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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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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: Shade 45

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Shade 45 is Eminem’s exclusive channel for SiriusXM. Shade 45 features uncensored hip hop from artists like founder Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, G-Unit and more! The channel also features some of the biggest hip hop DJs doing live on-air mixes, original programming, countdown shows, and tons of special events. Shade 45 is a must-listen for serious hip-hop fans.

Shade 45 recently announced that Sway Calloway, best know as a former MTV VJ, will be taking over mornings on the channel. “Sway in the Morning” will feature special guests, in-studio interviews, song premieres, music news and more live every weekday morning from 8am-Noon. Eminem says of Sway in the Morning: “I got my start on radio with Sway and so it only makes sense for things to come full-circle and have him join the family at Shade 45. I’m looking forward to the honor of Sway making mornings better on Shade 45 for a long time to come.” Look for Sway starting Monday, July 18th.

In addition to Sway joining the Shade 45 crew, you can also hear great shows like “The All Out Show with Lord Sear and Rude Jude” every weekday at 4pm ET, “Smashtime Radio with DJ Clinton Sparks” Mondays at 8pm ET, “G Unit Saturdays featuring DJ Whoo Kid” Saturdays at 10am ET and TONS more! There are special shows almost every night of the week featuring unique mixes, world premiere songs, and lots of in-studio guests.


Shade 45 Product Suggestion:

SiriusXM Portable Sound System


Hip-hop is all about booming bass, so what better way to listen to Shade 45 than with a great sounding boombox! The SXABB1 offers 30 watts of power and a 2-way speaker system to give you amazing sound quality and ultra-portability. The boombox includes an AC power adapter & antenna and is compatible with several Sirius and XM radios – making it ready to go right out of the box. You can also use the SXABB1 with batteries, plug in an iPod or other Mp3 player into the AUX port, or listen with headphones. The SXABB1 is a must-have accessory for any Shade 45 fan!

Learn more about Shade 45 on their website, or ask us questions about out product suggestion at sales@tss-radio.com.

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SIRIUS Boombox Power Adapters

Friday, July 24th, 2009
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Sirius XM Satellite Radio has a variety of accessories that you can choose from to supplement your Plug and Play Receiver. One of those accessories is a Sirius Satellite Radio Plug and Play Boombox. These boomboxes are designed to dock your receiver and provide the ability to listen to your Sirius Receiver via the boombox’s built in speakers. Sirius Boomboxes have the ability to be powered in several different ways. The most popular way to power a Sirius boombox is the Boombox AC Adapter. This adapter is designed to plug into any standard home power outlet and connect to your boombox’s DC 12V power port in the back of the boombox. All new Sirius boomboxes come with a Home AC Adapter from the factory in the box.

Another popular way to power a Sirius boombox is via batteries. In most cases 8-D Cell batteries provide power to the boombox and plays your Sirius Receiver for a set amount of time. This does have its own obvious flaws, as the batteries can only last for a certain amount of time.

The last way to power your Sirius boombox is with the Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter. This adapter is essential for anyone who would like to use a Sirius Boombox in a vehicle. This adapter plugs right into the cigarette lighter of a vehicle and connects right to the DC12V power port on the back of the boombox.

The other key element to the Sirius boombox power adapter is that they can be damaged just like any other type of power adapter. These adapters must be replaced if they show signs of excessive wear, fraying or splintering. When a power cable is damaged and not replaced, there is a high risk of damaged to either the Sirius boombox or the Sirius receiver. When replacing these receivers be sure to shop from a trusted source and be sure that you can see a compatibility chart of some sort, that includes your boombox. If you do not see a compatiblity chart that references your boombox, when buying a Sirius boombox power adapter, you run the risk of either buying an incorrect part or damaging your Sirius boombox or Sirius receiver. “Universal” power adapters sold at many stores do not allow for proper connection or proper voltage to flow to the Sirius boombox, which could cause damage. When shopping for Sirius Boombox adapter be sure that you check for a compatiblity chart and confirm that you see your boombox listed.

