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Sirius Sound Quality Issues

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by semper000, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    semper000

    semper000 [OP] Member

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    I just hooked up a Sirius SCC1 receiver to my Kenwood DDX812. I have the antenna routed through the 3rd brake light to the roof, so it gets a good 360 degree view of the sky, so reception is not an issue. But the sound quality is terrible. On vocals of music it sounds like I am listening to a 64kps MP3. When I play CDs, IPOD, and FM on my head unit they all sound great, but the Sirius is just horrible. It there a bandwith setting on the SSC1 unit that I need to set to get CD quality sound? What I am listening to is far from CD quality. It makes me just want to cancel Sirius and take it back.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    otter

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    Satellite radio won't give you CD quality. I have sat radio in my car, I would say the quality falls somewhere between FM and CD.

    How is the SCC1 connected to your headunit?
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    atsaubrey

    atsaubrey Dealer/Sales Rep for Sundown Audio.

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    Sounds about right, Sat radio is HEAVILY compressed. 64kps is probably what you are indeed listening to.
     
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