Overview: This package contains
the XM Xpress RCi XM Satellite Radio receiver, car cradle (with swivel
adhesive mount and vent mount), a PowerConnect FM transmitter cigarette light
adapter, a magnetic roof-mount
antenna, and wireless remote control. You can connect the XM Xpress RCi to
your vehicle's sound system using the unit's built-in FM transmitter or your
headunit's auxiliary input (minijack cable supplied). A subscription to XM
Satellite Radio is also required.
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.
Vehicle Dock: The XM Xpress RCi Satellite Radio receiver comes
supplied with a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to XM Satellite Radio in
your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in
connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock also has a
rear-panel wire-guide that can help you organize the cables and wires connected
to the dock. The XM Xpress RCi Satellite Radio receiver's vehicle dock provides three
connection options to transfer XM Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio
- PowerConnect: The XM Xpress RCi Satellite Radio receiver
comes supplied with the PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter
adapter which allows the XM Satellite Radio receiver to wirelessly transmit
audio to your vehicle's in-dash headunit over and FM frequency. You can
choose from any FM frequency between: 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. You can store up
to 5 FM stations so you can quickly access the stations which give you the
best audio reception when using the PowerConnect. The PowerConnect FM
transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter simply plugs into the power port
of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory
port of your vehicle.
- Auxiliary: The XM Xpress RCi Satellite Radio receiver's
vehicle dock has a minijack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit
directly to your in-dash headunit's auxiliary input (if applicable), using
the supplied stereo minijack cable. When using the line output jack, you can
adjust the level to match your headunit's other sources.
- FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (607FMDA25,
sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing
AM/FM antenna input (motorola) and the XM Satellite receiver's vehicle dock
FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the XM receiver's built-in FM modulator to
your vehicle's radio, especially in regions with a high density of FM radio
stations and few open FM channels.
Mounting: The mounting location of the XM Xpress RCi should be easily
accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's
display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which
will affect the visibility of the display screen. The XM Xpress RCi Satellite Receiver
comes with two mounting options.
- Self-Adhesive Dash Mount: The XM Xpress RCi includes a
self-adhesive plastic mount which allows you to place the unit on your
vehicle's dash. The self-adhesive dash-mount allows you to swivel and adjust
the unit for better visibility.
- Vent-Mount: The XM Xpress RCi also includes a plastic mount
which allows to you to clip the unit onto one of your vehicle's dash vents.
Note: When mounting the XM Xpress RCi in your vehicle, choose a
location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls,
or obstruct the air bag.
Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic
antenna that is designed to be run outside of the vehicle and placed on the roof
of your vehicle. The magnetic antenna will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.
Full-Color Split-Screen Display: The XM Xpress RCi features a bright, 2-7/16"
x 1-1/2" full
color display. You can choose from three display modes: single current channel,
split-screen with channel list (a total of 4 channels are displayed), and split
screen with previous channel. Each channel displayed indicates the channel name,
number, and currently playing song or program. The display can also show full
color graphics of each XM channel logo and color wallpaper. You can adjust the
display's brightness and backlight duration, plus activate the Auto Dimmer
function, which will automatically adjust the brightness for daytime and
7-way Navigation Button: The main control knob has a 7-way action for
multiple controls. The center button (XM button) can be pressed to make a
selection. The button can toggle left and right to tune the XM channels by
category, and toggle up and down to change the display or jump to the previously
selected channel. You can also turn the knob in either direction to scroll
through a list or tune from channel to channel.
Real-Time Channel Guide: The unit's Real-Time Channel Guide
allows you to browse programs, artists, and songs playing on other channels,
without having to change the channel you are currently listening to.
Tuning Options: You can tune to
your favorite channels in a number of ways:
- Tuning Knob: You can turn
the control knob to scroll through the list of channels. When you find the
channel you want, press the XM Button to select. You can also configure the
unit to select the channel if it has been highlighted for 3 seconds.
- Category Tuning: You can
narrow your channel selection by first tuning to a channel category
(Decades, Country, Pop & Hits, etc.). Once you have found the category you
can turn the control knob to the desired channel and select. You can also
briefly listen to each channel in a category by selecting the Scan feature.
- Direct Entry: When the
unit is in the Direct Tuning mode, you can enter the channel number using
the number buttons on the front of the unit or the supplied remote control.
