Overview: The XMp3i is a portable satellite radio receiver with a
built-in 2 GB memory for recording satellite radio programming or storing MP3 and WMA music
files downloaded from your computer. The XMp3i also supports microSD cards up to
16 GB for
playback of your stored MP3/WMA music files. The XMp3i comes with a home kit for connecting
the unit to your home stereo system, plus a pair of earbud headphones.
XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio offers a great
variety of programming such as commercial free music of almost any genre (Pop,
Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Christian, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Latin),
sports (MLB, NHL, college games, PGA tour), talk radio (NPR), comedy (Laugh
Attack, The Foxxhole), news (CNN, CSPAN, CNBC, BBC), and entertainment (Oprah,
Cosmo). XM Radio provides superior digital sound quality coast-to-coast. XM also
offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US cities.
Specifications and Dimensions
LCD Display: The XMp3i is equipped with a full-color 2.25" TFT LCD
screen. The XM channel names are displayed with their full color logo. In addition to
the XM Channel names, the display shows the channel number, artist name, song title,
battery status, and clock. The display also indicates the current play mode (XM or My
Music), signal strength or available memory, and, when playing songs in My Music, a
progress bar with total track length and current location within a track.
Built-in 2GB Memory: The XMp3i's 2GB built-in memory can be used
to store XM content or a combination of both XM and MP3/WMA files. You can choose to
exclusively store XM content, using the entire memory to store up to 100 hours of
Removable Memory Storage: The XMp3i features a microSD card
slot which supports microSD and microSDHC cards up to 16 GB (sold separately) for playback
of your stored MP3/WMA music files. Class 2 microSD cards are recommended for best performance. (Class 6 cards are not compatible, and Class 4 cards may be problematic at this time.)
Music File Formats: The
XMp3i supports MP3 and WMA with fixed (32, 48, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 kbps)
and variable (64-128, 128-256, 160-320 kbps) bit rates.
Built-In Antenna: The XMp3i uses a built-in XM antenna located on top
of the unit to allow you to listen to Live XM radio on the go in many areas and various
Rechargeable Battery: The XMp3i comes with a 3.7-volt rechargeable
lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated for 3.5 hours of live XM playback or 16.5 hours
of prerecorded content playback. The amount of playback time can be affected by the
duration of the display backlight. The battery can be recharged while plugged into
household AC current or connected to your PC via the USB cable. The battery has a
standby life of 30 days when fully charged.
Operating Modes: The XMp3i features three different listening modes -
Live XM, My Music Library, and Auto Recordings.
- Live XM: Live XM is where you
listen to and record live XM broadcasts. You can
search for XM music through the entire listing of
channels or search by categories (genres), direct
track access or create your own favorites listing
of up to 99 XM Radio stations. The Live XM mode
offers the following additional features:
- Pause and Replay: The
XMp3i has a 30-minute memory buffer
which allows you to pause and replay Live
- TuneSelect & GameSelect: The
TuneSelect feature finds your favorite
artist, song, or sports teams (up to 30) whenever they
are currently being played on any XM
channel. When you hear a favorite song,
you can add the song or artist to the
TuneSelect list. You can also enter an
artist name or song title using the
virtual on-screen keyboard, even if
it's not currently playing. When the
saved song or artist is playing on any
other XM channel, the XMp3i will beep
and you will be given the option to
switch to that channel.
- Bookmark: You can
bookmark songs that you hear on XM
(live or recorded), and view those
bookmarks through the XM2go Music
Manager application when the unit
is connected to your PC. You can
then look up information about the
artist or album, and purchase a
complete, high-fidelity version of
the song that can be played on multiple
devices from Napster.
- Recording XM: You
can instantly record XM content to the
memory with the press of a single button
and record a single song or continue to
record the current channel for up to six
hours. You can also instruct the XMp3i to
automatically record up to 30 hours of
content from one of the five channels
you listen to most. A specific event
can be recorded by scheduling the date
(today, every day, or a specific date),
start time, end time, and channel. The
unit can record up to 10 hours continuously
and store up to 100 hours of XM music.
- My Music Library: This mode allows you
to listen to XM content that you have recorded to the XMp3i
and any MP3/WMA files or audio books you have stored on the
XMp3i or an inserted microSD card from your PC. The My Music
Mode offers the following features:
- Organizing Music: All songs
and tracks that are stored in the XMp3i are normally
played in the order that they were recorded or
transferred into the unit. You can also sort the
selections by artists, category, channel, or by
- Playlist: This feature allows
you to create one or more custom playlists. Each
playlist is an index of songs that play in a
certain order. The XMp3i allows you to create
multiple playlists to allow you to enjoy your
music in various order and combinations.
- Auto Recordings: Auto
Recordings is where you find content that the XMp3i records automatically
for you. the XMp3i records auto recordings from channels you have
specifically selected, or have listened to for at least 30 minutes. XMp3i
may record up to 6 hours from as many as 5 different channels, for a total
of up to 30 hours of auto recordings. The XMp3i manages the auto recordings
for you, deleting content that you have listened to, and replacing it with
fresh content so you always have something new to listen to. While you
cannot delete the content, you can designate which channels are eligible for
Settings: The Settings menu allows you to adjust the preferences and
setup of your XMp3i. The following is a list of function adjustments found within this
- EQ Presets: The XMp3i offers the following
EQ Presets - Flat, Max Boost, Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Talk,
Vocal, and Bass Boost
- Display: This feature allows you to adjust
the brightness level (low/medium/high) of the LCD display and
select how long the backlight of the display will stay on. You
can choose from 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, always on,
or always off.
