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Old 01-21-2007, 08:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I got the FM Direct Adapter hooked up to my Starmate 4 and it works like a charm. I used to use a wired FM modulator to connect my iPod to my car radio the same way.

Is the plug the goes into the back my Starmate 4 Universal dock a "mini" stereo plug? Would I be able to hook up a mini splitter and feed both my iPod and Starmate 4 into the FM Direct Adapter?
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:12 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Is the plug the goes into the back my Starmate 4 Universal dock a "mini" stereo plug? Would I be able to hook up a mini splitter and feed both my iPod and Starmate 4 into the FM Direct Adapter?
Yes. The AUDIO-OUT plug on the Starmate dock is a standard 3.5mm (1/8") stereo plug.

It should work. . You could plug one of these into your modulator and run standard 3.5mm cables from each device to it....
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Yes. The AUDIO-OUT plug on the Starmate dock is a standard 3.5mm (1/8") stereo plug.

It should work. . You could plug one of these into your modulator and run standard 3.5mm cables from each device to it....
Actually, I think the answer to his question is no. I think that he is asking if he can split the 2.5mm connector on the FM relay that plugs into the FM-OUT port on the Sportster dock:

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Would I be able to hook up a mini splitter and feed both my iPod and Starmate 4 into the FM Direct Adapter?
You cannot run the audio from your ipod directly into the FM Direct adapter. For one, the FM Direct connector is 2.5mm and the audio jack on your Ipod is 3.5mm. Second, the relay is expecting an FM modulated signal where your ipod output is just regular audio.
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ProperModulation - thanks, that was the answer I was looking for, I thought I could buy a 2.5 splitter (or make on) to feed my ipod signal (with a 3.5->2.5 adaptor) into the FM Direct unit.
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I just spoke to my brother, he used the XM Delphi FM Direct Adaptor that has a power source also, does Sirius have somthing similar ?

http://www.satelliteradioexperts.com...tor_p_9-7.html
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I talked to the sirius rep here in Canada and theres nothing like that available through sirius here but if XM uses the same type AuXOut type standard 3.5mm stereo plug than that modulator should work with the sirius units. IMO that would be the best solution in my case because I have a FM relay installed that uses the FMOut and the volume level is too low for my liking. The only thing is you must make sure the FM modulator is a quality one because you might end up with worst sound quality than what you had originally coming out your SatRadio.

There are some other type of modulators available on ebay too.

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I talked to the sirius rep here in Canada and theres nothing like that available through sirius here but if XM uses the same type AuXOut type standard 3.5mm stereo plug than that modulator should work with the sirius units. IMO that would be the best solution in my case because I have a FM relay installed that uses the FMOut and the volume level is too low for my liking. The only thing is you must make sure the FM modulator is a quality one because you might end up with worst sound quality than what you had originally coming out your SatRadio.

There are some other type of modulators available on ebay too.
Thanks, my brother already has the XM Direct adapter hooked up to his Sirius
and it sounds great. I just wanted to check and see if Sirius had the same.

Thanks for checking it out for me.
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I have the sirius fm modulator and in the past have connected an mp3 player in through the car dock (it has an aux in port on the bottom).

As others have said (I think), just plugging an mp3 player in should not work becuase the fm mod is looking for an fm signal at the right frequency... That said, you can get powered fm modulators that can work with any player, regardless of if they send out an fm signal.
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the sirius FM Relay "modulator" is somewhat deceiving, it doesn't modulate anything, it just acts as a relay. A true FM modulator will need an external 12v supply to it.

Just to clarify for those who may not know is what obk has done is he used the internal FM modulator of his Sat Radio by using an AuxIn on his docking (he's lucky to have an AUxIn because I don't have one on my SP4)

I wonder what happens if you plug the AuxOut to the AuxIn for those that have an AuxIn

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http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...X-FMP&click=21

I found this link to be useful. If you get a dual plug for your socket in your car, this may be a quick fix solution. http://www.shop.com/op/~Maxell_DC_2_...4?sourceid=298

Let me know if anyone else agrees.
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http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...X-FMP&click=21

I found this link to be useful. If you get a dual plug for your socket in your car, this may be a quick fix solution. http://www.shop.com/op/~Maxell_DC_2_...4?sourceid=298

Let me know if anyone else agrees.
Received this adapter in the mail. Works like a charm. No static at all and no need to have BestBuy or someone else do any installation. The only downfall is that you will need a dual or triple lighter adapter so that you can plug in the power cord and the FM transmitter. I needed a triple for my phone charger with my older car, but no complaints here at all.
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Received this adapter in the mail. Works like a charm. No static at all and no need to have BestBuy or someone else do any installation. The only downfall is that you will need a dual or triple lighter adapter so that you can plug in the power cord and the FM transmitter. I needed a triple for my phone charger with my older car, but no complaints here at all.
The description says that it only transmits on a few frequencies. Can you list which ones? Thanks.
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The description says that it only transmits on a few frequencies. Can you list which ones? Thanks.

107.3, 107.5, 107.7, and 107.9

It works great for me and blocks out channels that are even local and otherwise VERY strong in the Baltimore/DC area.
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Received this adapter in the mail. Works like a charm.
How long is that cord?
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http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...X-FMP&click=21

I found this link to be useful. If you get a dual plug for your socket in your car, this may be a quick fix solution. http://www.shop.com/op/~Maxell_DC_2_...4?sourceid=298

Let me know if anyone else agrees.
I just bought this one after reading this thread, and it's got a major problem for me. If I use this adapter with an iPod or anything else, it seems to work decently (even blocks out local channels). The volume's kind of low, but that's not much of a problem. When I plug it into my Sportster Replay, though, there's a loud ringing sound that changes pitch with the revs on my engine. At around 2500RPM, it even starts to drown out any quiet song or a DJ. I can't figure it out - maybe it has something to do with both devices being plugged into the same low-quality power outlet in my car. I was going to get a CCrane or something to see if that works better, but for all I know it'll have the same issue. Any thoughts / possible solutions?

Also, has anyone been able to get it to stay on the same frequency after turning it off, or does it just always turn on at 107.3?
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