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Holiday Gift Guide for Sirius, XM Satellite Radio Listeners

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Looking for the perfect gift for a Sirius/XM listener? Check out this TSS-Radio’s Holiday Gift Guide below, as we go over some great gift ideas for the satellite radio listener!

xmsnapEasy-to-use car radio:

XM Snap In-Vehicle Satellite Radio
If you’re seeking a low cost, no-frills car radio, look no further than this XM Snap we are carrying refurbished for $17.99, reduced from $29.99. Specifically designed for vehicles, the XM Snap has everything you need to listen to satellite radio on the road.

Basic Sirius Radio:

Sirius Stratus 7
stratus 7Enhance your satellite radio experience with the Sirius Stratus 7 receiver for less than $80. There’s also a $50 rebate available if you add a subscription, meaning you’ll end up paying just $26.99 for this receiver. Not only can listen in your car, but with a docking kit you can continue enjoying satellite radio at home or at the office. We carry this as a standalone receiver as well as an entire vehicle kit, which includes PowerConnect Vehicle Dock/Power Adapter, antenna and additional mounting options. Stratus 7 is compatible with many of the newer Sirius Radios accessories.

onyxBasic XM Radio:

XM Onyx EZ
A reliable XM radio for less than $70 is the XM Onyx EZ, which is compatible with many XM accessories. The radio also has a mail-in rebate worth $50 if you subscribe to a satellite radio package. Depending on where you plan on listening most, we carry a radio and car kit and also a radio and home kit.

LynxPremium XM Radio:

SiriusXM Lynx
This gorgeous SiriusXM Lynx with touch screen color display not only supports satellite radio, but also has wi-fi capability for SiriusXM Internet Radio service. This top-of-the-line radio has can also record your favorite programs. There is a very limited supply of these devices and is no longer produced. We sell the radio on its own as well as the home kit for it.

xmp3iPortable XM Radio:

XMP3i and Home Kit
For listening on the go, during your work commutes, check out this color screen XMP3i player that is both a satellite radio receiver and a Mp3 player. We have a refurbished kit for $99 (half the price of a new one!). The very limited XMP3i is the only remaining radio with a built-in antenna capable of live satellite in a portable mode. It can record up to five channels at once.

Radio Bundle for Motorcyclist:

Onyx Motorcycle Kit
Go full throttle with this customizable Onyx Motorcycle Kit for everything you need to install XM radio on a motorcycle. Your choice of an Onyx or Onyx EZ Radio.

Great accessories for people with Sirius and XM plug and play radios

Want to buy them a new power adapter or antenna? Just call us to find out which radio they have so we can help you out. 312-846-6606 10am-6pm Central Time Mon-Fri.

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SiriusXM Internet Radio

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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Bleep blop blurp wuuurrr… Hey, your internet’s calling!  Its got a whole new set of skills.  The internet is a reliable source for just about anything you could possibly imagine.  Its a veritable genie at your finger tips.   Ask and ye shall receive.  But then you already know that.  That’s why you’re here.  You being the tech savvy consumer you are, have already figured out that TSS Radio is the best online retailer for all SiriusXM parts and accessories.  You know it, I know it, and the internet knows it.  That’s not why its calling.  The internet is calling to let you know about all of the SiriusXM content that’s available online.  With the update to Sirius 2.0 and its new Beta Player, there’s a whole lot to be excited about!

What is Sirius 2.0 you ask?  I’m so glad you did.  SiriusXM has provided online content for years, but the recent update to Sirius 2.0 it has gotten a whole lot better.  You still have the ability to listen to the online content anywhere you want, using the same username and password, on any device that can connect you to the internet.  The Internet Radio subscription gives you additional content, not available through the satellite feed, as well as the new XTRA channels.  The XTRA channels have a lot of great options, which for me, couldn’t be more perfect.  I love comedy, rock n’ roll, and sports.  With the XTRA channels, I get great new comedy selections from Carlin’s Corner and UCB RadioRockBar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio provide some of the best music ever made.  And SportsCenter gives me all the latest news from ESPN.  Not to mention, Internet Radio’s ability to give you live play-by-play for just about every sport out there.  Who could ask for more? Spanish speaking listeners?  Included in the new XTRA channels is a great deal of Latin programing, including about a dozen dedicated Latin & World channels.  That’s all in addition to the online channels only available with an internet subscription.  But Sirius 2.0 is much more than just XTRA Channels.

