SiriusXM Onyx Plus

Dock & Play satellite radio with home kit (subscription sold separately by SiriusXM)

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Bring it all back home

The Onyx Plus Dock & Play satellite radio brings you SiriusXM programming in a compact, portable package that comes with everything you need to listen to your favorite channels in your den or at your desk. The package includes a docking cradle for connecting to your home stereo, an antenna for picking up the satellite radio signal, and a miniplug-to-RCA audio cable. You also get a handy remote that lets you control the action.

Everything about the Onyx Plus is designed to help you get the most out of your satellite radio subscription. From the big control knob to the vivid color display to the high-tech features, it's all about making your favorite SiriusXM programming even more enjoyable. The Onyx Plus also gives you even more programming, with available access to SiriusXM Xtra, which gives you 20 additional music, sports, and entertainment channels, plus SiriusXM Latino, a collection of Spanish language channels.

What you like, the way you like it

You can view program and channel information on the color display, along with great graphics like channel logos and album art. With TuneStart, you can start a song from the beginning; while TuneMix lets you combine your favorite channels into a music channel that's uniquely yours. If you missed something (or simply want to hear it again), you can pause, rewind, and replay on your favorite channels for up to 30 minutes. You can also use TuneScan™ to scan and select songs you've already played on your favorite channels.

If you're switching back between two shows (music and a sporting event, for example), you can use the One-Touch Jump™ feature to jump back to the previous channel. If you're a sports fan, you'll never miss a score with the Sports Ticker. And you can always access weather and traffic for the city of your choice with the press of a button.

Note: A subscription is required and sold separately by SiriusXM. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service available in Alaska and Puerto Rico.

Product Highlights:

  • Dock & Play SiriusXM satellite radio
  • color display shows album art, artist, song or program, and channel information
  • includes home accessories: docking station, antenna, audio cable, and remote
  • enjoy 20-plus channels of additional music, sports, entertainment with SiriusXM Xtra, plus SiriusXM Latino Spanish language channels (subscription required)
  • add SiriusXM to your home audio system or a set of powered speakers
  • store up to 20 of your favorite channels for one-touch access
  • start songs from the beginning with TuneStart
  • blend your favorite music channels into your own unique blend with TuneMix
  • catch up on the latest sports scores with Sports Ticker
  • remote control included
  • dimensions: 4-1/2" W x 2-7/16" H x 3/4" D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Sirius XM Receiver (radio)

Written By dukesmi, Arkansas on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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excellent product works as advertised. easy to set up and use

Pros: ease of use - holds 20 preset favorites

Great little receiver

Written By AFurryBear, Massachusetts on Friday, September 18, 2015

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This tiny little receiver works extremely well. I connected the output to my home theatre stereo system and it belts out the tunes. The antenna picks up the signal well through a south facing window. I have built in Sirius XM receivers in 3 vehicles as well. The Sirius sales department was able to bundle all these into one account which provides significant savings over separate accounts.

Pros: Informative color channel display, compact size, good sound quality. Clear instructions. Easy to use

Cons: Small display can be hard to read. The only available output is RCA (no HDMI, coaxial digital or digital optical). Thus, no surround-sound capability (unlike the receivers in my cars). The phone call for the initial service set up is time consuming. Sirius sales department tries very hard to up-sell features, so be sure you know what you want going in and stick to your guns.

Awesome device!

Written By TS, North Carolina on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Had an XM radio in my new truck, loved it and wanted one for my shop. Called the Pros at Crutchfield's, told them what I was hoping to get and they made a perfect recommendation. Bought it, rec'd in 2 days, activated it, and works great. Simple

Pros: Purchasing it from Crutchfield's; easy and simple to use. Enough said!

Mine was a scratch and dent item

Written By Bill, Oklahoma on Friday, September 04, 2015

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It came neatly wrapped , but , That was the best thing I can say about this unit , except when it works ! When it works , it works well , I think . I don't have use of all of the functions on either the unit itself , and of course , the remote . I am in the process of returning it now . Surely , I can't get two bad units in a row .

