Posts Tagged ‘stratus’

A Guide to Power Cables

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
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Confused on which SIRIUS power cable you need for your radio or boombox? See the guide below:

5v siriusT5VCLA- This is the SIRIUS 5V vehicle adapter.

Home adapter found HERE

Will work with these SIRIUS Satellite Radios:


sirius 12v12v Power Adapter for SPTK1,SPTK2,STRC1Will work with these SIRIUS Satellite Radios: Home adapter found HERE


12V Vehicle Power Adapter for ST1/ST2/GTR/GT
Home adapter found HERE
WILL WORK WITH:


Boombox Adapters

SIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 2.5A

Compatible Models:


sirius boomboxSIRIUS Boombox AC Adapter 3A
Compatible Models:


Boombox Cigarette Lighter Adapter-for use with a boombox in a vehicle SIRIUS Vehicle Power Hardwire Kit-for use when hardwiring power for a SIRIUS Radio Receiver.(not for use with boomboxes)


There is a large selection of SIRIUS Power Accessories available if you are not happy with your current power situation check some other options that may be available. If you have any questions feel free to email us at sales@tss-radio.com

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History of the Stratus Radio

Monday, December 15th, 2008
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The Stratus line of SIRIUS Satellite Receivers has a long and proud history of being the affordable SIRIUS Radio. This Radio has taken the challenge of being a low-cost radio and still have the basic features everyone loves.

We start our journey on the Stratus SV3 or SV3TK1

stratus The SV3 Stratus, in its day, was the best way to go for a cheap, basic SIRIUS Radio that was perfect for a starter radio, gift, or a budget-wise SIRIUS Fan. The Radio included a car kit with a car dock, antenna, power cable, and a few other items like screws and vent mount. This radio did what it did very well. A very low returned item and the fact that it had less flashy features made it appealing to many people. This model was Discontinued in favor of the model below.

On down the road we find the Stratus 4 SV4 or SV4TK1

stratus 4 This radio was no more than a Stratus with a new look. With features and display not much different than it predecessor, it boasted it sleek new frame with a darker color that looked to appeal to a new generation of SIRIUS Fans. The button sequence and interface staying the same the button shapes changed slightly. Rounded egdes added to the contemporary color and design. This model was Discontinued in favor of the model below.

The Current Model Stratus 5 SV5 or SV5TK1

stratus 5Taking it back to the older style frame, but keeping the dark color the Stratus 5 added a Cool Blue screen to the mix. The Interface and buttons coming from the SV3 many people were reminded of the value that the Stratus line has and has been a great seller with little to no returns.

The Stratus Line has been a mainstay of the SIRIUS Receiver lineup for many years and will be ever enshrined in hearts of its owners.

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New Stratus 5 and New SIRIUS Starbase System

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
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Hey everyone! I’m not at TSS-Radio today, I’m at school, but between classes I have to write this because I am very passionate about these two little beauties.

First Up:

The New SIRIUS Stratus 5

This radio has most features familiar to current SIRIUS Radio owners. It brings to the table a NEW blue display rather than the previous orange screen.

A cool sleek look makes any car’s interior shine. Still comes with the universal connector system so don’t be afraid to upgrade!

And if that wasn’t enough…..

The New SIRIUS Starbase FMSC1

This is by far one of the coolest things released this year.

The Starbase is a unit that can be installed in just about any car, really. This is a behind the dash radio and the only thing you see is the display-no wires or cords. It connects via an Auxiliary Input Device or  FM Direct Adapter. And the best thing about this is you can add a second device to it like an iPod, mp3 player, or even a portable DVD player through the Starbase’s Aux-In cable.

This is truly a underrated pair. But what these two lack in hype they make up for in functionality and performance. A must-have for the everyone!

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History of the SIRIUS Starmate

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
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If you have ever wondered where your SIRIUS Starmate got it’s humble beginnings, then this is the guide you’ve been looking for.

 Starmate ST1

SIRIUS Starmate Line: The Starmate line was first created with the Original Starmate ST1. Cousin to the Streamer GT and Xact XTR7 , The ST1 was a simple radio that boasted a no frills, 24/7 workaholic attitude.  The design was simple and offered SIRIUS fans a contemprary look. The Starmate Line really got its glory with the invention of the SIRIUS Replay function.

Starmate Replay ST2

The Starmate 2 or Starmate Replay SIRIUS ST2 was the first Starmate Sirius Satellite Radio to included the Replay function. Cousin to the Streamer GTR, This radio took a notice from many consumer that begged for a narrower SIRIUS receiver, that did not block vision on the dash. It was designed on a unique mounting bracket system much like the ST1 Starmate mount. This receiver is one of the most loved of all by SIRIUS fans.,but SIRIUS goes universal!

With as many different receivers out there, and many consumers switching back and forth. Consumers really wanted a universal docking style, that way any receiver could fit in another car/home/motorcycle kit. This would make it easier for a consumer to replace a radio or purchase a new one if they knew that the docking cradles were all the same. So SIRIUS introduced the SIRIUS Universal Dock and Play system. This means all new receivers and cradles are cross-compatible with eachother. SIRIUS impletmented this in its Starmate 3 ST3

Starmate 3

The Starmate 3 was seen as a huge jump forward and a small step backwards. The SIRIUS ST3 did not offer the SIRIUS Replay function, but it did offer the new universal style docking system. This radio was a throwback to its grandfather the ST1 with the features it carried. The ST3 was a low production radio and saw little favor from the SIRIUS world. This remains the low point in the SIRIUS line, however all that would change with the SIRIUS Starmate 4.

Starmate 4

By far of the most loved SIRIUS radios of all time came in 2006 with the Starmate 4. This radio had all the advantages of the ST2 and ST3, with none of their disadvantages. Th ST4 still remains a top seller and with its low return rate, the ST4 will have a placed saved for the Sirius Satellite Radio muesum and Hall of Fame, which isn’t being built, but should be! The St4 has the universal dock and replay function, plus its narrow design keeps you looking at the road and not the receiver.

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