Audiovox 128-7376 User guide

XB9 BOOM BOX
User Guide
Released 3-31-05.
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Congratulations
You are one step closer to experiencing the latest innovation in XM Satellite Radio. XM will revolutionize your inhome or vehicle entertainment with:
• Over 150 Digital Channels Coast-to-Coast
• Over 80,000 Hours of Entertainment Each Month
• The Most 100% Commercial-Free Music
• The Most Sports Play-by-Play on Satellite Radio
• The Most Instant Traffic & Weather Channels--21 Metro Areas
• The Biggest Names in News, Talk & Entertainment
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:
Part Number XH9
Audiovox Vehicle Kit:
Part Number XC9
Audiovox Boom Box
Part Number 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) 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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FCC Regulations
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 audio or television reception.
If this condition persists after corrective action, consult your dealer or experienced installation facility.
Cautions and Warnings
1. Within the home, do not install the Receiver Boom Box in a position that obstructs viewing of
any home entertainment component, such as Television, or stereo system indicators and
displays.
2. Do not install or use the XB9 in locations exposed to direct sunlight, or in areas subject to
extreme temperatures; do not operate the unit in moist areas, in rain, or in areas adjacent
to water such as pools, hot tubs, etc.
3. When outdoors, position the XB9 and antenna where there are no obvious satellite signal
obstructions such as high terrain, trees, overhangs, etc.
4. When installed indoors, unplug the AC Power Adapter from the wall outlet when the XB9 is not to be
used for an extended period of time. If batteries are installed, set the Power On/Off-VOL control to
the Off position to prevent unintentional battery discharge, or remove the batteries.
5. To avoid possible damage to the Receiver Boom Box caused by battery leakage, it is
recommended that the batteries be removed when the Boom Box is not being used for an extended
period of time.
6. Do not install or place the XB9 on an inclined or unstable surface.
7. By adhering to these warnings and safety considerations, serious accidents and/or personal
injury can be avoided.
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Contents XB9
Antenna
(P/N 118-1155)
Users Guide
P/N 128-7376
Installation/Wiring Precautions
1. If using the adapter, 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. Incorrect installation may cause damage to the
system.
3. For antenna positioning, refer to the Antenna
Aiming procedure outlined in the XR9 Satellite
Radio Receiver User Guide, 128-7220.
AC/DC Power Adapter
(P/N 136-3990)
1 pc.
1 pc.
1 pc.
XB9 Boom Box
(P/N 144-2477)
1 pc.
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.
In placing the antenna, therefore, these factors
must be taken into account .
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Boom Box XB9 Controls
The Audiovox XM® Boom Box XB9 provides Power ON/
OFF and VOLUME +/- pushbuttons, and a MODE
pushbutton to toggle between Satellite Radio or an auxiliary audio input signal. A power-on/low battery LED is
also located on the front panel.
1. MODE Pushbutton: This pushbutton toggles
between Satellite Radio and an external audio
input signal (MP3, CD, etc.) present at the AUX
input jack.
2. PHONES Jack: Accepts a stereo headphone jack
to provide private listening capability for the Boom
Box.
3. AUX Jack: Accepts an audio input signal from
an external audio device.
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When using the AUX
audio input, turn
the Receiver off
to preserve bat
tery power. Adjust
the volume level
of the external
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audio device to obtain an audio output from the
XB9. The volume control on the external audio
device should be set to mid-range.
4. VOLUME +/- Pushbuttons: Increase or decrease
the volume of the audio output signal from the
XB9. To increase the volume level, press the
+ pushbutton; to decrease the volume level, press
the - pushbutton.
NOTE: When the XR9 receiver is installed, the
Volume buttons on the Remote Control unit
will control the audio output of the Boom
Box.
5. Power On/Low Battery LED: The LED lights
green when the Power On/Off pushbutton is
pressed to apply power to the XB9.
6. Power On/Off Switch: When pressed, applies
power to the Boom Box; the power on LED
indicator (5) lights green.
7. EJECT Button: Press this button to release the
spring-loaded XB9 mounting plate to install and
remove the Receiver from the Boom Box.
