Over the past two weekends, I’ve had my car audio reworked, including Sirius Radio. In all:
- Kenwood KDC-X859 head unit
- Kenwood KAC-X650D multichannel amplifier
- Kenwood KDC-CD89 10-disc changer
- MB Quart RSB-214 4” component loudspeakers (front)
- MB Quart DTC 169 6x9” loudspeakers (rear)
- Dual MB Quart PWD 254 10” woofers (enclosed in the trunk)
- And, of course, an alarm system to protect all of it (Clifford Intelligaurd 7000)
Though I’ve only had it for a day and a half, I’m very pleased with it so far. Of all the features, I’ve been most excited about Sirius Radio. For those not aware, Sirius Radio offers 100 radio channels, delivered by satellite, including 60 commercial-free music channels.
There’re all kinds of genres including classic rock, electronica, jazz, and decade-based channels such as 70s and 80s. In particular interest to me, there’s also a Metal channel. Initially, I didn’t have my hopes up, as their description made it seem a bit lame (Korn? bleh.).
However, in the past day-and-a-half I’ve already heard Hammerfall, Dark Tranquillity, and Meshuggah (!). All right, so Meshuggah is listed in the channel’s description, but Hammerfall and Dark Tranquillity are two bands that I thought I’d never hear other than on CD.
Sirius Radio’s tagline says “You’ll never want to leave your car”, and it’s true. I’m actually contemplating whether there might more longer and more scenic routes I could take to work (HHOS).