Pros: none

Cons: n/a

Satellite satisfaction

Written By Childofthe60s, Bismarck, ND on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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I've always wanted satellite radio but for unknown reasons kept putting it off. And now that I live in an apartment without a South facing window, I figured reception would be difficult at best. The SiriusXM OnyX Plus unit arrived on time as promised and the first thing that struck me as I unpacked the box was the small size of the radio. Given that size disadvantage, one of my few gripes is that the display is difficult to see from any distance at all, so if you have less than 20/20 vision, you won't be able to make out the display from across the room. Making the connections was easy...antenna, power, and audio out. I connected the unit to a pair of AudioEngine A5 powered speakers (also purchased from Crutchfield) and the sound is good, but certainly less than exceptional. As for the antenna issue mentioned previously, when I read the instructions included with the radio, it became evident that reception might very well be a problem since an unobstructed view of the Southern sky was ideal, if not a South facing window at the very least. Since I have no South facing window and mounting the antenna outdoors would have been risky, I just started carrying the antenna around my apartment (there is 20 feet of antenna cable supplied with the radio) and much to my astonishment, I got excellent reception by placing the clamshell antenna in a North facing window! I got the best results with the clamshell in the full open position. Overall, I'm quite pleased with this radio.

Pros: An awesome variety of programming options available from SiriusXM (I went with the "Mostly Music" option). Setup is easy and quick. Antenna placement is apparently not as critical as one might be led to believe.

Cons: Sound quality is good but short of awesome. I suspect that the quality of the source material from SiriusXM is to blame rather than my AudioEngine A5 speakers since I have had excellent sound from other sources with the A5s. The screen display is difficult to see from any reasonable distance unless you have superb vision.

SiriusXM Onyx Plus

Written By Fred, Virginia on Friday, August 07, 2015

This unit works well and as advertised.

Cons: I do wish the screen fonts could be a little larger so they would be easier to read. Probably more of an issue with me that other folks though.

SiriusXM Radio snafus

Written By JM, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Nice radio but confusing about how to order it. The website description was not adequate to the task. Let me explain. I wanted the version for my car. The radio is the same for both car and home use, but the accessories are different. Because of their proximity on the Crutchfield website, I wound up ordering the home version. Unfortunately, the order confirmation did not say which one I ordered. Crutchfield offered a return, but I decided I would go ahead and use the radio in both my home and car. So I ordered the car accessory kit. The website said it included a suction cup adapter. It did not - only a stick-on adapter. Crutchfield admitted its mistake and said it would fix their website, and I could return the kit. They said they could not provide me with the adapter I needed. I found the suction cup adapter on the SiriusXM website and ordered it from them. It is a reconditioned adapter, which may mean they are no longer providing it in their kits. A stck-on adapter would mess up your dashboard. What could SiriusXM be thinking? Or its a way to get more revenue. Caveat Emptor!

Pros: Nice small XM radio Good instructions

Cons: Ordering process Lots of upsell

Great Unit

Written By Roneb, Indiana on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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Pros: Does everything it is supposed to do.

Cons: Display could be a little bigger, IE: artist in, song titles. Also realized after purchase, this unit will not mate to my current, Sirius boom box.

NOT good for vehicle use

Written By Terri, North Carolina on Saturday, January 31, 2015

I bought an Onyx Plus to replace a 3-year old XM radio. Although the added features probably work well for home use, they are difficult to access when you're driving down the road. No tuning knob - you have to hold down and/or toggle station by station, or if you know all the station numbers you can direct tune. It may be okay for home use, but as a vehicle (with professional mount) radio, it isn't suitable. I don't care for the interface (hard to read) and overall operation.

Pros: none

Cons: no tuning knob, small display, poor menu design.

Best XM Yet

Written By CarlsbadPapa, California on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Being a very long term XM subscriber, I was pleasantly surprised with the spooling capability of this model. From the moment you hit the on button, it starts caching up to one half hour on each of 18 presents. You can then scan or skip to the beginning of each song, all from your favorite stations. This is caching at its best at a very low cost.

Pros: Unparalleled spooling capabilities coupled with affordability.

Cons: Sirius XM - Just like the cable companies with their deceptive ads and changing price structure. Consumer beware!


Written By KrisBCR, Bandon OR on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Great product !!! Has a very nice, clean, compact design. I made this purchase for my vehicle and realized you can take it ANYWHERE !!! It's super easy to set up. You get GREAT programming and absolutely NO commercials !!! YEAH !!!!

Pros: Light, compact design. Commercial free radio ANYWHERE.

Cons: NONE

Great Little Receiver

Written By Jerry, Denver, CO on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Works great with the home doc in the mountains. It provides plenty of radio selections where there isn't anything else to listen to.

Pros: Works well, Channel hopping (T-Mix) feature is great

Cons: Display is pretty small, it's hard to see the channel name or album art. Antenna needs to be outside, doesn't work thru a window.

Sirius XM Onyx Plus

Written By Rich, Ocala, Florida on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Radio is great Color screen is awesome glad I went to this model.