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1. Battery Installation
Your Boom Box can operate independently of AC
power by installing 8 C-Cell batteries as follows:
NEGATIVE
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
(COVER REMOVED)
NOTE: The batteries are bypassed automatically
whenever the supplied AC Adapter is
plugged into the DC 12V jack on the back
panel.
COVER LATCHES
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
POSITIVE
3. Installing the Receiver in the XB9
Install the receiver as follows:
BOTTOM OF
BOOM BOX
IMPORTANT: Make sure boom box power is off before
installing and removing the XR9
Receiver.
1. Turn the Boom Box upside down to access
the battery compartment.
2. Push the battery cover latches forward and flip
up the battery compartment cover to the open
position.
3. Insert eight (8) C-Cell batteries observing
battery polarity as shown; then close the cover.
2. Cabling Interconnections
You can begin to enjoy XM® Satellite Radio as soon
as the Receiver and Boom Box Kit installation are
complete. Set up your Audiovox XB9 by following the
interconnect diagram.
a. Press the EJECT button at the top of the XB9; the
spring-loaded mounting plate will tilt forward.
Carefully line up the receiver rear spine grooves
with the guide spines on the mounting plate; gently
push the receiver down onto the plate.
RECEIVER
REAR VIEW
RECEIVER
REAR SPINE
GROOVES
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RECEIVER
COMPARTMENT
EJECT BUTTON
now be attached securely to the mounting plate.
Press the receiver into position in the boom box
housing; it will click into place. Apply power to the
XB9 by pressing the Power ON/OFF button; the
LED indicator lights green. If the Receiver does not
turn on at the same time, press the Power On/Off
(
) button in the upper left corner of the Receiver
front panel.
MOUNTING
PLATE GUIDE
SPINES
MOUNTING
PLATE
XR9
CONNECTOR
CONNECTOR
GUIDE PIN
4. Removing the Receiver From the XB9
Press the EJECT button on top of the Boom Box; the
receiver will swing out automatically. Gently grasp each
side of the Receiver at the top and pull straight up to
disengage it from the mounting plate.
b. After making sure the connectors are properly
lined up, gently press down on the receiver to
mate the connectors together. The receiver should
INSTALLING/REMOVING
THE XR9
MOUNTING
PLATE SWUNG
OUT
XR9 RECEIVER
INSTALLED
PUSH IN AT TOP TO
SECURE IN PLACE
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Interconnect Diagram
ANTENNA
STORAGE
SHELF
RECEIVER
BOOM
BOX XB9
DC POWER
ADAPTER
JACK
ANTENNA
JACK (ANT)
ANT
5. Installing the Antenna
For best reception, the supplied antenna should be
placed near a window if in the house or, if outdoors, in
an open area and as high as possible; 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.
DC 12V
b. You can also place the antenna outside (on the
roof structure), provided it is clear of any
overhead obstructions.
DC POWER
ADAPTER
(DC 12V 1.5A)
6. Antenna Placement Considerations
RECEIVER
ANTENNA
The antenna should be placed on a relatively flat
surface whenever possible. When outdoors, the
antenna may be left in its mount atop the Boom
Box provided no overhead obstructions are present.
To mount the antenna:
TO AC
WALL
OUTLET
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a. Plug the antenna into the ANT connector on the
back of the XB9.
b. Leave the antenna in place on the Boom Box,
or remove the antenna from its mount, uncoil
the antenna lead, and place it at the preferred
location inside or outside the home. 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 of the display screen during
normal listening. It has from zero to three
vertical bars; three bars represent the strongest
signal. The other is a higher-resolution signal-
strength indicator screen showing Terrestrial
and Satellite indications 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).
7. Positioning the XM Antenna
The antenna supplied with the XB9 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 Boom Box as described
earlier in this user guide. Next, position the antenna
until you receive the strongest possible satellite signal. If the satellite signal is not available, you can optimize it for a terrestrial signal (where available).
