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Old 11-07-2006, 09:16 AM   #1
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Can I reuse anything I have set up on my S50 for my new S100? It would be nice if I could just bolt the new dock to the existing mount (that came with the S50). I am dying to turn on my S100 but do not want to transfer my sub until the carkit is installed. Am I correct in thinking the FM transmitter in the S100 dock is weaker than the S50 dock?
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Yes, because of FCC limits.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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How much power does the S50 use. If it is the same than through some mods you theoretically could get it to work but probably not actually fit snuggly in it.
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Wouldn't all the pinout connections and physical connection ability be totally different between the 2 docks? I thought you could reuse all the cabling (power and antenna) from the S50 - but a new dock would be required to use the FM modulator (and or cassette) interface.
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You could use the fm relay if you have one, antenna, I am not sure of the power, but more than likely could use that too since they are both 5v.

By the way guys he isn't talking about using the S50 dock, just the mounting from the S50 dock. He'll replace the S50 dock with the Stiletto dock. From what I gather he just wants to know what will plug into the Stiletto dock that he wouldn't have to swap out.
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DAB - correct - I just want to know if I can unbolt the car dock from the mount and bolt on the S100 dock.
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My car dock should be here tomorrow. My understanding is that all of the wiring and mounting arm are interchangeable. I gave the power adaptor back to CC w/ my dead s50 so I'll use the new one with the new dock (& old boom.)

I'll let you know if the screw holes don't align.
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Someone just posted on an S50 forum thread that the antenna connectors are different. Could someone doing an S50 to Stiletto conversion please verify whether this is true or not (I was really hoping not to have to run another antenna cable through my car).
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That is incorrect the antenna connector is standardized on all docks and have been for a while now.
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Old dot antenna fit just fione as it is a standard connection as DAB pointed out. Getting FM signal was a major problem compared to my S50 car dock. But I stuck in the FM out dangle that came with the S50 and 90.1 works crystal clear (thank god) but I was on 87.9 with the S50 and the S100 does not go below 88.1 freq. The S50 lighter adapter did not seem to want to fit into the S100 dock either. No biggie since the S100 car dock came with one - but the S50 power adapter is much cooler looking!

Is it me or do you guys like the old remote better? I like being able to click through (cycle) the channels and can not seem to figure out how to do it on the new one.
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I just finished upgrading my dock over lunch. UPS dropped off the box from Crutchfield and I don't think the packing peanuts had hit the floor before I was out in the parking garage with a screwdriver in hand.

The screw holes line up perfectly between the S50 boom arm and the Stiletto dock. The fm adaptor that I bought for my S50 and the antenna also fit perfectly. I used the power adaptor that came with the Stiletto.

I wish they would have kept the longer boom with the stiletto. If I would have given my S50 boom back when I returned my dead S50 I would be bummed now. It took me about 5 minutes to get the whole thing up and running. I'm parked on the bottom floor of a 6 floor reinforced concrete parking garage, and I was getting great repeater signal with my old S50 dot antenna. (So you can use that too!)

Hope it helps.
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Not to get off subject too much, but yes I totally agree I miss the simple UP/DOWN channel selector buttons that the S50 remote had.

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Not to get off subject too much, but yes I totally agree I miss the simple UP/DOWN channel selector buttons that the S50 remote had.

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How do you change channels with the Stiletto remote then?
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The Stiletto when you turn the wheel on the unit or hit the up or down on the remote goes immediately to the category of the current channel you are listening too. You can then scroll up or down through that category or you have to hit the left and right buttons to switch through categories.

What I have found though is if you use presets it will allow to to use the up and down to scroll through all your favorite/preset channels, so for me this does the same thing. There is also an ALL channels category!

The Stiletto is different than the S50 in the way it works, but once you get use to it, I find it okay!

Now with the car dock, which is what this topic is on, just hitting the presets will let you go through your presets or tune will allow you to directly tune a channel. I do find the Stiletto takes a little more time to switch channels in comparision to the S50.
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I guess this means that the old remote S50 remote won't work with the Stilletto??
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