Audiovox Xpress XMH10 Installation guide

Xpress® Satellite
Radio Receiver
XMH10 Home Cradle
Installation Guide
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CONTENTS
Congratulations ........................................................................................ 3
Cautions and Warnings ............................................................................ 4
Contents XMH10 ...................................................................................... 5
Installation/Wiring Precautions ................................................................. 5
Setting Up and Installing Your Kit .............................................................. 5
Cabling Connections .................................................................... 6
Installing/Positioning the Antenna ................................................. 6
Interconnect Diagram ................................................................... 6
Installing the Xpress In the Cradle ................................................ 7
Aiming Your XM Home Antenna .................................................... 8
Warranty ................................................................................................. 11
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Congratulations
Thank you for purchasing the Audiovox Xpress XM® Satellite Home Kit. You are one step closer to experiencing the
latest innovation in XM® Satellite Radio. XM® Satellite Radio will revolutionize your vehicle or in-home entertainment.
XM® features over 150 digital channels — 100% commercial-free music, over 30 channels of news, sports, talk
and entertainment, over 20 dedicated channels of XM® Instant Traffic & Weather, and the deepest play-list in the
industry with access to over 2 million titles!
XM® Satellite Radio service gives you the power to choose what you want to hear - wherever and whenever you want
it. XM® is America’s #1 Satellite Radio provider with over 4 million customers.
Your Audiovox Xpress XM® receiver must be used with an accessory kit, such as the Audiovox Home Kit, Boom Box
or Vehicle Kit as required by your specific installation needs. These kits are available at retailers where Audiovox
main units are sold.
Required subscription for service sold separately.
Installation costs and other fees and taxes may apply, including a one-time activation fee. All fees and programming subject to change. College sports games subject to availability. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement included with the XM Welcome Kit and available at www.xmradio.com. Only available in the 48 contiguous
United States.
© 2005 XM® Satellite Radio Inc. XM® is a trademark of XM® Satellite Radio. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Cautions and Warnings
1. Do not install the Home Cradle in a position that
obstructs viewing of any home entertainment com
ponent, such as a Television, or stereo system indicators and displays.
2. This unit complies with the interference limits
relative to a Class B digital device, applicable
under Part 15 of the FCC Rules regarding
installation in a residential environment. If the unit
is not installed in accordance with these instructions, it could cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception. If this condition persists after
corrective action, consult your dealer or experienced installation facility.
3. By adhering to these warnings and safety considerations, serious accidents and/or personal injury can
be avoided.
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Contents XMH10
Install Manual
(P/N 1287476)
Installation/Wiring Precautions
Audio Cable
(P/N 112-2784)
1. Make sure the adapter cable is not connected to an
AC wall outlet until all interconnections have been
made and verified. The adapter power cable should
be connected last.
2. Do not install the unit in the locations exposed to
direct sunlight or in areas subject to extreme
temperatures.
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Antenna
(P/N 118-1163)
3. Incorrect installation may cause damage to the
system.
4. During antenna placement/installation, refer to
the Antenna Aiming procedure outlined in the
Xpress User Guide (128-7454).
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DC Power Adapter
(P/N 112-3592)
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Cradle XMH10
(P/N 136-4060)
Setting Up and Installing Your Kit
NOTE: The XM signal can be received and processed
virtually anywhere as long as there are no
obvious satellite signal obstructions such as high
terrain, trees, overhangs, etc.
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1. Cabling Interconnections
You can begin to enjoy XM Satellite Radio as
soon as the Xpress Receiver and home Kit
installation are complete. Set up your Xpress home
kit using the following installation instructions, or
enlist the help of a professional installer.
Interconnect Diagram
CRADLE
XMH10
2. Installing/Positioning the Antenna
For best reception, the supplied antenna should
be placed near a window; some repositioning may
be required to achieve optimum results. The
following guidelines are recommended:
AUDIO CABLE
HOME ANTENNA
a. In a major city, where XM ground repeaters
are present, you can usually place the antenna
away from a window and still achieve the
desired results.
b. You can also place the antenna outside (on the
roof structure), provided it is clear of any
overhead obstructions.
NOTE:
DC POWER
ADAPTER
AUDIO INPUT TO EXTERNAL
AMPLIFIER. IF EXTERNAL
AMPLIFIER IS USED, SET FM
OPTIONS OFF. (REFER TO
Xpress USER GUIDE.)
Because of the orbiting characteristics
of the XM Satellites, the strength of
the received signal may change over
time. In most cases however, the
signal should be available.
TO AC WALL
OUTLET
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continuously. If you experience a loss of signal
or audio, reposition the antenna inside the
home or outside as necessary.
a. After making sure the connectors and guide pin
hole are properly lined up, gently lower the
Xpress Receiver into the cradle and gently press
down on the Xpress Receiver to mate the
connectors together.
3. Installing the Xpress In the Cradle
Install the Xpress Receiver in the docking station
as follows:
DOCKING
STATION
TOP VIEW
DOCKING
STATION
FRONT VIEW
CONNECTOR
GUIDE PIN
b. The Xpress Receiver should now be nestled
securely in the docking station.
