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SiriusXM's compact SXV200V1 tuner lets you receive satellite radio programming in your car without the need for any additional cables or interfaces. With a compatible car stereo, you can pause, rewind, and replay up to an hour of live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite song, artist, or team is playing on another channel. And with your iPod® connected, you can "tag" songs for purchasing later in the iTunes® store.
Depending on your subscription package, you'll also be able to enjoy SiriusXM's Xtra Channels with the SXV200V1, giving you access to over 20 new music, sports, entertainment, and dedicated Spanish-language channels. The package includes the hideaway satellite radio tuner, plus an antenna that attaches to your vehicle with its powerful magnetic base.
The SXV200V1 works with in-dash receivers with a "SiriusXM ready" logo. This tuner will not work with your car's factory satellite radio antenna, so you'll have to install the included antenna. You'll also need an XM or SiriusXM subscription. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.
Note: Your receiver must have the "SiriusXM ready" logo — this adapter is not compatible with receivers that have "SAT Radio Ready", "Sirius Ready DC", or "XM Ready" logos.
Works flawlessly. Hid the anteanna under my dash speaker grill. Works flawless
Works flawlessly. Hid the anteanna under my dash speaker grill. Works flawless
Easy to install
Great product, easy to install.
Pros: Easy to install.
Easy installation and I was up and running in no time.
Pros: Sweet and simple
Simple install. Basically plug in, pay for the subscription, (first 3 months free by the way), and off you go to the awesome channels of Sirius XM!
Pros: Compact and easy to install.
Works great with my Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS. It actually has better reception that I had my last car that had it in from the factory
Pros: Works great. It was easy to move my existing account to this. Did it online.
Cons: Only con is that it took me a while to figure out where to mount it and how to run the cabling. After I got that figured out it only took about 25 minutes to get it run
Great product. Easy to install in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Truly a plug and play operation. Make sure when you are mounting the antenna, to place it on the driver or passenger side roll cage. Have not had any reception issues at that location.
Pros: Easy Install
Cons: Finding ideal antenna location
So far so good at 2 weeks. Plenty of wire length to mount anywhere on the vehicle. I placed my antenna on the dash of my Jeep Unlimited. Works well until I go under a bridge then it goes out for a second.
Pros: Easy to install
This is a plug and play deal. Route the antenna wire, then plug in and go.
Pros: Easy intallation
I was worried it would be hard to install. Not so! The antenna was what had me worried and the wire was a little stiff but no real issues. Crystal clear sound!
Pros: Great price, east to install.
Cons: Anetnna wire was a little stiff to work with but not bad.
Great product! It's extremely easy to install, and doesn't take up much room at all. The product attached to the back of the deck and extended the antenna connection to behind the glovebox (clost to my existing xm tuner). I was able utile the "shark fin" antenna with minimal modification. Works just as great as the manufacturer's.
Pros: Has additional feature than your stock xm/radio. Allows you to rewind. You can keep and utilize your existing antenna.
Cons: The cord that attaches the radio could be a little longer (In case you want to store the device behind the glovebox).
Small and simple. Plugs right into my radio head and gives seamless access to xm radio stations.
Pros: simple plug and play application for my system.
Small unit easy to place. Instantly hooked up to my JVC KD-AR959BS head unit also bought at Crutchfield. Excellent reception, clear sound, and as I said, it is small and easy to mount anywhere out of the way. With the right head unit it really delivers the features of Sirius XM. The JVC KD-AR959BS is a perfect fit for this unit.
Pros: Small, easy to install.
Works well - no issues - seamless with kenwood head unit. Initialized quickly. As advertised.
Pros: Seamless integration with head unit and works well
Replaced factory installed XM on my 2008 Dodge Ram... easy to install and run the antenna to the head unit.
Pros: Compact, easy to install and enable.
Cons: Antenna wire a little stiff... be careful with kinking as you run it to head unit.
Tunes for every mood!
Pros: Simple install
Cons: Paying to listen to the radio - but - hearing whatever strikes your fancy
Got this to go with my new kenwood head unit and it was extremely simple to install. Need to adjust the antenna adjustment a bit on my truck but everything works really well and now I can continue to listen to my favorite channels with better quality sound.
Pros: No separate unit to hang on the windshield and no fm transmitter! Direct plug and play
Cons: Finding space for the little box looked to be difficult at first but we figured a way to hide it out of the way.
