About the SIRIUS Sportster 5
Multi-color, adjustable display
Multi-color, adjustable display
The SIRIUS Sportster 5 satellite radio features a 2.7" multicolor screen for easy viewing. You can adjust the background colors to match your vehicle's dash lights, and count on the automatic light sensor to dim the screen's brightness at night, so the display won't distract you when the sun goes down.
You'll never miss a beat
The Sportster 5 records up to 44 minutes of SIRIUS programming automatically, so you can pause and rewind songs, sports, and shows. The 6-line display lets you keep tabs on song title, artist, and channel information, as well as view a sports ticker featuring your favorite teams' scores.
You get everything you need to enjoy the Sportster 5 in your vehicle, including a dock with windshield and vent mounts, a remote, a power adapter and a magnetic roof antenna. Use the built-in FM transmitter to broadcast the SIRIUS signal through your vehicle's FM radio.* The Sportster 5 also works with plenty of SIRIUS accessories, including a home kit and powered speaker system.
Note: A subscription to SIRIUS is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states not available in Hawaii. Limited service is available in Alaska and Puerto Rico.
*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 an FM extender cable in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure your satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics of this satellite radio.
- Dock & Play SIRIUS satellite radio with color screen
- car accessories included: cradle, suction-cup mount, power adapter, roof-mount antenna
- wireless remote control
- internal memory continually stores the last 44 minutes of the channel you're listening to
- built-in FM transmitter broadcasts on any FM frequency
- 6-line display
- 30 channel presets
- S-Seek lets you save up to 30 song titles or artists, and alerts you whenever one is playing on SIRIUS
- Game Alert lets you know when your favorite team is playing
- Jump button lets you go to a preprogrammed channel instantly
- short-cut button lets you save a wireless FM transmission frequency
- search by category, channel, artist, or song title
- warranty: 90 days
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SP5-TK1
What's in the box:
- SP5 SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver
- Wireless remote control
- CR2025 Lithium battery
- UC8 Vehicle docking station
- SIRIUS antenna with attached 20.5' micro cable (has an SMB connector)
- 19.25' FM Extension Cable (with 2.5mm submini plug on one end)
- Two 13/16" diameter suction cups
- 3 Self-adhesive cable guides
- Suction cup mount
- Vent mount with 2 clips
- Cigarette lighter power adapter with attached 5.75' straight cord
- Self-adhesive antenna tail
- Four 7/16" machine screws (each screw has 1 lock washer)
- One 1/4" machine screw
- Alcohol Prep Pad
- Alcohol Wipe
- Sportster 5 User Guide
- Vehicle Kit Installation Guide
- Cable Separation and Routing Instructions
- SIRIUS Accessory Guide
- SIRIUS channel information card
- SIRIUS logo sticker
- Warranty Card
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio: SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 channels of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. Satellite radio service is available only within the continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Multi-Color Display: The Sportster 5 tuner has a large multi-color backlit LCD screen. You can select from 15 different color combinations for the unit's LCD screen background and text, and the front-panel button backlight color. You can also adjust the brightness and contrast of the unit's color LCD screen. In addition, you can choose between two ways to present the artist and song title information on the LCD screen. The Default screen displays the artist and song title on separate lines. Pressing the Display button will increase the character size to its maximum, put artist and song title information on the same line, and continuously scroll them across the screen. The channel name, number, category, preset band/number, and time of day are always displayed.
Search Modes: You can search for and select music four ways on the Sportster 5. You can search and select by Category, Channel, Artist and Song title. The Category mode allows you to cycle through the available genres of programming: Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban, Dance/Electronic, Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin/World, News, Sports and Entertainment. Once the category has been selected, you can choose the channels from that category using the rotary knob.
Channel Preview List: The Channel Preview List feature makes it possible to search for a different channel while listening to your current channel so you never have to interrupt your music.
Direct Tuning: Using the direct and numeric buttons on the supplied remote, you can directly access SIRIUS channels by their 3-digit channel numbers.
Preset Tuning: The tuner allows you to store 30 presets in 3 separate banks (A, B, and C - 10 presets each). Preset channels can be tuned directly by selecting a preset band and pressing the preset number on the numeric keypad (unit or remote). You can also activate the preset tune mode in which the rotary knob scrolls through only the preset channels.
Jump: The Jump key is programmed to access a specific channel, regardless of which preset bank is currently selected.
Channel Lock: You can lock a channel, making it only available by direct tuning. When a locked channel is tuned directly, you will need to enter a 4-digit code before the channel can be heard.
