User guide | Audiovox XAPH1 Satellite Radio User Manual

User Guide
Table of Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Safety and Care Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
What’s in the Box?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Home Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Remote Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Home Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Step 1: Connect the Home Dock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Install the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Patent Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Environmental Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Congratulations on your purchase of the XMp3i™ Additional Home Kit!
Your new Home Kit lets you play your XMp3i™ or Pioneer XMp3™ Radio through
another stereo system or a set of powered speakers.
• Add Satellite Radio to another room: No need for a second subscription.
Just connect this Kit with another stereo system or set of powered
speakers – in the den, the kitchen, a bedroom, or at the office — and then
simply move your Radio between the two.
• Listen with any system: Works with any stereo system or set of powered
speakers that have audio input jacks.
• Easily change channels and volume: Included Remote Control lets you turn
your XMp3i™ Radio on or off, change channels, adjust the volume, and
more, even from across the room.
• Stay charged: Charges your Radio while you listen.
And for the latest information about this and other SIRIUS|XM products and
accessories, visit or your favorite retailer.
Please read the entire User Guide before installing your Home Kit!
Safety and Care Information
IMPORTANT! Always read and understand all the instructions to avoid
injury to yourself and/or damage to your device. SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.
disclaims all responsibility for damage from data loss due to breakdown,
repair, or other causes.
• Do not expose to extreme temperatures (above 140ûF or below -4ûF, or
above 60ûC or below -20ûC).
• Do not expose to moisture. Do not use device near or in water. Do not
touch the device with wet hands.
• Do not let any foreign matter spill into device.
• Do not store in dusty areas.
• Do not expose to chemicals such as benzene and thinners. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. Clean with a soft damp cloth only.
• Do not expose to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, and do
not expose to fire, flame, or other heat sources.
• Do not try to disassemble and/or repair device yourself.
• Do not drop your device or subject it to severe impact.
• Do not place heavy objects on device.
• Do not subject device to excessive pressure.
• Opening the case may result in electric shock.
• Make sure that you insert the Home Power Adapter’s plug all the way
into the outlet.
What’s in the Box?
Home Dock
Remote Control
Home Antenna
Home Power
Stereo Audio
Home Dock
Color-Coded Connections
The Color-Coded Home Dock makes it simple to connect.
Rear/Side View
ANT (Silver)
Connection for
the Indoor/Outdoor
Home Antenna.
AUDIO (Green)
Connection for stereo
system or set of
powered speakers.
Connection for
the Home Power
Remote Control Functions
Power Button
30-Minute Replay Buttons
Pause and replay up to 30
minutes of Satellite Radio
Select Button
Press to confirm
highlighted selections.
Go to Satellite Radio,
My Music Library, Auto
Recordings, or Settings.
Arrow Buttons
Navigates through
lists and highlights list
Record a song or a
channel. Also schedule a
recording and set channel
to auto record.
Displays a menu in context
according to what you are
Silences the audio.
Number Keys
Enter a channel number
directly to tune to the
+ and —
Change channels or
control volume for audio
system (sold separately).
Switches between current
channel and previously
tuned channel.
Return to previous
screen. Press and
hold to return to the
previous channel.
Home Installation
Home Installation
Just like when you first set up the Home Kit that came with your XMp3i™ or Pioneer
XMp3™ Radio, there are two parts to setting up this Additional Home Kit. First,
connecting the Home Dock to your stereo system or set of powered speakers, then
placing and aiming the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna. Let’s start with getting your
Home Dock set up.
Step 1: Connect the Home Dock
When setting up the Home Dock in your home or office, choose a location in close
proximity to your stereo system or powered speakers, and also where the cable
from the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna can reach the Home Dock. The location
should be easily accessible and provide good visibility of the display, but should
not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of
the display screen.
You will also need to decide whether you will be connecting your Home Dock to
your stereo system using the provided Stereo Audio Cable, or directly to a set of
powered speakers.