I thought i was getting a sirius tuner but when hooked up it was xm reciever will have for 6 months then proboly cancel my subsciption be to expensive to get sirius
Great add on for a new radio
Pros: Works great
Cons: Could plug in the back of the radio at a better angle
Easy install Sirius made the conversion simple and threw in 3 months service which as inserted into our account along with a reduced rate for the following 3 months. I think they are anxious to keep existing customers and an occasional phone call will get you a reduced rate in line with their various promotions.
Pros: Easy install Great radio with no ads
They don't tell you, you haft to buy 3 months to get 3 months free and they want your credit card info with auto renew
I was worried about this installation, as I wanted to install the antenna in the extreme rear of my Saturn Vue, then run the cable to the dash. I chose to create, by filing, a channel in the pinch weld, then thoroughly wrapped the cable and reinstalled the weather stripping for the hatch. Hiding the cable was simple and, once connected, everything worked great. After a couple of false starts trying to activate the service on the web, I called SiriusXM and activation was simple. My issue with the web was that I had a existing SiriusXM account so if you're starting from scratch you should have no issue. Works great with my Kenwood head unit and has really upped my listening enjoyment. I've had the dash apart many times so part of my ease of installation was owing to this fact.
Pros: Great SiriusXM programming.
easy to install
Wanted the option to have SiriusXM radio. This one went in easily and included a rebate for the radio and 3 months of free service. Pretty cool.
Pros: Good price (free initially) and had 3 months free service to get that going. Went in easily.
Cons: A little bit of a pain to route the wire to the external antennae.
Easy to install. No problems.
Pros: Easy install
This is a great product that I was able to use oem antenna with!
Worked great with aftermarket pioneer avic5000 nex! There is plenty of antenna wiring to go from roof of my Altima to the radio. Plug and play install is awesome. Satellite signal is great! Definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Compact size, easy to install, works flawlessly
Works fine but I wish XM would make it so that you can use the factory antenna.
Easy install and works great
Pros: Easy install and works great
Works great. LOVE the rewind feature (can't rewind unless you are on the channel with my Alpine; I understand some head units allow you to rewind channels you just tuned in). Tunes fast, receives well and includes more channels than the Sirius or XM systems (this is the THIRD incompatible system, which I believe uses the XM satellites but includes more channels than the older XM system). Had problems with losing reception due to a loose antenna connection; I bent the outer ring inside the tuner and the antenna fit tight ... no reception issues since then (nine months as of this writing).
Pros: Great reception, easy to install
Cons: None other than the loose antenna (fixed with a slight crimp on the unit) Downgraded one star since it should not have needed that.
Super easy to install, works Great, the quality of sound is like night and day. I purchased through Crutchfield, I wish I could have activated through Crutchfield..... Sirius customer service is lacking... Crutchfield, 5 Stars easy....
Pros: Easy install, everything is hidden, antenna is small. Sounds great. Working with Crutchfield!!
Cons: Dealing with Sirius,,,,,, :-(
Pros: Better reception than that stock stereo had
I live in a small town with no tall buildings or obstructions and this tuner keeps losing signal. I am using my trucks Shark Fin Anttena. Never had a problem with stock tuner and Shark Fin Anttena. Installed in 2011 Silverado with new Kenwood DDX372BT head unit. Evrything was professionaly installed
Pros: Sounds Great.
Cons: Loses Signal all the time.
Easy install and works great!
Pros: Magnetic base makes for easy install.
Cons: Tricky running the wires if you're not a car installer.
This product is great. If you combine this with a ready stereo it gives you seriusxm while giving you a clean dash. It is easy to install small and light.
Pros: Small, easily put in
Works as advertised. Easy to install, great customer support.
was easy to install works great
Very easy install. Works great.
Pros: Excellent sound!
Had the dash-mounted Sirius, but installed this when I upgraded my Wife's stereo. Works great. Just be aware, that if you're changing from a dash mount like I did, the old antennae won't work. You'll have to run the new one. Having the old one to follow made this easy though. No connection problems. It even works sitting in the garage.
