March 24, 2009
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
So you finally ran out and bought that nifty new car that you have always wanted and now you are faced with one new dilemma: how do you attach your existing XM car radio to your SAT ready stereo head? No worries, there is a relatively easy fix for this common issue, and it will not cost you a monthly payment equivalent either. And while you will have to commit to spending the money on the kit that you need, and roughly an hour on installation, you will save yourself a grip of cash over having to invest in a new XM satellite receiver for your vehicle.
What you need is the Audiovox XM Direct 2, an XM car radio converter kit that allows you to easily wire your SAT ready stereo head to your existing XM receiver. And the best part is that when you order it online, at select locations, not only will you get everything that you need to be thumping to those 170 channels in no time at all, but you will also get all of the necessary compatible cables that you’ll be needing. You can easily find this kit for around $60-$120 online; always go with the best deal. Below are the features that come with this handy converter kit, which comes with a quick install manual that anybody can use.
• Turns your existing car stereo head unit into an XM radio
• Direct connect option offers true digital sound
• Includes expansion port (pass through capable) for connecting additional manufacturer devices (i.e. CD Changers and Ipod adapters)
• Works with the XM Mini-Tuner, a portable subscription cartridge that holds the radio ID. There is no need for you to pay for multiple subscriptions.
• Programmable adapter allows you to download and update software via web or CD-ROM
• Web based download capability to ensure we are using the latest software
• The solution requires: Internet connection, USB 2.0 port, Microsoft IE 6.0 or higher. Microsoft Windows XP Compatible.
March 15, 2009
XM Boomboxes, XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
A new era is upon us. Without getting overly-political, suffice it to say that there is a changing direction in the course of our nation. The extent and nature of this change remains to be seen, but as a nation we’ll all be watching and waiting. The election and term of our first African American president is a monumental event in the course of our history and we should all pay heed.
While realizing the magnitude of political change is easy, following it regularly can become quite difficult. Life doesn’t wait for you to sit down and read the newspaper or watch CNN. Sometimes there’s just too much going on in your own life between work, family and other obligations to pay the proper attention to the outside world.
Why not give yourself every opportunity to stay current and keep abreast of breaking world news and events? XM radio brings the most comprehensive coverage of news, politics, current events and analysis available in the audio spectrum.
A glimpse of the unparalleled coverage XM radio provides, available right now on your Audiovox Xpress EZ:
BBC World Service
No more having to stay up all hours of the night searching the web for the latest news or trying to catch a glimpse at the paper on your 5-minute coffee break. XM radio brings the news to you whether you’re at home, in the car, at the office or on the move. You can always stay connected using any XM Satellite Radio Car Kit, Home Kit or Boombox. No longer will you be the odd man out in conversations about the latest political events, you’ll be starting the discussion.
Although XM radio has been bringing you music for years, its utility doesn’t stop there. Turn the dial of your Delphi SkyFi3 up to the 120s in the car, using your car kit, or in your home, using your home kit, and get the coverage you demand. Hopefully this new era of hope will be all that it’s cracked up to be and more. Regardless, you’ll know exactly what’s going on and be a better citizen for it.
March 9, 2009
XM Boomboxes, XM Satellite Radio
Whatever your price range, there is an XM boombox out there with your name tattooed prominently to its side. XM boomboxes are the go-to solution for the seamless XM lifestyle that will carry your tunes from the living room, to the backyard, to the park and beyond. There’re simply no limits. Here’s a look at our 3 top models.
Belkin Portable XM Audio SystemThis baby brings a new meaning to portable. Designed to be simultaneously rugged, lightweight and water-resistant, the Belkin plays music anywhere and everywhere. Don’t worry about conditions: Belkin has you covered. For the spec-freak: pack 4-in woofers and 13 mm tweeters worth of range into this 2-way package and you get full sound that will handle everything from Metallica to Mozart with truth and precision. After all, an inexpensive boombox doesn’t need to mean cheap sound. Best of all, Belkin’s versatility applies to the receivers it synchs with as well as the places it travels—Roady XT and Audiovox Xpress models, and even the Pioneer Inno or Samsung Helix with a separate adaptor.
Audio System for SKYFi2 and Roady XT Receivers SA10201Let’s face it—you’re not an audiophile; you simply want a portable solution to play music. A light price tag and lack of frills are the characteristics you use to measure your choices. Assuming you’re rocking a SkyFi2 or Roady XT, this audio system is for you. Under $60 and all the sound and performance you need, this player keeps it simple and functional. It’s also quite slim and lightweight so it won’t bog you down.
Altec Lansing XM3120 XM Powered Audio SystemEver want XM radio right in your office? Of course you did. The Altec Lansing XM3120 is the solution to get it there. Designed specifically to sit on top of a desk, the XM3120 is a compact, convenient solution for your office needs. Whether it’s the desk at home where you do your bills or the office cubicle where you grind out the day, XM radio will surely make your tasks less intimidating. It works with the Roady XT or Audiovox Express and uses digital amplification and bass enhancement to provide optimum sound. Neodymium 2” drivers power the sound waves. So fire yourself up and knock out cold calls and invoices like there’s no tomorrow.
All systems come standard with the equipment that you’ll need. A power adaptor will allow for plug-in (batteries can also be used for portable applications, not included) and a home antenna will allow for quick set-up and signal reception. Within minutes of receiving your package at the door you’ll be hooked up and ready to go anywhere.
So drop the chains. Life is restricting enough, music doesn’t have to be. All our XM boomboxes provide a simple, inexpensive way to transport the world of XM music anywhere that you go. Once you’ve gotten a taste, you’ll wonder how you ever lived stuck in one place.