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  1. #31

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    Default XM...

    I'm really impressed with the fidelity of the Delphi tuner---I wasn't expecting much, but its every bit as quiet as any high-end FM tuner I've run across. The frequency response seems to be better than FM, with high notes sounding much more extended, and less "nasal" or artificially emphasized.

    Sound Quality? If "FM" was a "1" and CD Play was a "4", XM would rate as a "3." Though, strange enough, fidelity can be different from channel to channel on XM; some sound great others sound a little "bloated" for lack of a better term...

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

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    I got into XM a few years ago. Never once have I been unhappy I did. FM? What's FM.

    What I notice is that there are so many good songs out there on xm I keep wondering "why do they keep playing that same set of 20 bad songs on FM when there is so much good stuff". It has been years now and you know what, they are still playing the same old nasty **** on FM. XM has changed and kept up with the listener. There is no question here. One great new song after another after another... I could never afford this many CD's even if I did know what to buy!
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    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    Hi We've had the XM for years and basically love it. Question: Can you use the audio out on the back of the Polk (BM 1125-A) and
    hook up to an AVR (supposedly Sirius compatible) and run XM through the home speakers? Thanks LAlarry

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    Hello LA,
    Sure, the Polk tuner is really another source component, like a CD player. Just connect right and left outputs to an unused "aux" input, on your receiver, and enjoy it as you would any other good quality source. Or, if you have a good quality external digital-to-analogue converter see if the sound is improved over what the tuner produces itself.
    Enjoy, Ken

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    With my Sonos and the internet, or if you have a squeezebox, you get radio from around the world for free, why pay for it ? To each his own I guess but for me, free sounds pretty damn good.

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