I purchased the Sony removable unit, w/ the home kit. For my car, I purchased a Terk antenna. For some reason or another, the Terk antenna produced a crazy hum. After playing a little "swap-tronics" I got a new antenna. Good luck

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