Pros I love my SIRPNP -- it is rock solid, well-engineered, and designed more for the audiophile-style user than the glitter-and-lights crowd. Now's a great time to buy one as Clarion has just replaced it with their new model, the Calypso. I'm definitely sur
Cons The auto mount is a bit high for some dashboard installations. I wish they would make the mounts less "pedistal" and more low profile.
Pros Great functionality, great sound, excellent reception
Cons No boombox accessory (as initially rumored)
Summary This is the third satellite unit I've owned. I've had it for over a year and I love it. It just works, it's that simple, and there is nothing annoying about it.
It gets great reception. Unlike some other PNP units it will lock the terrestrial repeaters and satellite simultaneously, and will not cut out the terrestrial signal. What this means is when you have intermittent sattelite signal, like in a building, you don't get cuts when it switches around between the satellite and the repeaters. Just smooth streaming sound.
The sound signal output is quite good. You can also adjust the display size and color. It has 3 banks of 10 presets each, for a total of 30 presets. It's also really easy to use in day to day use compared to other models I've had.
I guess this unit has been discontinued for the new Calypso, which has a boombox. The original press around this unit was that it would have a boombox, but it never materialized.
Pros Easy to use, great sound quality, built-in FM transmitter
Cons The radio itself has no standard power, antenna, or audio out jacks. The only standard interfaces are thru the large car cradle (purchased separately). This cradle more than doubles the physical size of the radio. Then there is the need to mount the sw
Pros Only Sirius Plug and Play that is worth buying.
Cons Not sold as one kit