Niles Audio TM-XM User Manual

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TM-XM

XM® SATELLITE RADIO MODULE

The TM-XMis an XM® Satellite Radio module that slides into the card cage on an IntelliControl® ICS Modular MultiZone Receiver. The card outputs metadata (channel name, channel number, category, artist and track) on IntelliControl ICS user interfaces with LCD displays. It has all the functionality of a normal tuner: seek through stations: access to 20 favorite channels and direct access to a station by entering the channel number. In addition, theTM-XMprovides navigation of content by category and channel guide. MultipleTM-XMmodules can be used in a single chassis to allow different XM channels to be played simultaneously in different zones.

T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s

 

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Operating the TM-XM Module - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12

Troubleshooting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35

Accessories and Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 37

Contact Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38

Warranty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 39

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

50Ω Antenna Terminal

SMA jack used to connect 50Ω XM Satellite Antenna (available separately)

Cascade Audio OUT

Left and right line-levelaudio outputs for use in multiple IntelliControl ICS chassis systems and home theater receivers

Thumbscrews

Secure TM-XMto IntelliControl ICS Modular MultiZone Receiver

Wire Ties

Antenna Cable Strain

 

 

Relief Bracket

Figure 1. IntelliControl ICSTM-XMModule

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Plug and Play Integration

The TM-XMmodule will automatically identify itself to the IntelliFile® 3 Confi guration Software during system confi guration and map all appropriate control functions to all user interfaces.

Metadata

Category, channel name, channel number, artist and song information is displayed on IntelliControl ICS user interfaces with displays.

20 Favorite Channel Presets

User-definedfavorites allow easy access to the most listened to stations. Favorites are displayed on user interfaces with displays and are configurable in either IntelliFile® 3 or from the user interfaces with displays.

Add to Favorites

Allows user changes to favorites from user interfaces with displays.

Direct Access Tuning

Provides direct entry of station channel from user interfaces with numeric keys.

Program Search by Category

Displays channel lists when searched by program type (i.e. rock, jazz, classical, traffic & weather, etc).

Channel Guide

Channel Guide lists all available XM Channels.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS (CONT’D)

Channel Skip/Add

Omit channels from the channel list by designating them as “skipped.” Channels can be added back into the list later.

Signal Strength Indicator

Shows strength of station broadcast signal on user interfaces with displays.

INSTALLATION

WARNING: Always turn power OFF on the IntelliControl ICS Modular MultiZone Receiver and be sure the AC line cord is disconnected to avoid damage and electrical shock before making any connections to the TM-XM Module.

CAUTION: The TM-XMModule is susceptible to static discharge. Be sure to use a grounding strap or touch an earth ground prior to picking up theTM-XM.Handle the card by its edges.

1.Carefully slide the TM-XMModule into the appropriate card slot. (Refer to the GXR2 Installation Worksheet to assure proper card slot number.)

2.Concentrate on the GXR2 card cage guides as you insert the module card.

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Figure 2. Inserting the module card into the GXR2 card cage.

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INSTALLATION (CONT’D)

3.Make sure the TM-XMis fully engaged and sits flush against the GXR2.

4.Before tightening the thumbscrews, insert the cable strain relief bracket onto the two thumbscrews.

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Figure 3. Insert the relief bracket onto the two thumbscrews.

5.Tighten thumbscrews. (Do not over tighten.)

6.Attach the antenna to the connector of the TM-XMcard, making a short loop of the antenna cable and attaching the cable to the strain relief bracket using the supplied wire ties.

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INSTALLATION (CONT’D)

Connecting an Antenna

to the TM-XMModule Card

When all modules are in place, and the system components have been installed, connect a satellite radio antenna A to the 50Ω ANT jack on theTM-XMModule CardC .

Note: A Satellite Radio Antenna is not included with the TM-XM

Aiming the Antenna

Choose a mounting location for the Satellite Radio Antenna that has a clear and unobstructed view of the sky. Position the antenna for optimum signal strength in your area of the country.

Multiple TM-XMModule Cards

When using more than one TM-XMModule Card in an installation, each tuner must be connected to a satellite radio antenna. The NilesSRK-2WorSRK-4WB allows for one antenna to provide proper signal strength to multipleTM-XMtuner modules. (SeeFigure 5.)

Niles manufactures a line of satellite radio accessories that include a satellite radio antenna (ANT-SAT)and an Installation Kit for One Satellite Radio Tuner(SRK-1W)B . (SeeFigure 4)

See: www.nilesaudio.com for the complete line of Satellite Radio Accessories.

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Figure 4: Installation diagram for one satellite tuner using theSRK-1WInstallation Kit.

ANT–SAT*Satellite

Radio Antenna (optional)

SRK-1W

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ILA–16dB

IMT–50/75MFRG6 Coax Cable

IMT–75/50SRC–2M

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Figure 5: Installation diagram for two satellite tuners using theSRK-2WInstallation Kit.

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Radio Antenna (optional)

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* ANT-SATsold separately

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INSTALLATION (CONT’D)

Antenna Adjustment

1.Adjust the XM antenna for signal strength. For best results, the antenna should be mounted outdoors with an unobstructed southeast facing. Some directional adjustment will be needed to attain optimum signal strength. When the antenna is in the optimum position, the signal strength indicator, located on the User Interface LCD in the upper left corner, will show three bars.

2.To test the TM-XMprior to activation, tune to Channel 1. (XM Preview) If the “Preview Channel” plays, the tuner is ready for activation.

NOTE: See “Troubleshooting” for additional information regarding on-screenmessages.

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