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Terk XMicro2

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by Matt Freeman

Terk's ultra-compact XMicro2 XM Satellite Radio antenna gives you all the performance you need with a profile so low, it's hardly noticeable. It mounts to your vehicle's roof with its magnetic base, and its rubberized feet keep it from scratching your paint.

The 23' micro-coaxial cable will connect to any in-car XM radio with a single antenna input (micro cables are usually routed under molding of rear window to the XM radio). It'll also connect to XM plug-and-play radios.

Important Note: You must subscribe to XM Satellite Radio to receive the satellite radio signal.

Highlights:

  • roof-mount XM antenna
  • magnetic base
  • rubberized feet
  • designed for use on any car, SUV, or minivan
  • 23' cable included
  • dimensions: 1-3/8"W x 1/2"H x 1-1/4"L
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • XM Satellite Radio antenna with attached 23' cable
  • Rubber grommet
  • Right angle antenna connector
  • Instructions are on the packaging

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Features

Overview: The Terk XMicro2 antenna is a high-performance magnetic-mount antenna designed specifically for XM Satellite Radio reception. It receives signals from satellites and terrestrial repeaters simultaneously, to ensure continuous reception.

Note: In addition to the antenna, you must have an XM Satellite Radio tuner and a subscription to XM Radio in order to receive satellite radio programming.

Cables: The attached 23-foot micro cable can be routed around window moldings and through access holes more easily than conventional size cables. The micro cable is terminated with a color-coded FAKRA connector.

Note: To connect this single-lead XM antenna to an older dual-input XM tuner, you'll need Terk's XM-SP adapter, or the American International XM-1DAS adapter. You cannot use these adapters to connect a dual-lead antenna to a single-input tuner.

Mounting: The antenna has an ultra strong magnetic base with rubber feet. This ensures years of worry free use, yet allows easy removal.

Right Angle Connector: Comes with a right angle elbow connector that connects to the XM tuner.

Specifications

Antenna Specifications:

  • Frequency: 2332.5 to 2345.0 MHz
  • Gain: Satellite 2dBic average, Terrestrial 0dBil average
  • Noise Figure: 1.0dB typical
  • Current Consumption: 55 mA
  • Supply Voltage: 4.7 V typical
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit
 
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5 out of 5

Satellite Antenna

Written By LarryB, Gaithersburg,MD on Friday, December 13, 2013
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The magnetic base adheres well to the roof and the antenna works very well. What I've never seen is a review of the "Techs" of Crutchfield. Every time I have had the pleasure of making a call to Crutchfield's tech advisors I come away totally informed and confident the advise given to me is correct. The Techs need to know how appreciated they are.
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5 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By JTW, Vermont on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Really good antenna, Its small size makes it easy to conceal and ample wire to give you the option to put it where you want. The Crutchfield tech was very helpful in telling me a great place to mount antenna in my Jeep where its not seen and also in leading me to find a adaptor (that they no longer carry) to apply this newer style antenna to my older XM radio
Pros:
Small size Good reception
Cons:
No longer sell adaptor to apply to older XM radio's
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5 out of 5

excellent replacement antenna

Written By Roxgoat, Greensboro NC on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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excellent product comes with adaptors to most, if not all radios
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5 out of 5

It works

Written By Chuck A, Poway Ca. on Friday, January 25, 2013
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Got this antenna when the Car Dealer cut the original when removing the radio after trading in our car. I needed a replacement to connect my XM and Pioneer 8400 to make it work in my truck.It works as advertised how much can one say about an antenna they either work or don't.This works.
Pros:
Connects to pioneer external XM unit
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great XM Antenna

Written By RobS, Felton, PA on Saturday, October 29, 2011
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This antenna has thicker wire, is a slightly smaller size and provides a slightly better signal than my original XM antenna. Great product for my Pioneer in-dash system.
Pros:
Thicker wire
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5 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By Michael, Congers, NY on Saturday, October 03, 2009
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Great replacement for my in dash aftermarket satellite ready radio. Original
antenna was reading no signal. The Terk Xmicro2 is smaller, has a strong
magnet and the wire is thicker than the original. After easy installation a
strong signal was restored. Service from Crutchfield was excellent.
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5 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By JAY, New York on Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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So far so good. Purchased and installed it about 3 weeks ago. Slightly better reception than the much older (4 years) terk antenna that I replaced. It was showing "no signal". This antenna combined with the XM-SP saved my bacon. The XM-SP combined the two (SAT/TERR) outputs on my alpine tuner into one, enabling use of this newer one input antenna.
Small design and strong magnets make easy install. Will update post if problems develop.
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5 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By Nightfalls2, Lake Havasu City, AZ on Monday, May 19, 2008
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Great replacement antenna. I have the Roady XT and the wire for that antenna broke . The stores wanted $49.99 for the replacement, then I found this one. Works great, and looks like it came with the little system.
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4 out of 5

Antenna Replacement

Written By billhotdj, Ashville, Ohio on Wednesday, August 23, 2006
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I purchased a Terk XM kit for GM vehicle from Crutchfield. A year later, the antenna that came in the kit went out. Factory radio was saying No Signal.
Replaced antenna and now I'm jamm'n away again to the sounds of XM.
Try replacing the antenna first before Terk asks you to send the whole unit to them for testing.
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1 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By KS, Fairfax, VA on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
 
Bought my Starmate with the TerkXmicro. Installation was no problem and I was so excited to finally have Howard back in my life I thought all was great...until 4 weeks later the antenna wire rubber shielding broke away from the housing of the magnet and then I learned my nice little Starmate has a great troubleshooting feature, it tells me "No Antenna Detected".

I was so mad I called Sirius and told them they should think hard about being associated with equipement like this because it will cost them subscriptions and loyality. Howard is a strong draw, but if I can't maintain a maintenance free connection I'll dump the whole idea...period, end of discussion.
8 out of 33 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Poor Quality

Written By Joe, Pottstown, PA on Tuesday, August 16, 2005
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Purchased the Terk XMicro2 antenna along with my Alpine radio. Had the antenna mounted on the roof of my saturn by a installer I got through installer.net. After about 2 weeks, the antenna started to go bad. Was losing my connection at places where I initially had a good signal. About a month after it was installed, the antenna was complete useless (no signal at all). Got a second Terk antenna and had it installed. Again, after a couple weeks the antenna was going bad again. Now I need to have the antenna replaced for a third time in 3 months. Deffinately will not choose the Terk antenna again.
21 out of 25 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By Bill, York,Pa on Sunday, July 31, 2005
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I am on my second one and I am still having problems with reception. I could be sittibg in an open area and I could loose reception. The last TERK antenna was the throught glass one and I did not have any problems with it. But could not remove it after I got a new vehicle. Now I can't find another one.
12 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Terk XMicro2

Written By jim, south shore of long island, new york on Sunday, June 26, 2005
 
this is the only terk antenna that ive bought that actually works good. i had no reception when a put the audiovox sirus satellite radio in my house , and after i bought this antenna i have perfect reception which was surprising because i dont even get cell phone reception out here
28 out of 46 people found this helpful
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