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Re: radio question

I have the same system. Agree that sat stations not as loud as FM. Some sat stations seem louder than others. I thought it was related to sat reception differences.
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Re: radio question

I've had the same issue since delivery of the vehicle. i don't think there's a fix for it and it might just be the source the audio is coming from. I've found the HD FM stations to have clearer and better quality that the Sirus XM stations which is sad seeing that you have to pay a subscription fee for inferior sound quality. I just got use to the difference and when you listen exclusively to sat radio, you tend to forget there's much of a difference.
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I have seen several threads about signal strength and replacing the antenna. I wonder if higher signal strength would affect the volume? You would think that if it is a consistent issue they could just do something on the software side to adjust the input level for satellite.

My satellite started cutting out on me again after startup, so it's going back to the dealer. I'll push harder on the volume issue and see where it goes.
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which is sad seeing that you have to pay a subscription fee for inferior sound quality.
You don't HAVE to pay.
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Re: radio question

Background: I own a radio station. I am the engineer.

As others have said, the volume difference is related to the source, not the car.

Satellite problems can come from sun flares, mountains, storms, trees, bridges, tall buildings (especially to the south), and frequency mixes. If it always happens in the same spot I might suspect a frequency mix - like being near a cell tower or radio station.
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Re: radio question

One of the reasons our Sirius/XM sounds crummy and much quieter vs HD radio because they compress the crap out of the channels in order to continue to add more to the roster. The compression varies by channel but still isn't great even on music channels. I would cancel if it weren't for the fact that I listen to Stern channel
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I never had any trouble with my 08 grand cherokee. FM, aux, satellite, CD all sounded similar. I can't believe my brand new one sounds like crap when listening to satellite when everything else is fine. Is everyone experiencing this, or just some?
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Re: radio question

There is a more tinny/crisper/less rich sound to S/XM than FM. Probably due to more signal compression by S/XM before it leaves earth for the satellite.
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Re: radio question

Thanks for all the info on compression/modulation, etc. everyone!

My question remains though - isn't there something Chrysler/Jeep can do on the hardware or software side to mitigate this problem? The MyGig system in my 2008 with Sirius never had this problem and always sounded great regardless of source.

Does the upgraded Harmon Kardon system in the Summit seriously have the same issue?

Thanks again for all of your input on this!
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