Have you ever wished you could time travel, but lacked the Flux Capacitor?  With Sirius 2.0′s Start Now feature you can go back 5 hours from where you start listening to see what you missed.  Some channels are more limited with this feature, but most talk shows allow it.  You can pause, rewind, and fast forward live radio on any channel.  Due to bandwidth restrictions there is a limit to the number of times you can skip a song, but the ability to go back to the beginning of a show is really unbeatable.  Not only can you jump back 5 hours, but you can search to see whats on other channels all while you listen to your current station.  There is even a Show Alert function that will tell you when your favorite song or artist is playing on another channel.  If you missed the alert and flipped over too late, don’t sweat it, Sirius 2.0 has that covered as well.  With TuneStart, SiriusXM automatically starts the song from the beginning when you tune into the station… On every channel!  You can even store your favorite channels for easier access.  Want even easier access?  Try On Demand, Sirius 2.0′s newest feature.  On Demand is exactly what it sounds like, the ability to access past shows at any time, and listen whenever you’d like!  With dozens of ways to tune in, whats not to love about Sirius 2.0?!

Whoopee, you say?  (With genuine excitement, I am sure)  How can I go about obtaining this glorious Sirius 2.0?  Why, how else?  The internet!  For just $3.99 you can add an internet subscription to your existing satellite subscription.  Then, you can access SiriusXM internet radio from home, work, or anywhere you get an internet connection.  Just because the content is online, doesn’t mean you need a computer to access it.  Internet Radios like Grace Wireless and the TTR1 Sirius Tabletop are great options for indoor use.  The Grace models provide features that go well beyond the SiriusXM online content by also delivering access to thousands of Internet Radio options from around the world.  Of course, SiriusXM provides receivers can deliver Sirius 2.0 as well.  The SiriusXM Edge, for instance, operates solely on a satellite feed, but comes equipped with Sirius2.0 features such as XTRA Channels.  The Edge is a Plug and Play receiver like most others on the XM platform.  On the Sirius side, the Stiletto 2 is capable of connecting via WiFi and therefore capable of getting Sirius 2.0 within range of a router.  The nice thing about the Stiletto is its versatility.  It can be used with WiFi, as a plug and play unit in docking stations, or portably with a built in antenna and battery.  Unfortunately the Stiletto is discontinued, so its parts and accessories are becoming more and more difficult to come by, though we will carry them as long as we possibly can.  One of the most fascinating and exciting receivers that receives Sirius 2.0 is the new SiriusXM Lynx.

The Lynx is a ground breaking new receiver for SiriusXM, that is sure to change how people listen to Satellite Radio.  It can be used portably with a WiFi signal and is optimally designed for Sirius 2.0.  With a built in speaker as well as a headphone jack, this radio is ideal for carrying around the house or office while streaming your internet subscription.  You can also use it like a Plug and Play receiver in Home Kits, Vehicle Kits, and Boomboxes where it will receive a satellite signal.  Another ground breaking feature is the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth so your home stereo plays what the device you carry around portably displays.  The Lynx is designed on a modified version of the Andriod platform, and has a touch screen display that is very easy to use.   All of the features from Sirius 2.0 are available with this unit, as well as a few additional features.  Radio Replays, Artist and Song information, as well as some rumored updates yet-to-come such as On Demand, make this radio unparallelled to any other.  The Lynx makes one wonder why anyone would want to listen through a computer or app.

Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones are like the internet, they’re everywhere.  There’s a reason they call it the World Wide Web.  An internet subscription allows you to listen to live NFL games in Europe, MLB in Asia, and NPR in Africa.  Your only limit to the online content is internet access.  Connecting audio for these parts has never been easier.  Whether you are using the basic RCA Input, an iPod dock, or Smartphone adapter, TSS Radio has the parts you need to play your Radio at home or in a vehicle.  I’m of the opinion that SiriusXM Satellite is the way to go for road travel, and even in home with the right satellite radio home antenna.  With SiriusXM online, as with any online content, you will always be limited to internet access.  The Satellites hovering above North America ensure you will always have a signal provided you can aim an antenna in the sky.  When you do have internet access though, nothing compares to the clarity and quality of the sound on SiriusXM’s internet service.  Give it a try, you won’t regret it.  You can get a free trail right now from, where else?  The internet!  It’s a wonderful tool.  With Sirius 2.0, its even better.

