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Pioneer Inno

XM2go portable XM satellite radio/MP3 player

Item # 130INNO

Pioneer's Inno is the complete entertainment package.

Pioneer's Inno is the complete entertainment package.

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Item # 130INNO

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About the Pioneer Inno

Pioneer's Inno is the complete entertainment package. It's a satellite radio that lets you listen to live XM broadcasts at home, when you're out and about on foot, and even in the car with the help of an accessory kit.

Pioneer's Inno is the complete entertainment package. It's a satellite radio that lets you listen to live XM broadcasts at home, when you're out and about on foot, and even in the car with the help of an accessory kit.

The Inno lets you store individual songs and entire blocks of programming from XM, and listen to them anytime you'd like. It even gives you the capacity to upload some of your favorite MP3 and WMA files, and create playlists that include MP3s/WMAs and the songs you've recorded from XM. And it packs all this in a compact, easy-to-tote package that's about the size of the average cell phone.

Bright display, user-friendly controls
Check out the Inno's vivid, full-color display. It delivers all channel, artist, and song information using text that's easy to see, even in bright sunlight. Pioneer designed the compact Inno with only five user-friendly buttons, which let you scroll through menus, record songs, save preset channels, and much more.

Storing XM content, loading MP3s
If you hear a song you like, you can save it by pressing a couple of buttons. Or you can press a button and have the Inno record a block of programming — especially great if you'd like to enjoy XM in areas where you don't get reception. And you can schedule the Inno to record future programming, in case there's a show on later that you don't want to miss.

You can record up to 50 hours of XM songs and programming in the Inno's memory. You can also store MP3 music files — up to half of the memory can be used. When you've uploaded your MP3s and WMAs, you can mix them in with your XM songs to create your ideal playlist.

The Inno also offers other popular features like TuneSelect, which lets you save the names of up to 20 song titles and/or artist names and alerts you anytime one of them is playing. For easy channel surfing, you can also save 99 of your favorite channels as presets.

A true portable
Pioneer built the Inno to be a true portable, with a built-in antenna that picks up the live XM signal anywhere that's free of obstructions. When you're planning on leaving the house, just charge up the battery, plug in the included earbuds, and go.

Hear a song you like? The package includes a CD-ROM containing XM + Napster software. You can bookmark songs you like on the Inno, then go online and purchase them through Napster. You'll build up a comprehensive musical library in no time at all.

The Inno comes with the accessories you'll need to play it over your home stereo, including a home cradle, indoor antenna, power adapter, and audio cable. If you'd like to play it in the car, a car kit is available separately. An XM subscription is also required. You can only listen to XM in the lower 48 states — reception not available in Hawaii or Alaska.


Product highlights:

  • portable handheld XM satellite radio/MP3/WMA player
  • built-in antenna allows for portable reception of live XM broadcasts
  • home accessories included: cradle, antenna, power adapter, audio cable
  • car kit available, sold separately
  • internal memory for storage of up to 50 hours of XM programming, including individual songs and blocks of XM programming
  • scheduled-recording capability
  • MP3/WMA storage — up to half of the internal memory (not quite 25 hours, due to file size)
  • MP3s, WMAs, and XM songs can be mixed in the same playlist
  • bright, full-color display shows channel, artist, and song information
  • 20-song/artist TuneSelect memory alerts you when songs or artists you've saved are playing on XM
  • 99 channel presets
  • XM + Napster software for purchasing music online
  • display shows scrolling info extras, including sports scores and a stock ticker
  • earbuds
  • USB cable for uploading MP3s from your computer
  • wireless FM transmitter for use with the optional car kit allows reception over any in-dash FM stereo
  • weight: 4.5 oz
  • 2-5/16"W x 4-7/16"H x 5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the box:

  • Portable XM Satellite Radio Receiver with MP3 player
  • Home docking station
  • Earbud headphones with attached 39" cord
  • 3 Pairs of silicone earbud sleeves (one pair installed)
  • Rechargeable 3.7V lithium ion battery (Part # 990216)
  • Wireless remote control (with CR2032 battery installed)
  • Home antenna with attached 20' cord
  • Home AC power adapter with attached 6.5' cord
  • 21" Travel power cable (with proprietary docking connector on one end and a DC power connector on the other end)
  • 39" Audio cable (has a minijack stereo connector on one end and left and right RCA audio connectors on the other end)
  • 39" USB cable (with USB-A connector on one end and a Mini USB Version 2.0 connector on the other end)
  • Protective case
  • XM + Napster Installation CD-ROM Disk (Version 1.0)
  • User Guide (English)
  • User Guide (Spanish)
  • Quick Tips Guide (English/Spanish)
  • XM Radio Station Guide

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Product Overview: The Pioneer inno XM2go portable satellite radio receiver with a built-in 1 GB memory for recording satellite radio programming or storing MP3 and WMA music files downloaded from your computer. The inno comes with a home kit for connecting the unit to your home stereo system, plus a pair of earbud headphones. An optional car kit (item # 130INCAR1), or an additional home kit (# 130INHOME1) are also available. The inno has a brushed aluminum front with glossy black trim. The outline of the control buttons are backlit in blue.

XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers more than 170 digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast.

Rechargeable Battery: The inno comes with a 3.7-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated for 5.5 hours of live XM playback or 10 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.

Display: The inno is equipped with a full-color 1.67" TFT LCD screen. The XM channel names are displayed in 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.

Heads Up Display: The display is normally oriented to be read when the receiver is held upright. When the receiver is placed in the home or car dock, the receiver is placed on its side, and the display automatically reorients itself so it can be properly read.

Built-in 1GB Memory: The inno's 1GB 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 50 hours of programming. If desired, you can partition the memory so that half (512MB) is used for XM programming (up to 25 hours) and the other half for storing MP3/WMA files (between 7 and 8 hours at 128 kbps).

Recording XM: You can instantly record XM content to the memory with the press of a single button. You can also schedule a recording by setting the date (today, every day, or a specific date), start and end time, and channel. Note: To schedule a recording, the receiver must be docked in the home stand with the AC power adapter and XM antenna connected, plus signal strength of 2 bars.

10-Minute Buffer: The Pioneer inno has a 10-minute memory buffer which allows you to start recording a song on live XM anytime during the song without fear of missing the first portion of the song.

TuneSelect: The TuneSelect feature finds your favorite artist or song 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 inno 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 XM+Napster 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 through XM+Napster. You can also purchase other songs by the same artist (or similar artists) on XM+Napster.

Organizing Music: All songs and tracks that are stored in the inno 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 recording session.

Locking/Unlocking XM Content: You can "lock" a song or track to prevent the inno from recording over it. All songs by an artist, in a category, or in a channel can be locked all at once.

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 or track up to 20 stocks, and the scores and stock prices will scroll along the bottom of the display.

XM+Napster: Included with the inno is XM+Napster software on CD-ROM. With XM+Napster, you can manage songs, playlists, and recording sessions on the inno, transfer MP3/WMA files between the inno and your PC, explore and purchase music from XM+Napster's online store, and listen to XM Radio online. The software will also allow you to rip tracks from your CDs to your PC, plus transfer MP3/WMA files onto a recordable CD or DVD. Content from XM is recorded in AAC Plus, and cannot be burned onto a CD or DVD or otherwise transferred off the inno. See below for System Requirements. Note: XM+Napster requires a separate monthly subscription fee. XM+Napster Light service, with limited features, is also available without a monthly subscription.

System Requirements: The inno is compatible with PCs that meet the following requirements:

  • Intel Pentium-class CPU
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 operating system. (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows ME and Mac OS are not supported.)
  • At least 64 MB of RAM
  • At least 13 MB of available hard disk space for XM+Napster application
  • Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher; Windows Media Player 10 recommended for Windows XP.
  • Active Internet connection; a broadband connection (cable, DSL, or fiber) is recommended for optimal performance
  • Note: inno may not work with all computers meeting these requirements depending on system configuration and user demands on existing hardware and software.

USB Port: The inno is equipped with a USB port on the top panel next to the headphone jack. The USB port is compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed for fast data transfer.

FM Modulator: The inno contains a built-in FM modulator that automatically turns on when you dock the player into the optional car kit (130INCAR1), and allows you to listen to whatever your inno is playing using a car FM radio. The FM modulator turns off automatically when you undock the player.

Tone Controls: The inno features separate bass and treble controls, each with 13 steps. Note: Tone controls are operational for live or recorded XM content. There are no tone adjustments for ripped or transferred music.

Sleep Timer: You can set the inno to play for a specified amount of time and turn itself off. The sleep timer can be set for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

Manual Correction

FM Modulator: The manual states (on pages 66-67) that the inno's FM modulator turns on automatically whenever the unit is placed in the home or car dock, or the FM modulator can be turned on manually and used in handheld mode. The FM modulator can only be used when the unit is placed in the car dock. It will not work in the home dock or in handheld mode.

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