Sirius Satellite Features
Controls and Indicators
Inputs And Outputs
Product Overview: The Tivoli Audio Model Satellite combines the popular Model
One AM/FM table radio with a Sirius Satellite Radio tuner.
The small tabletop radio is housed in a finely-crafted, furniture-grade Cherry
wood cabinet, with a taupe metallic faceplate and champagne-colored knobs. It
includes a wireless remote control for Sirius Satellite tuning purposes only.
AM/FM Radio: The Model Satellite is
equipped with the same award-winning, Henry Kloss-designed analog AM/FM tuner as
the Model One, Two and Three radios. The tuner features a very high sensitivity,
allowing you to tune in more and weaker stations than many other tuners and
receivers. The analog tuner uses a geared-down tuning dial for accurate, easy
selection of the maximum number of stations.
Sirius Satellite Radio: Sirius
Satellite Radio features more than 120 channels of programming beamed
coast-to-coast, including 65 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality music,
and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.
Note: Satellite radio
service is available only within the continental United States. Service
is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Display: The large, bright,
blue-on-black LCD display (2-5/8" x 1-3/8") is easy to read, and provides clear
and easy navigation through the Sirius Satellite channels and menus. You can
the brightness and contrast of the display in the menu, or activate the "Auto
Brightness" feature which sets the display brightness based on ambient light.
Note: As long as the unit is connected to a power source, the display is
always on. When the unit is turned off, the analog or digital clock will be
Mono/Stereo: Since the radio
only has one speaker, its output is mono. For stereo operation, you can connect
Tivoli Audio's companion stereo speaker to the back of the radio and move the
Mono/Stereo switch to the Stereo position. The left-right balance can be
adjusted with the rear panel rotary balance knob.
Internal/External FM Antenna: A
rear-mounted Internal/External FM antenna switch allows you to choose between
the built-in antenna or a connected external antenna. The unit includes an
external AM antenna. The switch has no affect on AM reception.
Auxiliary Input: The Model
Satellite is equipped with a rear-mounted 3.5mm minijack for connecting another
audio device, such as a portable CD player, TV, computer, or MP3 player.
Mix Input: In addition to the
Aux Input, the unit features a rear-mounted 3.5mm minijack that lets you connect
your computer's (or other device) audio output to this stereo input to hear
audio mixed in with Sirius radio, AM, FM, or Auxiliary audio. The volume for the
mixed source must be controlled at the connected device.
Speaker: This unit uses a
heavy-magnet, 3", long-throw full-range speaker in a ported enclosure design (the port
opening is on the back of the unit).
Headphone Output: For private
listening, you can connect a pair of headphones to the 3.5mm stereo headphone
jack on the rear panel. When headphones are plugged into the jack, the external
speaker is muted.
12-Volt Input: The unit has a
power jack on the back which allows you to use the supplied AC adapter or a separate
12 Volt DC/3 Amp fused power
supply (not included) for portable use of the unit in cars, campers, etc.
Sirius Satellite Features
Service Activation: In order to
receive Sirius Satellite programming, you must activate your subscription by
contacting Sirius by phone or by logging on to the Sirius website. The AM/FM
radio will operate without activating the Sirius service. The clock and alarm
functions will also operate without the Sirius subscription, as long as the
satellite signals are received through the supplied antenna.
Sirius Reception: The supplied
Sirius antenna should be placed in a location that allows it to receive the best
signal possible from the orbiting Sirius satellites. For mounting flexibility,
the antenna can be placed indoors or outdoors on a horizontal or vertical
surface. In some large metropolitan areas, the Sirius signal can be received
from terrestrial repeaters, allowing you to mount the antenna indoors. The menu
includes signal strength meters for both satellite and terrestrial sources.
Tuning Modes: This unit gives
you several ways to tune to your favorite Sirius channels:
- Category: Scroll through
each of the categories (Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban,
Electronic/Dance, Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin & World) using the "<
>" buttons on the front panel or remote control.
- Channel: Scroll through
each channel in numerical order using the Up/Down buttons on the front panel
or remote control.
- Presets: You can store and
recall up to 20 channels in preset memory. You can select presets 1 through
5 in each of 4 bands: A, B, C, and D.
- Direct Tuning (remote control
tune to a channel by entering the 3-digit channel number.
- Artist/Song Title: While
in the category mode, you can switch the display to show the artist names or
titles of currently playing songs.
Channel Skip/Lock Options: You
can choose to limit access to specific channels. The Skip function allows you to
prevent a channel from being accessed in most tuning modes. A "skipped" channel
can only be tuned by entering the channel's 3-digit number using the remote
control. A "locked" channel can only be accessed by entering the channel number
with the remote, followed by the 4-digit lock code.