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Tailgating with SiriusXM

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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Everybody likes to have a good time.  I’m no exception. I’ve always believed that music can take any experience to the next level.  Tailgating before sporting events or concerts with the right music gets you in the right frame of mind for the fun to be had at the event.  Musically, tailgating has come a long way from simply listening to the pre-game show on the radio – from listening to a cassette on a tape player to CDs to mp3 players today.  Each development was meant to open listening restrictions.

With cassettes, you could only listen to one side at a time, then with CDs, you could listen to one album at a time.  MP3s allowed us to listen to artists’ entire catalogs on one device, but my favorite way to get myself excited before any event is SiriusXM Radio.

The depth of music on SiriusXM is almost unmatchable by anyone’s personal library.  All the live concerts and rare outtakes are pretty much impossible to get on your own, not to mention some tracks played on satellite radio which were released direct from the artist’s personal vault.  This, to me, is the best thing about satellite radio – to be able to combine rare versions of our favorite songs unheard before by the public, the album version we all know and love, and the live version that was played just last week all in one place.  So, of course,  when I tailgate before a game or concert, SiriusXM radio is involved.

For me, on almost any occasion Bruce Springsteen and E Street Radio is appropriate.  That will be especially true when Bruce and the E Street Band come in to town and blow the figurative roof off of Wrigley Field this September.  I live on the top floor of an apartment building a few blocks from Wrigley Field.  September in Chicago usually features perfect weather for BBQ and tailgating, which go great together.  I’d love to be outside enjoying the weather and grill, but of course, I  need to be within earshot of my Sirius radio and E Street Radio.  I could grab my Sirius boombox, but I want to be able to hear it everywhere, including inside even when I might be outside tending the grill.  Unfortunately, I can’t blast my inside stereo so I can hear the music outside, so I use the Whole House FM transmitter to relay the signal to my FM boombox that I’ve got playing outside next to the grill.  With music playing everywhere, whether I have to go inside and get the burgers for the grill or I’m outside grilling them, the music is constant and I don’t miss a song.

As E Street Radio plays song after song, the debate begins as to whether or not Bruce will play that song tonight.  Then a live version of “Born to Run” comes on and of course he’s going to play that one, but the version I’m listening to is from the concert he played the previous week.  No place else can you get the kind of variety as you can on SiriusXM.  I love the genre choice on SiriusXM and then, within each channel, the variety of songs and artists played on a daily basis.

Of course, getting pumped up doesn’t just pertain to a Springsteen concert and E Street Radio.  I also used SiriusXM when I was back home in Philadelphia tailgating for a Flyers playoff game.  While I doubted I would hear the Rocky theme, “Gonna Fly Now”, on SiriusXM, (although it was possible if I was listening to Cinemagic) Classic Vinyl and some 70s on 7 did the trick.  Using my Sirius radio with the car kit playing through the car speakers along with a little portable grill and some adult beverages, our tailgate had it all.  To me, all three of those components are essential, but if I had to take one away, the last thing I’d pick would be my Sirius radio.  I don’t need to have a burger or something to eat while tailgating, nor do I have to have an adult beverage to get excited or ready for the event.  I DO, however, need to have some music playing.  Of course, I have my iPod, but there are only so many songs on there and some genres are lacking and it can’t compete with the catalog on satellite radio.  I also like the unpredictability of the songs of satellite radio as compared to my iPod.  I know the extent of my iPod library, but any song could play next (within the parameters of the channel) on SiriusXM and that is kind of exciting.

