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Pioneer SIR-PNR1

SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner

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With Pioneer's SIR-PNP1 tuner, you now have the option of enjoying SIRIUS Satellite Radio with your satellite radio-compatible Pioneer in-dash receiver. This dedicated in-car tuner box comes with the antenna you'll need to get reception. A pass-through allows you to connect another component, such as a CD changer, to your receiver also.

With Pioneer's SIR-PNP1 tuner, you now have the option of enjoying SIRIUS Satellite Radio with your satellite radio-compatible Pioneer in-dash receiver. This dedicated in-car tuner box comes with the antenna you'll need to get reception. A pass-through allows you to connect another component, such as a CD changer, to your receiver also.

Note: A subscription to SIRIUS is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.

Product Highlights:

  • in-car SIRIUS tuner
  • antenna included
  • compatible with 2004-up satellite radio-controlling Pioneer in-dash receivers
  • pass-through for connecting a second component
  • 5"W x 1-3/8"H x 5-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner
  • 3' Power harness (has in-line noise filter and 1A fuse)
  • 8' IP-Bus cable (has an 11-pin rectangular connector on each end)
  • Antenna with attached 20.75' cable (has a right-angle SMB connector)
  • One 6.507" rubber antenna cable cover/tail
  • 6 Self-tapping screws
  • 1 Cleaner pad
  • Installation Guide
  • Installation Manual
  • Operation Manual
  • Warranty sheet

Pioneer SIR-PNR1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

I Echo What Has Been Said..

Anthony Thomas from Reseda, CA on 3/5/2006

Like the title says, I agree with what has been said. The unit works and sounds great save for the limited display functions and being able to find channels with ease (you can't directly tune to a channel) or maybe you can and I just haven't sorted it out yet.<BR> <BR> In any event, it works great and sounds great.<BR><BR> I have used Sirius Screamer GT in my Class 8 truck and I was imformed I would have to purchase a seperate service for the Pioneer unit. That's insane, no way I'm paying $50 a month for service to two units!<BR><BR> So I just switched from the Screamer to the Pioneer since Im not driving a trunk at the moment, but once I return, something will have to be worked out here.<BR><BR>



Sounds great, low on features.

Chad from Sacramento, CA on 2/2/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit sounds as good as it can with Sirius radio. I was able to test this on two Pioneer head units and found that it works similarly on both which indicates that some of the limited display options (only ARTIST, SONG, STATION, GENRE or COMPOSER can be on the screen at one time) are limitations with the adapter not the head unit. It isn't a big deal but I feel that head units with multi character and multi line display should have the Sirius information displayed there. On the Pioneer 6800MP, display is not limited to 8 characters so that is a head unit issue. As others have stated, this unit does not support playback or artist alert. These features don't detract from the experience too much for me, and since they were not advertised, I won't lower my rating over it. The main advantage to this unit over a dash mounted unit is cleanliness of install (I hate wires all over) and sound quality as this is direct IP BUS and not tape interface or FM modulation.



No pause/rewind/fastforward

brian from Los Angeles, Ca on 1/13/2006

I have a Sirius Replay and love it. I wanted to add a built in turner to my honda civic, so I picked up this to hookup to the pioneer head unit I have. <BR><BR>Installation was pretty easy.<BR><BR> The main drawback is that there's no pause, fastforward or rewind functions like on the Replay. Had I known this, I wouldn't have purchased it.<BR><BR> Part of the fun of satellite is having tivo like functionality. If I miss something, I can rewind and hear it again.<BR><BR>Not on this unit though =T



Easy connection, but more title support would be nice

Anthony from OHIO on 11/11/2005

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The unit was very easy to connect into my Pioneer head unit (MP4700) and wire into the electrical system of my SUV. My only complaint is that Pioneer is not supporting the full support for Artist and Song Title. Only displaying the artist name and only showing 8 characters is a bit of a limitation. I know that my head unit only supports up to 8 characters, and the artist name scrolls once to display all the artist information, but it would be nice if the song title information would also scroll across the display. Maybe something Pioneer can work on for future units.<BR>



Pioneer AVIC-N1 & SIR-PNR1.

