Playing Sirius/iPod

Hello all.

I would like to have the capability to stream Sirius and play my iPod through my home system, which is a marantz pm5004 amp and the matching marantz cd player. I am thinking of buying the marantz nr1504 receiver which is Sirius ready, and also has a port for playing an iPod in the front. Is this the best way to proceed? And do I still need a Sirius antenna in the window? If so, are some antennas better than others? I don't envision streaming pandora etc. Any advice for setting up a system to play Sirius and iPod with the best possible reception and sound? Thanks, Margot

Showing 1 response by jjrenman

You can add an I pod dock and a Sirius with its dock to your existing Marantz if you have two available inputs.

You will need a separate Sirius antenna either way. I use to install lots of them and did not find much difference in antenna's however you may find the nearest window does not face the correct way for reception. It depends on where you live and if you are in a big city that has terrestrial broadcast as well as satellite.

OTOH, the 1504 has M DAX which is a program designed to restore a lot of the musical information that was lost when it was encoded to better "fit" into I Pods and satellite radio.

If you want your MP3 type files (I pod and Sirius) to sound very close to your CD sound quality than I strongly suggest you check out the M DAX processor in the 1504.