Sirius Stratus 7
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Nice piece, easy install, sound quality is iffy,
Item # 220SSV7V1 | MFR # SSV7V1
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The Sirius Stratus 7 makes a great travel companion.
The Sirius Stratus 7 satellite radio is easy to use, and that means a lot when you're looking for your favorite channel while you're driving down the highway. Push-button operation makes channel surfing easy and intuitive, and you can store 10 favorite channels as presets. The easy-to-read display gives you the artist's name, the song or program title, and channel information. The One-Touch Jump™ button allows you to go straight to your last channel, or check out the traffic and weather for 20 cities.
You'll get the accessories you need to use the Stratus 7 in your vehicle, including a cable that connects to your stereo's auxiliary input for the best possible sound. If your car's radio doesn't have an aux input, you can also use the included SiriusXM PowerConnect™ system to deliver clear sound through your vehicle's FM radio. The Sirius Stratus 7 kit also includes a magnetic mount antenna, a vent mount and extended vent clamps, a dash mount, alcohol preparation pads, and a Quick Start Guide. With optional accessory kits, you can also listen at home, at the office, outdoors or in additional vehicles.
Note: A subscription is required and sold separately by SiriusXM. Some channels not available in all packages. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii. Limited availability in Puerto Rico.
Love the Stratus 7 receiver. Easy to install and setup was flawless.
Anonymous, New Castle, CO
Average Customer Review(s):
Nice piece, easy install, sound quality is iffy,
Love the Stratus 7 receiver. Easy to install and setup was flawless.
Pros: All pro's
Excellent add on device with user friendly controls
Works well easy to use. Reception isn't great unless I'm on the highway
The radio is great! The only thing I would change is to make the power cord a little longer. I wanted a clean look and did not want the power cord sticking out of the cigarette power port so I routed the wire through the center counsel and in to the center counsel box. It fit but was close. A little tighter than I like. Looks really clean without all the wires on top of the dash!
Pros: Ease of use, program.
Cons: Longer power cord please. Needs and auto power off.
Good, simple sat radio. Easy to use and just the right size to fit in the mustang.
Pros: small , bright, easy to use.
Cons: no bells and whistles such as pause, rewind etc.
Easy to install and works fine
better than i expected
Very good for the money
With Sirius you get ALL NFL games live!! This can go anywhere & is a great product! We take it to the beach, pool, work, car, etc.
Pros: Portable, small, lightweight.
Good unit for the money. Small, easy to mount in car and great signal compared to my XM factory radio.
Pros: Great signal, very clear sound
Haven't bought a new stereo in a couple of decades, and am pleased with the quality and sound.
Pros: Looks, sound, ease of controls
Cons: None at this time
Nice little unit - powers up great seems to keep good signal. Love the size fits in a small area not to take up too much room / I can't stand commercials on Radio hence Sirius and the price of this unit makes it a winner!
Pros: Small - fits in tight spots Good Display even in sun
Cons: Needs more preset buttons - maybe another row
it needs a clock. otherwise works very well
Cons: non clock
The receiver is perfect for what I purchased it for...to replace a SIRIUS Protable that was 10 years old. However, the Mail-In Rebate/Coupon does me no good as I had to have unit to transfer a Lifetime subscription. So, the unit was this price, and SIRIUS charged me to transfer, and the rebate only applies to NEW subscriptions.
Pros: Unit is fine
It installs easy, gets good reception, and is small enough not to get in the way. I hard wired it into the power supply for the 12 volt outlet in the dash of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler so the wires didn't get in the way. You ca also remove the device from its dock and lock it in the glove box when parked in a shady part of town. I mounted the antenna on the dash and the reception has been decent so far. Overall, I'm happy with it.
Pros: Small, inexpensive, works well.
Cons: None as of now.
Was a good investment. Plays music everyone likes.
Pros: Clear signal with no static, easy to set up.
Cons: Screen is too bright at night. Needs a dimmer option
If it wasn't for the rebate this would be a zero star review. This unit gets terrible reception and is very cheaply made. I don't think I'll renew my service when it expires.
Pros: Low cost
Cons: Poor reception
My adviser, PAUL, knew exactly what I needed with the stereo equipment I had already purchased through Crutchfield.....and this works perfect with my unit!! THANKS!! I couldn't be happier!!
Pros: Price was reasonable. Very easy to install myself.....didn't even break a sweat.
Pros: Small unit!
Cons: Cannot pause radio like other sirius docks.
Everything you need for a standard set up is included. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. Took less than 30 minutes to be receiving Sirius radio and that included setting up an account with Sirius.
Pros: Price especially with the rebate that was offered.
Cons: I found that to work best in one older vehicle it was best to order the cassette adapter verses using the supplied FM transmitter. My other vehicles are newer and the FM transmitter works flawlessly.