So, as Summer gets into full swing, SiriusXM is an integral part of tailgating and summer fun in general.  I’m one of those people who views music as a soundtrack to our lives.  I’d love to read your own tailgate stories and what SiriusXM channel is your favorite to listen to while tailgating.  Whether it is Jam_On before a Phish or My Morning Jacket concert, Ozzy’s Boneyard before a Metallica concert, Hip Hop Nation before Jay-Z takes the stage, or just Lithium before seeing your favorite team dominate their biggest rival, I want to know what gets your juices flowing while tailgating.

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More than just SiriusXM…Accessories for your Smartphone, iPad, Kindle, and More!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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With Father’s Day approaching and your Summer travel plans coming into focus, you’ve probably been checking out TSS-Radio.com for all of your SiriusXM gifts and gadgets to make Dad happy and the road trip a lot more fun. What you may have not noticed is in addition to all of the great satellite radio products you come to us for, we are now carrying accessories for other popular products like Amazon’s Kindle, the Apple iPad, and cases, adapters, and accessories for iPhones and Android smartphones. Take a look at our quick new product guide below, and feel free to give us a call at 312.846.6606 with any questions!

Kindle Products
The Kindle Fire is one of the coolest eReaders/Tablet PCs on the market, so we decided we should offer some great accessories to get more out of your Kindle Fire, or to protect it from dings and dents.

Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Fire $24.99

The Verve Tab Folio by Belkin is a durable and stylish portfolio-style case that protects your Kindle fire from scratches while offering a sleek look. Magnetic closures insure protection and speaker holes allow for full use and sound of the device while in the case. Also available in Pink and Purple.

 

Nyko Kindle Fire Speaker Stand $39.99

This speaker stand from Nyko features stereo sound, a 2 hour battery life, and includes a stylus for easy touchscreen input. Additionally, you can dock the Kindle Fire either vertically or horizontally and the Nyko Speaker Stand charges your Kindle Fire as well. This is a great, affordable product to get the most out of your Kindle Fire!

 Click to see the rest of our Kindle accessories. 

Smartphone Accessories
It seems like almost everyone has a smartphone these days so we decided to start carrying products that will allow you to make the most of it. From connecting your smartphone’s audio in your car to stylish cases, we’ve got a large assortment of smart items for your smart phone!

iSimple Tranzit BLU FM Transmitter and Bluetooth Adapter  $79.99

The Tranzit BLU from iSimple is a Bluetooth enabled, app controlled FM transmitter that allows you to connect your Android smartphone to your vehicle’s audio system. It is compatible with an vehicle that has an AM/FM stereo or AUX input and can be used with any Android device. Stream the audio from your smartphone without messy wires with the Tranzit BLU!!

 

Arkon Sports Armband for Large Smartphones $14.99

Want to stream your favorite music, sports, news, or SiriusXM internet radio while at the gym but your phone is just too dang big? Now there’s a solution! The Arkon Sports Armband is specially designed to work with larger style smartphones like the Spring EVO, Droid X2, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone, and more! It’s universal enough to work with many phones and most arms, but special enough to do what other sports armbands can’t!

Click to see the rest of our Smartphone Accessories. 

iPad Accessories
When it comes to one of the coolest gadgets in the land, the Apple iPad has got to be near the top of the list! A brilliant display, take and edit photos, view maps, watch movies, stream music, play games…it does it all! With a device like that, you want to keep it protected and really take advantage of the great features. We have products to let you do just that.

iLive BluetoothSpeaker and Charging Station $69.99

Stream audio from your iPad, iPhone, Android, or any other Bluetooth enabled device.  The iLive Bluetooth Speaker and Charging Station also will charge your iPad, or two smartphones simultaneously. 2 Channel Stereo Sound and durable construction makes this a must have accessory for an iPad owner the person in your life with lots of gadgets!

iLuv Professional Workstation Portfolio with Bluetooth Keyboard $119.99

Turn your Apple iPad 3 into the ultimate work/play device! With the Professional Workstation Portfolio from iLuv you can make sure your iPad is protected and catch up on all of your important business with the Bluetooth keyboard. This case also features a retractable kickstand for movie viewing, extra long battery life, and dedicated keys for specific iPad functions. If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your iPad, you’ve found it with this product!

