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XM Direct XMDALP100

Connects the XM Direct universal XM tuner to a compatible Alpine in-dash receiver

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Item # 209XMDALP1

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Our take on the XM Direct™ XMDALP100

The XMDALP100 Smart Digital Adapter allows you to connect the XM Direct universal XM tuner to your compatible Alpine in-dash receiver with Ai-net changer controls. The adapter and universal tuner are extremely compact, so they install easily behind your dash or in any other convenient location. The adapter cable also features a pass-through, which lets you connect an additional Alpine component, such as a CD changer.

What's in the Box:

  • XMDirect Smart Digital Adapter for Alpine car stereos
  • 40" DIN cable (Adapter to XMD1000 tuner)
  • 40" RCA stereo patch cord (Adapter to XMD1000 tuner)
  • 20" Dual Ai-Net cable (Adapter to Alpine head unit and pass through to another Ai-Net component)
  • Installation Guide

Product Highlights:

  • Smart Digital Adapter allows a compatible Alpine in-dash receiver to control the XM Direct universal XM tuner
  • includes all cabling to connect to Alpine receiver
  • pass-through for connecting an additional Alpine component, such as a CD changer
  • dimensions: 3-1/2" x 1-1/8" x 2-1/2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Compatibility Notes


Overview: The Terk XMDALP100 is a Smart Digital Adapter which allows you to control the Terk XMDirect Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (item 209XMD1000, sold separately) with a compatible, XM Satellite-ready Alpine car stereo receiver. The adapter includes a cable with an Ai-NET input connection, so an Ai-NET device, such as a CD changer, can be used along with the XMD1000 XM Satellite Radio tuner.  

Note: Please check the compatibility list below to see if your Alpine receiver will work with this adapter.

Connections: The adapter is designed to be installed in-line between an XMD1000 XM tuner and a compatible Alpine receiver. Two cables are included to connect the XMDALP100 adapter to the XMD1000 tuner, and one cable is included to connect the XMDALP100 adapter to an Alpine receiver.

  • Adapter to Tuner Cables:
    • Audio Cable: A 40" stereo RCA cable carries satellite radio audio from the tuner to the adapter.
    • Control Cable: A 40" P13 (8-pin DIN) cable passes control commands from the adapter to the tuner.
  • Adapter to Alpine Receiver Cable:
    • One one end, this cable has a single male 16-pin Molex plug (plugs into the adapter), and the other end splits into two branches: a 20" branch has a right angle male Alpine Ai-NET connector (plugs into a compatible Alpine receiver), and a 13" branch is terminated with a female Alpine Ai-NET input connector, which allows you to connect another Alpine Ai-NET compatible component, such as a CD changer.

Installation Note: Because of cable lengths, the XMDALP100 should be installed behind the dash within 2-3 feet of the XMD1000 tuner.

Compatibility Notes

Head Unit Compatibility: The adapter packaging includes a list of compatible Alpine receivers. As new models are introduced, the number of compatible receivers will grow. The current list of compatible receivers includes:

Compatible Alpine Receivers

CDA-7892 CDA-7893 CDA-7894 CDA-7897
CDA-7995 CDA-7998 CDA-9805 CDA-9807
CDA-9811 CDA-9813 CDA-9815 CDA-9825
CDA-9826 CDA-9827 CDA-9830 CDA-9831
CDA-9833 CDA-9835 CDA-9847 CDA-9851
CDA-9853 CDA-9855 CDA-9857 CDA-9883
CDA-9885 CDA-9887 IDA-X001 ---
CVA-1003 CVA-1004 CVA-10014 ---
DVA-7996 DVA-9860 DVA-9861 DVA-9965
IVA-D100 IVA-D105 IVA-D300 IVA-D310
IVA-D900 IVA-D901 IVA-W200 IVA-W205

Compatible with Ai-Net Multi Changer/Versatile Link Adapter: The Terk XMDALP100 is compatible with the Alpine KCA-410C Ai-Net Multi Changer/Versatile Link Adapter.

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