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XM Satellite Radio announced that Audiovox will ship an XM plug-and-play radio, making Audiovox the second autosound company to offer both Sirius and XM satellite radio equipment.
The XR9 plug-and-play system — Audiovox's smallest unit to date — will ship in October at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
Features include a large blue backlit LCD display and built-in wireless FM modulator that allows users to listen to XM through any FM radio. The unit can also display up to 20 customizable stock quotes. Car and home adapter kits will be available at $69.99 each, and Audiovox plans to offer a boombox in the near future.
Audiovox currently sells a Satellite Radio Shuttle (SRS) with a Sirius tuner. Alpine also offers both XM and Sirius capability in its car radios.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.