Pros: Easy install sound great
Works great, easy install that would've been easier if I bought it with my new Sony MEX-5000BT. The complaints in previous reviews are misunderstandings of how the 3 months free works. I went to the website after getting a signal on XM Ch1, selected 'Activate Radio', popup had Big Sirius logo, Big XM logo, and a small link at the bottom 'SiriusXM', clicked that, entered my radio ID, and the offer was very clear. Entered my billing info, first payment due in 3 months. Those who have cancelled Sirius know that right after cancelling service your mailbox and email will fill up with 5 months for $20 offers. The RWD/FWD features are not supported with my radio, a little disappointing, but the All-Access package includes internet service and the in-vehicle tuner has many more channels than my OEM XM radio did. Good value, easy install, crystal clear satellite radio with no commercials. If they advertised it as $50 Down w/3 $20 payments for 6 months of every major sporting event, every genre of commercial-free music, all the major news networks, syndicated talk shows, and the King and Queen of All Media, Howard and Oprah, all available anytime you're in your car, in front of your computer, or within reach of your smartphone you'd already have it, not reading reviews about it.
Pros: Integration with my Sony radio, works thru the phone app, never a need to connect any wires to the front. More channels than I can get through during my 45 minute commute.
Cons: None, just wish I'd bought a better headunit with a larger display. SiriusXM is the best radio on the radio.
Truly plug and play! No secrets. I ran the antenna to the dashboard and it works perfectly.
Pros: It works
Looses connection to satellite to often.
Cons: Losses reception.
It's an XM/Sirius tuner. Changed my subscription a bit. The give you plenty of cable to install the antenna. The magnet is very strong to hold it on.
Awesome product. Easy to install. Just works. Plug it in and go.
Works well easy to install and very easy to hookup
Pros: Very easy way to have Sirius XM
This product works well I haven't had any problems and it was easier to install but could have been better with a wire harness
Pros: It works well
Cons: Installation could be easier with a direct wiring
Nice add on for the Pioneer Avic 8000nex. You get album art and are able to rewind music. Plus I got 3 free months of service.
Pros: Price. Easy install. 3 free months
It's great to have the option to listen to satellite radio.
Far better than prior versions - no more constant hot battery lead, no more bulk and challenge to place behind the dash. This is super easy to install and was just as easy to update with Sirius XM too. Two thumbs up.
Pros: Small, easy to install, good price
Cons: Ability to use old antenna would be nice but is not critical.
This is essential to keeping your sirius if your changing from factory to something else...but I was told that I HAD to use the antenna with this kit. At least for my vehicle I did NOT have to do that. I could use the factory cable (watched a youtube video) and not have to use the antenna that came with this. This was big for me, because I wanted LESS wires to deal with...not more. So I was able to tie into the factory wire and it works great!!
Pros: Reasonably priced.
Cons: Cord that goes from the head unit could be a little longer.
I love having my satlelite controls on my radio instead of having a separate tuner for XM.neat and less dash clutter.
This is the must have for any car. I have to have my XM.
Pros: Must have.
Cons: Angela a little challenging to run....but you just gotta do it.
Very easy to install and works well for my application.
Product worked well.
Pros: Easily hocked up , good instructions
Very simple to intall and very large variety of genres of music
Very easy to install and looks clean like factory. Also the antenna is low profile and doesn't stand out.
Totally satisfied with this unit. Sound, features, easy to use. The unit fit perfectly and was relatively easy to install. Using the "Vehicle Specific" kit, supplied install manual, and wire harness, I had the unit on and working in a few hours. If it sounds this good with factory speakers I cant wait until I can upgrade to better speakers. The navigation and satellite radio... GREAT. The Crutchfield team was awesome. From helping me choose the system to fit my budget and what I wanted.Their tech support is second to none if not better. They knew the product and were familure with my vehicle
Works Great with Radio, not easy to put in but worth it
Pros: Great product
Cons: difficult to install
Works great. Was easy to install, with clear instructions.
Pros: Complete unit, just plug and play .
What can I say. Does exactly as it says.. Siriusxm ready? You're good to go.
Pros: Plug and play
Cons: None whatsoever
I installed this behind a new Kenwood head unit that my son got me for my birthday. It took about an hour for the entire package and the results were fantastic. I went on a hunting abs camping trip where we had no radio or cell service and the SiriusXM worked with out flaw. I love it.
Pros: Works when you don't have radio stations. Lots of choices of music or radio styles.
Cons: 20 bucks a month for service. Lots of extra wire even for my tahoe.
A snap to install and easy antenna routing. The 3 month free subscription that comes with the tuner is the best package that XM offers. It gives you a chance to see what channels you like so you can pick the right package for you.....
Pros: Easy install and antenna is small, about the size of a matchbook..
Easy to install and set up. Running ant wire was a pain in my car.
Pros: Easy to install except ant wire.
