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my g/f's birthday is coming up and she has a 2005 legacy. she wants satelite radio but doesnt want a new head unit. she also doesnt want/need that new s70 what is a good basic unit to use for sirius in her car with the stock head unit
 

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Well if you don't need any replay feature go with a cheap one. I went with the Visor because it was cheapest. If you're not going to tie directly into the antenna then why spend more money? My Visor was around $50 at Target and honestly I have no complaints. It sounds good enough, certainly not CD quality though.
 

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I have the JVC SR2000. Here's a good site with some reviews on the separate controllers....
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/product_matrix.php
There's also a forum there were there is all sorts of good info. to browse over. Be forwarned though. If you're only going to use the built in FM modulator, the sound will be crap and everytime you drive into an area that uses the signal you are modulating, you'll get some bleed through. That's why I always recommend doing one of these two things....
1. Hook the PNP up via the AUX in on the HU if available. (direct hook up)
2. If your HU doesn't have a AUX in, buy this.... http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=4013315 or http://www.jvcservice.com/store/ProductDetail.asp?part=112C3159 The sound won't be as good with a direct line in (AUX IN), but it's a great deal better than just using the wireless FM mod. that's built in. You also won't get the bleed through from other stations while driving out of your normal area because this thing will cut your FM signal whenever the Sirius PNP is on.
 

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I also have the $50 visor Sirius player, I think it is called the Sirius1 player. It works great with the built in FM transmitter. I did unhook my antenna from the back window glass which improves the sound even more.
 

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I just got the sirius starmate and wired it from the antenna in the back through the panneling and put the unit in the small front sunglass holder. It fits great and the wires reach with plenty of room. its nice to have it out of the way and hidden in the city lots. the door still closes and its invisible to anyone looking in. the downfalls are that its kinda tough to read the screen cuz its in the middle hand high, but I never read it. I have the preset stations and thats all i need.

all that you have to do is remove 2 screws and put a small hole for the wires, mount it (i used 3m 2 sided stickers) and you will need a DC extension so that the power will reach (if you dont want the power wire hanging down)
 

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wadejg said:
Looks like this should be your ticket:

http://www.jazzyengineering.com/prod...products_id=28

Regards,
Justin Wade
2004 FXTi
Wadejg is right!

I have a 05 OBXT (same dash design as the Legacy) and installed a Sirius SC-FM1 Starbase in the cubby above the CD player. It comes with a tuner that can either use a wired FM modulator or direct wire connection using RCA jacks. It is nice because the tuner and display are seperate units. Put the display in one location, and put the tuner under the drivers seat. It contains a hard wire wiring harness that I taped into the cig lighter below the radio in the dash.

I also purchased Jazzy's aux-in board and the Starbase unit mentioned above. Works great, sounds great, and with a quick flip of the cubby door, you would never know it was installed.

Here is a legacygt forum link showing what one install looks like:

http://legacygt.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=8026&d=1120959391

-S
 
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