Specifications and Dimensions
Overview: The Pioneer XMp3 is a portable satellite radio receiver with a
built-in 2 GB memory for recording satellite radio programming or storing MP3 and WMA music
files downloaded from your computer. The XMp3 also supports microSD cards up to 8 GB for
playback of your stored MP3/WMA music files. The XMp3 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 number 130XMP3CAR) and an additional home kit (item number 130XMP3HOM) are also
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. A subscription is
required for service.
Rechargeable Battery: The XMp3 comes with a 3.7-volt rechargeable
lithium-ion battery. The battery is rated for 4 hours of live XM playback or 16.5 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 XMp3 is equipped with a full-color 2.25" TFT LCD
screen. The XM channel names are displayed with 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.
Built-in 2GB Memory: The XMp3's 2GB 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 100 hours of
Removable Memory Storage: The Pioneer XMp3 features a microSD card
slot which supports microSD and microSDHC cards up to 8GB (sold separately) for playback
of your stored MP3/WMA music files. Pioneer recommends Class 2 microSD cards for best performance. (Class 6 cards are not compatible, and Class 4 cards may be problematic at this time.)
Built-In Antenna: The XMp3 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
Operating Modes: The XMp3 features two different listening modes -
Live XM and My Music Library.
- Live XM: Live XM is where you
listen to 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
of up to 99 XM Radio stations. The Live XM mode
offers the following additional features:
- Pause and Replay: The
Pioneer XMp3 has a 30-minute memory buffer
which allows you to pause and replay Live
- TuneSelect: The
TuneSelect feature finds your favorite
artist or song (up to 30) 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 XMp3 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 XM2go Music
Manager 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 from 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 continue to
record the current channel for up to six
hours. You can also instruct the XMp3 to
automatically record up to 30 hours of
content from one of the five channels
you listen to most. A specific event
can be recorded by scheduling the date
(today, every day, or a specific date),
start time, end time, and channel. The
unit can record up to 10 hours continuously
and store up to 100 hours of XM music.
- My Music Library: This mode allows you
to listen to XM content that you have recorded to the XMp3
and any MP3/WMA files or audio books you have stored on the
XMp3 or an inserted microSD card from your PC. The My Music
Mode offers the following features:
- Organizing Music: All songs
and tracks that are stored in the XMp3 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
- Playlist: This feature allows
you to create one or more custom playlists. Each
playlist is an index of songs that play in a
certain order. The XMp3 allows you to create
multiple playlists to allow you to enjoy your
music in various order and combinations.
Note: You cannot combine XM recorded
tracks and MP3s or WMA on the same playlist.
Auto Recording: The XMp3 radio is able to learn your listening habits
and automatically record up to 30 hours of XM programming from the five channels you listen
to most frequently.
Settings: The Settings menu allows you to adjust the preferences and
setup of your XMp3. The following is a list of function adjustments found within this
- EQ Presets: The XMp3 offers the following
EQ Presets - Flat, Max Boost, Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Talk,
Vocal, and Bass Boost
- Display: This feature allows you to adjust
the brightness level (low/medium/high) 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 display.
- Edit Alerts: You can enable GameSelect
Alerts, Program Alerts and/or Schedule Recordings.
- 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 XMp3 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.
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 Jump feature which switches to the previous channel you were listening to.
Connections: The following connections are located on the XMp3.
- Dock Connector: proprietary
dock connector used to supply connection to either
the supplied home dock or optional car dock
- USB Jack: Mini-USB type B
connector port used to supply connection to your
PC via the supplied USB cable
- Earbud Jack: 3.5mm mini-jack
headphone port used for portable and private
listening of your music via the supplied earbud
headphones or optional headphones of your choice
USB Port and Cable: The kit features a mini USB type-B port and comes
supplied with a USB type-A to mini USB type-B cable to allow transfer of MP3 and WMA music
files to the Pioneer XMp3 from your computer. The USB cable will also charge the battery
to the XMp3 when connected to your PC.
XM2go Music Manager Software: You can download the XM2go Music Manger
software at www.xmradio.com/xm2gomusicmanager
to help you organize your Satellite Radio and MP3/WMA music. The XM2go Music Manager Software
offers the following functions:
- Scheduled Recordings: This function
allows you to record XM content from up to five XM Radio
channels at the same time for up to 75 hours.
- Manage Your Music: You can easily
create and modify custom playlists of your XM recordings
or your personal MP3/WMA music collection.
