The XM Onyx Dock & Play satellite radio gives you outstanding SiriusXM programming in an attractive, no-frills package. No matter what station you're listening to, you can switch to your favorite channel or local traffic and weather with the handy One-Touch Jump™ button. The easy-to-read full-color display shows artist, title, and channel info.

All Access package - $199 per year - Get 2 months free compared with purchasing monthly

Choose your favorite look
You can tweak the look of the Onyx to your liking. Choose from six backlight colors to match the high-resolution screen to your vehicle's interior.

Check out the awesome channel selection from SIRIUS/XM

Included accessories
The Onyx uses the SiriusXM PowerConnect™ system to deliver clear sound through your vehicle's FM radio, and the package also includes a cable if your car stereo has an auxiliary input. You'll also get the other accessories you'll need for installation in your car — a car cradle and antenna, plus dash and vent mounts.

Note: A subscription to XM is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories.

Product Highlights:

  • Dock & Play XM satellite radio
  • full-color display
  • 10 channel presets
  • choose from six different display colors
  • PowerConnect system includes auxiliary output cable and power adapter/FM transmitter
  • includes car accessories: docking station and roof-mount antenna
  • includes an adhesive dash mount and vent mount
  • dimensions: 4-9/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 3/4"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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XM Onyx

Written By Richard, Phoenix AZ on Sunday, July 21, 2013

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I am really enjoying my New Onyx XM Radio and all of the Features of the Unit !!!! 24/7 Music to my liking with no commercials !!!! Being able to go directly to any Channel without having to scan & this unit is a neat & clean piece of hardware that attaches neatly in my car or can be a mobile unit in my home or at work !!! I like how versatile it is as well !!1

Pros: small & compact but still very easy to operate & see clearly to go through all of the motions .....

Cons: I have no negative statements about this wonderful XM Radio !!!!

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Woodbridge, VA on Monday, July 15, 2013

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Only had a few weeks, but already like it. Simple installation and easy to use. Installed in a Mini, hardwired and clean. The size of the unit helped in fitting it in a nice snug, safe location where could not be easily seen or easily removed by unwanted parties.

XM Onyx

Written By LenetteE, Helena, MT on Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Purchased the XM Onyx with both the vehicle and home kits. I found the vehicle kit to have a lot of wires and such that don't give it a clean appearance in my car. I can not use either mounting bracket systems (cords to cumbersome... for only be 3 looks like i'm wired up for life support) so will modify something. Overall I like the XM Onyx and have purchased a home systems for it.

Pros: Small and portable.

Cons: Sometimes no reception under trees so parking in the shade listen to music is iffy. (Also reception issues when driving on heavily treed streets.) Power charger larger than expected considering today's technology. Do not like how either mounting system fits in my Xterra Pro4x.

Nice Set UP

Written By C.J., San Diego, CA on Friday, July 05, 2013

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I purchased an open box unit. Install was a breeze, after install I noticed a clear line from top to bottom on the display screen. Contacted CRUTCHFIELD a new unit was sent within a week. User friendly sound quality is great. Great alternative if your not looking to invest more on an XM ready unit.

Pros: Easy of Install, User Friendly, Sound Quality.

xm onyx

Written By josephl, albuquerque nm on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Pros: nice place to shop at

Cons: none

xm onyx

Written By preacher, reno, tx. 75462 on Sunday, June 30, 2013

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great addition to my wife's 2004 sienna. she's happy, everything is good in Texas.

Pros: top quality, great sound, easy to install, and Crutchfield is super to work with.

Cons: none

Very Nice :)

Written By Zman, El Paso Texas on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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I love the device and the quality of audio. Is very easy to install. I'm not a big fan of the 12v adapter.

Pros: Easy portable installation , great audio quality very easy to navigate control and activation was simple. A very affordable price.

Cons: You may wanna buy a better car kit if you don't like wires hanging on your dash.