Pros: Easy to use no problem with installation, or programming

Cons: only good comments

SiriusXM Onyx Plus

Written By Helmutf, Staunton, VA on Sunday, July 06, 2014

Recently I looked for a replacement of my Stiletto 2, which I owned for several years. After looking at available options I decided to chose the Onyx Plus. I like the Onyx better than the Stiletto 2 since it is easier to operate (without reading the manual), has a nice color display and clear button layout. I do miss, however, the recording capability of the Stiletto (practically unlimited time, the longest I recorded was 14 hrs due to a programming mistake) since I can't always listen when the "good stuff" is on.

I bought it from Crutchfield since I needed advice after looking at many radios on the internet. As always, got excellent advice. I highly recommend this player.

Pros: Nice color display. Very good button layout. Operation by intuition easy (we engineers don't like to read manuals).

Cons: No recording capability (apparently, none of the new radios have it).

Best XM Radio

Written By BWK, Fort Myers, FL on Friday, May 30, 2014

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I have been listening to XM since its beginning and have owned many radios over the years. This is by far the most impressive unit that I have used. The best feature is that it will automatically beginning recording up to 18 of your favorite channels as soon as it is powered on. The manual says that it records about the past 45 minutes, but it seems closer to an hours worth. The screen is very bright and clear and the UI is easy to understand. As long as you have a clear shot of the southern sky, this radio is a winner.

Pros: Channel recording, screen display, remote, extra XM channels, many more.

Cons: None.

SiriusXM Onyx Plus

Written By Anonymous, Savannah GA on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Great radio. I wasn't sure that I needed the color screen, but I don't regret getting it. I travel a lot and use this constantly. I highly recommend.

Pros: Large display; forward and rewind songs; very easy to navigate

Cons: None so far.

SiriusXM Onyx Plus

Written By JayK, East Peoria, IL on Friday, May 02, 2014

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Terrific. Much better than the first generation Onyx.

Pros: Too many to mention in a full review. Color screen is outstanding. Controls are easier to see and use.

Cons: None that I can think of. It is beautiful.

SiriusXM Onyx Plus radio

Written By Richard, Granger,Tx on Friday, March 28, 2014

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Great radio and ordering experience from Crutchfield as usual. Everything just as I expected.Been ordering from Crutchfield for years knowing that they will back up any thing I order. Could have ordered elsewhere but feel more confident from Crutchfield.

Pros: The radio has a nice bright display and the remote will work across the room if needed.

Cons: None that I can think of.

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What's in the box?

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  • Portable SiriusXM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Home dock
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna (w/ attached 20' cable)
  • Remote control (XDPR2)
  • CR2032 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • 6' Stereo minijack-to-RCA cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Accessory Guide
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • "Additional User Documents/Warning" note

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SiriusXM Radio
Home Kit

SiriusXM Radio

Dock & Play SiriusXM Radio: The SiriusXM onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio + Home Kit provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your home or office. The SiriusXM onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio lets you pause, rewind, & replay live SiriusXM Radio. You can view the artist name, song or program title and channel info on its multi-line graphic display. And with optional accessories you can listen to the onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio in your vehicle, in another room or location, or even outdoors (optional accessories sold separately). All with just one SiriusXM subscription.

Note: The SiriusXM onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio + Home Kit requires a SiriusXM subscription.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming: The SiriusXM onyX Plus satellite radio receiver supports SiriusXM programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. SiriusXM offers more than 150 channels of exclusive music, news, entertainment sports, talk programming. Available SiriusXM subscription packages include (visit for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide).

Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

Large Multi-Line Color Display: The SiriusXM onyX Plus satellite radio receiver features a large multi-line full-color display which lets you view artist name, song title, Album Art, channel information, and Channel Logo. You can adjust the brightness and contrast of the unit's display.

Real-Time Channel Guide w/ Categories + Presets: The unit's Real-Time Channel Guide allows you to browse programs, artists, and songs playing on other channels, without having to change the channel you are currently listening to. Channels are organized into categories to make it easier for you to find the ones that suit your taste. You can scan a category and listen to each channel for 10 seconds before the onyX Plus automatically tunes to the next channel. You can save and enjoy fast access to up to 20 of your favorite SiriusXM Satellite Radio channels as presets.

Smart Favorites + Tune Start/Scan/Mix: You can identify 18 of your 20 preset stations as Smart Favorites. Smart Favorites features TuneStart, TuneScan, and TuneMix.