Click to see the rest of our iPad accessories.

iPhone Accessories

The iPhone is the hottest smartphone on the market, and we’ve got the hottest accessories. Stylish cases, products to let you listen through your iPhone in your car, home, or office, chargers, Bluetooth accessories, and a whole host of other great stuff!

XM SkyDock Car Dock for iPhone and iPod touch $37.99 (After $50 Mail-In Rebate)

The XM SkyDock has been on the market for a little while now, but not that many people know about this awesome product! With the SkyDock, your iPhone or iPod touch turns into an XM radio receiver. With the free SiriusXM app and an XM Internet Radio subscription you can stream all of your favorite music, news, talk, and sports in your car. Super easy installation and no need for an additional satellite radio! What’s not to like?

 

Griffin Elan Passport Wallet for iPhone 4/4S $24.99

This smart iPhone case from Griffin offers the protection of a case and the convenience of a wallet, all in one stylish package! With it’s folio design, the front cover folds over to protect your iPhone’s screen while the other side holds your bank cards, ID, cash and more. Snap it together, put it in your pocket, and have everything you need in one place!

Click here to see the rest of our iPhone cases. 

Click here to see some of our other iPhone accessories. 

 

Thanks for checking out our new product lines! If you have questions about these (or other) products, please give us a call at 312.846.6606.

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Sirius XM Radios, Smartphone accessories, and more gift ideas for the dad or grad in your life.

Monday, June 11th, 2012
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If you didn’t get a chance to see our gift ideas for Fathers Day & Graduation this year, please check out our promotional email below.

 

Ideas for Dads & Diplomates
iPhone, Smartphones, Kindle & iPad for Dad & Grads

- accessories -

iPhone

iPad

Smartphones

Kindle

 

Dads! Diplomates! We have a lot of gift ideas for your Dad or Graduate. XM Receivers from $14.99! Sirius Receivers from $67.99! Home Kits, Car Kits and Accessories, iPad Parts, Kindle Cases, and more.  Check out our site TSS-Radio.comfor more ideas, or see some of our featured products below:SIRIUS RADIOS| XM RADIOS

SIRIUS HOME KITS | XM HOME KITS

SIRIUS XM BOOMBOXES

SIRIUS ACCESSORIES | XM ACCESSORIES

 

FEATURED PRODUCTS!!

SiriusXM Lynx Receiver, Internet Radio with Free Car Kit, Just $249.99

SiriusXM Lynx 

Includes Free Home Kit or Car Kit!SiriusXM Portable Sound System. $129.99 With Free Shipping

SiriusXM SXABB2 Sound System

Compatible with many Sirius & XM Radios!

Sirius Stratus 6 with Car Kit - Just $67.99

SIRIUS STRATUS 6 with Car Kit

Great Radio for less than $20 (after $50 rebate)


 

SMART PHONE ACCESSORIES!!

JVC SPORTCLIP HEADPHONES

AUDIO TECHNICA HEADPHONES

MOTOROLA BLUETOOTH HEADSET

iLIVE BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

 

JVC Sport Clip Headphones, Audio Technica Headphones, iLive Bluetooth Speakers, Motorola Bluetooth Headset
Call us @ 312-846-6606 for more ideas!
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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: 1st Wave

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
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SiriusXM 1st Wave is dedicated to classic 80′s alternative music. When tuning into to channel 33, you will hear music from artists like The Smiths, The Pretenders, The Cure, The Clash and all of your other favorites from the era. Fans of Sirius XMU’s “Old School” show should definitely check out 1st Wave, if you haven’t already! Besides the regular playlists that are chock full o’ classic alternative, you can also catch “This Is The Day”,  a show that highlights 1st Wave artists’ birthdays, major moments in alt music history that occurred on that day, and tons of other date-related content! Catch “This Is The Day” hosted by Richard Blade every weekday at 3pm.

1st Wave is also a great choice for weekend listening! Friday nights at 9pmEST you can tune in for 360 minutes of classic alternative party tunes with former MTV “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall…and that’s just getting your weekend started! Saturday nights are a must-listen as well with the “Saturday Night Safety Dance”! The S.N.S.D. is a whopping 8 HOURS of continuous dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and more. 1st Wave is the perfect party soundtrack every Saturday night! Tune into the “Saturday Night Safety Dance” each Saturday at 8pmEST.

