Is your Home Stereo System XM Satellite Ready?July 17, 2008 2:32 pm XM Radio Home
Just when you thought that XM satellite radio could not get any better, guess what, it’s always getting better in XM town! Just when you thought that your home stereo system was complete, think again! There are now some pretty radical XM satellite ready audio systems available for your home stereo. Systems that will offer the many features you have already grown to love. Just add the Audiovox Mini-Tuner and home dock and these systems that will receive all 170 XM satellite radio channels in-home. So now I am sure that you are wondering what are the best XM Satellite ready audio systems out there? No worries, I have got two sweet systems to tell you about.
Sherwood 600-Watt AV 7.1 Receiver is a kicking 600-watt XM ready home stereo receiver that also replaces your old receiver—you can plug in your TV and other audio components the same way. Well priced online for around $350-$400.
• Universal video upconversion
• 100 watts x 6 in surround mode
• DTS ES Discrete, Matrix, DTS Neo (Cinema and Music), Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie, Music, Custom, and Matrix), and Dolby Virtual Surround
• 2 HDMI, 3 AV, and 32 component video inputs
• XM “Connect & Play”
• 17″ W x 6″ H x 16″ D
• Includes advanced multi-brand remote control
• Weight: 24.9 lbs
For bigger spenders there is the JVC 7-Channel AV Receiver which is a hopping and feature-rich home audio receiver that boasts 110-watts per channel over 7 channels, and a sleek and modern sliver design. Well priced online from $430-$500.
• Hybrid feedback digital amplifier version III with 110 watts per channel x 7 channels
• XM satellite tuner ready
• Sirius input with control
• USB input for receiving audio signals from PC
• Dolby® Digital EX/Dolby® Digital/ Dolby® Pro Logic IIx/Dolby® Pro Logic II
• DAP for multi-channel and 2-channel sources
• HDMI switching: 2 inputs and 1 output
• Analog audio: 4 inputs and 2 outputs
• Digital audio: 2 optical input and 1 coaxial input (assignable)
• Component video: 2 inputs and 1 output
• S-Video: 3 inputs and 3 outputs
• Composite video: 3 inputs and 3 outputs
• 17 3/16″ W x 3 5/8″ H x 14 5/8″ D
• Includes multi-brand remote
• Weight: 19.5 lbs
These are only two examples of XM Ready audio components and home theater systems. Most of the major names such as Denon, Samsung, Yamaha, Onkyo and Sony have models that allow you to connect directly to the Audiovox Mini-Tuner and immediately enjoy all the benefits of XM Programming through an amazing audio system.