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XM XHD2H1

XM Direct 2 home tuner and antenna

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Item #: 220XHD2H1

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Enjoy the rich variety of music, news, sports, and talk programming that XM Radio can offer through your home audio/video system. It's possible with the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner and an XM-Ready home audio system. And you can use your XM-Ready system's remote to navigate through the tuner's menu.

Enjoy the rich variety of music, news, sports, and talk programming that XM Radio can offer through your home audio/video system. It's possible with the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner and an XM-Ready home audio system. And you can use your XM-Ready system's remote to navigate through the tuner's menu.

Just connect the Home Tuner to your receiver's XM jack. Then position the included antenna to receive the satellite signal. The antenna is waterproof, so you can mount it outside your home if necessary.

Check out the awesome channel selection from SIRIUS/XM

Note: A subscription to XM is also required — learn about XM's programming. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories.

Our new car came with Sirius xm and we love it. Found out my 5 year old Yamaha receiver was xm ready so I ordered this. Easy install/setup outstanding quality sound AND a $50 rebate. Like I said, love it!

Gene, Carlsbad, CA

What's in the Box:

  • XM Direct 2 home tuner module (with attached 43" XM Direct cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
  • Indoor/outdoor XM antenna (with attached 20' cable terminated by an SMB-connector)
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • XM Channel Guide

Product Highlights:

  • for use with XM-Ready receivers and components
  • home XM Radio tuner
  • includes waterproof indoor/outdoor antenna with 21-foot cable
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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XM XHD2H1 Reviews

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16 Reviews

Love it!

Gene from Carlsbad, CA on 11/30/2012

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Our new car came with Sirius xm and we love it. Found out my 5 year old Yamaha receiver was xm ready so I ordered this. Easy install/setup outstanding quality sound AND a $50 rebate. Like I said, love it!

Pros: Easy to set up and activate. Great sound quality.

Cons: None yet.

Plug and Play on my Denon

Todd K from Tucson, AZ on 11/29/2012

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Simple to install - up and running in a couple minutes.

Pros: Antenna positioning is easy - mine reads through an exterior wall fine. Small, tidy receiver and antenna.

Cons: SiriusXM sound quality is not as good as FM or CD. I have 2 car subscriptions in addition to the home unit and all are the same for sound quality, so it is not specifically a problem with the home unit. The 4-star rating is simply because of this.

XM via my Onkyo receiver

Mike Mc from Elk Grove Village, IL on 11/23/2012

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This item was a snap to install on my Onkyo receiver. I'm using an outdoor antenna I previously purchased to work with a Sirius receiver and boombox. Fortunately, the antenna connectors are identical. Works great and i'm lovin' it!

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Harvey from North Lauderdale, Florida on 11/17/2012

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Easy to install and setup. Works great with strong recieving signal even though antenna is not facing south. I ordered a mobile antenna as a backup but haven't had the need to use it. This product is great and I would recommend anyone who has a XM Ready radio to get one of these.

Pros: Easy to install and setup. Works excellent

Cons: None

Works great

Customer from Colorado on 10/7/2012

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Easy setup. Works Great. Nothing more to say!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bigrich from La Vernia Texas on 6/22/2012

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Unit works exactly as expected, excellent sales and service. Reciever plugs directly into a Denon (Rack Mounted) professional Theater decoder and was very simple to set up and activate.

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Bob K from Westerville,OH on 10/2/2011

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Antenena woulfd no work. Tryed several locations/ I had to hook up my ooptional car antena from aan old XM radio.

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DMS from Spartanburg SC on 8/24/2011

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Satellite radio receiver works very well and I find it quite satisfactory. I appreciate the personal touch at Crutchfield and a a result always go first to Crutchfield for my purchases.

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Failed in 11 months

Anonymous from Midlothian, VA on 8/7/2011

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My unit worked great for 11 months, then completely failed. 90 day warranty is a drag. Just ordered a new one, no other choices.

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Plug and Listen

charly from texas on 5/16/2011

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If you have a XM ready receiver this is easy as"sliced bread". Just follow the plug in system and then all you have to do is endure is the call in to SiriuisXM to activate the componet.

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Excellent product. Works immediately with no problem or configuration

JimS from Atlanta, GA on 2/13/2011

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This product is pretty much bulletproof as the source for XM Radio on XM-Ready receivers. Just plug it in as directed, and it works. One point: If you live in a large city, Atlanta being an example, there is most likely one or more short-range radio repeaters located in your city, and you don't have to run the antenna out. Just set it on the back of your equipment rack. Once you are out of the central city a little way, though, you must deploy your antenna. Caution: Make SURE that your product is XM-Ready and not just Sirius-Ready. Even though the company is now Sirius/XM, there are still two separate systems, and the plugs are completely different. There are NO adapters. The Denon 4310ci has inputs for both XM and Sirius units, but the 4311ci has only a Sirius input. Stupid move on the part of Denon.

