Our take on the Audiovox Universal RDS USB Integration Kit
Get aftermarket source control through your factory radio
If you're stuck with a factory radio and looking for easy integration of your iPod®, iPhone®, satellite radio tuner, or USB thumb drives, the Audiovox Universal RDS USB kit can connect you to all your sources without having to swap out your radio. This handy hard-wired kit even lets you see vital text on your RDS-compatible stereo, so you'll know what's playing without having to look at your iPod or wait for the satellite radio DJ to announce the song title. Audiovox even includes a remote control for quick access to all your favorite songs, playlists, and channels.
The Universal RDS USB module isn't an FM transmitter, but it does connect through the antenna loop and you'll need to choose a dedicated FM station to receive music through your stereo. The module connects to the antenna input on the back of your factory radio. Just wire up the Universal RDS USB module for power and ground, then stow it away in your glove compartment or some other spot where it's out of view but provides easy access. The module offers one dedicated connection for your iPod, iPhone, or USB drive, plus another connection for your optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect satelllite radio tuner — you'll also need a subscription to receive satellite radio broadcasts. The iPod/iPhone connection also offers charging for your device when the vehicle's running.
Special circuitry keeps any radio signals from interfering with digital music from your iPod or USB drive, so no noise will get in the way of your musical enjoyment. You'll hear static-free audio no matter what digital source you're using, and you won't have to worry about radio signals fading in and out over your music.
An additional USB port allows for firmware updates, but does not enable an additional musical source.
RDS text information
If your radio supports RDS (Radio Data System) text display, you'll see relevant song and artist information on your radio's screen, whether your'e playing from your iPod, iPhone, or USB drive. You can also see the folder from your thumb drive or playlist from your iPod. Factory radios vary by vehicle, and some radios feature a "text" button for additional information.
Enjoy your iPhone's music apps
If you're big into Pandora Internet radio or other music apps, you can enjoy them through the Universal RDS USB kit. Simply fire up Pandora on your device, connect it to the module, and enjoy the audio and text info (if supported by your radio). Other Internet radio apps, such as Livio, also work great through the Universal RDS USB module, allowing you to see relevant details on your radio's display, and with a limited amount of control over the app through the remote, depending on the app.
Convenient remote control
Audiovox's remote control lets you switch between sources with the push of a button, so you can enjoy a satellite radio broadcast of a sporting event, then switch to music on your iPod or thumb drive during a break in the action. You'll be able to call up station presets, change albums or folders, skip playlists, and shuffle songs without touching your phone or radio.
Please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 or enter your vehicle information to see if any antenna adapters or tools are needed to install this FM modulator.
- hard-wired universal media interface with USB input and FM modulator
- USB extension cable and power/ground cable
- wireless remote control with IR receiver cable
- connects to stereo via factory antenna input (some vehicles may require antenna adapters)
- compatible with most iPod and iPhone models (see "Details" for more info), and select Android smartphones
- compatible with SIriusConnect SC-C1 satellite radio tuner (subscription required)
- plays MP3/WMA/AAC files from USB thumb drives
- displays RDS text info on compatible factory radios
- digital circuitry eliminates noise, static, and radio interference
- works with many music apps including Pandora and Livio
- four modulation frequencies
- additional USB port for firmware upgrades
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee