Kit worked as intended. Easy installation.
Sony XM Satellite Radio Solution Package
Audiovox CNPSON1 Sony Specific XM Adapter + Audiovox CNP2000UCA XM Direct 2 Universal Tuner
Audiovox CNPSON1 Key Features:
- Connects Your XM Ready Sony Car Receiver to the Universal XM Car Radio Tuner CNP2000UCA
- Connection cable for Sony satellite radio or XM Radio ready head unit
- Programmable built-in software
- Professional and seamless integration for cleaner install
- Requires Audiovox CNP2000UCA XM Direct 2 Connector Module which is included in this package
- 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Audiovox CNP2000UCA Key Features:
- Universal XM Satellite Radio Programmable Interface Adapter
- Allows conversion of your existing aftermarket head unit into an XM Radio receiver
- Direct connection allows for greater digital sound quality
- Features built-in expansion port (pass through connection) for additional compatible manufacturer devices like iPod adapters or CD changers
- Compatible with the XM Mini-Tuner, a portable subscription cartridge that will eliminate the need to have multiple subscriptions
- Web based update software will ensure latest software
- Includes adapter, XM Mini-Tuner/car dock, antenna, and USB programming cable
- Requires programming from a computer running Windows XP or newer and Internet Explorer before installation in the car
- 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews
February 19, 2011
34 of 40 found this helpful
October 12, 2012
I hate this unit. I bought this plus the CNPJVC1 to fit my JVC deck.
First of all it needs to be programmed to the particular head unit. This should be pretty straight forward, but it's far from it. The website which is listed as the site to download drivers no longer exists. So after hours of searching I found the new site voxxintl.com/xmdirect. However, the programming "ONLY" works if Microsoft Explorer is your default browser (My default browser is Firefox) Arrgg!!!! So, from the site I just provided, you must download the software packet. The rest of the programming details are listed on the website.
The connectors are very flimsy, and there is no explanation on how to make the 12V connection. After some research I found that the yellow wire + the inline fuse need to be connected to the 12v constant from the deck. The black wire should be grounded.
31 of 36 found this helpful
San Ramon, CA
December 8, 2011
This tuner works well in conjunction with my JVC head unit. There are three sets of preset channels (6 stations each) with this installation. It was installed in a 2011 Honda Civic.
The instructions are quite explicit about mounting the XM satellite antenna on the top of the car, not inside or on the dashboard. My installer found a neat way to install the antenna on the roof, just above the point where the rearview mirror attaches to the windshield. The antenna is much smaller than the one on my previous 2005 Civic with factory Nav/XM unit, about 3.5cm on a side. The antenna is hardly noticeable on top of the car, even though it's in front. Reception is excellent, better than the XM in my previous car.
28 of 32 found this helpful
Mount Pleasant, TX
September 11, 2012
I have this on my Jensen head unit. Constantly have to unplug it to restet it. Not sure if it's the xm mod or the head unit with the issue.
25 of 29 found this helpful
May 28, 2011
First, YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS XP. XP is the only platform that works, not Vista, not 7, just XP.
With that said, the programming is simple. Install the software from the given site, open it, connect the module via given USB cable, and click on your head units info and click program. Connect the XM Module and specific cable to the Audiovox module, plug it into your head unit, activate it, and enjoy.
I had no problems with it, except the Windows XP issue, it works great, and the install was easy. Just remember to program the module before you install it.
24 of 27 found this helpful
October 19, 2011
I wound-up using a standard Sirius receiver into a four channel mixer then into the aux jack. I use the other channels for other aux channel inputs to the radio. Cool.
26 of 32 found this helpful
December 28, 2010
This device works great on my fancy JVC stereo. I had to read a lot to figure out how all these different adapters (HD ready, Bluetooth ready, Sat ready...etc) work.
However, the instructions are misleading. You must have 32bit Windows XP to program the adapter to match your stereo connections. The adapter cable you purchase separately is only the beginning. The order is this: 1. Go to Audiovox.com to get program and install it. 2. Connect SAT adapter and apply driver. 3. Run SAT adapter update (like firmware) that tells your adapter how your brand-name car stereo thinks. It is simple but the online instructions are a bit out of order. WinXP 64Bit will give driver errors!!! Had to whip out the ancient laptop with 32bit XP on it. But it works!
26 of 32 found this helpful
June 30, 2011
The only problem that I am having for the second time is this XM Direct losing it connections with my JVC car system and I had to go back to B*** B** twice to have them reset it. The tech suggested placing a switch on the XM Direct system so in case it goes out again I can reset the sytem using he switch, but it is annoying that this is happening but it sounds great.
24 of 29 found this helpful
September 27, 2012
Reception is really average. Programming it can be a pain if you're not computer savvy.
22 of 26 found this helpful
Huntington Beach, CA
March 26, 2011
When the unit arrived, it would not allow me to download the firmware from XM to make the unit work. After phone calls and transfers to Audiovox, they decided it was a defective cable and sent out a new one. Low and behold, it was the cable. Then I had to call back because my radio was so new it wasn't on the list of firmware downloads. Again, depending on which tech I spoke with, I was either out of luck and there was no way it would work, or I was told to try a random radio code. Alas, after inputing the first radio code I tried, it worked like a champ! Great product (once you get parts that work)........poor support. My rating reflects the broken product and multiple phone calls. If I was rating the product alone after I got it to work, I'd give it a 5 out of 5. A LOT of effort to make a "plug and play" system work.
21 of 26 found this helpful
February 28, 2011
The unit was easy to install, however it required Windows XP to program.
I had to borrow a computer that still had XP on it to do the programming. In use it receives channel as expected. The problem I have fond is that when i turn off the Car/radio and then turn it back on the satellite tuner has jumped three stations. So,if I am listening to channel 77, whe I turn it back on it is on channel 80. To try to reprogram it i would have to borroww another computer with XP.
19 of 23 found this helpful
August 4, 2011
Works just fine with no issues.
14 of 18 found this helpful
September 27, 2012
If you plan on using the Audiovox CNP2000UCA with a Sony satellite ready radio, you'll need this.
4 of 5 found this helpful
July 13, 2009
The adapter cable was just what I needed to get my system running.
Fast shipping & good price.
4 of 6 found this helpful
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.