DOCKING
STATION
REAR VIEW
16-PIN
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
AUDIO OUT
CONNECTOR
ANT IN RF
CONNECTOR
DC IN
CONNECTOR
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4. Aiming your XM Home Antenna
If the Xpress display says “NO SIGNAL,” the antenna
needs to be repositioned. In addition, even if you
are receiving the XM signal, it is recommended that
you optimize the position of your XM Antenna as described in this section enabling you to receive the
strongest possible signal and consistent, mutefree reception. Your Xpress display has two different
signal-strength indicators which will help you optimize the antenna’s position: The first is a basic signal strength indicator visible at the upper right corner of the display screen during normal listening. It
has from zero to four vertical bars; four bars represent the strongest signal. The other is a higher-resolution signal-strength indicator screen which allows
you to optimally aim your XM Antenna.This screen
shows Terrestrial and Satellite indications in a horizontal bar graph presentation, with a minus (-) sign
on the left and a plus (+) sign on the right.
To access and use this screen, refer to the Xpress
Satellite Radio Receiver User Guide (128-7454).
Adjust the antenna location until the maximum
number of “Satellite” bars is displayed. The Xpress
will receive programming as long as either the
satellite or terrestrial signal has at least two bars
displayed. Selecting a position with the maximum
number of “Satellite” bars displayed will ensure a
consistently strong signal.
a. Positioning the XM Antenna
The antenna supplied with the Xpress Home
Kit is a high-gain type that can receive XM’s
signal from one of XM’s satellites and/or,
depending on where you live, XM’s terrestrial
repeaters. It is recommended that the
antenna be positioned near a south-facing
window or outdoors with a clear view of the
southeastern sky in order to receive the
satellite signal. In some cases, it will be
possible to receive XM’s signal through
standard home walls or a roof. To position
your antenna, first set up the home system as
described earlier in this installation guide.
Next, position the antenna until you receive the
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strongest possible satellite signal. If the
satellite signal is not available, you can
optimize it for a terrestrial signal (where
available).
1. Holding your antenna up, find a wall
location that ensures a strong signal. It is
recommended that you use an extension
cord to temporarily locate your Xpress
antenna outdoors while optimizing the
antenna location with the Antenna Aiming
screen.
b. Indoor installation on a flat surface
To aim your antenna at the satellite:
1. Set antenna flat against its base on a flat
(horizontal) surface.
2. Turn the base of the antenna so that the XM
logo is facing to the south if you are in the
eastern half of the U.S. and to the south/
southeast if you are in the western half.
3. Use the “Antenna Aiming” screen, as
described on the previous page, to optimize antenna tilt angle and position.
4. If necessary, experiment with different
locations near a south-facing window or
outside.
2. Attach four screws to the wall using the
template provided. Use screws with head
sizes small enough to fit in the center of
each of the four holes but large enough not
to pop out of the elongated sections.
Leave1/8 inch of the screw shanks behind
the heads sticking out of the wall.
3. Tilt the antenna fully back on the base,
place the antenna base on the four screw
heads with the antenna pivot at the top, and
pull down approximately 1/4 inch until the
base is firmly secured. Note that the XM
logo will be upside down when the antenna
is properly installed.
c. Outdoor installation or indoor wall mounting
The antenna can also be attached vertically to
an external or internal wall if that is more
convenient than placing it on a horizontal
surface.
4. Tilt the antenna away from the wall/base
until the signal strength is optimized.
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NOTE: Do not cut the antenna cable and attempt to
splice it or attach alternative connectors or
cable. The cable and connectors used in
your XMH10 Home Kit are specially chosen
and attached at the factory to ensure that
they will work with XM’s unique frequency
band. If an antenna extension is required,
use the Terk by Audiovox XM-EXT50. This is
an XM approved 50 foot amplified extension
cable available at your local consumer
electronics retailer. Failure to do so could
damage the unit.
d. Apply power to the Xpress Receiver as
outlined in the associated User Guide and
obtain an audio output. If no audio is heard,
move the antenna to different positions on the
surface until an audio output is heard. This is
the desired antenna position and should be
marked with masking tape or by another nonscratch method.
e. After determining the optimum position, turn
off Xpress power, disconnect the power
adapter from the wall outlet receptacle and
disconnect the antenna cable.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
Plan the routing of the antenna cable to the
cradle. Make sure you avoid any obstructions
that could crimp, kink or twist the cable; use
protective grommets wherever rough
openings are encountered.
If the antenna is mounted outside, route the
cable from the antenna position to the interior
of the home, working the cable through the
basement,under a window sill, etc.; make
adjustments and take up slack whenever
necessary.
Plug the antenna cable into the ANT IN
connector on the back of the cradle.
Plug the DC Adapter jack into the DC IN
receptacle on the cradle.
Plug the other end of the AC/DC wall adapter
into 110-volt wall receptacle; then press the
Xpress Receiver Power button ( ) to energize
the unit. You are now ready to enjoy XM
programming within your home.
NOTE: When using the rear audio output with an
external amplifier, the Xpress FM transmitter
option should be set to Off. (Refer to the
Xpress User Guide,128-7454.)
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12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part
thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s)
will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale),
specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to an approved warranty station or the Company at the address shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of the
product, damage to speakers, accessories, or vehicle and home electrical systems, malfunction of satellite transmissions, repeater signal or receiver unit.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper
installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE
COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE
COMPANY'SLIABILITYEXCEEDTHEPURCHASEPRICEPAIDBYPURCHASERFORTHEPRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY
HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 48 MONTHS FROM DATE
OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any
liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
U.S.A. : AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, 150 MARCUS BLVD., HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788 (1-800-645-4994)
CANADA : CALL 1-800-645-4994 FOR LOCATION OF WARRANTY STATION SERVING YOUR AREA
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