Cons: The box said 3 free months, but when I called, Sirius would only give me 2 months free. False advertising!Crutchfield response on October 27, 2014 We are working with SiriusXM to get this corrected for the customer. He should receive three months of free programming, not two.
I connected the SiriusXM SXV200V1 tuner to my Kenwood DPX500BT unit. Installation was a snap. I already had an XM antenna installed from a previous XM radio so I did not need to run the wire again. I called SiriusXM to activate this new tuner and received 3 months of free service. Tuner works as advertised. Highly recommended.
Pros: Arrived 1 day ahead of scheduled delivery date. Easy installation.
It works like it's supposed to! What else can I say? 5 stars!
Pros: It works like it's supposed to!
Extremely easy to install and quick to set up. Highly recommended
Pros: Easy plug and play
Cons: Activation with XM was a little slow
The receiver is good. Nice and compact does it's job well. The antenna cable is crap. I carefully installed it (I thought) and by the time I was done the housing had been cut in multiple locations and kinking is bad as well. Bought an aftermarket antenna and cable which was installed without damage.
Pros: Receiver is great/
Cons: Antenna cable is horrible.
great xm radio for xm ready radio!
Its easy to install and works perfectly with my radio. Great product at a great price!
Pros: Easy to install and works perfectly.
Pros: super easy to install
Cons: I wish someone would make an adapter so the existing ant. on the car could be used
Great addition to my stereo. Glad I got it.
Pros: Lets me control the xm directly through my stere and get rid of the extra device I had in my car
THis is a great add-on to my new JVC V200BT. Simple installation. The instructions tell you that you have to use the antenna that comes with the Tuner and can't use the factory car antenna. Hogwash! In my case and I'm not saying in all cases, all I had to do was to remove the plastic connector housing for the factory antenna and then plugged it into the tuner. Works Great. The connector was a perfect match, just the plastic that was used to hold it in place on the old radio was in the way
Simple plug and play into my Kenwood headunit, wiring and the antenna mount were easy. I have a 2014 Ram 2500 and went through the third brake light. Looks factory! Love it.
Pros: Simple to add on
plug and pllay
Pros: plug it in and it works perfectly
Cons: The antenna should be able to hook up to the factory installed ones instead of having to install a new one.
Pros: just like its built in, nice display on head unit
Cons: Bulky when installing the head unit, have to run another antenna instead of using the factory XM antenna
Nice unit, easy to install the tuner, getting the antenna wiring to the roof of the vehicle with out the wiring showing was more of a challenge. Clear sharp music and great selection of programing available.
Pros: Easy to connect to unit, I started with a Jenson and upgraded to a Kenwood and both were a breeze to connect to, just plug in one plug and all connections to the unit are made including power. Lead was long enough to give you plenty of options to mount the unit without too much to find space for the wiring & designed to just be wire tied to any convent support of bundle of wires back out of the way of the receiver. Good engineering. You get to listen to the programing at once with reduced func
Cons: Antenna has to be mounted outside the vehicle away from all other antennas on the roof. Plenty of lead is provided for this but the end into the unit makes it hard to get through some of the smaller areas and through the firewall under the dash. It would be nice to be able to take it off or have a small plug like cameras to route with. Also the link provided to sign up for service is the wrong link and I had to contact Sirius to get the correct link. Sirius seamed used to this.
Installed in a 1986 Volvo 244 went very easy and hook up to the Sony Radio provided no difficult. Antenna placement different that those recommended to take advantage of rain trove near front windshield on the drivers side. Made the phone call to transfer an account to new radio and was done in a couple of hours.
Pros: Install easy to complete on a Volvo
Cons: My system will now need better speakers but that will come later.
Easy to install, great reception
This was pretty much a plug and play install. I put the antenna on the dash seem to work just fine.
Pros: Plugged right into the back of my head unit no wiring needed.
Works exactly as the factory units in my other vehicles!
Pros: easy to install works perfectly
Frankly, I'm bummed that I even had to buy the unit when replacing the factory double-din on my 2006 F150 since SAT was part of the factory package. I really didn't want to have to pull out the factory antenna and wiring. Fortunately after cracking and removing the square housing from the female adapter with a pair of pliers, it plugged right into this unit and worked like a charm. in the F150 I just fixed this new unit to the top of the factory SAT box with a dab of super-glue and have been enjoying SAT radio on my new Kenwood deck ever since.
