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  • Page 1 User Guide...
  • Page 2: Quick Start

    Quick Start Quick Start Charge the battery (page 13). Set up your XMp3 radio (page 21). Activate your XM subscription online or by calling 1 800 XM RADIO (1-800-967-2346) (page 25). Press the menu button. You should see this screen:...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ..... . .51 XMp3 Radio Controls....14 Display.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    XM programming. • Record up to 5 channels simultaneously, so you’ll always have something to listen to. Schedule a recording time, or let the XMp3 radio learn your listening habits and automatically record your favorite channels for you. •...
  • Page 6: About Xm

    Introduction About XM XM is America’s number one satellite radio company. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto, and Montreal, XM’s 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children’s and entertainment programming;...
  • Page 7: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions IMPORTANT! Always read and understand all the instructions to avoid injury to yourself and/or damage to your device. XM Satellite Radio claims no responsibility for damage from data loss due to breakdown, repair or other causes. DO NOT: •...
  • Page 8: Environmental Information

    • Stay aware of your surroundings when enjoying your XMp3 radio. If you’re a pedestrian, keep your eyes and ears open. If you’re driving, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Not doing so can result in personal injury, death, and/or damage to your device, accessories, and/or to your vehicle or other property.
  • Page 9 Protect Your Ears and Yourself • Always follow traffic safety directions. Do not use earbuds or headphones while operating a bicycle, automobile, or motorcycle. Not only is it dangerous, it may be illegal. • Make sure the earbud or headphone cable does not get in the way of your arms or other surrounding objects while you’re walking or exercising.
  • Page 10 . When the battery is exhausted you will see a red battery icon. When you use your XMp3 radio for the first time, charge the battery until the battery icon turns green. Then use your XMp3 radio until the battery is exhausted. This charge/discharge cycle calibrates the battery level meter so that it accurately reports the state of the battery.
  • Page 11 recycled. Contact your local recycler for details. Never dispose of batteries in a fire or in water as they may explode. To insert or remove the battery see page 13 for more information.
  • Page 12: What's In The Box

    Introduction What’s in the Box? XMp3 Radio Remote Control Earbuds RCA Audio Cable Home Stand XM Home Antenna USB Cable Also Included: User Guide and Getting the Most From your XM Radio Battery AC Power Adapter Guide...
  • Page 13: Charge The Battery

    Charging the Battery The battery comes from the factory with a small amount of charge. Charge the battery for at least 8 hours before using your XMp3 radio for the first time, or if you have not used it for several months.
  • Page 14: Xmp3 Radio Controls

    Introduction XMp3 Radio Controls Headphone Jack and microSD Card Slot Power/Hold Switch Slide down to turn on Volume/Mute or off, slide up to lock controls. Menu Go to My Music Library, access advanced features Keypad and configuration options Enter channel numbers.
  • Page 15: Display

    The functions of the controls may change depending on what you’re doing at the time. In general, remember that: • Turning the wheel highlights different icons or moves up or down a list. Press the XM button to select the highlighted item. back button brings you to the previous screen.
  • Page 16: Additional Symbols

    Introduction Additional symbols Live XM My Music Library Auto Recordings Settings Battery Charging Battery Charged (green) Battery Low (red) Hold - controls locked. To unlock, slide the power switch down to the middle position Mute – to unmute, press both volume up and volume down buttons at the same time Repeat Shuffle...
  • Page 17 microSD card is in the device, has been scanned and is safe to be removed (green) Song included on a playlist MP3 or WMA song loaded onto the microSD card that has been added to a playlist TuneSelect set to alert on artist’s name TuneSelect set to alert on song title XM signal strength MicroSD card is being read.
  • Page 18: Remote Control Functions

    Introduction Remote Control Functions Power Button 30-Minute Replay Buttons Arrow Buttons Select menu entries, Pause and replay up to 30 change channels. minutes of live XM content. Record Record a song or channel. XM Button/Select Press to confirm selections. Options TuneSelect, bookmarks, add channel to favorites, set Menu...
  • Page 19: Microsd Memory Card

    MicroSD Memory Card Turn your XMp3 radio off before inserting or removing the microSD memory card (sold separately at or at your local retailer). To insert the card press it down until it clicks into place. To remove it, press down and it will eject.
  • Page 20: Using This Guide

    Introduction Using this Guide Throughout this guide, you will see instructions such as Select menu → Settings → Change Display → Brightness. This tells you to do the following: Press the menu button. Turn the wheel clockwise until the Settings Icon is highlighted. Press the XM button to select Settings.
  • Page 22: Setup

    Setup for Home or Office Insert your XMp3 radio into the home stand. Connect the power adapter, audio cable, and XM home antenna. Connect your XMp3 radio to your home or office audio system. lin e ou t an te nn...
  • Page 23 Place the XM home antenna in or near a south facing window for optimal indoor reception. To optimize signal reception, you may mount the XM home antenna outdoors, facing south. South Outdoors Outdoors...
  • Page 24: While Traveling

    Setup While Traveling You can connect the power adapter directly to your XMp3 radio.
  • Page 26: Activation

    Your XMp3 radio must remain on until activated. If you have not yet activated your XMp3 radio and it is not receiving a signal, the radio may show a Product Demo on its display. The demo disappears when you activate the radio.
  • Page 28: Using Your Xmp3 Radio

    This authenticates your XM subscription and ensures you continue to enjoy your live and recorded XM programs. Selecting Channels Turn on your XMp3 radio. Subscribe to XM (page 26) if you haven’t done so already. If you see Live XM at the top of the display, skip to the step 3. Otherwise, press the menu button.
  • Page 29 Press the XM button to select that digit. Repeat for all the digits of that channel number. When you’ve entered a valid channel number, your XMp3 radio will tune to that channel within 2 seconds. - OR -...
  • Page 30: Favorite Channels

    Using your XMp3 Radio Categories XM channels are organized into channel categories, or genres, such as “Rock, ” “Jazz, ” or “News. ” To find a channel by category: menu → Live XM → All Categories. Select You’ll see a list of all the XM categories. Turn the wheel to highlight a category, then press the XM button to select it.
  • Page 31: Pause And Replay Live Xm

    You should see a list of your favorite channels. Turn the wheel to highlight the desired channel then press the XM button to select it. To remove a channel from your “Favorites” list: Tune to that channel. options → Remove Favorite. Select Pause and Replay Live XM Need to take a phone call or step away for a few minutes? Now...
  • Page 32: Recording Xm

    Recording XM Your XMp3 radio gives you more ways to record up to 100 hours of your favorite XM content. Push a button to immediately record the song or channel that you’re currently listening to.
  • Page 33: Auto Recording

    (3) scheduled recordings, and (4) auto recordings Auto Recording Your XMp3 radio learns your listening habits and automatically records up to 30 hours of XM programming from the five channels you listen to most frequently. To automatically record programs in this manner, make sure that: •...
  • Page 34: Listening To Recorded Content

    Using your XMp3 Radio To designate a specific channel to be auto-recorded: Tune to that channel. rec → Set to Auto Record. You can designate up to 5 channels in this manner. Select To remove channels from the auto-record list, select rec → Remove Auto Rec.
  • Page 35 (if available). Wondering how to get MP3/WMA files and audiobooks onto your XMp3 radio? You can upload MP3/WMA files from your PC directly to your XMp3 radio using a USB cable and the XM2go Music Manager. You can also store MP3/WMA files directly on a microSD memory card. When you view the library of MP3/WMA files on XMp3 radio, these types of files are indicated by this symbol: Try to store most of your MP3/WMA files on the microSD card.
  • Page 36: Program Guide

    Bookmarks Use XMp3 radio’s “bookmarks” to remember artist and title information of interesting songs. To bookmark a song that is currently playing, simply select options → Bookmark Song. You can then view these bookmarks at a later time using the XM2go Music Manager application on your PC.
  • Page 37: Playlists

    Playlists You can create one or more custom lists, called playlists. A playlist is simply a collection of recorded tracks that play in a certain order. Create a “morning commute” playlist, a “workout” playlist, a “best of” playlist, and more. And yes, the same song can appear on more than one playlist.
  • Page 38 A playlist may hold only one of these content types: • Recorded XM content • MP3/WMA files uploaded to your XMp3 radio using a PC • MP3/WMA files stored on the microSD card You cannot create a playlist that, for example, mixes recorded XM content with MP3 files.
  • Page 39: Tuneselect And Gameselect

    You can do the same thing with sports games; just select options → GameSelect. Your XMp3 radio might find more than one TuneSelect or GameSelect entry; in that case, you’ll be able to choose which one to listen to by turning the wheel.
  • Page 40 Using your XMp3 Radio When you’re done, press back to exit the screen. TuneSelect alerts you when it finds this artist name. TuneSelect alerts you when it finds this song title. No alerts set for this song title or artist.
  • Page 41: Info Extras

