Controls and Connections
Specifications and Dimensions
Overview: The Pioneer
inno2 is a 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 inno2 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 # 130INCAR2) and an additional home kit (# 130INHOME1) are also available. The
has a brushed grey 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 inno2
comes with a 3.7-volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated for
5 hours of live XM playback or 15 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.
Display: The inno2 is equipped
with a full-color 1.7" 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 inno2'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 (approximately 8 hours at 128
Note: When you change the
memory partition, you will erase all your stored XM content and MP3/WMA
tracks from your inno2.
10-Minute Buffer: The Pioneer
inno2 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
USB Port: The inno2 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. The USB port and cable
can also be used for charging your inno2.
Built-In Antenna: The inno2
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 locations.
Headphone Output: The inno2
features a 3.5mm headphone jack for portable and private listening via the
supplied earbud headphones.
FM Modulator: The inno2 contains
a built-in FM modulator that automatically turns on when you dock the player
into the optional car kit (130INCAR2), and allows you to listen to whatever your inno2 is playing using a car FM radio. The FM modulator turns off automatically
when you undock the player.
Note: The FM Modulator only
works when the unit is docked in the car kit. FM modulator settings can only
be adjusted when the unit is also docked in the car kit.
Travel Cable: The inno2 comes
supplied with a travel adapter cable that allows you to plug the supplied AC
adapter or optional cigarette lighter adapter (sold separately with car-kit)
into the inno2 directly without using the docking stations to supply power and
charge your inno2. The cable features a proprietary dock connector on one end
that plugs directly into the dock connector on the inno2 and has a female DC
port on the other end to plug in either the supplied AC adapter or optional
cigarette lighter adapter.
Carrying Case: The inno2 also
comes supplied with a leather-like carrying case. The case features a clear,
plastic see through window that allows you to see the display of your inno2 as
well as still use the unit's front panel controls. The volume and power controls
along with the dock connector and USB and Headphone ports are also all exposed
for accessibility without removing the unit from the case. The inno2 is held
securely in the case by two button-snaps and features an attached belt clip on
the back of the case.
Live XM: The inno2 operates
features two different listening modes. One of these modes is Live XM where you
get to listen 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. The Live XM mode offers the
following features within its menu listing.
- Favorites: The Favorites
feature allows you to store your favorite XM channels with a press of
a button while listening to your that station to create a list of your
favorite XM stations.
- 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 inno2 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.
- Recording XM: You can instantly
record XM content to the memory with the press of a single button and record a
single song or choose to record available content from a single channel. 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 should be docked in the home stand with the AC power adapter and XM
antenna connected, plus signal strength of 2 bars.
My Music: The My Music is the other
listening mode you can use on the inno2. This mode allows you to listen to XM
content that you have recorded and any MP3/WMA files you have transferred to
your inno2 from your PC. The My Music Mode offers the following features.
- Organizing Music: All songs and
tracks that are stored in the inno2 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 inno2 from recording over it. All
songs by an artist, in a category, or in a channel can be locked all at once.
- Playlist: This feature allows
you to create on or more custom lists, called "playlists". Each playlist is an
index of songs that play in a certain order. The inno2 allows you to create
multiple playlists to allow you to enjoy your music in various order and
combinations. You can create mixed playlists that combine MP3, WMA and XM
- Random/Repeat: You can
select a random order of your playlist or you can choose to repeat a single
song in your playlist.
Settings: The Settings menu
allows you to adjust the preferences and setup of your inno2. The following is a
list of function adjustments found within this menu.
- Tone Controls: The inno2
features separate bass and treble controls, each with 12 steps.
- Display: This feature
allows you to adjust the brightness level 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 or track up to 20
stocks, and the scores and stock prices will scroll along the bottom of the
- 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.
- Sleep Timer: You can set the
inno2 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.
Controls and Connections
Front Panel Controls: The
following controls are located on the front panel of the unit below the LCD
- Mode: switches between
Live XM or My Music modes
- Play/Pause: plays or
- Display: changes the
information that is displayed on the LCD screen
- XM Button: access
channels, playlists, menus and confirms selections
- Arrow Keys: selects menu
entries and changes channels
Side/Top Panel Controls: The
following controls are located on the right-hand side of the unit when held in
the vertical position or on top of the unit when placed horizontally in one of
the car or home docks.
- Power Button: powers unit
On or Off; also acts as a "hold" control preventing accidental usage of unit
- Volume: increases or
decreases volume of unit
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 following
- Numeric Keypad: direct
track access of XM channels with the 0-9 numeric keypad
- Record: records a song or
- Bookmark: tags interesting
songs or tracks
- Jump: switches to previous
channel you were listening to
- Favorites: go to favorite
Side/Bottom Connections: The
following connections are located on the left-hand side of the unit when held
vertically or on the bottom of the unit when placed horizontally in one of the
- Dock Connector:
proprietary dock connector used to supply connection to either the supplied
home dock or optional car dock
Top/Side Connections: The
following connections are located on the top of the unit when held vertically or
on the left-hand side of the unit when placed horizontally in one of the docks.
- USB Jack: Mini-USB type B
connector port used to supply connection to your PC via the supplied USB
- Earbud Jack: 3.5mm
minijack headphone port used for portable and private listening of your
music via the supplied earbud headphones or optional headphones of your
XM+Napster: Included with the
inno2 is XM+Napster software on CD-ROM. With XM+Napster, you can manage songs,
playlists, and recording sessions on the inno2, 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 inno2. 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
System Requirements: The inno2
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
Note: inno2 may not work
with all computers meeting these requirements depending on system
configuration and user demands on existing hardware and software.