Picked up Stratus 7 receiver and SC-VDOC1 dock kit since SCC1 no longer offered and installed it on a Jensen JRV212T Unit. The Jensen fully controls the receiver so I could just hide the unit under the dash. Works great out of the box.
Pros: Easy to install. Unit bolted easily under the dash and out of the way,
Cons: Cable with dock could be a little shorter since I have 90% of it coiled up and tied down.
I was looking for a satellite radio with basic features that wouldn't break the bank, yet still deliver the experience that only SiriusXM can provide. The Crutchfield advisor recommended the Stratus 7, and as usual they steered me in the right direction. Delivery was prompt, and the unit arrived in perfect shape. After a few weeks of listening, all I can say is "WOW!" Installation was easy, the mount & radio are unobtrusive, and operation is a cinch. Stratus 7... the essence of satellite radio, plain and simple.
Pros: Small/light weight, large buttons, easy to read display
Cons: No remote
After some technical problems with the equipment, finally got it working and so far love the commercial free music. Great selection of genre also.
Pros: great music selection!
Cons: Power adapter cable had a short in it right out of the box; ended up ordering a hardwire kit from another retailer which solved the issue and made for a much more professional looking install (no cables dangling around).
I had an old Sirius radio (which I did LOVE) but this one was just too hard to resist. It is small and easy to install and operate...couldn't be happier!!
Pros: Very small; easy to install; easy to operate
Cons: No remote control
works great and is easy to use
Pros: compact takes up very little room easy to read display and operate
Very nice light and compact. Keeps signal extemely well. Would highly recommend
Pros: Small, light, great reception
Cons: Clips can be a pain to get out of vents
Bought to be used in boat, pickup, camper, house. With the use of separate docking stations, this thing is convenient and works great. Awesome product and service.
Pros: Great service, easy install and sounds great.
Cons: None yet
Stratus 7 was easy to install and once I found a good station on my radio in the car, it works great. My wife even loves it. Great price and a great receiver
Pros: They give you plenty of ant. wire for any type of Vehicle, several ways to attach inside.
Cons: Was hard to find a station on my radio, as I live up in the mountains.
I have been using the stratus 7 for a little over a week and so far it has been excellent! I installed in a excavator that I operate at work. It is so much better with all the stations and the different genres of music to choose from. I recommend this product. Ordering from Crutchfield was great. ( They are the best) With the promotion I got the radio for free and a fifty dollar rebate from Sirius after you subscribe for two months.
Sounds grainy at times, don't know why!
Purchased as a gift for my parents, installation was a breeze and it functions extremely well.
Pros: Size is just right for limited space SUV, display and buttons are of good size visibility.
found this by chance when I received an ad from crutchfield over the holidays. been trying to adapt satellite to my kenwood receiver but could not obtain one cable then this appears. easy installation, easy to operate and was worth the money. in the end it comes out free.
Pros: easy install, ease of operation and docks in the house to my receiver for a nominal price.
Cons: hiding the wiring
My husband & I purchased one for each of our cars and so far they are great! Good product for the value! The customer service by Crutchfield is by far the best ever!
Great product and great service. I loved the quick delivery in time for the holidays. This was to replace my husband's older sirius radio.
My wifes radio never worked well. Installed this unit on her car Christmas day and was quite simple to do. Wiring it directly into her factory radio made it come in almost crystal clear. Almost because you have to tune it to an FM station but much better than any wireless types I have used years ago.
Pros: Clear, Easy to Install, Easy to Operate
Dock & Play Satellite Radio: The Stratus 7 Dock & Play Radio + PowerConnect Vehicle Kit provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your vehicle. And with optional accessories you can listen to the Stratus 7 at home, at the office, in multiple vehicles, or even outdoors (optional accessories sold separately); all with just one Sirius subscription.
Note: Requires a SiriusXM subscription.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming: The Stratus 7 Dock & Play Radio supports limited SiriusXM programming only (some SiriusXM channels not available). This Satellite Radio operates on the Sirius Network. You can easily add this Sirius tuner to an existing SiriusXM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
3-Line Graphic Display: The Stratus 7 features a 3-line blue display which lets you view artist name, song title, and channel information. You can adjust the brightness and contrast of the unit's display.
Tuning Functions: The Stratus 7 offers a variety of tuning functions:
Note: Whenever you power the Stratus 7 On, it will automatically tune to the last channel you were listening to before it was powered Off.
Vehicle Dock: This package includes a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to SiriusXM Satellite Radioi in your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock also has a rear-panel wire-guide that can help you organize the cables and wires connected to the dock. The vehicle dock provides three connection options to transfer SiriusXM Satellite Radioi audio to your vehicle's audio system:
Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic antenna, designed to be mounted outside the vehicle on the roof. The magnetic base will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.
