SKYFi3 XM Receiver
Controls and Connections
Additional Docking Kits
The Delphi SA10219 SKYFi3 Kit for Bose Wave Audio
Systems allows you to add more than 170 digital channels of XM programming to
your Bose Wave System. The kit includes Delphi's SKYFi3 XM Satellite Radio,
universal remote control, home docking station, antenna and wire management hub
which is everything you will need to integrate XM satellite radio into your Bose
Note: Bose Wave Music Radio System not
Compatible Bose Wave Systems: The
following Bose Wave Systems equipped with an auxiliary input are compatible with
the Delphi SKYFi3 Bose Kit.
- Bose Wave Music System
- Bose Wave Music System with Multi-CD changer
- Bose Wave Radio/CD
Note: Bose Wave Radio I and Bose
Wave Radio II are not compatible.
XM Satellite Radio: XM
Satellite Radio programming offers more than 170 digital radio channels
including 69 channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy,
and other entertainment programming from coast to coast.
Connection: The SKYFi3 XM
Receiver connects to your Bose Wave Radio System via the supplied Home Dock and
Wire Management Hub. The SKYFi3 docks to the Home Dock; the Home Dock then
connects to the Wire Management Hub. The Wire Management Hub has a 10' XM
antenna already attached and its attached audio output cable connects to your
Bose Wave Radio System's auxiliary input to complete the installation. The Hub
is designed to conceal unnecessary lengths of wire.
Note: If you have a 3
disc Wave music system Multi-CD changer attached to your Bose Wave Radio
System, you will need to plug-in the included RCA adapter into the AUX 1
input on the back of the CD changer. All necessary audio cables for hookup
are provided with the kit.
With the included universal IR wireless remote, you
can control both the Bose and SKYFi3 features as if the XM receiver were built
into the Bose Wave System. For added convenience, the source buttons (FM/AM, CD
and XM) will illuminate to the current remote mode whenever any button is
pressed on the remote. The remote also features color-coded buttons. Black
buttons represent Bose functions and gray buttons represent SKYi3-only controls.
Many of the buttons, such as volume and power, have dual controls for both units
to make using your system even easier. The remote also includes an numeric
keypad for directly accessing your favorite XM channels.
Note: If you own a Bose Wave Radio/CD
combination, be sure to attach the sticker that is enclosed in this kit to
this remote to make operation of the remote simpler. After you've attached
the sticker to the remote, adjust the switch to position 2 inside the
SKYFi3 XM Receiver
SKYFi3 XM Receiver: The Delphi SKYFi3 XM
Satellite receiver works as both a portable player and a plug-and-play receiver. The SKYFi3 features a built-in
wireless FM transmitter for automobile use when connected to the optional car
dock (sold separately). The SKYFi3 features a MicroSD card slot, USB connection
and comes supplied with a USB cable to download MP3 and WMA files to your
SKYFi3. The micro SD card
is sold separately.
Backlit Display: The SKYFi3
features a large 2.8 inch LCD backlit display that allows for either vertical or
horizontal orientation. The Display screen offers two modes.
- Live XM Mode: The screen
displays the following information in the Live XM mode.
- Signal strength from 0 to 3
- Battery level and charging
- Listening/User mode
- Direct/Favorites indicator
- Channel Icon, Channel Name
and Channel Number
- Artist name
- Song Title
- Information Extras such as
Stock and Sports Tickers
- My Music Mode: The screen
displays the following information in the My Music mode.
- Available memory used and
- Battery level and charging
- Listening/User mode
- Title Bar (All Songs, Artist,
Category, Channel, Session)
- Artist name
- Song title
- Elapsed time
- Song length
- Song position
Display Appearance: When you
are in the Live XM Mode you can choose between the default font size or a larger
font size. The artist and title information will scroll when you are in the
Large Font size mode. The LCD display will also allow you to adjust the
Brightness, Contrast and Backlight Timer for both the Live XM mode and the My
Battery: The SKYFi3 uses an
integrated Lithium Ion rechargeable battery that can be charged from the
supplied car kit's vehicle power adapter or the supplied USB cable when
connected to your PC. The battery should be fully charged for 3 hours before
Pause and Replay: The SKYFi3 features a 30
minute Pause-Replay function that continuously and automatically saves the last
30 minutes of music, sports, comedy or talk radio regardless of whether the user
changes channels on its built-in 32 MB internal RAM. At any point during live
listening, you can pause a song or program with a single press of a button and
as long as playback resumes within 30 minutes, you can enjoy what you would have
The Delphi SKYFi3 can store up to 10 hours of
XM programming on its non-removable 256 MB internal flash memory. Recordings can
be started anytime during the live listening mode or by using SKYFi3's scheduled
recording feature. A subscription to XM must be maintained to listen to stored
Removable Memory: The SKYFi3 features a
MicroSD card slot that will accept up to a 2 GB MicroSD card. Using the mini-USB
type-B connection on the receiver you can download MP3 and WMA files from
XM+Napster from your PC onto your SKYFi3's optional MicroSD card. You can listen
to these music files with the supplied headphones, supplied car kit or optional
FM Modulator: The SKYFi3 offers a built-in
FM modulator that allows you to wirelessly transmit an FM signal from the SKYFi3
to your car's radio. This allows the broadcasting of XM radio through Car
radio's FM station. You can adjust the FM output to match your vehicle's FM
signal when the unit is docked in the car cradle.
