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Hey All,


I'm new to the world of Sirius with a Christmas gift of a Stiletto 2 and the car kit.


I'd love to be able to listen to the Stiletto while getting ready in the morning via the wifi capabilities, but have some questions:


Does the Stiletto 2 connect to a speaker system (like the kind they market towards all the iterations of the iPod) via an AUX out? If so, would that plug in where the headphones usually do?


I'm confused because if I do that, I'm assuming I'll lose the wifi signal since the headphones are the antenna.


Would I need the home kit? I'm trying to avoid dropping another $50 on this setup.


Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Quick answer;


You can connect the headphone output to any device with an analogue input using the headphone jack, provided you have the appropriate cable or adapters (don't start at 100% volume on the Stiletto2). Wifi is built into the unit itself and does not require the included headphones be connected.



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The included headphones for the Stiletto 2 have a satellite antenna built in. There is also a satellite antenna built into the Stiletto2, but reception is poor, and it prefers to be kept upright (I think less so when in range of the terrestrial repeaters). I found the headphone antenna to work much better, sometimes working indoors near a window. The Stiletto2, not so much. The included headphones with the better antenna do not make use of the headphone jack, but they do block it when connected.



The home kit has a fixed output stereo mini-plug in the rear and a headphone jack in the front, where volume can be adjusted on the Stiletto2 itself, or through the remote. The remote also gives you fast access to the 3 preset banks using 0-9 keys, or you can enter the channel number directly. Something to consider if you are used to using the preset buttons on the car kit.


I am using the Stiletto2 with the home kit, and the Sirius Echo repeater, which converts the satellite signal from an antenna on the roof of the house to RF, and transmits it to the receiving unit(s) plugged into the home base, where it re-converts it to the 'satellite' signal. I did this because not all channels are on Wi-fi, and the Stiletto2 will not record while using Wi-fi.


There are Stiletto2 compatible boomboxes but they cost more than an adapter cable.
 

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Get the home kit, and put the antenna outside. Then get a CCrane FM transmitter and you'll be able to listen to live Sirius anywhere in your house or yard on any FM radio.


If you prefer to go WiFi, you could try a boombox or a soloist as a portable speaker system. .
 
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