Connect the Indoor/Outdoor
Home Antenna
Once you have selected a location,
connect the antenna to the silver
ANT connector at the right side of the
Home Dock. (After completing a few
additional steps, we will work on the
location of the antenna.)
Connect the Home Power Adapter
Connect the Home Power Adapter to the red POWER connector at the left
side of the Home Dock, and plug it into a wall outlet.
Connect the Home Dock to a Stereo System or Powered Speakers
The Home Dock can be connected to your stereo system, or to a set of
powered speakers. If you are connecting to a stereo system, see the
following section. If you are connecting to a set of powered speakers, see
“To Connect the Home Dock to Your Powered Speakers” on page 15.
Home Installation
To Connect the Home Dock to Your Stereo System
The Home Dock can be connected to your stereo system through the AUX In or
LINE In audio input jacks of your stereo system, using the provided Stereo Audio
Take the included Stereo Audio Cable and connect the single 1/8” (3.5
mm) connector to the green AUDIO connector at the rear of the Home
2 Connect the white left and red right Stereo Audio Cable connectors to
any available input other than PHONO on your stereo system. (If your
stereo’s inputs are marked red and black, simply connect the white plug
to the black input.)
3 Turn the stereo system On, and make sure you select the correct
input on your stereo system for the AUX In or LINE In audio input you
selected, or whatever input you have selected.
To Connect the Home Dock to Your Powered Speakers
The Home Dock can be connected directly to a set of powered speakers.
Connect the 1/8” (3.5 mm) connector from the powered speakers
to the green AUDIO connector at the rear of the Home Dock.
2 Plug the powered speakers into a standard power
3 Turn On the powered speakers.
Dock Your Radio
Place your XMp3i™ or Pioneer XMp3™ Radio into the Home
Dock as shown, and turn your Radio On sliding the Power/Lock
switch down.
Home Installation
Step 2: Install the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna
To begin, try experimenting with the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna to get a feel
for the reception in your location. Move the antenna around the room or from room
to room. Aim it from different windows. In major metropolitan areas, you might find
that you get great reception in several locations
without worrying too much about aim and placement.
Access the Antenna Aiming screen of your Radio to
see a visual indication of signal strength:
Press menu.
2 Turn the Control Wheel to highlight
Settings and press Select.
3 Turn the Control Wheel to highlight
Antenna Aiming and press Select.
If you’re receiving good Satellite and Terrestrial
signal strength, you’re done. If not, try some of the
suggestions which follow.
Other Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna
Installation Suggestions
If you find you are getting a signal, but
it’s inconsistent, try moving the Indoor/
Outdoor Home Antenna closer to a
window, ideally one that is facing due
Not sure which way is south? Think about where the sun rises (in the east) and
sets (in the west). Then stand so that east is to your left and you’ll be facing
south. Is there a window in the direction you’re facing? Move the antenna closer
to the window.
TIP! Still not sure which way is south or where to place your Indoor/Outdoor
Home Antenna? Look up your location on an online mapping website that
offers satellite views of street addresses where you can easily see which way
is south, and what windows may offer an unobstructed view of the sky.
Another easy method is to start at any window, then work from window to
window in a simple pattern to find the window gives the best signal strength.
Note that the antenna must also have an unobstructed view, with no trees
or buildings blocking its aim. If the antenna is aimed through a window, be
aware that blinds, screens, or any other non-glass elements such as thermal
insulation can sometimes cause reception
issues. If this is the case, you may want to
use another window or place the antenna
outside of the window.
If you find a window that gives you good
signal strength, you can place the antenna
on the windowsill. The antenna may need
to be placed on something to raise it above
the level of the window frame.
If you don’t have a window where you
receive a consistent signal, or placing
the antenna in a window is not a practical
solution for you, BETTER reception can
Home Installation
be achieved by placing the antenna
outside on a window ledge, porch,
table, or patio. The location you choose
should provide the antenna with a clear
view of the southern sky.
If none of the previous solutions work
for you, then the BEST reception can
be achieved by mounting the antenna
outdoors, with a clear view of the
southern sky.