Pros: worked with factory antenna on 2006 F150
Cons: .... none that are serious. I suppose it would be nice if sirius would beam data and I could get online with this thing.
This is so worth it. I actually thought the installation would be more difficult but it was simple. Mind you I have zero technical know how and I did it. It took all of maybe 20 minutes for me to install and I was enjoying howard again! In love with the fact I no longer have to listen to endless commercials.
Pros: Easy install.
Very easy to install and work great!
Easy to install and sound quality is great.
Pros: Number of channels to select from and consistent high quality sound.
Cons: Once the free 90 day trial is up selecting and negotiating a pricing plan might be a challenge.
Works good with the radio but had a hard time getting it activated. Was transferred to three different people before I got one the could activate this particular model and apply the 3 months free perk. Not Crutchfield's fault for that.
Very simple to install and comes with everything needed. Very Straightforward.
Pros: nothing missing..
Very nice to have. Saves alot of time
Pros: Very helpful. Saved alot of time trying to do wiring
Easy to install with the guidance from Crutchfield technical support. The Kenwood stereo hook up married straight to the wiring of the Sirius XM SXV200V1 and was easily concealed and out of sight. The selection of channels is endless and very entertaining.
Pros: Plays the music clear and concise. Stereo sound is excellent. The news channels are very complete for any type of listener.
Cons: Unable to get a listing of channels so I have to listen to all before I can decide what to listen to and program in the radio.
Only thing in town if one wants XM. Would be nice if more features were offered as in the factory radios.
Pros: Works as promised
Cons: Lack of options
Sirius is awesome! I get so many stations and don't have to worry about losing reception when I'm driving in rural areas!!
Good Piece... integrates xm and headunit like one unit. Small and easy to stash behind the dash.
Pros: small and easy to hide
Cons: have to buy ... extra cost xm should provide with paid service
Nice little addition. Plug and play. Takes up little room behind radio
Pros: Simple to connect. Works good from radio
A nice replacement for my Onyx.
Works with my new JVC system
Pros: Easy to connect
The SIRIUS signal worked right away and it is easy to attach.
Pros: Easy to install if you are putting in a new radio.
Cons: Too much wire and stuff to fit behind the radio. You need a lot of room back there. Also, the box or listing doesn't mention the fact that you have to find a way to install the antenna box on the exterior of your car.
The radio was easy to install and activate. I am really glad I spent the extra money on SiriusXM tuner addon when i replaced the OEM radio in my Chrysler.
If you want Sirius, you gotta spend the bucks
Pros: Works just fine
Cons: With unlimited data on your phone, you may want to go with Spotify or IRadio/Beats, etc
This tuner works quite well and I am satisfied with the performance. I also like that it was very compact and therefore easy to install. The only concern was that my existing satellite antenna cable did not fit very snugly and so I had to rig it up to stay in place. Other than that, great tuner, easy install.
Pros: Compact, easy fit, good performance
Cons: None reall.
This tuner is about the simplest addition to my radio system. I installed the antenna at the rear of my Jeep Patriot and ran the wire along the interior floor parallel to the main harness. The only issue I had was the size of the plug compared to the wire makes it extremely difficult to run it through a grommet. Luckily I had another larger wire going in the same grommet afterwards. This is unique to how I ran the wire myself. If you choose a different location you may or may not have a similar problem.
Pros: Easy and straight forward
Cons: Plug size compared to wire difficult in tight spots
Easy plug and play installation for use with my Alpine X008u headunit. I was able to use the factory antenna off the back of the stock radio in my 2014 Jetta TDI. I definitely recommend this product. I used an XM receiver on my older Pioneer AVIC-X930bt, and that box made by Pioneer was big and bulky. This one is small and easy to find a place to put it behind the radio.
Pros: Sounds great. Small. Uses factory Sirius/XM antenna in my car.
Easy plug and play and great reception!!! I even have mine under my dash so you cant see any wires or the antenna
Pros: Easy install, great signal
Great Product. Was very quick and easy to install. I have been an XM subscriber for a long time using a plug and play. This unit is out of sight and works great with my Kenwood system.
Works well. Haven't had any problems.
Pros: Work easily.
The SiriusXM SXV200V1 Tuner was the perfect addition to our new Kenwood stereo and fit together seamlessly without wires, or mounts hanging off the dash. Installation was simple following Crutchfield instructions. Works wonderfully!
Pros: Fits invisibly behind dash without patch cords, etc. Great SiriusXM reception and programming.