Mounting: The mounting location of the Stratus 7 should be easily accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's display. It should not be located in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen. The receiver includes provisions for two mounting options:
Note: When mounting the Stratus 7 in your vehicle, choose a location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag.
Optional Pro-Fit VSM: The Stratus 7 can be mounted using an optional Pro.Fit Vehicle Specific Mount (item number 042VSM, sold separately) and the TS-01 adapter (item number 042TS01, sold separately). Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if there is a Pro.Fit VSM to fit your vehicle.
Second Vehicle Kit (optional): An addition vehicle kit (item number 220SADV2, sold separately) can be purchased to install the Stratus 7 in a second vehicle.
Home Kit (optional): An optional home kit (item number 220SXDH3, sold separately) allows you to listen to the Stratus 7 in your home.
Boombox (optional): The optional Portable Speaker Dock (item number 220SXABB2, sold separately) lets you enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radioi programming in your home, at the office, or on the deck.
Dock & Play Radio:
Dock & Play Radio in Vehicle Kit:
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I want X. M. Radio and was told that this works well [ fred Dec 06, 2017 ]
Because the alternative doesn't work!! [ Paul Nov 17, 2017 ]
I installed this same unit in my boat several years back, till this day I've had absolutely no problems, considering the harsh conditions it's subjected to. I change company vehicles as often as four times a month, having this deck eliminates having to change service from one vehicle to the next and in the long run it's a big cost saving. [ DAVID L Jun 12, 2017 ]
I've had Sirius service before. I have ordered from Crutchfield before. On both counts,I got good service [ Ronald Jun 15, 2016 ]
It is said that this radio works on Puerto Rico. [ Andres Apr 26, 2016 ]
We have not found an adapter that to convert the stock antenna connection in an Acura to the connection used by aftermarket tuners. You would need to install a new antenna for this to work. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Nov 11, 2017 ] Staff
No you do not get good recipiton [ sam May 29, 2017 ]
It completely depends on how good your reception is at your location. At my location (I have a camper too) I get no signal from within the camper, I have to place the antenna on the roof of the camper, where I have a piece of metal that I can fix it to. I think you would be better to get the kit that is not for your car - the home use kit - and use that antenna instead. [ William May 28, 2017 ]
You can but it won't be as effective. Trucks have special mounting brackets that mount CB's or satellite antennas to their out side mirrors, they have them in several configurations I've seen the adapted to many mobile homes candidate campers, I hope this helps you. [ KELLY J May 28, 2017 ]
If you can plug it into an amplifier audio input, which has an audio outlet, then the answer is yes. I've never done it but that's the way to do it. [ KENNETH Feb 24, 2017 ]
No there's no recording on this radio [ Joseph Feb 24, 2017 ]
No you don't. It will play with either the antenna provided or through an open FM station through your sound system. BTW we use ours in the house as well. Hope this helps. [ KENNETH Mar 12, 2016 ]
No you do not need a fm module, it will be tune from your FM radio, just go to Sirius website they will give you the best FM stations in your local area for tuning [ Joseph Mar 12, 2016 ]
Both the Starmate4 and Stratus7 use the same dock connector, yes. I hope that helps. My Bio; http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Feb 24, 2016 ] Staff
Yes. Make sure it's wired to the right size fused port otherwise you can burn it out. Remember the power cord is fused already. [ KENNETH Feb 24, 2017 ]
Yes, there is a Sirius hardware adapter kit you tie into your fuse box. [ MIKE Oct 21, 2015 ]
One radio per subscription. I move mine to my house so I don't have to buy another scrip. [ Mike Oct 09, 2015 ]
You only need another subscription if you use a different radio. The Sirius 7 is dockable for both auto and home. Just move your sat radio to the house with the same subscription. Hope this helps. [ Mike Oct 09, 2015 ]
Each radio must have it's own account.Easy to change with Sirius help will walk you right through the process. [ ARNOLD Sep 26, 2015 ]
Do not know. [ JOHN S Sep 05, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you have an aux input on your stock radio that will be the best way to connect it and would be superior to using the FM Direct. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 17, 2014 ] Staff
You can find a list of what the boomboxes are compatible with, meaning Stratus 7 in this case. In my experience using the old school Sportster, the newer models were not compatible and I could no longer purchase a car unit to replace the ones that had stopped working. So I ended up buying a whole new boombox which is designed to be compatible with several different models and a car unit. Hope this helps and good luck! [ PARI Jan 06, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Jan 04, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your receiver and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 18, 2013 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 16, 2013 ] Staff
Thanks for your question Richard. Unfortunately, the OnStar antenna and the Sirius Antenna are not compatible with each other. You will need to have a separate antenna for Sirius reception. [ Jeff Dec 14, 2013 ] Staff