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Zumo 665 as XM receiver off-bike?

I'm getting a new R1200RT (without radio) and would like to get a Sirius/XM subscription but from a single subscription I'd like to use it in my other two cars and at home via boombox. The other two cars and boom box have 1/8" inputs so in theory I could just pipe the music out of the Zumo 665 to them, right? Is the XM antenna build into the 665 or separate? I imagine satellite visibility could be the problem at home so on second thought I'd probably just use the internet option at $3.50 per month for that.

Just wondering if I should go with the 665 or a non-XM GPS like the 660 and just get one of SiriusXM's little gizmo boxes for reception, but then that's another gadget to find a spot for and coordinate bluetooth pairing etc with, whereas a lot of it is already in the 665.

So I guess I'm really wondering about the feasibility of using it like that, how the antenna is placed, and of course wondering if Garmin will come out with a new, better model soon, before I invest this much $$ into a GPS! Thanks in advance for any help.
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I'm getting a new R1200RT (without radio) and would like to get a Sirius/XM subscription but from a single subscription I'd like to use it in my other two cars and at home via boombox. The other two cars and boom box have 1/8" inputs so in theory I could just pipe the music out of the Zumo 665 to them, right? Is the XM antenna build into the 665 or separate? I imagine satellite visibility could be the problem at home so on second thought I'd probably just use the internet option at $3.50 per month for that.

Just wondering if I should go with the 665 or a non-XM GPS like the 660 and just get one of SiriusXM's little gizmo boxes for reception, but then that's another gadget to find a spot for and coordinate bluetooth pairing etc with, whereas a lot of it is already in the 665.

So I guess I'm really wondering about the feasibility of using it like that, how the antenna is placed, and of course wondering if Garmin will come out with a new, better model soon, before I invest this much $$ into a GPS! Thanks in advance for any help.
You need the XM40 antenna for the 665 Which comes with the 665 but is not integrated in the unit it is separate.

I assume you can get signal from your Zumo to your car system from the 1/8" headphone jack. But you need the antenna. You would either have to transfer the antenna from your bike if it is not permamnatly atteched (like mine is) or buy a 2nd antenna for your car.

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You would either have to transfer the antenna from your bike if it is not permamnatly atteched (like mine is) or buy a 2nd antenna for your car.
I believe that the all versions of XM on Zumo require a separate subscription for each active antenna puck because it is just not just an antenna. That was what I found out when I inquired about my 550 when I purchased it a few years back.

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I believe that the all versions of XM on Zumo require a separate subscription for each active antenna puck because it is just not just an antenna. That was what I found out when I inquired about my 550 when I purchased it a few years back.
That very well could be the case. Easy enought to call XM-Sirius and find out.

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I believe that the all versions of XM on Zumo require a separate subscription for each active antenna puck because it is just not just an antenna.
Correct.

The puck (antenna) is the XM receiver, so each puck needs a separate subscription.

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Its much cheaper to buy a low end XM radio and hook up a second subscription at $6.99 per month.

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