Satellite Radio in Orbit
At CES, XM Satellite and its partners unveiled 24 XM radio models, including retail models from Alpine, Pioneer and Sony.
Alpine's products will deploy its six-SKU line of XM-ready headunits from March through June. Alpine's CDA-7873 CD receiver/ CD changer controller begins the roll out in March at $350. An XM-ready CD/receiver/changer Mobile MultiMedia Station, model CVA-1003, ships in April at $1,100 with 6.5-inch color LCD. The CDA-7878 CD receiver/changer, capable of playing back MP3 and CD-R/RW discs, ships in June at $850 SRP.
Pioneer announced 14 XM-ready products (11 single-CD players, two cassette players and one double-din unit). All will connect to Pioneer's GEX-P900XM XM tuner through Pioneer's IP-Bus system.