John from Washington - The State. on 4/14/2005

I have a Pioneer AVIC-N1 installed in my vehicle and have been using the Pioneer XM receiver since they didn't have a Sirius receiver out yet... Needless to say, once they had this receiver available, I bought it.<BR><BR>Overall I'm very pleased with the reception - I have my antenna on the rear deck and I haven't lost signal yet, whereas the XM would lose the satellite signal. I don't like the way the unit displays the titles - either being group, song or whatever. As mentioned above, it cuts the names down to 8 characters. Also the Sirius interface is different on the AVIC-N1 than the XM interface. Nothing too bad, but it would be nice that they would have the same functions. Something to call Pioneer about, maybe an upgrade to my unit will correct this. [Maybe they could correct the display so that it would show 6 lines of info vs. the one it does now - one could hope :) ].<BR><BR>Installation was a snap, just power and ground, plug in the IP bus cable and route the antenna. I think it only took 5 minutes to install.<BR><BR>this unit would have received 5 out of 5 stars, but I'm giving it 4 due to the display issue.<BR><BR><BR>



Pioneer SIR-PNR1

Ryan from New Mexico on 4/13/2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far the unit has been pretty good. My antenna is mounted inside on the front dash. Seems to work OK, but not perfect. I bet in a real city with Sirius repeaters, it would work fine.<BR><BR>There seems to be a 5 second cache in the receiver should the unit loose signal, the user wont notice. This is bad because when you change stations, there is a 5 second delay while the previous stations finishes playing.<BR><BR>Also, you can't get song titles. Only Channel number, and Band/Group name. If the name is longer than 8 characters, the system will scroll one time and you can never see the whole name if you're not watching. This is bad because most of the time I'm watching the road. If it's a cool song, I want to see who its by, but I never catch it. :(<BR>



Pioneer SIR-PNR1

Alex from Delaware,OH on 3/17/2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this with a DEH-P6700MP reciever and have been very happy with the sound quality and the ease of installation. <BR><BR>My only complaint with the unit is that it only allows you to see one of the possible title choices station/composer/song title, this makes it harder to navigate the system, its OK once you have saved your favorite stations to memory. Also the unit only uses 8 of the possible 16 characters that the receiver can handle, this is more annoying once you get used to the MP3 playback display which use the whole screens text display capabilities.<BR><BR>Otherwise this is a great, clean install for adding Sirus without having the normal mess associated with external satellite radio receivers it just lacks alot of the nice to have features that these units have.




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Features and Specs

Service Sirius
Compatible Brand Pioneer
Display Lines None
Channel Presets None
Song Memory None
Built-in FM Transmitter No
Car Kit N/A
Home Kit N/A
Changer Jack/Pass-Thru Yes
NavTraffic Compatible No
Included Antenna Car Antenna
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (inches) 5
Height (inches) 1-3/8
Depth (inches) 6-3/16
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Inputs and Outputs


Overview: When used with a compatible Pioneer head unit, this tuner allows you to receive SIRIUS satellite radio programming in your vehicle. In addition to this tuner and antenna, you must have a subscription to SIRIUS Radio to receive SIRIUS digital satellite radio signals.

Note: Satellite radio service is available only within the continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio: SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 channels of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.

Compatibility: This tuner is compatible with 2004 and newer Pioneer satellite radio-compatible in-dash receivers that use the IP-Bus protocol.

CD Changer Pass-Thru: The SIRIUS radio tuner uses the CD changer input on the Pioneer head unit. If you also want to use a CD changer, there is a CD changer pass-through connection on the SIRIUS radio tuner, so they can be daisy chained together.

SIRIUS Antenna: The SIRIUS antenna has a powerful magnetic base that allows you to mount the antenna on the roof or trunk lid of your vehicle. The antenna needs to be positioned in such a way that it will be free of mechanical and line-of-sight obstructions. 

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel of Tuner:

  • Bus Output: IP-Bus jack that connects to the head unit using the supplied cable
  • Bus Input: IP-Bus jack that connects to an optional CD changer
  • Power: 4-pin jack for use with supplied power harness

Back Panel of Tuner:

  • Antenna: single SMB input

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