  • TuneStart: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite channel. 
  • TuneScan: TuneScan plays the first 10 seconds of each song that has not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as Smart Favorites.
  • TuneMix: TuneMix plays songs in a unique mix from the music channels you have saved as Smart Favorites, allowing you to build a blended channel from as few as 3 to as many as 18 music channels. TuneMix plays the songs that have aired on those Smart Favorite music channels in a shuffle type format.

Instant Replay: The SiriusXM onyX Plus supports the SiriusXM's Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of current channel. You'll also be able to rewind and replay the last 30 minutes of content from Smart Favorite channels (up to 18).

Alerts & Ticker: The SiriusXM onyX Plus offers Song/Artist and Game/Score Alerts, plus a Sports Ticker.

  • Song/Artist Alert: Alerts can be set for your favorite songs, so that whenever the song begins to play on any music channel, you will be alerted and given the opportunity to tune to the channel. Alerts can also be set for your favorite artists, so that whenever a song by that artist begins to play on any music channel, you will be alerted and given the opportunity to tune to the channel. You can save up to 100 song/artist alerts.
  • Game/Score Alert: Alerts can be set for your favorite sports teams so that whenever SiriusXM begins broadcasting a game in which your favorite sports team is playing, you will be alerted and given the opportunity to tune to the game. When you set a Game Alert for your favorite sports teams, a Score Alert is automatically set also. If you are not listening to the game, you will be alerted each time there is a new score in the game, and given the opportunity to tune to the game. Score Alerts can be turned off if you do not wish to receive them.
  • Sports Ticker: Sports Ticker shows status of games in progress including current score, and the final score for games which have ended within the last 24 hours. For games in progress, it also shows the channel number if the game is being broadcast by SiriusXM. The Sports Ticker is displayed on the main display screen, and depending upon how many teams have been selected, the Sports Ticker scrolls across the screen. Whenever a score occurs, the scoring team is shown in yellow in the Sports Ticker.

Direct w/ One-Touch Jump: The Direct button allows you directly tune in a SiriusXM Satellite Radio station, using the keypad (0-9) on the front-panel of the SiriusXM satellite radio receiver. The One-Touch Jump function allows you to directly access traffic or weather of the 22 most congested cities, or go back to the previous channel to which you were listening.

Parental Controls: You can easily lock and unlock channels or an entire category with mature content. The Parent Control feature is protect by a 4-digit code.

Home Kit

Home Dock: The included home kit includes everything you need to connect the onyX Plus to your home stereo system or powered speakers. The kit includes a tabletop cradle, an AC power adapter, an indoor/outdoor antenna, remote control, and a minijack-to-RCA audio cable.

Tabletop Cradle: The home kit comes with a tabletop docking cradle that holds the receiver upright. The antenna, power, and audio output connections are made to the docking cradle.

  • Audio Out: Stereo 3.5mm mini-jack (included 3' minijack-to-RCA cable).
  • Antenna In: Single SMB jack for use with supplied indoor/outdoor antenna.
  • DC In: Jack for use with the supplied AC power adapter (input: 100-240V~0.4A, 50-60Hz; output: 5.2 Volts/1.6 Amps).

Antenna: The supplied antenna is weatherproof, giving you interior and exterior mounting options and features a hinged base for flexible positioning. There are four keyhole slots on the base for mounting.

Remote Control: An included IR remote provides wireless operation over the onyX Plus SiriusXM radio.

Optional Accessories: A vehicle kit, boombox, and additional home kit is available for the SiriusXM onyX Plus radio.

  • Vehicle Kit: An optional vehicle kit (220XADV2, sold separately) can be purchased to install the SiriusXM onyX satellite radio receiver in your vehicle.
  • Boombox: The optional Portable Speaker Dock (220SXABB2, sold separately) lets you enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your home, at the office, or on the deck.
  • Additional Home Kit: An additional home kit (220XADH2, sold separately) allows you to listen to SiriusXM Radio in another room of your home or at the office.


onyX Plus Receiver:

  • Width = 4.535"
  • Height = 2.385"
  • Depth = 0.725"

Home Dock:

  • Width = 3.685"
  • Height = 1.165"
  • Depth = 1.585" (2.675" w/ cables)

Receiver in Home Dock:

  • Width = 4.535"
  • Height = 2.935"
  • Depth = 1.595" (2.685" w/ cables)

Home Antenna:

  • Width = 2.365"
  • Height = 3.055" opened (0.905" closed)
  • Depth = 2.765"
  • Cable Length = 20.0'

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