Sirius Echo Home Repeater System now available

Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 8:18 AM
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Sirius Echo Home Repeater

The much anticipated Sirius Echo Home Repeater System (SIRWRS1) is now available for consumer consumption for around $100. The Sirius Echo lets you distribute the Sirius signal throughout your house, so you only need one exterior antenna.

Just install your Sirius antenna where you can get the best signal, and then connect it to the Echo transmitter. The Echo transmitter then beams the signal to the Echo receiver module (one of each are included in the kit), which you then connect to any Sirius radio. No more extension wires!

Here's a diagram from the manual:
Sirius Echo Repeater diagram

Included in the Sirius Echo Home Repeater kit is one transmitter, receiver module, and power adapter. Additional receiver module antennas are available. They're in stock now from TSS Radio and Satellite Radio Superstore (disclosure: both TSS Radio and SRS are sponsors).

PDF Download the Sirius Echo manual (PDF) 

[via Sirius Backstage]
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Much needed if it works...

Is this interoperable with other units like the Stilleto, or just their receivers? For example, can I set this up at work and everybody with an Stilleto or other mobile unit could just tune in if they are in range?

If so this would be a great device for businesses that don't mind if their employees listen to music, and could also lower bandwidth usage by employees listening online. Hope XM has one in the pipeline already.

Sirius just now came out with a repeater? No wonder they need to merge with XM, their technology stinks.

@Anon: No this will NOT create a Sirius "hotspot" or act like a mini-repeater tower. It simply relays the signal from the Echo transmitter to the Echo receiver antenna. You then plug in your Sirius radio into the Echo antenna.

Think of it like a wireless "extension cable" for your house.

XM uses this exact same set up but theirs is about 50 bucks more. Also the XM version has been out for at least 2yrs AFAIK....

that diagram is very bad

> XM uses this exact same set up but theirs is about 50 bucks more.

I was able to get it onsale for $100, but the XM one is normally $150. It's made by Delphi, IN THE US - I was surprised. It's currently sitting dormant at work (and to think I used a scissor-lift to get the antenna to an open window) since we now use Slacker.com and an excellent USB FM modulator. All of my accounts are currently cancelled and I "MAY" activate one or two of them again down the road....

....."IF" A: the Sirius takeover falls through and B: they prove Opie and Anthony are still uncensored. We'll see. As of right now, fuck XM and their convoluted, meandering playlists.. They should have never given me an excuse to try something else - I've found there are immensly better options (for music, anyway).

Opeions? There is no other option besides SatRad.

i have to say i dont find myself agreeing w/ SteveWebb very often however Slacker has absolutly shaken my commitment to Satrad. Once the handheld device comes out(if it meets my needs)I may have no use for XMSiri....time will tell ???

Yes, this is terrible, this diagram.

>>Slacker has absolutly shaken my commitment to Satrad

Slacker's playlists are obscenely short. It has improved over the short time that it has been available but it is still a huge reason why I don't spend more than just a few hours a week listening to Slacker.

> Slacker's playlists are obscenely short. It has improved over the short time that it has been available but it is still a huge reason why I don't spend more than just a few hours a week listening to Slacker.

Some channels seem worse than others to me. The comedy channel needs ALOT of bulking up, not to mention some more choices in comedy and all the genres. They recently secured a 40 million dollar cash infusion, wait till they get out of "beta" mode. I really like the team behind Slacker and I think the company is going to do quite well.

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