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XM XADH1 Universal Dock & Play Home Kit

Play your XM satellite radio in your home

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Item #: 220XADH1
 

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by Zak Billmeier

This home kit includes everything you need to play your XM Dock & Play radio through your home stereo: a desktop cradle, an audio cable, a home power adapter, and a weatherproof antenna. Connect the cradle to your home stereo system with the audio cable, position the antenna for prime reception, and plug the power adapter into a standard wall outlet. XM Dock & Play radios are sold separately.

Highlights:

  • home accessory kit for XM Dock & Play radios
  • desktop cradle
  • audio cable (minijack-to-RCA)
  • home power adapter
  • antenna
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Home dock for XM plug-n-play satellite receivers
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna with attached 20' cable (terminated with a single SMB connector)
  • AC adapter with attached 80" DC output cord (output: 5.2 Volts/1.6 Amps)
  • 3' Audio cable (3.5mm male miniplug on one end and stereo RCA plugs on the other)
  • User guide
  • Warranty information

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Features

Overview: The XADH1 XM Dock & Play home kit includes everything you need to connect select XM Satellite receivers to your home stereo system or powered speakers (XM tuner not included). The kit includes a tabletop cradle, an AC power adapter, an indoor/outdoor antenna, and a mini-jack to RCA audio cable. In addition to the receiver, a subscription to XM Satellite Radio is also required.

Compatibility: The kit is compatible with the following XM receivers:

  • Xpress (XMCK-10A, XMCK-10AB, and XMCK-10AP)
  • XpressEZ
  • XpressR
  • XpressRC
  • XpressRCi
  • onyX

XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers more than 170 digital radio channels including news, sports, talk, comedy, and 75 music channels, plus other entertainment programming from coast to coast.

Tabletop Cradle: The home kit comes with a tabletop docking cradle that holds the receiver upright. The antenna, power, and audio output connections are made to the docking cradle.

Antenna: The supplied antenna is weatherproof, giving you interior and exterior mounting options and features a hinged base for flexible positioning. There are four keyhole slots on the base for mounting.

Connections

Back of Cradle:

  • Audio Out: stereo 3.5mm mini-jack
  • Antenna In: single SMB jack for use with supplied indoor/outdoor antenna
  • DC In: jack for use with the supplied AC power adapter

Dimensions

Home Cradle:

  • Width: 3.683"
  • Height: 1.196"
  • Depth: 2.356"

Antenna:

  • Width: 2.367"
  • Height: 0.877" (3.030" when open)
  • Depth: 2.882"
 
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XM XADH1 Universal Dock & Play Home Kit Reviews

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4 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By Todd F, Ontario, NY on Monday, October 22, 2012
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Simple to set up, the indoor/outdoor antenna pulls great signal sitting just inside the window. The only thing it could come with is a better RCA to Headphone jack cord
Pros:
Easy to setup, Good Antenna Signal
Cons:
None yet found
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4 out of 5

XM home docking station

Written By Nick S, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, May 13, 2012
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Very simple to use. It is important to follow the guidelines for compatability. Someone at a different store tried to sell me a station for a Sirius radio, it wasn't compatable.
Pros:
Low profile does not take up a lot of space in my setup.
Cons:
Does not let the FM transmitter send a signal to my receiver. Must use the audio cable to connect.
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5 out of 5

Great Reception

Written By Jean, Florida on Thursday, November 25, 2010
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The new antenna included in this kit gives excellent reception. I replaced an older molel
and the reception with the old antenna was always very spotty at best. I would
recommend this to anyone who wants the XM radio.
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