What are dedicated home satellite radios?

Enjoy SiriusXM in the comfort of your home


Matt Freeman

A circuitous path, involving England, New York, rural Michigan, Indiana, and lots of parts in between brought Matthew Freeman to Charlottesville, where he's been writing about mobile audio/video for Crutchfield off and on since early 2000. He fosters an eclectic taste in film, and is fond of a wide range of music. A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, he found his way to the University of Notre Dame, where, in an act of charity unsurpassed in the history of Western civilization, he was given a B.A. in English.

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SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

The SiriusXM SXSD2 portable speaker dock (tuner not included) is ideal for use around your home

If you plan on listening to satellite radio exclusively at home, dedicated home radios will give you the best sound options. No matter which system you choose, an indoor or outdoor antenna is necessary to pick up the satellite signal (many include indoor antennas).

Tuner for "SiriusXM Ready" home receivers

If you've got a home receiver labeled "SiriusXM Ready," these are for you. All you have to do is plug in the antenna into the receiver, make sure you have reception, and subscribe to SiriusXM. Half the processing of the satellite signal is done in the antenna; the other half in the receiver.

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The SiriusXM SXSD2 portable speaker dock is compact and easy to place in any room. It's designed to work with a variety of SiriusXM, Sirius, and XM Dock-and-Play radios, including the Onyx Plus and Onyx EZ. You can even connect MP3 players and other audio devices via the aux-in jack (cable sold separately).

  • Patricia from Hollywood Fl

    Posted on 7/10/2015 10:47:23 AM

    I need help with my home radio it is falling forward from boombox and I cannot take it into a shop as it is connected to an antenna on the roof I need a service tech visit

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/10/2015 2:12:17 PM

    Patricia, it sounds like it may be an issue with the dock on the boombox? Try calling SiriusXM at 1-866-518-3922 to see if they are familiar with the issue and know of a repair. If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help with the system.

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