    Info Extras XM broadcasts information such as sports scores and stock quotes. This information can be displayed at the bottom of your XMp3 radio’s screen. To choose a sport or team: menu → Settings → Info Extras → Sports. Select You’ll see a list of sports.
  • Page 42 Do the same thing for the remaining letters. Erase Stocks during step 2, then You can delete stock symbols by choosing following directions on your XMp3 radio’s screen. When you’re done with the stock list, press back to exit.
  • Page 44: Using Your Xmp3 Radio With A Pc

    Using your XMp3 Radio with a PC The XM2go Music Manager runs on Windows-based personal computers and allows you to: • Manage your music: create and customize playlists of XM recordings or your personal MP3 or WMA files. • Schedule recordings.
  • Page 45: Setup And Installation

    PCs running Microsoft® Windows® Vista must meet the following requirements: • CPU: 800 MHz or higher for Vista Home; 1 GHz or higher for other Vista editions • Hard drive: at least 100 MB free disk space • RAM: at least 512 MB for Vista Home; at least 1 GB for other Vista editions •...
  • Page 46: My Music

    Using your XMp3 Radio with a PC My Music The XM2go Music Manager helps you organize recorded XM content and your MP3s. • View your XM recordings, including the artist name, song title, the channel it was recorded from and song length.
  • Page 47: Record Xm

    Record XM Schedule Recordings of XM content directly from your XMp3 radio, or with the XM2go Music Manager. • Save time by recording up to five channels at the same time. • View all scheduled recordings, including the duration. •...
  • Page 48: Bookmarks

    Using your XMp3 Radio with a PC Bookmarks Bookmarks are an easy way to flag your favorite songs while listening to your XMp3 radio. • View songs you have bookmarked on your XMp3 radio and link to to purchase them.
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    Add your music library to the XMp3 radio with a standard or high capacity microSD card. • We recommend storing your MP3 files on a microSD card since you can only record XM content onto the XMp3 radio – it cannot be transferred to a microSD card.
  • Page 50: My Books

    Using your XMp3 Radio with a PC My Books View the authors, titles, and length of audible books saved on your XMp3 radio. • Link to to see available audible books. • View XM’s Online Programming Guide to see what’s playing on XM.
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    Audible is your source for the internet’s largest selection of premium digital audio. • Choose from over 40,000 downloadable audiobooks, including the latest best sellers and timeless classics. • Download content to your XMp3 radio or other compatible devices and listen at the gym, on your commute, anywhere, anytime.
  • Page 52: Info

    Using your XMp3 Radio with a PC Info View Information about your XMp3 radio such as model and radio ID. • Personalize the name of your XMp3 radio. • View the amount of XM content storage used/available and personal music storage used/available on your XMp3 radio.
  • Page 53: Disconnecting Xmp3 From A Pc

    Click on “Eject” on the lower left-hand corner of the XM2go Music Manager screen. XM2go Music Manager will sync with your XMp3 radio, then inform you that you can disconnect your XMp3 radio. Unplug the USB cable from either the PC or your XMp3 radio.
  • Page 55: Settings

    You can manage your XMp3 radio settings by selecting menu → Settings. The list of settings will vary depending on whether you’re using your XMp3 radio in a portable mode, docked into a vehicle cradle, in a home stand, or in a sound system.
  • Page 56: Edit Alerts

    Settings Edit Alerts If you use TuneSelect, your XMp3 radio alerts you when your favorite song or artist is playing on any live XM channel. You can control how these alerts work. To turn all alerts on or off: menu → Settings → Edit Alerts → All Alerts.
  • Page 57: Channel Access

    To hear that channel, you would then press the XM button. You can set your XMp3 radio to automatically tune to a channel without having to press the XM button: menu →...
  • Page 58: Auto Recordings

    → Settings → Auto Recording, press the XM button to toggle between Off and On. Line Out Level When you connect your XMp3 radio to a home stereo or to your vehicle’s stereo (using a cassette adapter or the vehicle’s auxiliary input), you should set your XMp3 radio’s audio level to match...
  • Page 59: Antenna Aiming

    For best reception, your XM antenna should have an unobstructed view of the XM satellites in the southern sky. In large cities, XM’s network of repeaters helps increase signal coverage. Your XMp3 radio can help you aim the antenna for best reception. menu → Settings → Antenna Aiming.
  • Page 60: Clock And Sleep Timer

