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    I am looking to get Sirius in my CarPC but would like still keep Radio Portability/Mobility in place, so when I want to listen radio at home/work - I can grab radio receiver/tuner with me.
    Is it possible to connect using SiriusConnect Vehicle Kit with MJS-SC-C1 USB Interface for Sirius Satalite Radio (Mjs-scc1) and connect some portable tuner such as MiRGE?
    Any success?

    Thanks

  • #2
    I am running the Mjs-scc1 in my truck and I have a second one hooked to a home PC so I just take the SC-C1 tuner in the house with me. Works great.
    Sorry I can't answer you specific question.
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    • #3
      Does it mean you need to put SC-C1 tuner in convenient place to plug/unplug it, and cannot put it anywhere under the dashboard/etc? I see Sirius radios they have something like unplugable headunits which you can care with you whenever you need them at different places/cars, just have docking stations available in multiple cars/home/work/etc then you will have 1 radio/1 subscription but listen it everywhere without wiring pain

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      • #4
        Yes they have the Sportster, Starmate, Stilletto, lots of other choices. They are more convenient for portability however the only way you can connect them to your pC or headunit is via an analog audio cable. So you cannot control them through your PC or headunit, you need to have them accessible on the dash. So it's tradeoff, integrated control or easy portability.
        I have my tuner just sitting behind the glove box easy to get at. I travel for several days at a time usually then I work from home for a few days so I don't have to remove/ install it that often anyways. It's only 2 wires to unplug and replug in at home.
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        • #5
          Thank you. Also I see that USB converter box will be connected for USB to control and audio for pushing audio trough computer. Is it correct?

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          • #6
            actually (and unfortunately) the audio comes out of the MJS-SCC1 on a 3.5mm plug. So the tuner is controlled on the PC via USB but audio has to conenct to the sound card input jack. I would love to have the audio over USB, I'm not sure why that is not possible. My second choice would be to have optical out.
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            • #7
              too bad, for aftermarket systems, you can get regular portable tuner, dock and interface box, which will connect it to the right headunit. I have one car with Kenwood which does this stuff just perfect.... want to see something for PC.

              Did you hear any PCI cards for XM/Sirius?

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              • #8
                contact me if you want a USB AUDIO input device
                I have them... very limited quantity

                optical is pointless, SQ is so poor on Sirius / Xm
                -Thanks
                Mitch
                www.rush2112.net

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by riv View Post
                  too bad, for aftermarket systems, you can get regular portable tuner, dock and interface box, which will connect it to the right headunit. I have one car with Kenwood which does this stuff just perfect.... want to see something for PC.

                  Did you hear any PCI cards for XM/Sirius?
                  Your right, you can control portable devices from headunits now, I saw that a while back but forgot about it. I had a Sportster back in 2005 when I got Sirius and within a year I bought an integrated tuner and have not paid attention to the portables much since.

                  A PCI card would be "the kittys bum" for anyone not running a laptop. That would completely eliminate one more box to mount and wire in the vehicle and reduce the potential for noise.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                    contact me if you want a USB AUDIO input device
                    I have them... very limited quantity

                    optical is pointless, SQ is so poor on Sirius / Xm
                    Boy, that is a fact!

                    I have 2 of your MJS-SCC1 boxes right now and they work great other than the PC loosing control of the tuner ocassionally. (Usually when I am running it on my old POS Dell in the garage, likely a hardware issue)

                    I think I would like a box with optical out because I am running a processor with 3 optical-in connections. If I could run the Sirius straight back to the processor optically instead of into the X-fi box, I think I would end up with a bit cleaner signal than the audio cable plugged into the X-fi, do you agree?

                    I would also only using one input jack on the X-fi for the Andrea Mic for BT because I am having trouble getting the SUMA USB card to work reliably and having trouble getting both the mic in & line in to work if I plug the mic directly to the mic in and Sirius into the line in. Does this make sense?

                    IF this all makes sense, could you make an optical out box that would be muted at the appropriate time for BT or when CF is switched away from SAT to other media?
                    If you could get it to mute appropriately then I would run an multi optical signal input to only one of the processors inputs and eliminate switching the processor input back and forth from Sirius to PC. If I didn't do it this way, I would have to switch the processor back to PC manually when a call comes in on BT. Not good.

                    Sorry, RIV, to highjack the thread, but I think my questions might have some relevance to this thread so I didn't want to hide them in a PM where other interested people won't see Mitches' response. I have read that alot of people are having trouble getting the mic & incoming sound to work properly for their phone in CF.
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                    • #11
                      i dont think you can take a POORLY ENCODED, let me rephrase, a low quality encode of music and get it clearner its not gonna happen

                      if you REALLY want optical... we can mod a sc-c1 interface to work the SC-H1
                      which has optical

                      i have a sch1 here doesnt make sirius sound any better optically
                      at least to my ears
                      -Thanks
                      Mitch
                      www.rush2112.net

                      "Did you test it in carwings??"

                      Sun, Come shine my way
                      May healing waters bury all my pain
                      Wind, Carry me home
                      The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                      The piece of me that died
                      Will return To live again

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                      • #12
                        My Quote:
                        "If I could run the Sirius straight back to the processor optically instead of into the X-fi box, I think I would end up with a bit cleaner signal than the audio cable plugged into the X-fi, do you agree?"

                        I guess I didn't word this very well. I wasn't trying to suggest the signal would improve after the source, I was only hoping that by bypassing the X-fi altogether and using optical cable all the way to the back of the vehicle near the amps and processor, the signal might not suffer as much during it's 10' long trip.
                        Anyway I have just ordered one of these this morning:

                        http://www.thesource.ca/estore/produ...roduct=4208560

                        It will be here next week and I will experiment with my current MJS-SCC1 and see what happens. I'll let you know if I am looking for one with opt. out and we can go from there. Thanks.
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                        • #13
                          I know this is an old thread but I thought I would update from where I left off in the above posts. I just purchased the SC-H1 tuner to replace my SC-C1 that died. This helps me when I take the tuner into the house as the SC-H1 has it's own power adapter and my home receiver has optical in so better connectivity there.

                          The optical-in to the processor in the truck did not work out due to switching optical sources on the processor is manual only.

                          My main issue is that Centrafuse won't detect the tuner. I get a loud annoying squeal for audio and the channels do not activate in the CF plugin. It works fine in Satamp but not CF. Can anyone shed some light on this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
                          Last edited by PhilG; 09-12-2011, 12:08 PM.
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