Imagine cable TV but its on radio. Non-stop music and radio content without commercial. This is what SiriusXM is all about. Some of my favorite channels at SiriusXM are The Beatles at channel 18. Die hard Beatles fans can listen to their songs and others related to them. Another cool channel at SiriusXM is 311 which is Yacht Rock radio. Listen to the soothing voices of Micheal McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross. If you are into Hiphop and Rap, channel 556 at Hiphop Nation will play you the latest billboard top charts. Its not just music SiriusXM is playing, there are sports channels, documentary and commentary like Howard Stern at channel 100.
This week, Onlinecarstereo.com is bundling the SiriusXM tuner SXV300v1 to selected popular receivers so you can enjoy the perks of radio satellite service. Here are the popular ones:
The Alpine ILX-W650 is currently the most popular ILX series receiver int he market today. It has a 7 inch screen with a shallow chassis that is perfect for any vehicle. It is also compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto fit for any smartphone using maps, streaming, calls and texts. The unit features a 6 -channel preamp output that can be setup with different speaker configurations. Lastly, the ILX-W650 also has 2 camera inputs for safety of your vehicle wether you are backing up and forward.
The ILX-407 is an improvement of the W650. It has the same 7 inch screen and shallow chassis with an additional iDatalink Maestro compatibility for your vehicle. This means, with the optional Maestro, the receiver is able to read your vehicle’s information such as tire pressure and also let’s you keep your vehicle’s factory features. In addition, you can also customize your wallpaper and has 1 HDMI input for external source videos.
Pioneer has been enjoying huge success and following with its iteration of toucscreen receivers, the NEX series. The DMH-W4660NEX is a 6.8 inch screen mutimedia unit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto capabilities with an additional Alexa built in integration for your if you have an Amazon account. It also gives you 1 HDMI input for your external videos as well as MPEG and AVI video support. Its resolution gives you 800x400 WVGA. One of its special features too is the iDatalink Maestro compatibility for new vehilces.
Kenwood is also known for its multimedia receivers and has its own following. For the DMX47S, it has all the bells and whistles. It is Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible as well as the capability to mirror your Android phone on the screen. This means, you can watch Youtube, Netflix and other things on your receivers as you would on your phone.