Warning: When using the XMDSON100 adapter, the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, fader, and sub level) on some Sony receivers may revert to factory settings when you switch from XM to another source and back. Channel presets and EQ presets will operate properly.

The XM Direct XMDSON100 Smart Digital Adapter allows you to connect the XM Direct universal XM tuner to your Sony in-dash receiver (see Crutchfield Hands-on Research for compatible receivers). Buy the pair and you'll get everything you need (tuner, antenna, adapter, and cabling) for under $100. The adapter and universal tuner are extremely compact, so they install easily behind your dash or in any other convenient location.

Note: You'll also need a Sony multi-changer adapter (item 158XAC30) if you want to connect a Sony CD changer and the XMDirect XM tuner to your Sony receiver.


  • Smart Digital Adapter
  • includes all cabling to connect to Sony XM-compatible receiver — please check Detailed Info for compatible receivers before purchasing
  • dimensions: 3-3/16" x 1-1/4" x 4"
  • warranty: 1 year

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • XMDirect Smart Digital Adapter for Sony car stereos (with 4 attached cables: 2 RCA audio/1 UniLink/and 1 P13 8-pin DIN)
  • Installation Guide

Product Research


Overview: The Terk XMDSON100 is a Smart Digital Adapter which allows you to connect the Terk XMDirect Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (Item 209XMD1000, sold separately) to a compatible, satellite-ready Sony car stereo receiver. Note: Please check the compatibility list below to see if your Sony receiver will work with this adapter.

Installation Note: Because of cable lengths, the XMDSON100 should be installed behind the dash within 2-3 feet of the XMD1000 tuner.

Inputs and Outputs: The XMDSON100 has 4 attached connecting cables:

  • To Sony Head Unit:
    • Audio Cable: A 33" stereo RCA cable feeds satellite radio audio into the receiver
    • UniLink: A 33" UniLink control cable enables the receiver to control the XM Tuner
  • To XMD1000 Tuner:
    • Audio Cable: A 24" stereo RCA cable carries satellite radio audio from the tuner
    • Control: A 24" P13 (8-pin DIN) cable plugs into the tuner for control commands from the receiver

Important Compatibility Note: The adapter manual and packaging includes a list of compatible Sony receivers. Since this list was printed, some receivers on the list were found to be incompatible with the adapter. Please, refer to the corrected list below for receiver compatibility:

Compatible Sony Receivers

CDX-F5005X CDX-F5500 CDX-F5505X
CDX-F5700 CDX-F5705X CDX-F7000
CDX-F7005X CDX-F7700 CDX-F7705X
CDX-M8800 CDX-M800 CDX-M850MP
CDX-M8805X CDX-M9900 CDX-M9905X
MDX-F5800 XR-F5100X  


Incompatible Sony Receivers
CDX-M670 CDX-M770 CDX-MP30

Sound Settings Note: The sound settings (Bass, Treble, Balance, Fader, Subwoofer) may reset back to the factory default values on some Sony receivers when XM Satellite is selected as a source.

CD Changer Integration: If the XMD1000 XMDirect Satellite Tuner and XMDSON1000 Smart Digital Adapter are to be installed into a Sony car audio system that includes a CD changer (or other UniLink component), the Sony XA-C30 Source Selector (item # 158XAC30) must be added.

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Makes installation easy!

Written By David Wied, Northern CA on Saturday, October 08, 2005

Will never go back to traditional radio. Plug & Play simplicity.

All is good!

Written By dan, Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Sounds Great,Works Great! Easy Install, All is good!

This Products Rocks

Written By tonyr, NYC,NY on Saturday, June 18, 2005

I love this adapter, I had a Sony XM tuner that went bad and did not want to lose my XM or Sony radio, Crutchfield informed me that the Sony tuner in no longer available but they recommended the XMD-SON100 adapter and the XM Direct tuner. THANK YOU Crutchfield! It sounds better than the Sony tuner I replaced. I read the post about the adapter not remembering the tone settings when leaving the XM mode, That is the same problem I had with Sony's own tuner, it is not the adapter I think it is a radio issue in some radios.
I have a Sony 7700 radio the new setup really works better than the Sony tuner I just replaced. Again, thank you Crutchfield! A big thumbs up.


Written By Mike, Atlanta, GA on Monday, May 09, 2005

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The unit is great, small and has all the connectors build right in.
My headunit Sony CDX-F7000 has the problem detailed on the Info page. When ever you leave the XM it looses all the EQ settings. When you power cycle it also defaults to the Preview Channel.


Written By Darren, San Antonio, TX on Sunday, March 20, 2005

I recently replaced an old Sony head unit with the new CDX-F7715X. I got the XM tuner and adapter despite some concerns. There is a warning for the apadpter which states that with certain Sony head units sound setting reset back to factory settings everytime you switch from XM to another source. I am happy to say that is not the case. Sound settings programmed for XM (at least for the unit I purchased) remain locked when switching from one source to another. I believe this to be the case for all the new Sony XM Ready head units. Not that it would have keep me from getting XM, but to all the diehards out there, it's the little details that can be the most important.