If that weren’t enough, Sunday nights on 1st Wave really brings it home. Check out “Dark Wave” each Sunday night at 10pm to catch music from artists like Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Love & Rockets and more! You definitely won’t find shows like this on FM.

1st Wave Product Suggestion:

XM XpressRCi with PowerConnect Car Kit

If you are a fan of Sirius XM’s 1st Wave, you are clearly a music lover and there’s no better choice for a music lover than the XM XpressRCi. The XpressRCi allows you to save and store up to 10 songs on your radio for later listening! It also features the Replay function that lets you pause and rewind up to 60 minutes of live radio, so if you wanna hear a song again – the XpressRCi has got you covered! The XpressRCi includes a PowerConnect car kit for easy installation in your vehicle and can be used at home or on the go with the optional XM home kit or SiriusXM boombox.

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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: Studio 54 Radio

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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This past Monday SiriusXM launched Studio 54 Radio, a brand new channel dedicated to the best classic dance and disco. The channel is being executive produced by legendary DJ John “Jellybean” Benitez (who also happened to produce early Madonna songs like “Borderline” and “Holiday”), will also lend the channel some classic mixes of 70′s and 80′s dance hits from his personal collection. In addition to Jellybean Benitez, Studio 54 Radio has some other figures from Studio 54′s heyday in the mix. Original Studio 54 DJ Nicky Siano will be spinning tunes every week along with other special guest DJs from the era.

Somewhat surprisingly, music will not be the only content on Studio 54 Radio. The channel will also feature a weekly interview show hosted by Studio 54 doorman Marc Benecke and Myra Scheer, who was owner Steve Rubell’s executive assistant. The Marc and Myra Show will feature special guests who worked at Studio 54, club regulars, and celebrities who frequented – all unedited. As Jellybean Benitez told the New York Times: “It’s the only place you’ll be able to hear what actually happened there.”

Studio 54 Radio Product Suggestion:

XMp3i XM Receiver and Mp3 Player with Home Kit

What better way to enjoy classic dance music and disco than on the go! With the XMp3i you can dance your way through the day, wherever you are. The XMp3i allows you to listen to and record live satellite radio practically anywhere while offering the convenience of a Mp3 player. With the XMp3i and Studio 54 Radio, you’ll never be without your favorite dance hits! In addition to the awesome portability, the XMp3i also includes a home kit, so it’s the most versatile satellite radio out of the box as well. And if you really never wanna miss a beat – add a car kit to use your XMp3i everywhere you are!

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XM Antenna Buying Guide

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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When choosing an antenna for your XM radio, you may be confused about the different models and what is best for your setup. This short guide will go over some of the common XM antenna models and help you figure out what you need.

Vehicle Antennas

Mini XM Car Antenna


The Mini XM Car Antenna is the smallest satellite radio antenna on the market. At around 1 square inch, it is probably the most unobtrusive antenna you’ll find. High gain and  a 20ft. antenna cable make this antenna a great solution for customers looking for a small and strong antenna. Works with any single-input XM radio.

XM Car Antenna

XM Car AntennaThe XM Car Antenna is included with most XM Plug and Play Radio models. It is a low profile, high gain antenna that works with all single-input XM radios. It features rubber feet on the bottom to protect your vehicle’s finish and has a 23 ft. attached cable that can easily routed under interior molding for a clean look.

Browning Magnetic Car Antenna for XM

This antenna from Browning features a slightly thicker cable that tends to be more durable than some of the XM branded antennas. It has the same high gain and 20ft. cable, and utilizes the standard SMB connection, making it compatible and ideal for any single input XM radio. It also includes an adhesive pad for customers who would like a more permanent mounting solution.

XMicro XM Magnetic Vehicle Antenna

The XMicro is a versatile antenna that can be used with older FAKRA style XM Radios or standard, single input SMB antenna connections. It features a low profile, 23 ft. cable, magnetic base, and rubber feet to protect your vehicle’s finish. It’s a great option for customers who currently have an older radio, but who may be considering upgrading.

