What are tuners and translators?

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If you have been researching in-dash Sirius you most likely have heard terms like tuner and translator. This is a simple explanation of what these terms mean to you.

Tuner: a tuner is the device that receives the Sirius Satellite signal. It may also be referred to as being a receiver. The tuner may be a Dock and Play Sirius Radio or the in dash SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Tuner SCC1. To use a Dock and Play Radio you only need the car kit, but to use the SCC1 you MUST have a translator.

Translator: this is the unit that will translate to the SIRIUS signal to your specific car stereo. If you have a Pioneer you will need the SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Tuner SCC1 and the Pioneer SIRIUS Connect Interface CD-SB10, and so on with each specific car stereo.

IF YOU HAVE A DOCK AND PLAY RADIO AND WANT TO CONTROL IT THROUGH THE CAR STEREO SEE HERE

(example)If you have a SIRIUS Sportster 5 SP5TK1 and want to control it through your head unit, you will need the SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Kit SCVDOC1 and the translator for your headunit.

Here is a list of some of the translators and the stereos they are compatible with:

SoundLinq SL2S Toyota Sirius Interface:Select Toyota OEM Stereos

SoundLinq SLS2 Lexus Sirius Interface:Select Lexus OEM Stereos

Alpine SIRIUS Connect Interface KCA-SC100:Select Alpine Stereos

Clarion SIRIUS Connect Interface CLA-SC1:Select Clarion Stereos

SIRIUSConnect ECL-SC1 Eclipse Interface Translator:Select Eclipse Stereos

Pioneer SIRIUS Connect Interface CD-SB10:Select Pioneer Stereos

JVC SIRIUS Connect Interface KS-SRA100:Select JVC Stereos

Kenwood SIRIUS Connect Interface KCA-SR50:Select Kenwood Stereos

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