SIRIUS Stiletto Now Available on Crutchfield

Friday, September 1, 2006 at 4:26 PM
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Crutchfield has released the SIRIUS Stiletto up on their website for pre-orders as of this afternoon. Along with that, we get some incredible photos to drool over.

 

Sirius Stiletto
 

 

 

Sirius Stiletto Dock
 

 

You can check out the Crutchfield page here.

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Wow, those are hot pics - I want one!

The screens on each photo are different. One is smaller with sharp corners, the other is larger with rounded corners. Which one (if any) is correct?

This is a piece of shit. ONA rule! How cheap looking. XM rocks. I love my INNO.

( psss...psss... I'll take three of them ! )

Is that the home kit?


Shown in available car kit cradle
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So the car kit and home kit are both sold seperately and you need an external antenna to receive live broadcasts?


Is that what I am seeing here?

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I guess your right but not 100% sure

It looks to me like you DO have to buy the kits seperately... it says you get the headphones with built in antenna, and a home power cord to charge.

Personally, I think it would make far more sense to sell it with one of the kits included.

Mark S, did you even go to the site????

from crutchfield.com...

True portability
The Stiletto features a built-in headset antenna that can receive live SIRIUS programming, without having to be docked in either of its optional car or home cradles.

Not correct. Comes with internal antenna and headphone antenna(s)

Details:

portable SIRIUS satellite radio/MP3 player
stores up to 100 hours of content (2 GB)
built-in antenna allows portable reception of live SIRIUS signal
pause and rewind of live SIRIUS content
portable playback of MP3s, WMAs, and stored SIRIUS content
WiFi capability for streaming channels from the SIRIUS website
full-color screen shows channel name and number, artist, song title, and MP3/WMA file names
slim rechargeable battery with up to 2 hours of live SIRIUS reception, 4 hours in WiFi mode, and 10 hours of stored-content playback
extended-life rechargeable battery with up to 4 hours of live SIRIUS reception, 8 hours in WiFi mode, and 20 hours of stored-content playback
headphones with built-in antenna included

"So the car kit and home kit are both sold seperately and you need an external antenna to receive live broadcasts?"

Yes, the kits are sold seperately. Which is good because then you are not forced to buy one that you do not want.

No, you do not need an external antenna to recive live broadcasts. The internal antenna is the little bump on the left side.

"No, you do not need an external antenna to recive live broadcasts. The internal antenna is the little bump on the left side."

I thought that little bump was the WiFi connetion like the zing player has.

I was just confused because of these lines from crutchfield:

The Stiletto features a built-in headset antenna that can receive live SIRIUS programming, without having to be docked in either of its optional car or home cradles.

-and-

You'll also get a set of headphones with an antenna built into the headband for better reception in areas where the signal tends to get blocked.


But then it says:

Or just charge up the battery, slip on the pair of included earbuds, and you can listen to stored SIRIUS programming if you're out jogging, hiking, or just walking around town.


Which would lead me to believe that the regular earbuds would not allow for reception of live broadcasts.
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It seems to me that there is no built in satellite antenna.

Does this mean "it's all over"?

I don't know why Crutchfield says that, it has an internal antenna.

>> Which would lead me to believe that the regular earbuds would not allow for reception of live broadcasts.
>> It seems to me that there is no built in satellite antenna.

The regular earbuds allow you to listen whether in recorded or live. The bump on the top IS the satellite/terrestrial receiver. WiFi receiver antenna is built-in. However, if the Stiletto is in your pocket, they recommend the antenna headphones because it bumps up the signal to full strength when outside, because if it's in your pocket, then you probably won't get satellite strength unless there's a repeater.

That "internet radio" on the display makes me very, very jealous... I prefer XM, but if that unit works as promised I think Sirius just closed the hardware gap.

How well did the S50 sell. Sorry, i just dont think people are willing to shell out big money for Sirius. People want their Stern, and they dont want to pay 400+ subscription for it. Same would go for NASCAR i would think. Sure there are us people that adore all things Sat Radio. But we represent a very small portion of all of sat radio 's audience. Whatever.

tussel,

The Stiletto will sell just fine. Just because you aren't planning on "shelling out" $400 doesn't mean I, or many others aren't. I've been waiting on this for some time now, and it isn't just because of Stern. Sirius has other channels, you know.

Can't wait. You know you want one too...

We just found out that tussel is a female. No guy says 'whatever' at the end of their statement. That was the closest Ramone like post i have ever read in the 'post-Ramone era'.

The Stiletto is also now on circuitcity.com at www.circuitcity.com/sl100 I can not remember any other satellite radio unit that has got this much backing from retailers before. They must think this thing is going to be HUGE as do I. I can not wait to get mine!!!

So by showing up on the website of a retailer it means it has more backing than any other receiver?

I went to circuitcity.com and couldnt find the thing in the satrad pages without using your link.

It wont be huge, it will be inline with the s50, inno, helix etc. Good, but too expensive for most people.

Oops, only works with lowercase letters

http://www.circuitcity.com/xm2go

Crutchfield catalog says the car kit comes with the Stiletto along with the head band and ear buds. I just pre ordered mine and was told the cost was $349.99

Crutchfield catalog states that the car kit is included alone with the ear buds and the headband headphons with the built in antenna. I just pre-ordered mine and the cost was $349.99

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