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SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Portable sound system for select satellite radios

20 Reviews | 7 questions - 19 answers

Overview

Our take on the SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

The beauty of SiriusXM satellite radio (besides the amazing array of programming, of course) is that you can enjoy it wherever you go. SiriusXM's SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy your favorite programs at the park, on the porch, or in any room of your home.

Enjoy your favorite SiriusXM programs anywhere

The beauty of SiriusXM satellite radio (besides the amazing array of programming, of course) is that you can enjoy it wherever you go. SiriusXM's SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy your favorite programs at the park, on the porch, or in any room of your home.

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Your favorite SiriusXM programs will sound great, indoors or out.

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).

Portable and versatile

The SXSD2's sleek design looks great anywhere, and the included remote control lets you adjust the volume or pause, rewind, and replay live shows without getting up. You can plug it into the nearest AC outlet, or pop in eight "D" batteries and take it with you when you go outdoors.

The concealed fold-up handle and built-in antenna cradle (which also offers cable storage) make it easy to take your tunes from one place to another. Place the built-in antenna on a windowsill when you're indoors, or attach it to the back of the SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock when you're outdoors.

Your favorite programs will sound great, indoors or out, too. The 2.1 sound system really rocks, with separate tweeters, midrange speakers, and a powerful subwoofer that pumps out some seriously impressive bass response. If you want to listen privately, just plug a set of headphones or earbuds into the front-panel jack.

Note: SiriusXM radio and subscription sold separately.

Much more bass than I expected for a unit this size. Plays plenty loud enough too. Nice compact remote. Antenna cord is quite long giving more versatility for placement. Very much recommended.

BoB W., Rockford, TN

What's in the Box:

  • SiriusXM portable speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • 39" AC power cord
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna (attached 21' cable)
  • 2 Radio dock adapters
  • Remote control (CR2032 3V battery installed)
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

  • boombox for satellite radios, including SiriusXM Onyx models
  • 2.1 system: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange speakers, subwoofer
  • built-in amp: 5 watts x 3 channels
  • detachable windowsill antenna with 21-foot cable
  • front-panel headphone jack
  • front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input
  • remote control
  • includes adapters for Sirius, XM, and SiriusXM radios
  • AC power adapter
  • accepts 8 "D" batteries for portable use (not included)
  • 19"W x 7"H x 8.5"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock Reviews

Average Customer Review:

20 Reviews

Good Value

Written by: BoB W. from Rockford, TN on January 29, 2016

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Much more bass than I expected for a unit this size. Plays plenty loud enough too. Nice compact remote. Antenna cord is quite long giving more versatility for placement. Very much recommended.

Pros: Headphone jack, AUX input jack.

Cons: zero

SiriusXM Dock

Written by: dukesmi from Arkansas on November 17, 2015

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Works great.

Pros: Sound is very good

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great radio

Written by: Anonymous from South Carolina on October 29, 2015

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Great radio with really good sound. Only the manufacturer doesn't mention the antenna must face south with obstruction. For me that wasn't a problem but was a surprise. Reason for only 4 stars.

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Why would you NOT get this too??

Written by: Mike P. from Danville Va. on September 27, 2015

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Works anywhere & has a auxiliary input as well! Highly recommended!

Pros: Auxiliary Input.

Cons: No dedicated remote storage, but I put it in the battery compartment.

Love it!!

Written by: Rob M from Mississippi on September 14, 2015

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Awesome product

Pros: Easy to use, sound quality

Cons: None

Sirius portable radio

Written by: Zippy91022 from New Hampshire on August 29, 2015

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My overall opinion of this product is it did not,live up to expectations. The unit is heavy to carry around and the reception in my area is spotty. The radio is a built in cord wrap for the antenna cable, but no thought was given to additional space to wrap the power cord. When not plugged in the power source is 6 D cell batteries making the unit even heavier. Total usage time on batteries is less than 8 hours. Perhaps later versions will have rechargeable batteries similar to laptops or other portable devices. I would not purchase this unit again nor would I recommend this to others.

Pros: Good sound. The ability to take my Sirius radio with me outside of the vehicle

Cons: Too heavy, usage time while on batteries is less than 8 hours. No place to store and wrap power cord

SiriusXM Boom Box Speaker Dock

Written by: Fred from Virginia on August 7, 2015

Given the fact that not all stations have the same quality this unit does quite well. It does have a center bottom mounted sub-woofer which is works well with the stations that have good quality. Takes 4 D cells under each end speaker, however, balances well and is no issue to carry. The little square antenna mounts on top and does grab a signal from inside my 2 story house. I was impressed with that ! All in All a good unit.

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Cons: It would be nice if the antenna could rotate while mounted on top the dock. It would make it easier to place the unit and keep everything in one place.

Sirius Dock

Written by: John from Nebraska on July 10, 2015

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very nice and as described

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Fun!

Written by: joey Vegas from Las Vegas on July 5, 2015

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Would be great if it added more functionality to the radio like more preset stations

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SerisXM SDSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: George from Mason NH on June 21, 2015

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I purchased this product for my Wife on our 46th Anniversary. She purchased a new car recently and loved the Serious radio. So I thought a home SeriousXM may bring her pleasure. I was right.