Below is a compatiblity chart that includes many Sirius boomboxes. This is designed as a guide for you, to help find the proper adapter for your needs:

Boombox Model

Home AC Adapter

Cigarette Lighter Adapter

SIRIUS Universal Boombox SUBX2

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

SIRIUS Universal Boombox SUBX1

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Stiletto 10/100 Boombox SLBB1

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Stiletto Universal Boombox SLBB2

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Stiletto 10/100 Executive System SLEX1

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Stiletto Universal Executive System SLEX2

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

SIRIUS S50 Executive System S50-EX1

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

For Older Style Boomboxes

Boombox Model

Home AC Adapter

Cigarette Lighter Adapter

SIRIUS Sportster SPB1 Boombox

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Streamer Replay Boombox STRB1

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Starmate Replay Boomcube STB2

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Xact Portable Boombox XS027

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Audiovox Boombox SIR-BB3

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

JVC KS-SB200 Boombox

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Xact Boombox XS075

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Xact Boombox XS097

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter

Other Power Adapters:


SRH-550 Home AC Power Adapter


Soloist Home AC Power Adapter

If you have questions on which power adapter to use, feel free to give us a call 773-772-4340 or Email Josh

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Last Minute Gifts for All Budgets

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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If you are looking to score a great deal on Last Minute Shopping, check out these deals


sportster 4Sportster 4 Home and Car Kit Package- This is a great deal for anyone looking to get a complete setup. This comes with a Home Kit+Car Kit, Sportster 4 receiver, a great Discount price and everything you need right out of the box!

invInV Home Package with Boombox- If Frankenstein made Sirius Radio Kits this is what it would look like, But what this kit lacks in looks it makes up for with its Discount price. Coming in at an unheard of price of $29.99 for a Receiver, Home stand and Boombox, this is sure to make its way under everyone’s tree this year!

stratus 5Stratus 5 with Soloist Sound System- Now if you are looking for a Fancy-Schmancy High Class radio setup without the price tag this is the gift for you.  Taking two of our best sellers and pairing them with a big markdown makes you look like the Hero this Holiday Season, and little do they know you got this at a Discount price!

stiletto 2 Stiletto 2 and Car Kit Package- If you have been waiting to Buy a Stiletto 2 now is the time! This Package is on Discount for everyone who is looking to get the newest portable receiver and for those who love to spoil others this makes an all inclusive package to get them going with SIRIUS. This comes with the Stiletto 2 Receiver with standard accessories and the SLV2 Stiletto 2 Car Kit. Now is the best time to go for a Stiletto 2, Buy now and also get a FREE Leather Portfolio Case with purchase!

Stiletto 100 Gift Bundle- This is a complete setup, No questions asked. You get the Stiletto 100 portable receiver, Soloist Home Sound System(that also docks iPods in addition to SIRIUS Radios),  a Stiletto SLV1 Car Kit, and $12.95 Sirius Gift Card plus a FREE Leather Portfolio Case! This kit is a Screaming, Out-of-the-Ball Park Home Run SIRIUS Setup.

XMp3XMp3 XM Portable Satellite Radio-This is the newest XM Portable Radio and has been built to the brim with high-tech features.

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SIRIUS Boomboxes Pt 3

Sunday, December 21st, 2008
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Part III of III

sirbb3      Audiovox Boombox SIRBB3-This boombox works with:


xs025 xtr1 Xact Portable Boombox XS025-This boombox works with:

Note: This Boombox is offered at a very inexpensive price, and given its Audio Input, this will work with most SIRIUS Radio Home kits as an affordable speaker system using the 1/8th” Audio Cable.


s50SIRIUS S50 Executive Player S50EX1-This Boombox works with:

  • S50 Portable Receiver

LINKS to Previous Boombox Posts- Part 1 and Part 2

This completes the post on SIRIUS Boomboxes, if you still do not see your Boombox or Receiver listed, feel free to shoot us an Email.

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SIRIUS Boomboxes Pt 2

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
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PART II of III

stb2 boomcubeStarmate Replay Boom Cube STB2-This Boombox works with:

Note: This Boombox is only available in Refurbished form.


subx2SIRIUS Universal Plug and Play Boombox SUBX2-This Boombox works with:


SLEX2SIRIUS Universal Stiletto Executive System SLEX2-This Boombox works with:


Here is the Link to the Part I of this post found HERE, If you do not see your Boombox or SIRIUS Radio model check back tomorrow or Send an Email and it can be added to the posts. Thanks!

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SIRIUS Boomboxes

Friday, December 19th, 2008
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Need help finding a Boombox for your SIRIUS Satellite Radio? This guide will show you which SIRIUS Radios fit into which Boombox. This will be a three part series of blog posts so if you don’t see your model radio or Boombox here, check back Tomorrow!