Note that you will want to consider any
potential hazards when you choose
the mounting location, and possibly
consider professional installation.
SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. is not liable for
any damages.
To mount the antenna, you will need four
screws (not included) with a 1/4” head (e.g.,
an M3 screw), and that are suitable for
the material onto which you are affixing
the antenna, (e.g., wood, metal, etc.). The
screws should be spaced 1-3/8” apart
horizontally and 1-1/8” vertically. Refer to
the template on “Indoor/Outdoor Home
Antenna Template” on page 32.
1-3/8 in
1-1/8 in
Once you have found a suitable location
for the antenna, route the antenna cable
to the Home Dock. Be 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
installed outdoors, route the cable from the antenna location to the interior of
the home or office, working the cable through the basement, under a window
sill, etc., and make adjustments to take up cable slack as necessary.
TIP! If your Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna’s cable isn’t long enough, visit, or your favorite retailer, and consider a 50 ft. Indoor/
Outdoor Home Antenna Extension Cable or a Wireless Home Signal Repeater.
If the signal is good for either Satellite or Terrestrial (or both), and you are
hearing the audio from your Radio, the installation is complete.
If the signal reception is low, or intermittent, try another location for the
antenna. Verify that the antenna is pointed south, and that the antenna’s view
of the sky is not blocked by a tree, a building, a bridge, or anything else. Adjust
until you are receiving a good signal.
Home Installation
The Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna’s reception can also be tweaked by opening
or closing the antenna clamshell, and turning the antenna. While observing the
signal strength, make small adjustments to the angle of tilt of the clamshell until
the highest possible signal strength is achieved. If you have not wall-mounted
the antenna, turn the antenna slightly to the right or left and observe if the
signal strength increases. For each tweak, allow a few seconds in each position to
determine if the signal strength increases.
If the signal reception is good, but there is no audio, verify your audio connection.
• If you are connected to a stereo system, be sure the stereo system is set
to the same AUX In or LINE In audio input source you chose and that
the Stereo Audio Cable is fully connected. If you still have no audio, try
choosing a different input source.
• If you are connected to powered speakers, be sure the speakers are
plugged into an outlet, and are turned On.
• The audio level of your Satellite Radio can also be increased. Refer to
the User Guide which accompanied your Radio and increase the audio
If you still have questions, for example, ‘Are there any other options/things I
should consider?’, etc., refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 24.
Your Home Kit has been designed and built to be trouble-free, but if you
experience a problem, try this:
• Check that all connections are firm and secure.
• Make sure you have connected the Home Dock as described in this User
Guide. Verify that the power outlet is working.
If you see this on the screen:
Try this:
Acquiring Signal
•Move the antenna to a south-facing window. Not
sure which way is south? Think about where the
sun rises (in the east) and sets (in the west).
Then stand so that east is to your left and
you’ll be facing south. Is there a window in the
direction you’re facing?
•You may need to find a better location for the
antenna. Refer to “Step 2: Install the Indoor/
Outdoor Home Antenna” on page 16.
Check Antenna
•Make sure that the Indoor/Outdoor Home
Antenna cable is firmly and securely plugged
into the Home Dock. Make sure the cable is not
bent or broken.
•Turn the Satellite Radio off, then on, to reset
this message.
Channel Off Air
•The channel you’ve selected is not currently
broadcasting. Tune to another channel.
•Your Satellite Radio is acquiring audio or
program information. This message usually goes
away in a few seconds.
If you see this on the screen:
Try this:
•Your Satellite Radio is being updated with the
latest encryption code. Wait until the update is
•You may be trying to tune to a channel that is
blocked or unavailable. Tune to another channel.
•No program information, such as artist name,
song title, or channel exists.
If this happens:
•Try this:
You do not receive all the
channels to which you subscribed
•If you have not yet activated your service, refer
to the Activation section in the User Guide
which accompanied your Satellite Radio.
No audio
•Check all cables between your Satellite Radio
and your stereo system or powered speakers for
a firm and secure connection.