Pros: Easy to use and I can attach her CD player to the unit.

Cons: I had a little trouble attaching the Docking station seating platform. After a hour or so of seeing the message (Antenna cable no connect or damaged I finally realized I did not push the platform down hard enough.

best "portable" radio

Written by: bob b from New Jersey on May 11, 2015

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no other portsble radio offers so much- great sound, portability, no commercials

Pros: inside or outside

Cons: none

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: rcorscacdden from Arizona on May 11, 2015

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Fantastic system that can be used anywhere with it's great sounds.

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easy set up,sounds great

Written by: whip from Connecticut on March 31, 2015

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very pleased with the quality,cranked it in the garage and still here it out in the yard

Pros: easy set up

Cons: none

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: George from Columbia, MD on January 23, 2015

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This is a great device with clear tone and loudnes

Pros: Portable, easy to use and great for traveling

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SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: MaryL from Nevada on January 9, 2015

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Great speaker dock for Sirius Radio. Crutchfield was easy and pleasant to deal with. Arrived ahead of schedule. Would definitely order again. Seamless.

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Great Product

Written by: Shari from Georgia on December 30, 2014

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Great product. With a 10 minute phone call to the folks at SirusXM the unit was up and running. Sound is great. Remote works well. My husband loves having this in the garage to listen to while working on his projects

Pros: Great sound, easy to set up and use

Cons: Radio head moves around when pushing the buttons. Needs more support where radio head connects in.

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: Berger from Indiana on December 28, 2014

I want to be a happy camper, but since I can not get the system to work after many hours with your tech people and Sirius tech people with only 4 hours of play time. I am ready to send it back. I am going to try a friend to to see if he can help.

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Cons: I can not get the antenna to function. So I missed all the Christmas music.

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Written by: Paul T from Aiken, SC on October 14, 2014

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Portable, Great Audio, and volume

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Cons: None

Portable unit Sounds great and easy to use.

Written by: Anonymous from Paden city Wv. on September 12, 2014

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You will not go wrong with this unit.

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Great unit

Written by: Doc John from San Diego, CA on September 10, 2014

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Got unit in 3 days, within 5 min of opening box was listening to "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC. Have had Sirius units in my vehicles since day one. Now I us my vehicle unit at our condo at the river, at home, in my truck, and now out on the patio. Just about to try my old spare antennae to see if they work on new unit. Another plus, the old remote from the car unit Works with the boom box!!!

Pros: Fast set up, nice size

Cons: Need on board storage for AC adapter and remote.

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What's in the box?

Download the SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock manual

  • SiriusXM portable speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • 39" AC power cord
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna (attached 21' cable)
  • 2 Radio dock adapters
  • Remote control (CR2032 3V battery installed)
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

Product Research

Features

Portable Satellite Radio Speaker: The SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy satellite radio entertainment in your home, office, or other location. A concealed fold-up handle lets you take it on the go. Requires a compatible Satellite Radio tuner with an active SiriusXM, XM, or Sirius subscription.

Note: Even though the SXSD2 is portable, it is not weather or water resistant and should not be left outdoors in the rain or exposed to any water spray.

Compatibility: The SXSD2 portable speaker dock is compatible with the following SiriusXM, XM, and Sirius Satellite Radio dock & play tuners.

  • SiriusXM Tuners: Onyx Plus and Edge
  • XM Tuners: Onyx, Onyx EZ, XpressRCi, XpressRC, XpressR, XpressEZ, and Xpress
  • Sirius Tuners: Sportster 5, Starmate 8/5/4/3, Stratus 7/6/5/4/1
Note: Two adapters are included to fit your plug & play tuner - Adapter 1 (SiriusXM and XM radios) and Adapter 2 (Sirius radios).

2.1Ch Speaker Design: Enjoy full-range sound provided by a 2.1ch speaker system with two tweeters, two midrange drivers, and a down-firing subwoofer. The drivers are powered by a 5W x 3Ch amplifier. The system has a frequency response of 60Hz-20khz.

Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: The SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock includes and indoor/outdoor antenna with a 21' cable. 

  • Outdoors: If you are using the Portable Speaker Dock outside, the antenna should be placed into the storage area on the top of the unit with the antenna facing the southern sky.
  • Indoors: If you are using the Portable Speaker Dock indoors, you should try placing the antenna near a window facing the southern sky.
Note: Once you have chosen a location for the antenna, wrap the excess antenna cable around the storage area at the rear, and plug the antenna cable into the antenna connector at the rear of the Portable Speaker Dock.

Aux Input: A 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or any portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog audio output.

Headphone Jack: The unit is equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect a set of headphones for private listening. The system's speakers will mute when headphones are connected.

Remote Control: The included IR remote control wireless operates both the portable speaker dock and your docked satellite radio tuner.

AC or Battery Powered: You can plug the system into an available AC outlet (100-240V) or listen anywhere with batteries (requires 8 D-cell batteries, sold separately). Using batteries, you get approximately 8 hours of playback time at half volume.

