Best solution for home + car?

Baelzar

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Sirius noob here. Got a subscription to use the Sirius radio in a rental car, and now I want to do my own thing.

I'd like a radio that can work both in my house and car. Even a desktop model (like the Tivoli) is fine; I can park it on the front seat.

What's the best combination of receiver + antenna + output device that I can move between home and vehicle?

I already have a Tivoli PAL radio (rechargeable, woot woot!) with an input jack; is it best to buy something that I can plug into it?

Thanks in advance.;)
 

MM

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Personally I'd go for the Stiletto 2. It is small and powerful.

Or I'd go with the XMp3.

I'm not sure what you like more Stern or O&A, MLB or NFL?
 

Baelzar

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I'm not sure what you like more Stern or O&A, MLB or NFL?
I'm a talk radio junkie. Forgot about Opie and Anthony, though.

I guess the Stiletto 2 has internet capabilities as well. Does it work well?
 

HecticArt

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I love mine. It moves easily between car, office, and home. With the internet and mp3 capacity, you can listen anywhere.

You can save tunes that you like to it (but can't download them) while you're listening to them. The built in antenna isn't very strong, so you'll want the docks and antenna for sure.

It's a good rig, I recommend it for sure.
 

Baelzar

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:rolleyes: Duhhhhhhh

I got shunted over here from a Google search that landed me at the old forum archives. I guess I should've noticed these forums were hosted by a SIRIUS RETAILER, lol.

Thank you all for the advice. I guess I'm looking for a Stiletto 2 with home/car kits. I have wireless in my home, so reception shouldn't be a concern there.

How about a portable car antenna? Something I can use between several vehicles.
 

HecticArt

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I've bought a bunch of stuff from TSS. They are awesome.
I did, however, get my first radio (an S50) from Circuit City (RIP) and upgraded over the years to the SL2 by using my extended warranty. If they have it in stock Best Buy is probably a bit cheaper than TSS, but TSS knows their shit, and has great customer service and support. The kids at BB don't have a clue what they are selling you.

In terms of transferring between cars, you'll find life much easier if you have a dock in each of your cars. I think a few guys have talked about taking their SL2's with them in rental cars, by taking a dock and spare magnet antenna with them on the road.

Alright, I'm off to kill the prime minister of propesai now.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Welcome to DRC. TSS is a good retailer and if you have any issues they will work with you. However, with the SL series an extended warrentee from a place like Best Buy may be worth considering. If the unit breaks in 16 months, you can just exchange it.