Satellite Radio - Sirius Tivoli Audio
SIRIUS Satellite Radio is more than 120 channels of 100%
commercial-free music, world-class sports, news, talk and
information. You get this amazing service because SIRIUS delivers
content and quality that AM/FM radio doesn't have and can't offer
from original programming to seeing the artist and song that is
playing on the display feature. Big and bulky is back--at least when it comes to
satellite radio doodads. The $300 Model Sirius from Tivoli
Audio will appeal to satellite radio fiends who are looking
for a device that can sit in the den or on the kitchen counter,
say, and stay there. Slated to ship this fall, the retro-looking
radio sports a 4-by-2-inch digital interface, an AM/FM analog
tuner, an alarm clock, and a teeny remote
control. Homebodies can
subscribe to Sirius's satellite service - monthly fees start at
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.
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:
Any kind of reception,
be it radio, TV, or satellite, has its own challenges and all
require experimentation. There are no guarantees, but chances are
you will receive the Sirius signal thanks to their three orbiting
satellites and multitude of ground repeaters. And the Sirius antenna
(included with the Model Satellite) is weather proof for outdoor
mounting (if desired) which further improves reception. In general,
the Sirius antenna must have an unobstructed view to the sky and be
pointed towards Chicago where the signal is strongest.
Not at this time,
however, Sirius is taking steps to become licensed in Canada.
See question #14.
Yes! Log on to
Sirius.com for a free 3-day trial.
Please contact Sirius
regarding all commercial-related subscription queries.
A nominal activation
charge does apply. This fee is cheaper if activation is performed
online instead of over the phone. Contact Sirius to learn more.
Tivoli Audio cannot
activate your subscription. You must log on to Sirius.com or call
1.888.539.7474. Have a credit card available and be prepared to
provide your Model Satellite’s Sirius ID number and the name of
the dealer of purchase. A credit check is not required.
This number is located
in the main menu and is also on a white sticker on the rear of the
unit as well as on the side of the carton.
promotions require a commitment, but in general there is no
commitment. However, signing-up for a year or more may make you
eligible for certain discounts. Contact Sirius for details.
Yes, but additional
units can only be activated by calling Sirius, not via the Sirius
Yes. This is a perfect
example of what Sirius calls "statistical multiplexing",
except it is much less notice able on the other channels. Sirius is
the only satellite service to allocate more bandwidth to the
channels that need it most. Less bandwidth is assigned to the
Preview Channel so more can be devoted to the music channels,
yielding optimum sound quality. Think of it as all wheel drive for
There are many reasons, but here are the top 3:
1. Value: Sirius’
monthly programming charge encompasses all of their programming,
including their exclusive NBA, NFL, NHL, NPR, original programming,
and on-line listening. The other satellite service charges
additional fees on top of their standard programming charge for
on-line music listening and certain other channels. Sirius also
regularly refines their programming to suit their subscribers’
tastes. And in case you haven’t heard, Howard Stern will be
joining the Sirius line-up in January 2006. Visit Sirius.com for a
complete program guide (programming is subject to change).
Yes, the Model
Satellite features a lock system.
Yes. The remote
control’s the Sirius portion only, not the AM/FM section.
Yes. There are presets
for up to 20 Sirius channels.
Yes. The Model
Satellite has a variable analog headphone output which doubles as a
record output. It also has an auxiliary input for a CD player, MP3
player, or other device, a mixing input (to mix an auxiliary source,
such as a computer, with the Sirius or AM/FM radio), a subwoofer
output (for use with Tivoli Audio’s Model Subwoofer), an external
AM antenna output (AM antenna included), and an output for Tivoli
Audio’s stereo Speaker. For more information regarding the
operation of the Model Satellite, consult the owner’s manual on
our web site.
Yes. Due to the earth’s
orbit in conjunction with the satellites’ orbit, the signal can
The Model Satellite
uses the same full-range speaker and sensitive analog AM/FM Henry
Kloss tuner as our acclaimed Model One table radio. Without
exception, we feel the sound quality far surpasses that of any
satellite radio product on the market. Factor in the furniture-grade
wood cabinet and it is also the best-looking satellite radio on the
market. The Model Satellite was also awarded a 2005 Consumer
Electronics Association Innovations Award.
There are so many, it
is hard to name just one, but Song Seek is pretty cool. This feature
allows you to store the names of up to 20 of your favorite song
titles. Whenever the unit is On and one of these songs is played on
a Sirius channel, the screen will alert you and allow you the option
to immediately jump to that channel. Consult the owner’s manual to
read about all of the Model Satellite’s features.
This is our very first
entry in the satellite radio arena. We’re very excited to be
involved with Sirius and if the Model Satellite proves successful,
it is very possible we will develop more non-automotive Sirius
products. For all other Sirius-related questions or for Sirius 24/7
technical support, please consult Sirius or call 1-888-539-7474.