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XM Direct2 Tuner
Add XM satellite radio to your aftermarket car stereo (Model CNP2000UCA)
Our take on the XM Direct2 Tuner by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
Add the endless entertainment of XM Satellite Radio to your aftermarket car stereo with the XM Direct2 tuner. First, you'll need to purchase a brand-specific cable that connects this adapter to your stereo. Once connected, you'll be able to change channels and see programming information on your stereo's display. XM includes a magnetic, roof-mount antenna for pulling in the satellite signal.
Note: Before installation, this unit must first be programmed by connecting it to a computer with a 32-bit operating system running either Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, and Internet Explorer.
Note: A subscription to XM is also required — learn about XM's programming. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories.
What's in the Box:
- XMDirect² Vehicle Tuner with attached 42" cable
- Protocol Interface Adapter
- Snap-on cover for PIA
- 6' USB Programming cable (USB Type A connector on one end and proprietary XM connector on the other)
- Magnetic antenna with attached 22' cable (single SMB connector)
- Antenna cable rubber bumper
- Alcohol prep pad
- Installation Guide (English/ Spanish/ French)
- Computer connection instructions
- car-only XM radio interface works with brand-specific adapters
- includes roof-mount antenna
- displays text on the stereo and supplies power to the satellite radio
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Product Overview: The Audiovox CNP2000UCA XMDirect² Protocol Interface Adapter allows you to install XM Satellite Radio with select aftermarket car stereos. It includes the XM Vehicle Tuner, a magnetic base XM antenna, the Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA), and a USB programming cable. For most installations you will need a separate XMDirect² connection cable for your specific car stereo brand (see list below). In addition to the proper hardware, you will need to subscribe to XM Satellite Radio in order to receive programming.
XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers over 170 digital radio channels including commercial free music channels, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast. XM also offers traffic and weather alerts for several major US cities (24 cities as of 6/29/10), as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL, the PGA tour, Indy car racing, and several major college conferences.
XMDirect² Connection Cable: XMDirect² connection cables are available for XM-ready Alpine, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Panasonic, and Sony car stereos. For specific head unit model compatibility, see the connection cable for your car stereo brand. The required cables for each brand are:
- Alpine: 220CNPALP1
- Clarion: 220CNPCLA1
- Eclipse: 220CNPECL1
- Jensen: 220CNPJEN1
- JVC: 220CNPJVC1
- Kenwood: 220CNPKEN1
- Panasonic: 220CNPPAN1
- Sony: 220CNPSON1
Installation Overview: The XM Vehicle Tuner plugs directly into the Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA). The XMDirect² connection cable for your aftermarket car stereo (sold separately) plugs between your XM-ready radio and the PIA via a 34-pin connection. You must also mount the magnetic antenna on the roof or trunk of your vehicle, and route the cable to the tuner (inside the vehicle). Before installation, you must download the proper radio model protocol to the PIA from the XMDirect² website (firmware will not be available for all satellite ready radios, but if this unit is listed as an accessory for your radio, it is compatible and the correct firmware is available on the audiovox.com/xmdirect/ website). This requires connecting your PC to the PIA via the supplied USB Programming cable and accessing the Internet.
Note: You must have Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit) or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) installed on your PC for programming the PIA.
Dimensions: The XMDirect² components have the following dimensions:
- Width: 3.71"
- Height: 0.70"
- Depth: 2.05"
- Magnetic Antenna:
- Width: 1.41"
- Length: 1.74"
- Height: 0.53"
- Cable Length: 22'
- Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA):
- Width: 2.78"
- Height: 0.85"
- Depth: 4.65"
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