Memory Options: You can save
into memory the artist name and song title of the currently playing song, up to
a total of 20. When activated, the Song Seek feature will continuously search
every Sirius channel for matches to the Song/Artist information stored in
memory. When a match is found, the receiver will beep, and the display will give
you the option to jump to the channel where the matched song is playing. If no
action is taken, the display will return to normal.
Clock: The Model Satellite can
show the current time in a digital or analog clock display in the LCD panel. The
unit receives its clock and month/day/year data from the Sirius satellites, and
will automatically set and update itself based on the received signal, as long
as the unit is connected to a power source and the antenna is receiving the
satellite signals. During initial setup, you can indicate what time zone you
live in, and whether your locality observes Daylight Saving Time.
Alarm Clock: The unit features
a single alarm clock which can be set to wake you the last tuned Sirius
Satellite channel, or AM or FM station at the currently set volume. If the
Sirius channel is not available when the alarm activates, a back-up alarm tone
will sound. The alarm will sound at the set time each day, unless it is
deactivated in the menu. Note: The clock and alarm rely on consistent
reception of the Sirius Satellite signal.
Sleep Mode: You can set the
Model Satellite to automatically power off after a period of 20 minutes when you
activate the Sleep Mode in the menu.
Factory Default: You can easily
return all settings to the factory defaults at once in the menu.
Remote Control: The supplied
remote control is only for use with the Sirius Satellite features. It will not
control the AM/FM portion of the Model Satellite (with the exception of power
on/off). The remote has a 0-9 keypad, plus Up/Down/Left/Right/Enter buttons for
navigating the menu and changing channels and categories. You can also access
the menu, change the display options, activate the Memo function, select the
preset band and preset number, and mute. The dimensions are: Length=3.923",
Controls and Indicators
Front of Unit:
- Sirius Controls: The
following buttons are primarily for use in the Sirius Satellite mode:
- Presets 1-5: For
tuning any of the 20 station presets the 4 bands
- Memo: For storing the
artist name/song title of the currently playing song
- Band: Lets you cycle
through each of the 4 preset bands (A, B, C, or D)
- Display: Lets you
change the display from 2 lines to 1 line, or switch between channel
name, artist's name, and song title while searching
- Menu: In Sirius mode,
you can access the following menu options: Sirius ID, Display Settings,
Add or Skip, Lock Options, Antenna Aiming, Memory Options, Clock, Alarm
Settings, Sleep Mode, and Factory Default.
- Channel Up/Dn: 2
buttons which allow you to tune up or down to each Sirius station one by
one. You can also navigate up or down through the menu options.
- Category Buttons/<>: 2
buttons which allow you to switch from one programming category to
another in either direction. You can also use these buttons to navigate
through the Sirius menu.
- Power/Enter: Turns
main power on and off, and allows you to select the highlighted item in
the Sirius menu.
- Tuning Dial: A large, geared-down
tuning dial which changes frequency when it is turned to the left or
right. FM frequencies are marked on the top of the dial from 88 to 108
MHz and AM frequencies are marked on the bottom of the dial from 550 to 1700
- Volume Control: Rotary volume knob
- Source Select Knob: Rotary
switch that can be set to Sirius, FM, AM, or Aux
- Power Light: Green LED illuminates
when power is on
- Tuning Indicator: Amber LED which
appears brightest when best AM/FM tuning is achieved.
Rear of Unit:
- Internal/External FM Antenna Switch:
lets you select the internal FM antenna or a connected external FM antenna.
- Mono/Stereo Switch:
Normally in the Mono position. If the optional companion speaker is
connected, you can switch to Stereo operation.
- Balance Control: Normally
turned all the way to the left. If the optional companion speaker is
connected, you can rotate the balance control to a preferred setting. A
center detent indicates equal balance between the speakers. This does not
affect the headphone output.
Inputs And Outputs
Rear of Unit:
- Aux Input: This stereo
3.5mm minijack input allows you
to connect an optional external source such as a CD player, TV, computer, or
portable MP3 player. The auxiliary source can be selected on the front
- Mix Input: Stereo 3.5mm
minijack input that can be mixed with the currently selected source (Sirius,
AM, FM, or Aux). Volume of connected mix source should be controlled at the
- Right Speaker Output:
Female RCA jack for use with the optional Tivoli Audio Companion speaker.
- Sub Output: 3.5mm minijack
for use with the optional Tivoli Audio Model Subwoofer
- Sirius Antenna:
Gold-plated male SMB connector for use with the supplied Sirius antenna or a
Sirius antenna extension (such as 209SIREX50)
- External FM Antenna: Threaded
"F" type connector (75Ω) for use with the supplied wire antenna
or other external FM antenna.
- External AM Antenna: 3.5mm
minijack for use with supplied AM loop antenna, or other external AM antenna
- Headphone Output: Stereo
output. When headphones are connected, the unit's speaker will
- DC Input: For use with the
supplied AC adapter, or an optional DC Power supply (12 Volts DC/3 Amp, Tip