PART I of III


SUBX1 SIRIUSSIRIUS Universal Plug and Play Boombox SUBX1 This boombox will work with:


soloist siriusSIRIUS Soloist Universal Sound System- This boombox works with:


slbb2 siriusSIRIUS Stiletto Universal Boombox SLBB2-This boombox works with:

Check Back Tomorrow for more Boomboxes! Don’t forget to add this blog to your RSS Feed Reader and Register on the right-hand column.

Here is the Link to Part II of the Series found HERE

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NEW SIRIUS Boombox SUBX2

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
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SIRIUS Universal Plug and Play Boombox SUBX2

This is the newest addition to the SIRIUS boombox lineup.

FEATURES:

  • Stylish, refined design: An elegant addition to any home or office
  • Easy portability: Take SIRIUS wherever you go with a concealed fold-up handle
  • Dynamic sound: Full audio range provided by a 2.1 System with separate tweeters, mid-range speakers and powerful sub-woofer
  • Powerful bass: Dedicated sub-woofer plus bass enhancement technology provides hard-hitting bass response
  • Flexible power options: Operates on 8 D-cell batteries (sold separately). AC power adapter included
  • Built-in headphone and Aux input jacks: Listen privately using the headphone jack. Connect MP3 players, CD’s or other audio devices via the auxiliary input
  • Antenna storage: Built-in antenna cradle and cable storage lets you take the SIRIUS antenna with you

KIT INCLUDES:

  • Speaker Dock
  • Antenna
  • Power adapter

This SIRIUS Boombox will only work with:

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SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
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SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas

All SIRIUS Starmates use the same Home antenna. The connections are universal for the antenna.

There are a couple different types of SIRIUS Starmate Home Antennas on the market so I will go into each one.

SIRIUS HOME PNP ANTENNA-This is the standard antenna that comes with most SIRIUS home kits and Boomboxes. These work quite well when placed in the proper direction to receive SIRIUS signal(always face your home antenna towards Minnesota, no matter when you live in the country, this is the optimal direction).This antenna can be placed outside, but for optimal outdoor reception, the SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna would be best.

SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna- This is the industry standard outdoor antenna. Designed to weather the elements and pull in the SIRIUS signal, this antenna is used by many for rooftop or pole mounted installations.

Pixel Technologies Pro-500-This is an Outdoor Home antenna built for SIRIUS Satellite Radio. This antenna pulls in the signal with better gain(12dBi, which is 5dBi more than standard antennas) .

Pro 600 PicturePixel Technologies Pro-600-This is the updated version of the Pro-500. It only has about 8.5dBi, but this antenna can stream SIRIUS and XM at the SAME TIME! So if you have both a SIRIUS and XM radio this is a great antenna.

If you are looking for more options, or maybe a SIRIUS Antenna Extension cable, we have a variety of different solutions for any kind of situation. From simple to custom we can help, give us a call 773-772-4340.

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SIRIUS Sportster Home Antenna

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
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SIRIUS Sportster Home Antenna

All SIRIUS Sportsters use the same Home antenna. The connections are universal for the antenna.

There are a couple different types of SIRIUS Sportster home antennas on the market so I will go into each one.

Sirius Home Antenna PictureSIRIUS HOME PNP ANTENNA-This is the standard antenna that comes with most SIRIUS home kits and Boomboxes. These work quite well when placed in the proper direction to receive SIRIUS signal(always face your home antenna towards Minnesota, no matter when you live in the country, this is the optimal direction).This antenna can be placed outside, but for optimal outdoor reception, the SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna would be best.

SIRIUS Outdoor Home Antenna- This is the industry standard outdoor antenna. Designed to weather the elements and pull in the SIRIUS signal, this antenna is used by many for rooftop or pole mounted installations.

Pixel Technologies Pro-500-This is an Outdoor Home antenna built for SIRIUS Satellite Radio. This antenna pulls in the signal with better gain(12dBi, which is 5dBi more than standard antennas) .

Pixel Technologies Pro-600-This is the updated version of the Pro-500. It only has about 8.5dBi, but this antenna can stream SIRIUS and XM at the SAME TIME! So if you have both a SIRIUS and XM radio this is a great antenna.

If you are looking for more options, or maybe a SIRIUS Antenna Extension cable, we have a variety of different solutions for any kind of situation. From simple to custom we can help, give us a call 773-772-4340.

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