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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
XB9 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.
a. Apply power to the XB9 Boom Box as outlined
previously in paragraph 3b 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.
b. After determining the optimum position, turn
off XB9 and Receiver power, disconnect the
power adapter from the wall outlet receptacle
(if indoors) and disconnect the antenna cable.
c. When indoors, 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.
d. 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.
e. If outdoors, either leave the antenna in place
atop the XB9, or remove the antenna and find a
location free from overhead obstructions such
as tree branches, or the roof of a tent or other
temporary shelter.
f. Plug the antenna cable into the ANT connector
on the back of the Boom Box.
g If not using battery power as the primary power
source, plug the female end of the DC Adapter
cable into the “DC 12V receptacle on the rear of
the Boom Box.
h. Plug the other end of the DC adapter cable
into a 110-volt wall receptacle. Apply power to
the Boom Box and Receiver.
i. You are now ready to enjoy XM programming
outdoors or within your home.
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Specifications
Nominal Output Power per Channel
5.0 Watts Rms
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
0.3% at 1 Watt
Frequency Response
30Hz to 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>65dB Maximum
Speaker Impedance
8 Ohms Nominal
Headphone Output Impedance
32 Ohms
Headphone Output Level
800 mV (Maximum)
Headphone Connector Type
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
Auxiliary Input Impedance
8K-Ohms Nominal
Auxiliary Input Level
2.0 Volts (Maximum)
Auxiliary Connector Type
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
Equalizer Frequency
-6dB Nominal at 2.5kHz
Overall XB9 Dimensions
19.1” W x 7.5” D x 8.43” H
485 mmW x 192 mmD x 214 mmH
Overall AC Adapter Dimensions
1.92” D x 3.3” H x 2.2” W
48.7mmD x 84mmH x 56mmW
XB9 Weight
6.75 Lbs. (3.06Kg)
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Maintenance
Periodic Inspection
The XB9 Boom Box should be inspected periodically for external damage. At least once every 30
days of use, perform the following checks:
1. Inspect the Receiver connector for loose, bent or broken pins, misalignment, etc.; make
sure the XR9 connector is intact and exhibits no apparent damage.
2. Check the VOL control for freedom of motion without binding of any kind.
3. Check that the MODE pushbutton operates correctly in that it toggles between the Satellite
Radio output and the AUX input.
4. Make sure the antenna connector at the rear of the unit is free from damage of any kind and that
the antenna lead plug mates correctly and securely.
5. Make sure the DC 12V connector at the rear of the unit is also free from damage of any kind and
that the AC Adapter plug mates correctly and securely.
6. Check the antenna for any physical damage; make sure the antenna lead is secure and not
nicked or frayed.
7. Inspect the overall Boom Box case and speaker grilles for damage such as nicks, scratches
punctures, etc.
Cleaning the XB9 Boom Box
When cleaning the Boom Box, make sure the AC Adapter is unplugged from the power source. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a lint-free cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning
the exterior of the Boom Box only.
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Troubleshooting
FAULT
PROBABLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
XB9 does not operate using
batteries
As long as the AC power connector is attached to the rear panel, operation is disabled
Turn Receiver power on using
the XR9 Power On/Off button
Install batteries observing correct
polarity
Remove power connector from rear
panel of XB9
Intermittent operation
Low battery level
Replace batteries
ANTENNA error message
Satellite antenna not connected to XB9
rear panel
Connect satellite antenna to XB9 rear
panel ANT jack
XR9 Receiver not firmly seated in cradle
mounting plate
Press firmly down on the Receiver to
ensure that the connector is firmly
mated to the Boom Box connector
NO SIGNAL message
Check for obstacles over or around antenna
Change location to eliminate nearby
obstacles (bridges, etc.)
No sound from XB9 speakers
Headphones installed
Remove headphones
Incorrect mode (source) selection
Press MODE pushbutton for desired
audio signal (Satellite Radio or AUX
input)
System does not turn on
Receiver power is set to off
Batteries not installed or installed incorrectly
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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 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'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 l 1-800-645-4994
CANADA : CALL 1-800-645-4994 FOR LOCATION OF WARRANTY STATION SERVING YOUR AREA
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