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Great, space saving, XM tuner adapter!

Scott E. from Gardena, CA on 1/31/2011

This XM tuner adapter works only with receivers designed to utilize it. I have a Pioneer VSX-9040 and it just plugs in to the receiver and it has its own antenna. You tune the XM stations using the receiver's remote control. You can see the channel, the artist, and the song titles on the receiver's display. I was worried about signal strength, since I was setting up the system on the north east side of the house. I thought I would have to go with an external antenna mount to get an unobstructed south facing position, but I was able to point the antenna south inside the house and get 3 bars (the maximum!). Everything works great, just like a regular tuner. The sound is very clean (sounds better than my Sony HD FM tuner), no static, and no commercials except on certain channels. I also have a component XM tuner (Polk), but there is no difference in the sound and the component takes up space and it has another plug to plug in. This XM tuner adapter is also a lot cheaper!

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RobertM from Washington, DC on 1/31/2011

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The product works great. Just what I needed. Takes up very little space and was easy to connect. Would recommend to anyone.

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Easy setup, Poor sound quality

Rich F from Albuquerque, NM on 1/30/2011

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I was excited to get this item as FM station selection in Albuquerque is somewhat lacking the the music genres that I enjoy. Setup was very simple, don't even need to worry about a power cable. Just plug it in and go. Did not like that I had to leave my home theater reciever on while the satelite system searched for it. After listening for a while, I was dissapointed with the quality. I tried several different antenna locations and none improved sound quality. Sound quality for this reciever is very poor and I would not recommend Satelite radio to anyone. I will be canceling my service as soon as possible and will attempt to return or resell this device.

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Tom K from Clifton, NJ on 11/6/2010

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Product was easy to hook up and put to use.

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KeithMc from Edgefield, SC on 9/23/2010

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I've enjoyed XM for several years, so when I purchased my new Yamaha receiver which was XM Ready, it only made sense to make this purchase. I operates flawlessly and was so easy to connect.

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Features

Overview: The XM Direct 2 Home Tuner lets you enjoy XM Satellite Radio through any XM-Ready home audio system. Simply connect the XM direct 2 Home Tuner to the XM jack on your home audio system, place and aim the included antenna for optimum reception, and you are ready to start enjoying commercial-free music, plus live sports, new, talk, and exclusive entertainment.

Note: In addition to the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner and your XM-ready home audio component, you will need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio to receive XM programming.

XM Satellite Radio: XM offers over 170 channels of digital-quality music, news, and entertainment for a monthly fee. You'll get 69 channels of commercial-free rock, country, blues, jazz, classical, and Latin music; 41 channels of news, talk, sports, and entertainment; over 30 channels of special programming, including exclusive concert events and play-by-play broadcasts of Major League Baseball®, NASCAR®, the NHL® and the PGA®, plus ACC, PAC-10, and Big 10 football and basketball; and 21 channels of XM Instant Traffic and Weather for major metropolitan areas around the U.S.

XM Direct 2 Home Tuner: The XM Direct 2 Home Tuner is a hide-away XM tuner which connects to your XM-ready home audio system. The XM Direct 2 Home Tuner features an attached 43" XM Direct cable which plugs into the XM Direct port of your XM-ready component. It also includes a single SMB-connector to connect the included XM antenna. The XM Direct 2 Home Tuner features a rubber base and should be placed horizontally on a flat-surface.

Note: Make sure the location of the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner has proper ventilation to avoid over-heating.

Indoor/Outdoor XM Antenna: The 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 back for mounting.

Note: For the best reception, the antenna should be located so that it has a clear view of the southern sky.

Remote Control Compatible: You can use the remote control included with your XM-ready home audio system to navigate through the function of the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner.

Specifications & Dimensions

Specifications:

  • System Connector: Proprietary XM Direct connector
  • Antenna Connector Type: SMB connector
  • Power Requirements: 5V DC, 0.3A (maximum) supplied by XM-ready home audio system

Dimensions:

  • Tuner: 3.685" (wide) x 0.6875" (high) x 2.045" (deep)
  • Antenna: 2.365" (w) x 0.9375" - 3.0" (high) x 2.775" (deep)

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