Car Kit Features
Product Overview: The SIRIUS
Stratus is a portable plug-n-play SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver. The package
includes a magnetic antenna, FM extender antenna, cigarette lighter power adapter, an adjustable
self-adhesive car mounting kit and vent mounting kit. An optional home kit
(607SUPH1) is available for enjoying SIRIUS programming in your home or office.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio: SIRIUS
Satellite Radio features more than 120 streams of original programming beamed
coast-to-coast, including 65 streams of commercial-free, digital-quality music,
plus news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.
Note: Satellite radio
service is available only within the contiguous United States. Service
is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
FM Transmitter: The receiver's
built-in modulator allows you transmit SIRIUS radio programming to your
vehicle's FM tuner, so you don't have to make any connections between the SIRIUS
receiver and the radio. You can select any frequency (in 0.2 MHz steps) between
88.1 MHz and 107.9 MHz. The FM modulator can be turned off if not in use.
Important Note from
Crutchfield: Current FCC rules limit
the transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where
transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. Sirius includes
extra wiring in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly
encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or
cassette adapter to ensure satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics
of this satellite radio.
Direct Connection: Direct
connection provides better audio performance than a wireless connection and
removes the possibility of interference from local FM broadcasters. You can take
advantage of the direct connection if your radio has an AUX IN or LINE IN to
connect from the receiver's mini-jack audio output.
Optional Cassette Adapter: You
can also use an optional cassette adapter through the audio output of the
Stratus if your radio has a cassette player.
FM Direct Adapter: If your
vehicle radio does no have an AUX or LINE IN or cassette player, you can use the
optional SIRIUS FM Direct Adapter (607FMDA25) which provides a wired connection
between your SIRIUS radio and your vehicle's radio, eliminating the outside
static and interference you sometimes experience when using a wireless FM
Display: The Stratus tuner has
a compact 3-line display. The Default screen displays the channel name, channel
number, and signal strength meter on the top line, the artist name on the second
line, and the song title on the third line. On the top line, you can toggle
between channel name, category name, and time. You can manually adjust the
display's contrast and brightness controls for best viewing.
Search Modes: This unit gives
you two ways to search for and select music or other programming:
- Channel: Scroll through
each channel in numerical order
- Category: Scroll through
each of the categories (Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban,
Electronic/Dance, Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin & World)
Preset Tuning: The tuner allows
you to store 10 presets. Preset channels can be tuned directly by pressing the
preset number on the numeric keypad.
Direct Tuning: You can directly
enter the 3-digit channel numbers using the number keys on the Stratus.
Jump Button: The Jump button is
used to quickly tune to a traffic/weather channel in your area.
Signal Indicator: You can check
the strength of the SIRIUS satellite signal being received. When locating the
antenna in your home, you should place the antenna in a spot that illuminates
the maximum number of bars on the meter.
Audio Level: The Audio Level
setting adjusts the level of the audio output to the radio.
Parental Control: The Stratus
has the ability to lockout the use of any channel you do not want accessed
without your permission. The locked channel will not appear when the user
changes channels with the channel switch. When the user tries to directly access
a locked channel, the "Enter Code" screen will be displayed, and the channel
will not be accessed until the proper code is entered.
Receiver Front Panel:
- Power: Turns the receiver
- Menu: Accesses the menu
options (user setup menu)
- Jump: Jumps to a
pre-selected traffic/weather channel
- Number Keys (0-9): Select
preset or channel number directly
- Category Previous/Next:
Changes category group
- Channel Up/Down: Navigates
through channels and display screens and highlights on the display
- Select: Selects the
highlighted option on the screen
Bottom Side: The Stratus has
proprietary connection on the bottom side of the receiver that plugs into the
included car kit or optional home kit. All other connections are found on either
the supplied vehicle dock or optional home dock.
Car Kit Features
Overview: The supplied car kit
includes everything you need to install the SIRIUS Stratus tuner into your
vehicle. The kit contains a vehicle docking station, self-adhesive mounting
bracket, vent mount bracket, DC power supply (cigarette lighter), and roof-mount
magnetic antenna. The Stratus Tuner slides down into the vehicle docking
station, which then mounts to either of the supplied brackets with four mounting
screws. The bracket's self-adhesive pad holds the unit firmly to the dash or the
vent mounting clip attaches the unit to one of your air vents.
Antenna: The low-profile SIRIUS
antenna has a powerful magnetic base that allows you to mount the antenna on the
roof or trunk lid of your vehicle. The antenna needs to be positioned in such a
way that it will be free of mechanical and line-of-sight obstructions. The
antenna' s dimensions are: Diameter = 2.182", Height = 0.438"; Cable Length =
Note: The attached
micro cable has a single SMB connector, which plugs into the vehicle
FM Extender Antenna: The FM
Extender Antenna is provided to maximize the audio quality of your Sirius radio
when using the built-in FM transmitter in your Sirius tuner to transmit the
audio to your vehicle's FM radio. The FM Extender Antenna should be placed
inside the vehicle in close proximity to the your vehicle's factory FM antenna.
The FM Extender Antenna has permanent adhesive mounts for installing it along
your vehicle's window. The Antenna portion measures 18" long and utilizes an
attached 18.5' cord to route the antenna through your vehicle. The cord has a
right angle minijack connector on the end of it that plugs into the FM-Out on
back of the car docking station.
Suction Cup Mount: The supplied
mounting bracket features a self-adhesive pad, which will mount the receiver and
the vehicle dock securely to the dash. The bracket features a ball socket joint,
allowing you to install the receiver at virtually any angle.
Vent Mount: The supplied vent
mount bracket allows you to mount the receiver and the vehicle dock securely to
one of your air vents.
Compatibility with Optional Pro-Fit
Brackets: The car kit docking station is directly compatible with the Legend
series (adjustable ball/socket joint) Pro-Fit Vehicle-Specific Mounts (VSMs).
When used with the Pro-Fit easy swivel adapter (item number 042EZ1026), the
docking station will work with the standard (fixed) Pro-Fit VSMs, as well.
Please, check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector for a Pro-Fit VSM that's
compatible with your vehicle.
Note: The Pro-Fit easy
swivel adapter (item number 042EZ1026) must be used in conjunction with the
standard (fixed) Pro-Fit mounts to provide clearance for the DC and Audio
plugs on the back of the docking station.
Connections: The vehicle
docking station features the following connections.
- DC 5V Input: Power input
for supplied cigarette lighter adapter or optional AC adapter (supplied with
- Audio Output: 3.5mm mini
jack line output
- FM Output: 2.5mm SubMini
jack FM output for use with supplied FM Extender Antenna or optional wired FM switch box accessory
- Antenna: Single female SMB
connector for attaching supplied SIRIUS antenna
- Audio Output: 550 mVrms
- Total Harmonic Distortion
(THD): Less than 0.2%
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N):
Greater than 73dB
- Fuse Requirement: 2A ATC
- Receiver Weight: 3.0
- Satellite Frequencies:
- Terrestrial Frequencies:
- Power Requirements:
4.9-5.6 Volts, Negative Ground, DC