Cons: SiriusXM subscription is pricey and higher than when I previously subscribed but programming is also much broader. No issues with the SiriusXM SXV200V1 Tuner.
Verry easy to install. Just plug it in and set up the antenna and you have sirius.
Pros: Easy to install Great sound
Works great! Nice to have SiriusXM again. Installation was easy. Connect unit to radio and antenna and you are ready to go.
Added SiriusXM to my 2000 Porsche Boxster as part of the installation of a Kenwood DDX471HD. I love having the music and news along for the ride.
Pros: Ease of installation
What can I say, it's a satellite receiver. A breeze to install, just plugs into my receiver, and in my case, even the factory satellite antenna plug fit, although a little loose, so there was no need for the included magnetic mount.
Pros: Easy to install.
I had the stock unit in my chevy for the xm which I was very happy with. When I decided I wanted to replace the factory unit with an aftermarket upgrade, I was a bit nervous. This unit is very good and performs as well as the original. The only problem you will run into is with XM customer service. I could not understand the first one and when I cancelled the old subscription and opened the new one, they seemed a bit confused.
Pros: good unit, small and tidy.
Cons: noe at this time
Purchased this item as Open Box , saved about $10.00 . Overall this thing workers as well ( if not better ) then my factory unit. Pleased with my purchase.
Pros: Works great !
Its a great radio, crystal clear reception and great sound!
Pros: Easy set up and easy to find stations
You'll never find a simpler way to hook up to SiriusXM. Just plug it in to the radio0, attach the controller and mount the antenna and Bobs' Your Uncle!
Pros: Simple, good price.
Cons: SiriusXM subscription--they aren't giving these away...at all!
bought this from crutchfield for my kenwood ddx-790 . hookup was one plug into back of head unit and the antena to the little black box of the sirius xm . works great i love it . it is a must have for me .
Pros: ez hook up .
Cons: none from crutchfield .
Very easy to connect, call, subcribe and you have coast to coast music. I was even able to plug in my factory antanne.
Pros: ease of use, small size makes it easy to stash in the dash somewhere.
Cons: None noted
Easy to install and easy to setup
Worked right out of the Box. Found there IS a differnec between Sirius and XM. My wife's car has Sirius. This is an XM receiver. Difference is in programs that come standard. With this unit to get the rebate, you sign up for ALL the channels for 6 months to get 3 months free ( total of 9 months ), after that, I plan just to get the music package, so to me it doesn't matter which Extra;s are included with Sirius and which are included with XM
Pros: Great add on .. small easy to connect and use.
The cord is really, really long on the antenna but beware that if you cut it to shorten it that it is not an easy cable to reconnect. It's basically a RCA cable with a core wire inside a plastic sleeve with aluminum foil around it and surrounded by a bunch of really thin, really wispy, wires (more like "fibers") that are really thin, hard to strip without cutting, and consequently difficult to solder. The core is fairly stiff (although thin) and easier to solder. I wish I never cut it as it was a real pain to solder it together again. As for Sirius/XM -- well, it's okay but the sound quality is worse than internet radio if you have a good 4G signal.
works flawlessly with avic 7000nex
This was a snap to install.
Pros: Everything just fit
Cons: Can't buy a con from this one.
I highly recommend this product! It's VERY easy to install and I have had no issues with it at all.
Pros: Love the CD like clarity. It was VERY easy to install ad it only has two connections. Recommended!
Not difficult to hook up
Pros: Easy to set up
Cons: Hard to install
Installed into my 2012 Ram 1500, used a satellite antenna adapter to use the factor installed antenna. Works perfect with the Pioneer 4000-nex
Great to have SiriusXM in my 2002 GMC Envoy. This unit works as advertised. One caution...be sure to tune to channel "001" not "1" like the instructions say when you activate your radio. If all the channels do not show up, then tune the radio to "001", go to your SiriusXM Online Account for this radio, and send a Refresh Signal to the radio. All your channels should show up.
Plug and play. Not many ways things can go wrong
Great XM Tuner, easy to install, clear reception, sounds great.
Pros: I bought this during the 3 month free service promotion, so that was an automatic Pro. The reception is great, the installation was quick, & easy. There are so many channels that play great commercial free tunes. Something for everyone.
Cons: None that I can think of.
couldnt be happier hate spending the monthly but everything costs money so ill pay for the service as it makes life better driving to work or on road trips!
Pros: good selection your in control
Cons: monthly subscription costs
Great service and I like the product
Great reception, easy to set up. I wish the cord was longer so I could run it to the back of my car instead of the front.