XM Home Antennas

XM Home Antenna

The XM Home Antenna is the most common type of XM antenna for home use. It is included with all current XM boomboxes and home kits, and is sold separately as a replacement. This antenna has a 20ft. cable and can be easily mounted indoor or outdoor for use. Compatible with most XM single input docking stations or radios.

Terk XM Outdoor Home Antenna XM6

The Terk XM6 is a weather resistant, high performance outdoor antenna for use with most XM Radios. The XM6 uses standard RG6 coaxial cable for extra durability and longer cable runs (can drive up to 100ft.) It includes a F to SMB adapter cable to plug into any standard single input XM docking station or boombox.

Pixel Technologies Pro-500 or Pro-600

The Pixel Pro-500 and Pro-600 are professional grade antennas that work with both Sirius and XM satellite radios. Featuring 12 and 8.5 dBi Gain (respectively) these Pixel antennas are the strongest on the market. Both antennas utilize standard RG6 coaxial cable and include F to SMB adapter cables to plug into your satellite radio. In addition, both antennas can drive up to 200ft. of cable without any additional external amplifiers.

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Great Gift Ideas for Dad!

Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Deciding what to get a Dad in your life can be a difficult task! You don’t want to be the boring person who gives a tie or gift card, so check out these unique gift ideas from TSS-Radio.com!

Give the gift of SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Satellite radio is a great gift for anyone who spends a lot of time in their car, is an avid sports fan, a news junkie, or just about anyone else. With commercial free music and exclusive talk from stars like Howard Stern, a satellite radio is bound to please even the pickiest of Dads.

Check out these special deals on Satellite Radios just for Father’s Day:

XM Snap!

The XM Snap! is the easiest and most affordable way to get into satellite radio. Featuring 5 preset channels and easy plug and play installation, even the most technology challenged Dad can install and use the XM Snap! within minutes.  Get the XM Snap! for only $47.99.

Refurbished Starmate 5 with PowerConnect Vehicle Kit

The Refurbished Starmate 5 with PowerConnect Car Kit is another affordable way to give the gift of satellite radio. Refurbished radios look brand new and come with a brand new car kit, so they make great inexpensive gifts. Like the XM Snap! the Starmate 5 is easy to install (and use) and offers all of the great SiriusXM programming – with the added bonus of being able to use it outside of the car. With optional accessories like a boombox or home kit, Dad can listen to Sirius XM practically anywhere! Get the Refurbished Starmate 5 with PowerConnect Vehicle Kit for only $67.99

Cool gifts for the iPad fan

Seems like everybody has an iPad these days and a Dad in your life is probably no exception. Help him get the most out of his iPad with one of these great accessories!

Haier Audio ViewXL iPad Speaker Dock


The Haier Audio ViewXL iPad Speaker Dock is the ultimate iPad accessory! Offering 20 Watts of power, 4 speakers and 2 woofers, this dock turns your iPad into a portable movie theater. The Haier Audio ViewXL also features a video out port, so connect it to your big screen flat panel and watch anything the ‘net has to offer. Get the Haier Audio ViewXL for the special low price of $99.99.

iLuv Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 2


This portfolio case from iLuv turns Dad’s iPad 2 into a laptop all while protecting it in a stylish case! The Bluetooth keyboard features a USB port for fast and convenient charging, a long battery life, and keys specific to iPad 2 functions. The case is a durable faux leather with a retractable kick stand for movie viewing or typing. Get the iLuv Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for only $69.99 this Father’s Day!

Other great gift ideas!

Bosch Deluxe Power Box Sirius-Ready Jobsite Radio


Does your Dad work outside? Is he always in the garage or yard? If you answered yes to either of those, he would probably love the Bosch Deluxe Power Box Sirius-Ready Jobsite Radio. The Bosch Power Box is an ultra-durable AM/FM radio with a built in Sirius docking station (radio and antenna NOT included), USB port, SD port and Auxiliary input. Dad can listen to any of his favorite audio devices with this rugged boombox, and he won’t have to worry about damaging it at a job site! Get the Bosch Deluxe Power Box on sale for $269.99.

