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XACT COMMUNICATIONS XTR3CK Sirius Satellite Plug + Play Receiver and Vehicle Kit


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  • Receiver Features Easy To Read Display & 16 Character Scrolling Display
  • Scrolling Display Features Channel Number, Channel Name, Artist Name, Song Title
  • Rotary Encoder Knob with 36 Channel Preset Capability
  • Flip Display, Feature Used When Mounting to a Vehicles Sun Visor
  • Stereo Line Level Audio Outputs
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Xact Communications
  • Model: XTR3CK

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009AG95Q
  • Item model number: XTR3CK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,598 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 22, 2006

Product Description

Requires subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio Service Built-In Wireless FM Transmitter Wireless IR Remote Control Vehicle Kit Features 4-Position Vehicle Docking Cradle - Sun Visor Mount, Windshield Suction Mount, Adhesive Dash Mount, Amps Plate Mount Vehicle Antenna 12v Vehicle Power Adapter Satellite Radio Features Over 120 Channels of Satellite Radio & 65 Music Channels 100% Commercial Free

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Customer Reviews

The built in FM transmitter was very strong.
Keith White
The upside and the reason why I gave it two stars instead of one... it did last seven years.
L. Duber
Anyways I recommend this receiver to anyone looking for a Sirius Receiver.
Furyhockey32

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Chabot on June 3, 2006
The pros:

Price - I got the receiver with home kit bundled together for approx $80 at Sam's Club.

Simple - this thing is quite easy to set up.

Pre sets - setting pre-set channels is very easy on this unit. I didn't read the instructions on how to do this ... and I was still able to figure this out ... it was that easy. If I'm not mistaken, you can pre-set up to 30 channels.

The cons:

Display - on sunny day, it can sometimes be difficult to see the display if you have the unit sitting on your dashboard.

Tuner - the rotary dial is very easy and intuitive to use (works like an old time radio) but as another reviewer stated, it's a pain in the rear end to go from a low numbered channel to a high numbered channel manually. Solution? Use the pre-sets!

Summary - I've had this thing set up for about three months now and haven't had any problems. Sound is good - if you use the built in FM transmitter, be sure to choose a channel that is truly not being used. The factory preset is to 88.1FM ... even if there is an existing weak signal on this frequency in your area, choose something else. Once I figured out this 'trick,' sound quality improved dramatically and is now crystal clear.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KB on July 30, 2007
Our local warehouse club was closing these little units out, with a great price of less than $30 for the radio, car kit and home kit, plus a remote. It was too good of a price to ignore.

I picked up one of the units, and got it installed in less than 10 minutes. I got the service activated, and it worked quite well.... for about 24 hours. After the first day, the radio would completely lose its memory of all station presets and revert to the standard non-subscriber channel of 184.

Well... this wouldn't work, so I took the unit back and exchanged it for a second unit of the same kind. After installation, I was quite happy that everything seemed to be working.... until the next day, when again the unit completely lost its mind and lost all preset frequencies and would revert to channel 184 everytime I would turn off the car.

Now, let me say, that for the 24 hours the unit worked, it seemed quite good. The built in FM transmitter easily could be heard over local noise, and the signal was clear and clean.

However, given that there was obviously a problem, I tried to call the manufacturer, XACT. Well.... they do have an 800 number, but there is nothing but pre-recorded help messages. You can't get to an operator, and there is no live customer service!! In other words, no support.

So, this second one went back to the store, and I've picked up a completely different unit, the InV. It seems OK so far, but the FM transmitter in this new unit is weak, and even using the FM extender antenna, works marginally. I would only recommend an installation if you can directly feed audio into your car's stereo system.

Well, there's my two cents.... nice radio, but poor construction and no customer service from the manufacturer. You'd be best to find something else.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Uncle NuNu on January 21, 2006
I bought mine 1/8/06 (Bestbuy, $29.95 on sale) and also bought the home kit at the same time ($49.95). Got home, went to the Sirius website, signed up for service and had the sweet sounds of their programming in my home all within 30 minutes.

I opted to utilize the built-in FM transmitter to link to my home theater receiver, and was satisfied with the sound quality. I got lucky with my antenna placement because the window closest to my stereo faces North-West, exactly where it needs to be for reception at my Florida location.

Running the antenna in my car was a bit of a pain, but it was worth the hour I spent installing it. Again, I use the FM link to listen in my car.

As for user features, I must confess to being one of those lazy people that learns a few favorite channels, then uses the remote to directly access them. Over time I may actually read the manual and program the pre-sets.

Overall, I'm very satisfied. The unit fits in my shirt pocket, and I use it every day. I don't understand some of the complaints from the other owners. All I know is that I wanted a cheap unit to listen to Howard in my car & home, and the XTR3CK with the XS052 home kit got it done for $80.00. The bonus of all the rest of the great Sirius music & programming lets me easily justify the monthly subscription.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Hammerle on January 12, 2006
Well, For those who have had bad luck with the unit, I hope after writing this review, their gremlins don't come to haunt me.

I have owned the unit for a week. Not long I know. I purchased the home kit at the same time as the car unit.

First, The unit is easy to use and the buttons have a very positive actuation point. Not sloppy. Sound quality through the FM tuner to the car stereo is ample for most of us. Directions for use could be better but, like most electronics......... there just seems to be something lost in translation. The car antenna is good and I have not had any dropped signals. As for the home antenna, it should be positioned outside or to the south side of the house near a window seems to work better.

Overall, for the price, a good entry level unit into satellite radio.

The dial on the side, to scroll through the channels at first, I liked. Then, it became cumbersome to flip through 40 channels to get to the kids Disney channel from NPR News. That's what presets are for! The credit card size remote is a cool gadget best left for home use out of the car.

Actually set up the home unit first to actuate the subscription. Yes, this is a subscription service. If you don't know that prior to purchasing ANY radio of this type you shouldn't likely be driving!

I most likely will upgrade to a boom box in the summer.
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