- Info Extras: XM Satellite Radio broadcasts
information such as sports scores, stock prices, and other features
from time to time. You can select your favorite sports teams (up to 60
track up to 30 stocks, and the scores and stock prices will
scroll along the bottom of the display.
- Edit Alerts: You can enable GameSelect
Alerts, Program Alerts and/or Schedule Recordings.
- Channel Skip/Add: You can simplify the
list of channels that you see from the XM channel list when
you press the up and down arrows by removing stations you
don't want listed.
Connections: The following connections are located on the XMp3i.
- Dock Connector: Proprietary
dock connector used to supply connection to
the supplied home dock.
- USB Jack: Mini-USB type B
connector port used to supply connection to your
PC via the supplied USB cable.
- Earbud Jack: 3.5mm mini-jack
headphone port used for portable and private
listening of your music via the supplied earbud
headphones or optional headphones of your choice.
USB Port and Cable: The kit features a mini USB type-B port and comes
supplied with a USB type-A to mini USB type-B cable to allow transfer of MP3 and WMA music
files to the XMp3i from your computer. The USB cable will also charge the battery
to the XMp3i when connected to your PC.
XM2go Music Manager Software: You can download the XM2go Music Manger
software at www.xmradio.com/xm2gomusicmanager
to help you organize your Satellite Radio and MP3/WMA music. The XM2go Music Manager Software
offers the following functions:
- Scheduled Recordings: This function
allows you to record XM content from up to five XM Radio
channels at the same time for up to 75 hours.
- Manage Your Music: You can easily
create and modify custom playlists of your XM recordings
or your personal MP3/WMA music collection.
- Rip CDs to MP3/WMA Files: Allows you
to enjoy your MP3 and WMA files on a microSD card or transfer
them onto the XMp3i.
- View XM's Online Program Guide: Displays
what is playing on all XM channels for the next two weeks.
- Bookmark and Purchase Songs: Allows
you to bookmark and purchase songs from compatible online
music service including
- Purchase and Listen to Audio Books: Allows
you to purchase and listen to audio books
- View XM's Online Program Guide: Discover new music and programs
by seeing what's available on all XM channels from the next week.
- Support for Multiple Radios: You can manage
up to five XM2go radios from one computer.
- Manage Software Updates: When a new software
release is available, and you connect the XMp3i radio to your
computer, you will be prompted to complete the update.
System Requirements: The XM2go Music Manager software runs
on Window-based personal computers only. The XMp3i and XM2go Music Manager
software is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista
Windows XP System Requirements
- Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
- 400 MHZ or higher CPU
- 100 MB free disk space on hard drive
- at least 256 MB of RAM
- High-speed Internet connection
- Windows Media Player 11
Windows Vista System Requirements
- 800 MHz or higher CPU for Vista Home, 1 GHz or higher for
other Vista editions
- at least 100 MB free disk space on hard drive
- at least 512 MB of RAM for Vista Home, at least 1 GB for other
- High-speed internet connection
- Windows Media Player 11
Supplied Home Dock Kit: The supplied home kit allows
you to use your XMp3i in your home along with your existing home audio/video
system. It includes a home docking station, remote control, AC power adapter,
antenna, audio cable, and USB cable.
Docking Cradle: The XMp3i features a
horizontal docking cradle that allows you to play your XMp3i
through your existing home stereo system. The dock features
the following connections.
- Dock Connector: Proprietary
connector used to attach your XMp3i.
- 5.2V DC: Power connection
port to be used with the supplied AC power
- Line Out: 3.5mm mini-jack
line output used to transfer signal from your
XMp3i to your home stereo system via the supplied
stereo mini-jack to stereo RCA cable.
- Antenna: SMB connector used
to connect the supplied XM indoor/outdoor antenna.
Remote Control: The unit comes supplied with a full-featured IR wireless
remote control. The remote control offers the same functions as the unit's controls as well
as the Jump feature which switches to the previous channel you were listening to. The supplied compact remote
control contains a 0-9 numeric keypad, volume, up/down/left/right
and XM select buttons, power, mode, record, pause/mute, bookmark,
favorites, jump, and display buttons.
XM Antenna: The high-gain antenna gives you
interior or exterior mounting options, and features a hinged base
for flexible positioning. The antenna can be placed on any
horizontal surface or mounted vertically to an interior or
Note: It is recommended that the
antenna be positioned near a south-facing window or
outdoors with a clear view of the southern sky in
order to receive the satellite signal.
Optional Car Kit: The XAPV2 Vehicle Kit (220XAPV2, sold separately)
allows you to mount and play the XMp3i portable XM Satellite Radio receiver in
your car through your vehicle's audio system.
Additional Home Kit: The XAPH1 XM Satellite Radio Additional Home Kit
sold separately) allows you to use the XMp3i portable XM Satellite Radio
receiver in a second location without moving the original home kit.
- Width: 2.065"
- Height: 4.265"
- Depth: 0.635"
- Weight: 3.10 oz (with battery)
- Width: 2.695"
- Height: 1.4375"
- Depth: 2.115"
- Width: 2.355"
- Height: 0.9375" (3.0625" w/ antenna
- Depth: 2.765"
- Cord Length: 20'
- Width: 1.585"
- Height: 0.595"
- Depth: 4.715"
- Weight: 2.4 oz (with battery)