Seems to work pretty well. Price was reasonable.
Pros: Easy Installation. Directions are very good,
Cons: Don't know if it's not a good antenna, or maybe it's the terrain, but loses the signal intermittently. I do have a proper installation.
Does what it's supposed to
Pros: It works
Plug-n-Play satellite tunes for your auto!
Pros: Easy to install. New antenna design.
Cons: The audio volume is lower and quality is less for satellite reception.
Good music without having to worry about switching channels while traveling
Pros: easy to install
Love this product. Really simple to install, just plug in a few wires and run the antenna and that's it.
Pros: Love the tagging for artists and songs, and game alerts.
I purchased the Kenwood KDC 8597 stereo and matched them up with two pairs of the KFCX683C speakers for the front and rear locations on my F-250 Super Duty as recommended by the Crutchfield staff. I also purchased the receiver system for the Sirius XM radio.The sound is excellent! I install it myself, it took about 3 hour total but it was an easy install, thanks to the instructions provided. I would recommend Crutchfield to everyone looking to upgrade their factory radio, the products are great and their prices are right on!
Pros: Easy install, excellent sound!
Great product easy to install and "hide" behind the dash
Pros: Complete package Small easy to install
ordered with Kenwood DNX891HD. Basically a plug-n-play install. Replaced OEM Nav/Radio that had XM Satellite. The car's OEM antennas / XM tuner seemed less prone to drop outs due to obstructions. I drive / live in suburban area where trees are most common tall structures are trees. I wish a converter was included to use original OEM antennas
Pros: compatible wit unit, ease of install
Cons: Antenna / unit seems more prone to signal drops.
I purchased this tuner with a new Pioneer receiver and after approximately 3 months it became stuck on Channel 1 and wouldn't accept a refresh signal. After jumping through all kinds of hoops (over an hour) with SiriusXM customer service and them sending refresh signal after refresh signal, they agreed to send me another tuner. Now, a little over 3 months later I have the same issue, which again could not be rectified during a half hour phone call to customer service. They are now sending me a different type of tuner (Onyx), which I do not want.
Pros: Small and easy to install.
Cons: Not reliable for the long term.
Once again another very easy install. I like this because I do not always want to hear talking on my radio, I want music. I get so many choices of stations to listen too.The antenna is not even noticeable on the outside of my truck.
Pros: plenty of antenna wire.
Such a great item to have while I am riding my Harley down long roads
Can play, stop, fast forward songs and can be used in locations due to its size.
I will get right to it. Very easy to install. Very easy to use. Very good deal. So easy a Caveman can do it.
Pros: Easy install. Small and compact.
I love it
Unit functions as advertised. Antenna too sensitive. Under trees or around buildings and signal is lost. Unit does not seem to buffer the signal to play thru intermittent signal losses.
Pros: Plays as it should when the signal is strong.
Cons: antenna way too sensitive to blockage. I have other automobiles with XM factory installed, no issues.
I needed a new radio in my Ford 2002 Ranger and decided on a Kenwood DPX500BT. I have Sirius in my Ford 2011 Fusion and looked forward to having it in the Ranger too.
Pros: Simple to install and register.
Cons: I didn't know the antenna was to be mounted on the outside of vehicle with a magnet. Would have preferred inside on windshield like factory installed in Fusion.
so far so good ,put this on my motorcycle and seems to work good once i found a antenna location.
Pros: easy to hook up to a aftermarket receiver that is siriusxm ready
Cons: none so far only had it a couple of weeks.
Easy install and great to have satellite in my pre-satellite era car. Works exactly like my other factory satellite equipped cars. Installing the antenna on my rear deck in the car was easy and stealthy. Reception is great with the antenna inside the car.
Pros: Easy install and great reception.
easy to install and works well with alpine radio
Pros: easy to install and works well with alpine radio
I love this product.
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: The only difficulty was routing the antenna from inside the vehicle to outside.
easy to install when replacing the head unit. this is the second Sirius tuner that I have and installed. this new model is working great and takes up very little space. all the track titles and channel names are displayed on my kenwood head unit. great sound quality.
Pros: small easy to hide, easy install, fair price, quick shipping from Crutchfield
Cons: none that I have found yet in 30 days
This is the best way to add Sirius XM to your auto. I paired it with a Kenwood DDX471HD receiver and it's a perfect fit.