Coloud NHL or Marvel Headphones


If a Dad in your life is a big time hockey or comic book fan, these headphones from Coloud will make a perfect, inexpensive gift! Great sound quality and team spirit all in one cool set of headphones. Great for a Dad who listens to hockey on the portable XMp3i satellite radio or any other guy who wants to show off his favorite comic book character or team! Grab the Coloud NHL or Marvel headphones for a special Father’s Day price of only $29.99.

If you have questions about these, or any of our other products, please email us at sales@tss-radio.com or call 773.772.4340.

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Switching To XM: Why Now May Be the Time

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Since SIRIUS and XM Radio merged a little while back there has been some confusion about the lingering differences between the SIRIUS and XM hardware and subscriptions. As we’ve mentioned before, the merged company, Sirius XM, has discontinued some popular Sirius radio models and have continued to merge the channel lineups to create a more streamlined product line and service. With these changes some subscribers have been asking us at TSS-Radio.com whether or not they should purchase a XM radio when it’s time to upgrade. In short, the answer is Yes. Current XM radios present the most features and programming options for the Satellite Radio customer. Here are some explanations of XM hardware and service and the future of SIRIUS Radio to help you decide which radio is right for you.

  • XM Radios provide the most flexible combination of features and programming. What that means is, a XM Radio is capable of carrying more channels than any current SIRIUS model – so you’ll always be able to get more content with a XM receiver. For example, every MLB game is available on XM with a standard subscription package, but MLB play-by-play isn’t available at all on SIRIUS radios, even with the “Best of XM” package.
  • Although XM receivers are the future of Satellite Radio, some SIRIUS models will continue to be produced and available as we move forward, but availability may be limited. TSS-Radio should still be able to carry radios like the SIRIUS Starmate 5, the SCC1 vehicle tuner and the SR-H2000 home tuner for some time. However, if you are insistent on having a SIRIUS-branded radio, it is best to act fast on purchasing it, as some models will not be available after the current stock is depleted.
  • Don’t worry about SIRIUS going away. IT’S NOT. In fact, SIRIUS is launching a new satellite in 2011 and will continue producing in-dash radios for the auto industry. Many vehicles will still have SIRIUS as a factory option (rather than XM) and if you have a SIRIUS radio currently, you will be able to continue using it. These changes will not effect service on any SIRIUS radio that you may currently have or buy.

Since Sirius XM is continuing to produce XM branded radios, there are several options depending on the features, use and price you are looking for. To put the available models in terms of the SIRIUS radios you may be familiar with, here is a quick comparison of models and features:

(Red text denotes feature exclusive to that SIRIUS model, Green text denotes feature exclusive to that XM model)



Now that we’ve covered the differences between SIRIUS and XM branded hardware, here are a few notes on subscriptions. First of all, we are a separate, independent company and don’t have all of the fine details on subscriptions but in our opinion a XM subscription with the Best of SIRIUS package offers Satellite Radio customers the most programming at the best value. For $16.99 per month (+ taxes & fees) XM subscribers get every MLB game, every NFL game (home team broadcasts only), every NASCAR event, NBA, NHL, PGA, as well as premium talk content like Howard Stern, Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Playboy Radio, and more! In addition, customers subscribing to the XM also have access to the Sirius XM smartphone app and Sirius XM Internet Radio for only $2.99 more per month. Having the XM Everything plus the Best of SIRIUS package with Internet Listening gives you practically everything Sirius XM has to offer and provides flexible listening options all for less than $20 per month (before taxes & fees).

For more information on subscriptions please visit www.siriusxm.com.

We hope at TSS-Radio.com that we’ve been able to clear up some of the confusion surrounding XM subscriptions and hardware. If you are a current SIRIUS customer and are looking to upgrade your radio switching to XM is a great option. Also, if you are new to XM there is currently a $30 Mail-In Rebate available on all new XM radios. With the MLB season getting underway and $30 back (Plus FREE ‘Best Of’ and Internet Listening), there’s never been a better time to switch!

If you have questions about XM radios, accessories, or basic subscription questions, please contact us at sales@tss-radio.com or call 773.772.4340. For detailed subscription questions or questions about your existing Sirius or XM subscription, please contact Sirius XM at www.siriusxm.com or 1-866-635-2349.

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