•Ensure you have selected the proper input
source on your stereo system, or try another
•Increase the audio level of the Radio. Refer to
the User Guide which accompanied your Radio
for instructions.
Audio sounds too soft
•Raise the volume of your stereo system or
powered speakers, or increase the audio level
of your Satellite Radio until the sound quality
improves. Refer to the User Guide which
accompanied your Radio for instructions.
If this happens:
Try this:
Audio fades or has static when
•Check all cables for a firm and secure
No song title or artist name is
•The information may not be available or updates
may be in progress.
Traffic and Weather channels
sound different from other
•These channels use a different audio technology
than other channels so they often sound
different from other channels.
The Satellite Radio shuts off
•If Power Off is set, the Radio will turn off after
the selected length of time in the Home Dock.
Set Power Off to Off.
The demo is playing
•Your Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna is not
connected or you are not receiving the signal.
Check that the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna is
connected properly and is not obstructed.
Product Specifications
Product Specifications
Power Requirements
Operating Temperature
Audio Output
5.2V DC, 1.0 A (max)
-4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
1.8Vrms (max)
Home Dock
Dimensions Weight
Audio Connector
Antenna Connector
Power Connector
2.7 in (W) X 1.4 in (H) X 2.1 in (D)
(69.6 mm (W) X 35.1 mm (H) X 53.2 mm (D))
2.5 oz (71 g)
1/8 in (3.5 mm) female
SMB male
Home Power Adapter
100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.4 A
5.2 V DC, 1.6 A
Home Antenna
Cable Length
Stereo Audio Cable
Cable Length
XM Indoor/Outdoor
SMB female, right angle
20 ft (6.1 m)
1/8 in (3.5 mm) stereo male to RCA left & right
3 ft 4 in (1 m)
Remote Control
1.6 in (W) x 4.7 in (H) x 0.6 in (D)
(40 mm (W) x 119 mm (H) x 14 mm (D))
1.4 oz (40 g)
CR2032 (3 V)
Patent and Environmental Information
Patent Information
It is prohibited to, and you agree that you will not, copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer, hack, manipulate, or otherwise access and/or
make available any technology incorporated in this product. The music, talk,
news, entertainment, data, and other content on the Services are protected
by copyright and other intellectual property laws and all ownership rights
remain with the respective content and data service providers. You are
prohibited from any export of the content and/or data (or derivative thereof)
except in compliance with applicable export laws, rules and regulations. The
user of this or any other software contained in a SIRIUS|XM radio is explicitly
prohibited from attempting to copy, decompile, reverse engineer, hack,
manipulate or disassemble the object code, or in any other way convert the
object code into human-readable form.
Environmental Information
Follow local guidelines for waste disposal when discarding packaging and
electronic appliances.
Your Home Kit is packaged with cardboard, polyethylene, etc., and does not
contain any unnecessary materials.
FCC Statement
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by SIRIUS XM
Radio Inc. can void the user’s authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the installation instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the affected receiver.
• Increase the separation between the SIRIUS|XM equipment and the affected receiver.
• Connect the SIRIUS|XM equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the affected receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The FCC and FAA have not certified Satellite Radio Receiver use in any
aircraft (neither portable nor permanent installation). Therefore, SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. cannot
support this type of application or installation.
Copyrights and Trademarks
Hardware and subscription sold separately. Activation fee, other fees,
and taxes required. Installation required with some equipment. Except as
specifically provided, SIRIUS and XM Radios and Accessories are compatible
only with their respective subscription service. Subscriptions are governed
by, as applicable, SIRIUS Terms & Conditions available at or XM
Customer Agreement available at
SIRIUS|XM U.S. Satellite Service available only to those at least 18 years of
age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC, with SIRIUS available in PR too (with
coverage limitations). Service available in Canada; see
© 2010 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos
are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other
trademarks, service marks and logos are the property of their respective
owners. All rights reserved.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna Template
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New York, NY 10020
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XMp3i™ Additional Home Kit User Guide (XMP3IHKUG0210) 021710
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