Audiovox XR9 - XM Radio Tuner Installation guide

XH9 Home Cradle
Home Installation
Guide for use with XR9
Satellite Radio Receiver
Released 9-30-04.
Revision A: 11-8-04. Changed default screen.
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CONTENTS
Congratulations ........................................................................................ 3
Cautions and Warnings ............................................................................ 4
Contents XH9 ........................................................................................... 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 On the Cradle ......................................................... 7
Antenna Placement ...................................................................... 8
Warranty ................................................................................................. 11
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Congratulations
You are one step closer to experiencing XM Satellite Radio. XM will revolutionize your in-home or
vehicle entertainment with:
• Over 130 channels of original programming, including –
68 channels of 100% commercial-free music – guaranteed,
Over 60 channels of world-class sports, news, talk and information.
Your Audiovox XR9 Satellite Radio Receiver must be used with an adapter 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.
Audiovox Home Kit: XH9
Audiovox Vehicle Kit: XC9
Audiovox Boombox: XB9
Required subscription for service sold separately. Premium Channels available at additional monthly costs.
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 xmradio.com. Only available in the 48 contiguous United
States.
(c) 2004 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 in a position that obstructs
viewing of any home entertainment component, such
as 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 XH9
Installation/Wiring Precautions
Install Manual
(P/N 1287219)
Audio Cable
(P/N 112B3293)
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 118-1134)
Cradle XH9
(P/N 136-3772)
3. Incorrect installation may cause damage to the
system.
4. During antenna placement/installation, refer to
the Antenna Aiming procedure outlined in the
XR9 User Guide (128-7220).
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DC Power Adapter
(P/N 136-3782)
Setting Up and Installing Your Kit
DC IN
AUDIO
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ANT
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 XR9 and home Kit installation are
complete. Set up your XH9 using the following
installation instructions, or enlist the help of a
professional installer.
Interconnect Diagram
CRADLE
XH9
DC POWER
ADAPTER
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:
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:
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
DC IN
AUDIO
ANT
TO AC WALL
OUTLET
AUDIO INPUT TO EXTERNAL
AMPLIFIER. IF EXTERNAL
AMPLIFIER IS USED, SET FM
OPTIONS OFF. (REFER TO
XR9 USER GUIDE.)
AUDIO CABLE
HOME ANTENNA
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continuously. If you experience a loss of signal
or audio, reposition the antenna inside the
home or outside as necessary.
tab lever to the unlock ( ) position, and lower
the XR9 into the cradle.
b. After making sure the connectors are properly
lined up, gently press down on the XR9 to
mate the connectors together.
c. Slide the latch tab lever to the lock ( ) position;
the tab will enter the XR9 latching tab recess
to prevent vertical movement. The XR9 should
now be nestled securely in the cradle.
3. Installing the XR9 In the Cradle
Install the XR9 as follows:
a. Carefully line up the rear spine grooves
with the cradle guide spines; slide the latch
CRADLE
TOP VIEW
16-PIN
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
LATCH TAB
LOCK/UNLOCK
LEVER
LATCHING
TAB
REAR VIEW
REAR SPINE
GROOVES
LATCHING
TAB RECESS
LATCH TAB
LOCK/UNLOCK
LEVER
CONNECTOR
GUIDE PIN
CRADLE
FRONT VIEW
CRADLE GUIDE
SPINES
CRADLE
REAR
VIEW
DC IN
AUDIO
ANT
ANT RF
CONNECTOR
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4. Aiming your XM Home Antenna
If the XR9 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, mute-free reception.
Your XR9 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
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of the display screen
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It has from zero to four
Take It Home
vertical bars; four bars
represent the strongest signal. The other is a
higher-resolution signal-strength indicator screen
showing Terrestrial and Satellite indications
Antenna Aiming
which allow you to optimally
aim your XM Antenna.To
access and use this screen,
refer to the XR9 Satellite
Radio Receiver User Guide (128-7220).
Adjust the antenna location until the maximum
number of “Satellite” bars is displayed. The
XR9 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 XR9 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 XR9 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 XH9 Home Kit
are specially chosen and attached at
the factory to ensure that they will work
with XM’s unique frequency band. Use
an XM-approved antenna extension kit
from your local consumer electronics
retailer. Failure to do so could damage
the unit.
d. Apply power to the XR9 home system 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 XR9 power, disconnect the power adapter
from the wall outlet receptacle and
disconnect the antenna cable.
f.
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.
g. 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.
h. Plug the antenna cable into the ANT connector
on the back of the cradle.
i. Plug the DC Adapter jack into the “DC IN” 6V
receptacle on the cradle.
j. Plug the other end of the AC/DC wall adapter
into 110-volt wall receptacle; then press the XR9
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 XR9 FM transmitter
option should be set to Off. (Refer to the
XR9 User Guide, 128-7220.)
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12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
AUDIOVOX 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 within 12 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 correction of antenna problems, to costs incurred for
installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or to damage to tapes, compact discs, speakers, accessories, or vehicle electrical systems.
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'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
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 CORPORATION, 150 MARCUS BLVD., HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788 z 1-800-645-4994
CANADA : CALL 1-800-645-4994 FOR LOCATION OF WARRANTY STATION SERVING YOUR AREA
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