Important Note from Crutchfield:
Current FCC rules limit the
transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where
transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. XM includes the
SureConnect wiring with the car kit in order to address this issue, but
Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired
FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure satisfaction with the
performance and cosmetics of this satellite radio.
Information Extras: The SKYFi3 features
the ability to display the latest tock quotes and sports scores at the bottom of
it's LCD screen. You can track up to 20 stock symbols and see their prices and
EQ: The SKYFi3 allows to set the tone
quality for the unit to match the type of music you are listening to.
Firmware Updates: You can check for and
download firmware updates at any time by plugging the SKYFi3 into your PC and
going to http://FWUPDT.xmradio.com.
Live XM Mode: You may listen to live XM
content only when the SKYFi3 is docked to the supplied vehicle cradle, optional
home cradle or optional portable cradle. The Live XM Mode offers the following
- Channel Selection: You can select
channels from the Live XM mode by using the following functions.
- Channel Browsing: scrolls the
full list of channels
- Direct Entry: enter the channel
number directly from the remote or dock
- Category Browsing: scrolls the
list of channel categories from the channel list
- Favorites: access your favorite
- Replaying XM Content: The SKYFi3 is
equipped with a 30 minute buffer that automatically records the last 30
minutes of music played. You can access this 30 minute buffer at anytime to
replay XM content. The following music search functions are available for XM
- Skip: skips to the previous or
next song in the order that they played in
- Rewind/Fast Forward: rewinds or
fast forwards through the current recorded song or songs
- Quick Rewind/Fast Forward: increases the fast forward and rewind speeds up to 4 speed levels
Note: XM Instant Traffic and
Weather cannot be replayed.
- Recording: The SKYFi3 can record up
to 10 hours worth of XM content. You can record while listening to Live XM
or by scheduling a recording session. When listening to Live XM, you can
record the current song or begin recording the current channel. You can then
listen to your recorded XM anywhere with the SKYFi3 and organize your
recorded content into playlists. To record XM content you must dock the
SKYFi3 in either the car or home cradle.
Note: Recorded XM contents is for
personal, non-commercial use only and cannot be downloaded from the
SKYFi3 to another device.
- Delayed Start Recording: The Delayed
Start Recording feature gives you 45 seconds from the start of the song to
press RECORD and capture all of the song, as long as you have been tuned to
that channel for at least 45 seconds.
- Scheduled Recording: The SKYFi3
allows you to set a particular period of time for the unit to record. To
schedule a recording session, the SKYFi3 must be on with an XM signal or off
and in a powered home or car dock. You will need to enter in the following
criteria for the unit to record a scheduled session.
- When: choose from Today,
Everyday, or a select a specific Date
- Start: select a start time
- End: select an end time
- Channel: pick the channel you
want to record
- Tune Select: The Tune Select feature
allows you to setup a list of songs or artists that the SKYFi3 will alert
you of when one of them is playing on any XM channel.
- Favorites: The SKYFi3 has three banks
of favorites or presets (A, B, C) that you can save 10 items in each bank,
giving you a total of 30 XM presets.
My Music Mode: The SKYFi3 gives you the
ability to listen to recorded XM content or downloaded MP3/WMA files through the
My Music mode function. The My Music Mode offers the following features.
- Music Access: In addition to
accessing a list of your song in the order that they were recorded, you can
also access your music by Artist, Category, Channel, and Recording Session.
- Playlists: The SKYFi3 allows you to
create your own playlists. Playlists contain a list of songs that are
organized to play in a certain sequence. You can add a song to more than one
- Playback Modes: The SKYFi3 offers the
ability to randomly playback the order of your recorded songs or repeat the
- Locking Songs: Once the SKYFi3's
internal memory is full, subsequent recordings will replace stored songs in
the order they were recorded. You can lock songs to prevent them from being
Auxiliary Mode: You can use the SKYFi3
with an external audio source by attaching it to the line-input jack on the car
cradle. This will allow you to listen to the external source through the SKYFi3
from your car stereo's sound system.
Controls and Connections
SKYFi3 Receiver Controls and Connections:
- Controls: The SKYFi3 offers the following
controls on the front panel and right side of the unit.
- Front Panel:
- Display Orientation
- Power/Mode Button
- Arrow Keys (used for menu selections and
- Right Side:
- Volume Up/Down
- Hold/Lock switch
- Connections: The SKYFi3 features the
following connections on the top and bottom of the unit.
