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mwalsh
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Re: Free XM Again

Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:27 am

I'm going to change my mind a bit and say it sounds "OK" in the Volt, as opposed to "fine" - I was tuning my wife's favorite news channel for her last night in the Volt, and spoken word audio did sound a bit hollow. But it comes with way more bass/base by default than with the LEAF, which is probably why I don't notice so much when playing music.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 80,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
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jjeff
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Re: Free XM Again

Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:26 pm

mwalsh wrote:...But it comes with way more bass/base by default than with the LEAF, which is probably why I don't notice so much when playing music.

Sorry about that, I updated my OP, I even got Leftie spelling it wrong :oops: I meant to say "bass" not base(pronounced the same but 2 totally different words).
I'll have to pay more attention to my mothers SL w/Bose next time I drive it and they have the free XM period. Truthfully anytime I've driven it, we have a car full of people and the radio has been off. She really only listens to Christian music or NPR, total waste of the Bose IMO, I'd probably enjoy it though :)
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Free XM Again

Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:31 pm

I've also corrected my misspelling. I knew that one, too...anyway, it also helps to adjust the front/rear fade, to put more of the output on the larger rear speaker.
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Re: Free XM Again

Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:10 pm

I noticed that today, listened for 10 mins, and found as usual that the signal dropped frequently. I would never pay for this service...
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Free XM Again

Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:23 pm

Here the signal only drops in a couple of places. In my garage, and as I pass an old stone-faced bank building.
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mwalsh
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Re: Free XM Again

Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:09 am

Base is a perfectly fine, Americanized way of saying bass. Just as gray is an acceptable (though also odd) way of saying grey. :D
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 80,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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mwalsh
Posts: 9631
Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:10 am
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 0213
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Free XM Again

Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:15 am

Just today noticed that I didn't traffic this time round, only a brief message about my traffic subscription having expired when I switched to the maps, so they must have fixed that bug between last year and this.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 80,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bridgestone Ecopia 422+ tires
L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

cwerdna
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Location: SF Bay Area, CA

Re: Free XM Again

Fri May 24, 2019 10:37 am

Looks like it's free again until June 4th: https://www.siriusxm.com/listensxm.

I'd seen promo URLs last night for GM and Toyota that were different and then just learned of the above generic one...

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