Lexington, Ky. -
is expanding its selection of component custom-install tuners capable of receiving satellite-radio programs.
The company shipped its Sirius-ready DT22 tuner, which features two built-in RDS-equipped analog-AM/FM tuners and two ports to plug in two deck-of-card-size Sirius-band satellite tuners. Those tuners receive Sirius and XM programming through Sirius satellites. The DT22 simultaneously streams two Sirius stations and two terrestrial radio stations through installed multiroom audio systems, but two can be linked to simultaneously stream four terrestrial stations and four satellite channels.
The DT22 retails for a suggested $1,000, but the price rises in January to $1,200 to make room in the line for the new $800 DT11 tuner, which incorporates single AM/FM tuner and port to connect to the SC-H1 satellite tuner.
Both component tuners will replace the current $1,420 XM-R3, which features three built-in XM-band tuners. Installers often mated it with the company's continuing $860 dual-AM/FM tuner, said marketing director Eric Harper.