One of the most popular upgrades here at Sound Depot and Performance is adding SiriusXM satellite radio to a customer’s vehicle. When clients are in our store, they will ask many questions about satellite radio, so we figured it would be great to have an article that covers many of those questions. Follow along as we explore this great technology for your vehicle.
SiriusXM is sort of like satellite TV, except in an automobile, the antenna does not have to be aimed. As long as your vehicle has a direct view of the sky, you will get great-sounding, commercial-free music, with almost none of those annoying DJs talking and running on and on when you just want to hear your music. You get music, pure and simple. And what a selection of music! You can choose from several channels of music in your favorite genres. Would you like to hear big bands? How about classic jazz? Maybe some modern rap? SiriusXM has you covered. And, while there is a subscription fee, most people find that it is lower than paying for increased data usage of streaming music from your phone.
OEM Radio Integrated SiriusXM
At Sound Depot and Performance, we have many popular ways to get satellite radio into your vehicle. If you own a modern vehicle, we may have an integration device that allows us to retrofit SiriusXM into your factory radio – you control it just as if it came equipped that way from the factory. You will have no external display, and you get the maximum sound quality improvement. Any of our team members can tell you if this is an option for your vehicle.
Transportable SiriusXM Tuners
If you own a newer car and want SiriusXM, but want to keep your original radio, we can install a transportable system in your vehicle. Now, we do this much differently from most shops. We hardwire our systems for power, so you never have an unsightly cord plugged into your cigarette port. We also hide all of the wiring, giving you a clean, factory look. We often use custom mounts to hold the display properly in a convenient, attractive location for you. And we always place the antenna in the best location, not just where it involves the fastest install.
Aftermarket Radio With SiriusXM Control
For some folks, the best option is to replace the original radio in the dash with a new one that has control for a SiriusXM tuner. Your new radio will now control the satellite radio directly, just as if it came factory-installed. As a bonus, you will often pick up other modern conveniences, such as Bluetooth, USB ports, backup cameras and navigation systems.
We invite you to stop by Sound Depot and Performance with your vehicle and get to know us better. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine consistently names us one of the Top Mobile Electronics Retailers in the Nation.
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