Pros: easy to install, out of sight with no wires showing. Looks like a factory install.
plugged right in and i was up and running fast
Works great. Very compact. Much easier than hooking up and external radio, wiring and such. Antenna is small. Using in my Jeep TJ. Great product.
Pros: Small, out of site. Great reception.
It was easy to install and any problems I had Tec support was quick to help me in any of the many products I've purchased
Pros: Easy installation
Cons: Just wish I knew that I needed it when I ordered my head unit that supposedly said "satellite ready"
Ordered this unit when my head unit died on my 2005 Dodge Ram. I was interested in a digital media unit since my family doesn't use disc's when we are traveling. I was also deciding between a HD unit or a Sirius XM unit. I did not find a HD unit within my needs, and thought I would buy this unit with the Sirius XM attachment. This was a simple install thanks to the directions and the supports of Crutchfield. I went ahead and soldered the wire and heat shrinked to make sure the connection is secure. The dash comes apart and it was a bit tight adding the Sirius XM module behind the unit, but it fit with a little of finesse. Bluetooth wire hid behind the dash and attached to the driver's side sun visor with no kink or problems.
Pros: More stations added through my head unit control. Sirius XM unit hidden behind the stereo. Great for road trips.
Cons: Subscription required for Sirius XM. I wouldn't recommend for a short commute.
The best thing about this tuner is the ability to pause live radio. Other than that, I don't like that I can't use the antenna the stock stereo was using. Had to hook it up to the included little antenna and mount it on my dash. Its not really noticeable, by it still annoys me. The other problem I have is the volume. I have to turn up some bass settings and turn up the volume when I switch to satellite from any other source. I don't understand why the source is so weak. Unfortunately there is not any other options besides a separate stand alone unit, which would defeat the purpose of me buying a SXM ready Pioneer.
Pros: Pause live radio
Cons: Antenna and volume
This is a good unit, and it work's very well with my head unit, and the installation was simple and easy.
Warning: This is an XM tuner. I had Sirius radio on my previous stereo for the past 14 years. I had this SiriusXM tuner installed today. When I called Sirius to move the service to this new tuner they told me that this is an XM tuner not a Sirius tuner. The problem with that is, you do not have access to the same set of channels unless you pay $35 more a year. When I complained to the SiriusXM reps they told me to remove this tuner and install a "Sirius" tuner to avoid paying the extra fees to keep my current channels. The problem is that none of these tuners indicate that they are an "XM" or a "Sirius" tuner. The only way to tell is my the radio ID. This is a warning to all current Sirius subscribers. If you want to keep channels like Howard Stern, you will have to pay an extra $35 a year to do so.
Pros: Easy to install Works well
Cons: This is an XM tuner... not Sirius
Easy to install and counting the antenna connection, only two wires to worry about (the antenna connection and the receiver connector).
Pros: Easy installation and very small footprint.
Cons: If you are retrofitting to an existing XM antenna and it has the old style FAKRA connector, the tuner module has a recessed new style coax connector. If you want to use your existing antenna, you'll need to purchase an adapter.
The tuner was very easy to hook up. It's pretty much idiot proof. As soon as I plugged it into my Jensen radio all the features came up on the screen and it was very easy to operate. The only bad part of the entire installation was when I called to get it activated SiriusXM told me there was not a 3 month free listening program that was written in the detailed when I bought the tuner. I had to give the product 3 stars because someone dropped the ball and I'm the one who had to pay for it.
Pros: Very easy installation and easy to understand instructions.
Cons: When I bought the tuner it was supposed to come with 3 month free activation, but it did not. I had to pay to listen instead of being able to see what package I wanted. I did not get the free 3 month activation. If I wanted to listen I had to pay immediately.Crutchfield response on March 26, 2014 The promotion required that in order to get the 3 months of free service, you first have to sign up for a minimum of 6 months of paid service. Since this was a promo from SiriusXM, unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to change that. SiriusXM subscribers can always change programming packages when the current subscription expires.
The other reviews don't lie. This is a simple plug and play operation. I pulled out my Pioneer X9500BHS (also bought from Crutchfield) and plugged the Sirius cable in. Then I just ran the antenna to my dash (didn't want to deal with outside routing) and put it back together after testing that it worked. Simple activation of my account and it was up and running. Even on the dash I get 2/3 or 3/3 bars all the time. Under an hour for installation and that's taking time.
Pros: - Dead simple install - Great reception even on dash - Relatively low price
Cons: - None so far.