- Top of Receiver:
- Headphone Jack: 3.5mm jack
for optional headphones
- MicroSD Slot: MicroSD Card slot
for optional MicroSD card up to 2GB
- Bottom of Receiver:
- Dock Connector: proprietary connection for
supplied Home/Bose dock and optional car dock
- Power Connector: connection for
supplied vehicle power adapter and optional AC adapter
- USB Connector: mini-type-B USB
connector for supplied USB cable for hookup to your PC
Home Dock Connections:
- Dock Connector: proprietary
connection for SKYFi3
- Ant: male SMB XM antenna connection
- Line In: 3.5mm female minijack audio
- Line Out: 3.5mm female minijack audio
- 5V DC: connection for AC power
Wire Management Hub Connections: In
addition to the attached home XM antenna and AC power cord, the Wire Management
Hub is equipped with the following cables.
- Audio Output: The Hub features a 12"
male minijack connector that plugs directly into your compatible Bose Wave
Radio/System or plugs into your Bose Wave Radio/System via the supplied
- SKYFi3 Connection: The Hub also
features a 12" cord that utilizes the following connections to plug into the
- DC Input: supplies power to
SKYFi3 through home dock
- Female SMB Connector:
connects XM home antenna to home dock
- Audio Input: 3.5mm male minijack
connector that plugs in to the home dock
Additional Docking Kits
Optional Vehicle Kit (SA10226): The car kit includes a docking cradle, wireless
remote control, magnetic antenna, XM SureConnect cable, vehicle power adapter
and two mounting brackets.
Note: If you're not
able to use the XM SureConnect cable, you'll need to use either the
supplied tape adapter (if applicable) or the optional wired FM method of
installation using the optional FM direct adapter (item 040SA10112, sold
separately). If your headunit has an auxiliary input you can use the
Optional Home Kit (SA10227):
The SKYFi3 can also be used at another home or office audio location via an
Kit (sold separately). It comes supplied with a home dock, home antenna, RCA
cable, full-function IR wireless remote control and AC power adaptor.
Optional Portable Live Kit
(SA10228): It can also be used as a
portable Live XM device via the optional Portable Live Kit (sold separately).
The kit consists of an over-the-head headphone set that featuring a built-in XM
antenna, portable dock, armband and sports case.
Antenna Extension Cable: If you
need more antenna cable length you can add an optional 50' antenna extension
cable (SA1006, sold separately) to the supplied XM home antenna.
Signal Repeater: For indoor use
with low signal it is recommend using the optional Delphi Signal Repeater
(SA10116-11P1, sold separately). It allows you to use your SKYFi3 indoors,
regardless of XM signal strength, just about anywhere in your home or office.
XM+Napster Software: The Delphi
SKYFi3 comes supplied with a XM+Napster Software disc that allows you to
download MP3 and WMA files onto the optional microSD card of the SKYFi3. The
SKYFi3 receiver must already be activated before using this software. Before
connecting the SKYFi3 unit to your PC you must first install the software disc.
The software allows you to do the following.
- Transfer digital audio files
(MP3/WMA) between an optional MicroSD Card in the SKYfi3 and your PC.
- Manage your music, playlists and
recording sessions on your SKYFi3.
- Search for and purchase music
- Listen to XM Radio On-Line.
- For a monthly fee you can
download and listen to Napster's entire music library
- You may also transfer ripped CDs
directly that have been downloaded to your XM+Napster library via an
optional MicroSD car reader (sold separately).
Note: Delphi recommends
that you do not create or add songs more than eight folders from the root
folder of the MicroSD card. Folder and file names should be limited to a
maximum of 128 characters.
System Requirements: In order
to use XM+Napster and the Firmware Update Tool, the minimum system requirements
are as follows:
- PC Requirements:
- Intel Pentium-class CPU
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
SP2, Windows XP Professional SP2, or Windows 2000 SP4 operating system
- At least 65 MB of RAM
- At least 13 MB of available
hard disk space for XM+Napster application
- Internet Explorer 5.1 or
- Windows Media Player 9 or
higher; Windows Media Player 10 recommended for Windows XP
- Active Internet connection;
recommends a broadband (cable, DSL, or fiber) connection for optimal
- USB port required
currently does not support the following operating systems - Window
95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows Me
- Mac Requirements: (you
will only be able to copy files; you will not be able to organize your audio
files through XM+Napster)
- USB port required
- Macintosh Finder
SKYFi3 Receiver: W =
2.428", H = 4.404", D = 0.693"
Receiver Weight: 0.25 lbs
Home Docking Station: W =
3.185", H = 1.165", D = 4.905"(with cables)
Receiver in Home Docking Station: W =
3.185", H = 4.9375", D = 4.905" (with cables)
Wire Management Hub: Diameter = 3.875",
Height = 2"
XM Home Antenna: W = 2.358", H = 3.05"
(antenna extended) / 0.915" (antenna collapsed), D = 2.761"