- Jump: To listen to the
previous channel you selected, you can press the Jump button on the unit or
remote. You can set the unit to display both the current channel and
previous channel at the same time in split screen.
- Favorite Channels: You can
assign up to 10 of your favorite channels to the number buttons for quick
access. You will have to switch to the Favorite Channels mode before
selecting your favorite channel. You can view a list of your favorite
channels using the < and > buttons. To select a favorite channel, you can
press the favorite channel button on the unit or remote.
- Channel Scan: You can scan a category and listen to
each channel in the category for 10 seconds before the next channel is
- Skip: Channels you wish to
skip, you can remove them from the channel list using the Channel Access
option in the menu. Skipped channels can be added back in at any time.
- Jump: Press the Jump key to tune to the previous channel that was
Remote Control: The XM Xpress RCi comes with a 27-button full-function remote
control. The remote is powered by a 3-volt, CR3032 battery (supplied).
SongSaver: When you hear a song you like, you can press and hold the XM
button to record and add the song to the SongSaver memory. You can store up to
10 songs--if you add an 11th song to the memory, the oldest song is deleted.
While playing back the saved song, the split screen display shows the current
song playing and five other saved songs in the memory.
Pause/Replay: If you get interrupted while listening to XM Radio, you can
pause playback for up to 60 minutes. This feature applies to the current
listening session only--if you turn the unit off, the memory buffer is cleared.
When playing back stored content, the display shows a split screen of previously
played tracks. You can turn the control knob to view the replay list and press
the XM button to select a track. You can also skip forward or backward through
TuneSelect: TuneSelect finds your favorite artist and song whenever they're
being played on any XM channel. The XM Xpress RCi can save up to 20 of your favorite
artists or songs, and notify you with a special tone and message whenever the
song or artist is playing on another channel. To switch to that channel, you can
press the XM button. You can edit the TuneSelect list at any time to remove
unwanted songs or artists, or switch between song or artist alerts.
Block xL (Explicit Language):
Some channels may contain explicit language. When xL appears in the channel
logo, explicit language may be heard on that channel. If you do not want
explicit language channels, they can be removed from the channel list.
GameSelect: You can select up to 50 of your favorite sports teams and
view their scores and stats at any time. GameSelect will also notify you with a
special tone and message whenever a game involving one of your favorite teams is
about to start. You can switch to that channel by pressing the XM button.
Stock Quotes: You can track the
price and daily movement for up to 20 of your favorite stocks. The Info Extras
feature will scroll the stock prices along the bottom of the screen while the
XM Xpress RCi is turned on.
Note: Information is available about most stocks
and indices listed on the NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ, and is delayed approximately 25
Sleep Timer: When mounted to
the optional home stand or sound system, you can activate the built-in sleep
timer. The sleep timer will automatically turn off the unit after 15, 30, 45, or
Delayed Powered: Use this feature if you are using the PowerConnect
Vehicle Dock and the vehicle's cigarette lighter or power adapter socket is
always powered on. Delayed Power will turn off the XM Xpress RCi after the
selected amount of time to avoid draining the vehicle's battery. By default,
delayed power is set to Off, but can be set for 60, 90, 120, or 180 minutes.
Optional Plug-and-Play Docks: Using the following accessories, you can
effortlessly take the XM Xpress RCi with you from your vehicle to your home or
office (all with a single subscription).
- Home Kit (220XADH1):
With the Home Kit, you can play the XM Xpress RCi over your existing home,
office, or other stereo system.
- Vehicle Kit (220XADV2):
With an additional Vehicle Kit, you can use the XM Xpress RCi in multiple
- Portable Kit (220XMBB1):
With the Portable Sound System, you can take the XM Xpress RCi anywhere
in your home or outside.
Note: These optional Plug-and-Play docking kits are sold
XM Xpress RCi Receiver:
Width = 4.545", Height = 2.475", Depth=0.905"
Car Cradle: Width = 3.985",
Height = 2.315", Depth = 1.195"
Receiver in Car Cradle:
Width = 4.545", Height = 3.165", Depth = 1.525"
Remote Control: Width = 1.585",
Length = 4.725", Height=0.595"
Magnetic Antenna: Width = 1.405",
Height = 0.535", Depth = 1.725", Cable Length = 22.75'