Instant Replay: The receiver is capable of storing the audio from the current channel for later playback. Up to 44 minutes can be stored and accessed later. As soon as you tune to a channel, the receiver automatically begins storing the audio. Once the audio is stored, you can perform the following functions: play, pause, fast forward, and rewind.
Memory and Song Seek Functions: This feature allows you to capture and store the program data information (artist and song title). You can store program data information for up to 30 songs. The tuner will monitor the current incoming SIRIUS signals and alert you if any match the program data information stored in memory.
FM Transmitter: This feature 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 choose any transmitting frequency in the FM band between 88.1 MHz to 107.9 MHz. You can also set five FM transmitter presets for easier accessibility.
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 an FM extender antenna with the additional car kit 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.
FM Output: The supplied vehicle kit for the Sportster 5 features a 3.5mm FM output for connecting the SIRIUS FM Direct Adapter (607FMDA25, sold separately) which will provide a hardwired FM connection and give you better sound quality versus a wireless connection.
Auxiliary Output: The supplied vehicle kit for the Sportster 5 features a 3.5mm auxiliary output so you can connect the SIRIUS tuner directly to your headunit via a stereo 3.5mm minijack cable (sold separately). Your headunit must feature an auxiliary input to use this feature. If you headunit features a stereo RCA auxiliary input, you will need an RCA to Y-adapter to make the connection.
Audio Output Level: You can adjust the level of the audio output to match the other sources in your audio system.
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: W = 2.1875", H = 0.442", D = 2.426" (5.175" including "tail"); Cable Length = 20.5'. The attached micro cable has a single SMB connector, which plugs into the docking station.
Antenna Aiming: 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.
Game Alert With Sports Ticker: When your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, and college team is playing on a different channel, Game Alert will notify you. The Sports Ticker feature will display the information (including the channel that is carrying the game) for the team continually during a game they are playing. The currently-playing artist and song title will still be visible when the ticker is active.
Time-Based Functions: The tuner has a built-in clock with the time data provided by the SIRIUS channel. The clock options can be set for 12-hour or 24-hour operation, time zone, and observance of Daylight Saving Time. Once the clock data is set, you can activate the following functions:
Alarm Clock: The built-in alarm clock can be set to turn on the unit at a specific time.
Program Alert: The Program Alert function allows you to program the unit to turn on and switch to a selected channel at a specific time.
Auto Shutdown: The unit can be set to automatically turn off after a one-hour period without any user intervention. After 59 minutes of inactivity, a beep-tone sounds and a display prompt appears on the screen allowing you the option of canceling auto shutdown.
Sleep Mode: The receiver can be set to turn off after a selected period of time, 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.
Factory Default: To revert back to all the original receiver settings at once, activate the factory default screen.
Remote Control: In addition to offering all the controls on the receiver's front panel, the remote adds direct tuning, audio mute, and volume control.
Receiver To Docking Station Interface Connection: There is a proprietary connector on the bottom of the Sportster 5 tuner that interfaces with the supplied vehicle docking station or optional home docking station.
Overview: The vehicle kit includes everything you need to install the SIRIUS Sportster 5 tuner into your vehicle. The kit contains a docking station, suction cup mount, vent mount, DC power supply (cigarette lighter), magnetic roof-mount antenna, and mounting hardware. The SIRIUS tuner mounts firmly in the docking station, where the antenna, power and signal connections are made.
Docking Station Connections: The Sportster 5 tuner slides into the docking station and is locked into place. On the sides of the docking station are inputs for the antenna and DC power supply, plus a line output (minijack) and an FM transmission antenna output (sub-minijack).
Mounting: Using the supplied suction cup mount, the docking station can be mounted to the windshield in your vehicle. The base has two adjustment points that allow you to adjust the tuner for optimum viewing. The vent mount allows you to mount the docking station to any vent in your vehicle.
Compatibility with Optional Pro-Fit Brackets: The cradle can be mounted directly to the Pro-Fit Legend series Vehicle-Specific Mounts (VSMs). Using the EZ-1026 (item #042EZ1026) Easy Swivel mount, the cradle is also compatible with the regular Pro.Fit International VSM series. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see which VSMs are compatible with your vehicle.
Receiver Dimensions: W = 4.487", H = 2.467", D = 1.092"
Docking Station Dimensions: W = 4.011", H = 2.079", D = 1.109"
Receiver in Docking Station Dimensions: W = 4.487", H = 3.069", D = 1.481"