Supplied Home Dock: The supplied home kit allows you to use
your Pioneer inno2 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. You can purchase additional home docks if
you choose to use your inno2 in multiple locations in your home or at the office
(part # 130INHOME1).
- Docking Cradle: The inno2
features a horizontal docking cradle that allows you to play your inno2
through your existing home stereo system. The inno2's display switches from
vertical viewing to horizontal viewing automatically when inserted into the
dock. The dock features the following connections.
- Dock Connector:
proprietary connector used to attach your inno2
- 5V DC: power
connection port to be used with the supplied AC power adapter
- Line Out: 3.5mm
minijack line output used to transfer signal from your inno2 to your
home stereo system via the supplied stereo minijack to stereo RCA cable
- Antenna: SMB connector
used to connect the supplied XM indoor/outdoor antenna
- USB Cable: The kit
features a USB type-A to a mini USB type-B cable to allow transfer of MP3
and WMA music files to the Pioneer inno2 from your computer. The USB cable
will also charge the battery to the inno2 when connected to your PC
- Remote Control: 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 exterior wall.
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
Optional Car Dock: The optional CD-INCAR2 vehicle kit (sold separately)
allows you to mount and play the Pioneer GEX-INNO2BK portable XM Radio receiver
(item # 130INNO2) through your car audio system. It includes a car docking
station (with dash and vent mounts), a remote control, a cigarette lighter DC
power adapter, a cassette adapter, a magnetic base XM antenna and an XM
- Mounting Brackets: The car kit comes
with two mounting brackets. One swivels and has a self-adhesive pad and two
screw holes, it can be mounted to nearly any flat surface. The other
features two clips that can be attached to an air vent. The dock mounts to
- 12 Volt Adapter: The vehicle kit
comes supplied with a 12 Volt cigarette lighter adapter to provide a simple
power connection to your inno2 when placed in the car dock.
- FM Modulator: The inno2 receiver
contains a built-in FM modulator that when docked in the CD-INCAR2 allows
you to listen to whatever your inno2 is playing using your vehicle's FM
radio without attaching any audio cables to your car's head-unit. You will
still need to mount the XM antenna for a Satellite signal and use the
cigarette lighter adapter for power.
- Tape Adapter: You can also choose to
use the supplied tape adapter to feed signal from your inno2 to your
vehicle's stereo system if you have an in-dash cassette player in your car.
The tape adapter inserts into your radio's cassette opening and its cable
plugs into the line-output connection on the left side of the inno2 car kit.
- Antenna: The vehicle comes supplied
with a magnetic base XM antenna so it easily adheres to your vehicle's sheet
metal. The antenna is normally mounted on the roof or trunk of the vehicle.
- XM SureConnect Cable: The kit also features an XM
SureConnect cable that improves FM frequency transmission between you
vehicle's FM antenna an the built-in wireless FM transmitter inside the
receiver. You will want to place the XM antenna as close to your FM antenna
as possible. The SureConnect cable can then be clipped to your FM antenna if
you have a fixed mount antenna or stuck to the interior of the windshield if
you have an In-Glass FM antenna. The SureConnect cable plugs into the
vehicle's dock antenna plug and the XM antenna then plugs into the
SureConnect cable. The SureConnect cable cannot be used on retractable or
motorized FM antennas.
Note: If you're not
able to use the XM SureConnect cable, you'll need to use either the
supplied tape adapter (if applicable) or the optional wired FM method of
installation using the optional FM direct adapter (item 040SA10112, sold
separately). If your headunit has an auxiliary input you can use the
Important Note from Crutchfield:
Current FCC rules limit the
transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where
transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. XM includes
the SureConnect wiring with the car kit in order to address this issue,
but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input,
wired FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure satisfaction with the
performance and cosmetics of this satellite radio.
- Remote Control: The supplied compact
remote control contains power, mode, volume up/down, four directional
cursers, XM select, record, pause/mute, bookmark, favorites, jump, and
display buttons, as well as a 0-9 numeric keypad.
- Connections: The car dock features
the following connections.
- Front of Dock: The proprietary
docking connector transfers power, antenna signal, and audio signals to
and from the inno2.
- Left Side of Dock:
- Line Out: stereo 3.5mm mini-jack
for use with supplied cassette audio adapter; using an optional audio
cable, you can connect the cradle directly to your receiver's auxiliary
input (if your receiver has one)
- DC In (5V): jack for use with the
supplied cigarette lighter power adapter
- Antenna Connection: single SMB
jack for use with supplied antenna; this is a single input that accepts
satellite and terrestrial signals, it is not compatible with antennas or
antenna extensions that require separate satellite and terrestrial
Specifications and Dimensions
- Storage Capacity: 1 GB
- Music File Formats Supported: MP3 and
- MP3/WMA Fixed Bitrates: 32, 48,
64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 kbps
- MP3/WMA Variable Bitrates:
64-128, 128-256, 1630-320 kbps
- External Power: 5 V DC / 2000 mA
- inno2 Battery: Lithium Ion, 3.7 V / 1750 mAh
- Remote Battery: CR2032 / 3 V
- Audio Output: 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
- Antenna Connector: RF SMB (home dock)
- Width: 2.285"
- Height: 4.385"
- Depth: 0.638"
- Weight: 4.5 oz
- Home Dock:
- Width: 3.636"
- Height: 1.946"
- Depth: 2.782"
- Home Antenna:
- Width: 2.364"
- Height: 0.877" (3.039" w/ antenna
- Depth: 2.788"
- Cord Length: 20'
- Width: 3.718"
- Height: 1.623"
- Depth: 0.514"
- Weight: 1.4 oz