Auto Turn-On: Your satellite radio plug & play tuner remembers whether it was on or off when power to the device is turned off at the time the Portable Speaker Dock is turned off. Therefore, if your tuner was on at the time you turned the Portable Speaker Dock off, when
you turn the Portable Speaker Dock back on, the Radio will turn on also. If the tuner was off at the time you turned off the Portable Speaker Dock, you'll need to turn the Radio on also when you turn on the Portable Speaker Dock.

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Why did you buy this?

I recently bought a Sirius XM with speakers and decided it would be easier to just buy a dock. [ Annabelle  Apr 28, 2016 ]
price. have dealt with crutchfield in years past. no regets thenand expect the same now. [ daniel  Apr 27, 2016 ]
it is compatible with my XM receiver. [ W  Apr 24, 2016 ]
On sale at a great price. Specs and reviews were very good. [ Robert  Mar 22, 2016 ]
I was looking for same way to play my lynx at the beach and found this and wanted try it. [ DAVID  Mar 17, 2016 ]
I've been on line looking for this item for awhile now I'm happy I will be able to order it now I need a volume control for my Siriusxm. Thank you [ Sandra  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Great Reviews [ Rick  Dec 31, 2015 ]
I like the style of this item plus it is the only one in your invemtory. [ Robert  Dec 19, 2015 ]
It is the dock I needed. [ DIANE  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Love listening to satellite radio in all of vehicles and can't wait to listen to it in our home! [ Brent  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I picked this item because of the reviews that I read. [ Frank  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Because it was the only XM portable speaker (boombox). However, received it and it is simply FABULOUS! Cannot say enough about the quality of the sound coming out of this boombox. It was a very pleasant surprise and certainly worth the money. [ MARGERY  Dec 07, 2015 ]

7 questions already asked

I have several satellite radios & they work best with the antenna facing generally south. This unit has a long cable on a detachable antenna, but there is a very long extension cable available. [ John  Apr 26, 2016 ]
the unit comes with a detachable antenna with about 10' of lead. You can receive broadcasts only if the city/area in which you live has terrestrial Sirius broadcast in addition to satellite which you can verify through the menu of the portable Sirius dock and play radio or looking up the broadcast area online with Sirius - but terrestrial can be spotty depending upon the time of day, weather, if you're located behind hills, or large buildings, etc. For my garage with no South facing windows, I installed an external antenna (weather / water resistant). It came with a 10' or so lead, so all was needed was 1/4" hole in the ceiling and then through the gable end of the building, mounting, and then sealing up. I had good terrestrial broadcast signal strength in my city, but the outdoor antenna greatly improved the overall voice quality via the greater signal strength and eliminated the nagging very brief - but periodic fading the always seemed to occur at the worst possible time of listening. [ Terry  Apr 26, 2016 ]
If you can extend antenna out Window face it to the South it will work [ Stephen  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Probably it will not, unless you can buy an extended antena wire that will allow to run antena unit to a south window or an outside area. [ MARK E  May 13, 2016 ]
In the absence of south facing windows, I believe that you would need to run an antenna wire to the exterior of your home in order to access a satellite signal. This boom box functions very well but it does require means to acquire a signal. [ RODOLFO A  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Ronald, I have a portable speaker dock and have issues when I'm unable to point antenna to direct sky I've found myself actually running antenna outside of window stapling towards the sky and that was successfully done. I also have sirrius on Internet account which I'm able to listen to with wifi have no issues there plug in to any speaker system with auxiliary or bluetooth doc. [ CYNTHIA  Apr 27, 2016 ]
I don't think so unless you can get the antenna outside so it can face the southeast sky to pick up the satelitte. [ JoAnn  Apr 27, 2016 ]
I think it comes with its own remote but the model number on the remote I have that is working every thing (volume and stations) is SXDPR1 it may end with and I it hard to see. [ WAYNE H  Jan 26, 2016 ]
All I can say is the model # of the one I got with the unit is SXDPR1. [ David  Jan 26, 2016 ]
MY SXSD2 came with a SXDPR1 remote which works fine. [ DENNIS  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Mine is an XDRC2 works Great!! [ JOHN  Jan 25, 2016 ]
This unit actually includes it. It has an AC power adapter with an attached 5 foot DC cord and a 39" AC power cord. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Jan 11, 2016 ]  Staff
This boom box is only compatible with Sirius products. [ howard q.  Jun 06, 2015 ]
For details on compatibility contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the info on if the INNO will work, and any additional items you may need. [ Jeff  Jun 04, 2015 ]  Staff
Sorry, this was a gift to my brother, so I don't know anything about it. [ denise  Mar 03, 2015 ]
I bought it for my mother...she loves it....and as I recall...you can use batteries...but, it is a plug in... It can also be used indoors without an outside antennae... [ Gloria  Mar 03, 2015 ]
As long as the receiver part is near a window it works perfectly, we have a large metal building. If we did not have windows it would not have worked. [ JOHN  Jan 25, 2016 ]
I've not had much luck picking up signal inside unless I can get the antenna near a window. [ Joseph  Sep 08, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2014 ]  Staff
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