- Rip CDs to MP3/WMA Files: Allows you
to enjoy your MP3 and WMA files on a microSD card or transfer
them onto the XMp3.
- View XM's Online Program Guide: Displays
what is playing on all XM channels for the next two weeks.
- Bookmark and Purchase Songs: Allows
you to bookmark and purchase songs from compatible online
music service including
- Purchase and Listen to Audio Books: Allows
you to purchase and listen to audio books
- Link to other XM Radio Websites: Allows
you to link to other XM Radio websites such as XM Radio Online
(XMRO) and www.xmradio.com.
- Support for Multiple Radios: You can manage
multiple XM2go radios from one computer. Connect another XMp3
radio or any other XM2go radio such as the inno, Helix, Nexus
- Manage Software Updates: When a new software
release is available, and you connect the XMp3 radio to your
computer, you will be prompted to complete the update.
System Requirements: The XM2go Music Manager software runs on Window-based
personal computers only. The XMp3 and XM2go Music Manager software is compatible with Microsoft
XP Pro or Home with SP2, Vista Home, Vista Ultimate, Vista Business, and Vista Premium.
|Windows XP System Requirements |
- Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher
- 400 MHZ or higher CPU
- 100 MB free disk space on hard drive
- at least 256 MB of RAM
- High-speed Internet connection
- Windows Media Player 11
|Windows Vista System Requirements |
- 800 MHz or higher CPU for Vista Home, 1 GHz or higher for
other Vista editions
- at least 100 MB free disk space on hard drive
- at least 512 MB of RAM for Vista Home, at least 1 GB for other
- High-speed internet connection
- Windows Media Player 11
Supplied Home Dock: The supplied home kit allows you to use your Pioneer
XMp3 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 XMp3 in multiple locations in your home or at
the office (item number 130XMP3HOM).
- Docking Cradle: The XMp3 features a
horizontal docking cradle that allows you to play your XMp3
through your existing home stereo system. The dock features
the following connections.
- Dock Connector: proprietary
connector used to attach your XMp3
- 5V DC: power connection
port to be used with the supplied AC power
- Line Out: 3.5mm mini-jack
line output used to transfer signal from your
XMp3 to your home stereo system via the supplied
stereo mini-jack to stereo RCA cable
- Antenna: SMB connector used
to connect the supplied XM indoor/outdoor antenna
- 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
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 signal.
Optional Car Dock: The optional vehicle kit (sold separately) allows you to
mount and play the Pioneer XMp3 portable XM Radio receiver (item number 130XMP3CAR) 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 either bracket.
- 12 Volt Adapter: The vehicle kit comes
supplied with a 12 Volt cigarette lighter adapter to provide
a simple power connection to your XMp3 when placed in the
- 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.
- FM Modulator: The XMp3 receiver contains
a built-in FM modulator that when docked in the vehicle kit
allows you to listen to whatever your XMp3 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. You will also need an optional XM
SureConnect Cable (220XMSC1) to complete your installation.
- Optional XM SureConnect Cable: The optional
XM SureConnect cable 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 an optional tape adapter (if applicable)
or the optional wired FM method of installation
using the optional FM direct adapter (item
130XMFM1, sold separately). If your headunit
has an auxiliary input you can use the line-out
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
- 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
- Dock Connector: The proprietary
docking connector transfers power, antenna signal,
and audio signals to and from the XMp3.
- 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
Specifications and Dimensions
- Internal Storage Capacity: 2 GB
- Removable Media Storage: microSD up to 8 GB
- Music File Formats Supported: MP3 and WMA
- 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/1600 mA
- XMp3 Battery: Lithium Ion, 3.7 V/920 mAh
- Remote Battery: CR2032 / 3 volt
- Headphone Output: 3.5 mini-stereo jack
- Audio Output: 3.5mm mini-stereo jack
- Antenna Connector: RF SMB (home dock)
- Width: 2.065"
- Height: 4.265"
- Depth: 0.635"
- Weight: 3.104 oz
- Home Dock:
- Width: 2.725"
- Height: 1.375"
- Depth: 2.105"
- Home Antenna:
- Width: 2.365"
- Height: 0.9375" (3.0625" w/ antenna
- Depth: 2.785"
- Cord Length: 20'
- Width: 1.585"
- Height: 0.595"
- Depth: 4.715"
- Weight: 2.116 oz