    → Settings → Set Time → Hour Mode. • Your XMp3 radio has a sleep timer, which automatically shuts off the unit after a period of time. Select menu → Settings → Set Time → Sleep Timer. Choose between 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes; choose “Off” to disable the sleep timer.
  • Page 61: Memory Usage

    No. Alternatively, press back to exit this set of menus and return to normal operation. Memory Usage Select menu → Settings → Memory Usage to view memory status on your XMp3 radio. • XM Singles represents songs recorded individually from live XM channels.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    No program information, such as artist name, song title, or channel exists. Loading Your XMp3 radio is acquiring audio or program information from the XM signal. This message usually goes away in a few seconds. You may also see this message if the channel you’re tuning to is...
  • Page 64 If you see this on the screen: Try this: Updating XM is updating your XMp3 radio with the latest encryption code. Wait until the update is done. You may be trying to tune to a channel that is blocked or unavailable.
  • Page 65 The information may not be available or updates may be in displayed. progress. No audio when listening to XMp3 Check that your XMp3 radio and your radio are tuned to the radio through an FM radio. same FM frequency. Audio fades or has static when Set your XMp3 radio and FM radio to another frequency.
  • Page 66 XM channels. channels. Battery level meter does not match Fully charge the battery, then use your XMp3 radio until the the expected charge or playback time. battery is exhausted. This calibrates the battery level meter. Your XMp3 radio cannot see any files Check that the microSD card is unlocked.
  • Page 68: Other Information

    IMPORTANT! The serial number of this device is located on the back of this unit. Serial No.:___________________________ XMp3 Radio Customer Service Information Because your satisfaction is important to us, we encourage you to use the toll-free Listener Care Center number for any question regarding your XMp3 radio. 1 800 XM RADIO (1-800-967-2346)
  • Page 69: Product Specifications

    Product Specifications XMp3 Radio Dimensions 51 mm (W) X 92 mm (H) X 15 mm (D) 2 in (W) X 3.6 in (H) X 0.6 in (D) Weight 69g without battery / 88g with battery Storage Capacity Internal: 2GB Removable memory: Type: microSD™ Card Size: up to 8 GB Audio Output 3.5 mm mini-stereo jack...
  • Page 70 40 mm (W) X 119 mm (H) X 15.4 mm (D) 1.5 in (W) X 4.7 in (H) X 0.60 in (D Weight Battery CR2032 Type: Voltage: 3V Model Numbers XMp3 Radio GEX-XMP3 XMp3 Car Kit CD-XMPCAR1 XMp3 Home Car Kit CD-XMHOME1...
  • Page 71: Patent Information

    Patent Information It is prohibited to, and you agree that you will not, copy, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, hack, manipulate, or otherwise access and/or make available any technology incorporated in receivers compatible with the XM Satellite Radio system. Furthermore, the AMBE®...
  • Page 72: Fcc And Ic Statement

    Other Information FCC and IC Statement The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by XM Satellite Radio Inc. can void the user’s authority to operate this device. This device has been designed to operate with the antenna provided in the original packaging. Use of antenna other than the antenna provided will result in improper operation, and is strictly prohibited per regulations of Industry Canada.
  • Page 73: Limited Warranty

    LIMITED WARRANTY WARRANTY VALID ONLY IN COUNTRY OF PRODUCT PURCHASE WARRANTY Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. (PUSA), and Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc. (POC), warrants that products distributed by PUSA in the U.S.A., and by POC in Canada that fail to function properly under normal use due to a manufacturing defect when installed and operated according to the owner’s manual enclosed with the unit will be repaired or replaced with a unit of comparable value, at the option of PUSA or POC, without charge to you for parts or...
  • Page 74 Other Information PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD Portable Satellite Radio……………………………...… 1 Year Parts & Labor Portable Satellite Radio Battery……………………… 90 Days Parts & Labor The warranty period for retail customers who rent the product commences upon the date product is first put into use (a) during the rental period or (b) retail sale, whichever occurs first. WHAT IS NOT COVERED IF THIS PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED FROM AN UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY...
  • Page 76 Other Information will need to package it carefully and send it, transportation prepaid by a traceable, insured method, to an Authorized Service Company. Package the product using adequate padding material to prevent damage in transit. Include your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours.
  • Page 78 GEX-XMP3 Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. P.O. Box 1760 Long Beach, California 90810 1 800 421 1404 XM, XMp3, XM2go, and related logos are trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2008 Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc. All rights reserved.

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