Written By Hodag, Missouri on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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Crutchfield's service was great. Fast shipping. Product as represented. Totally satisfied.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Nice xm radio

Written By Bgddyal, Virginia beach on Saturday, June 08, 2013

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Nice and easy to use and installed very fast

Pros: It's all good

Cons: None

Nice, but car kit could be better

Written By BrianW, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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As far an XM receiver goes, the Onyx does the job well at a good price point. My main complaint is that the included car kit does not include the items necessary for a clean and custom-looking installation. The car kit comes with a 12v adapter that plugs into the cigarette lighter/aux power point, a dash mount, and a cable to plug into your car stereo's aux-in jack (miniplug). That's fine for a quick and portable install, but if you want it to look professionally done and clean, you'll want to buy the hard-wire kit and the FM modulator, both of which mount behind the dash and keep you from having cords all over your dashboard. So, plan on spending extra $ at least to get the parts for a clean install. XM/Audiovox should provide a kit option that includes these items instead of the removable plug accessories.

Pros: Size, mounting cradle, XM functionality, price

Cons: Car mount kits leaves a lot to be desired

Awsome product

Written By Ray, Prairie grove, Arkansas on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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I was apprehensive about putting a portable item in my baby. But it looked pretty good after I attached it to my dash. And it sounds really cool.

Pros: Sound quality is great. Radio has a very nice look. Easy installation, and did I say it sounds great.

Cons: The only con I could think about was it is not a factory installed system but that would have cost a lot more than I payed for this system.


Written By Frank S, Leesville, IN on Monday, May 13, 2013

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Pros: Sirius satellite is the shit

Cons: kinda high dollar

XM Onyx

Written By Darryl, Hagerhill Ky on Sunday, May 05, 2013

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This radio is easy to hook up and very simple to operate.

Pros: ease of operation

Cons: did not care for mounting brackets but one of my old suction mounts from my gps worked nicely

Install XM Onyx into a 2002 Camry

Written By Richard K., Gallatin , Tenn on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Great System , great value ,,easy install

Pros: Great system for the value

Cons: none

Great improvement

Written By Lew M, Woodbridge, Va on Saturday, April 27, 2013

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This is my fourth XM receiver. The previous three were Delphis which showed signs of failure 5 minutes after the warrantees ran out...poor soldered connections, I think. How 20th century! The new Onyx, made by Audiovox, I believe, is lovely to look at, has a solid feel and is worlds beyond the Delphis in operation. So far it sounds great.

Satellite Radio

Written By Henry M, Novato, CA on Friday, April 19, 2013

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Fifty dollars well spent.

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Mitchell on Monday, April 15, 2013

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Happy happy happy

Great Satellite Radio

Written By Tony, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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Great replacement radio and easy to use. Activation from Sirius was excellent. I was listening to my favorite music within a few minutes.

Pros: This unit docks with my Sirius Speaker Boom box. Easy to use. Comes with either a car kit or home kit. I chose the car kit and it plays great on the road. Antenna reception is very good and sound from my Bose system speakers is awesome.

Cons: You have to get a cassette adapter to play it through your car system. However, it cost only $3.50 and shipping was free. Mounting the unit in the car can be difficult if you plan on using the screws in your dash board. I plan on using Velcro strips instead of the screws.


Written By Justin, Bloomingdale, NJ on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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This kit is excellent. Easy, ten minute install, and great reception. Wish I purchased one a long time ago!

Pros: Easy install, included everything needed

Cons: None

Not bad

Written By Charles, Dixon, Mo on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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Very nice little set up. I originally got this because the only decent rock station in my area folded up and became a sports talk station. With a 40 min drive to work this wasn't working so I decided to give Sirius/Xm a chance. I wish I had done it years ago! This little gadget is truly plug and play. The antenna cord was thin enough I ran it through the 3rd brake light fixture on my truck. Set up was easy. My only complaint is Ford trucks all have the round vents now so the mounts that came with it were useless to me. So I ordered a goose neck mount that bolts to the seat floor bolt. Perfect fit and its out of the way of the airbags. Good sound through the AUX connector on the factory stereo. With the rebate you really can't go wrong on price. 4 stars only because I can't give 4.75 stars. Would like to see better mounting options.

Pros: Inexpensive, small, easy to set up.

Cons: Mounting hardware was a little lacking. Probably fine for most installers.

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, NC on Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Installation was very easy, and a much cheaper alternative to adding xm to my factory head unit. I am currently transmitting to my radio via 3.5 mm jack so I do not know how well the FM transmitter works. Size is great, very compact even with mounting kit. Multicolor screen is nice for matching to my cars red interior lighting.

Pros: Size, sound quality, ease of installation, cost

Great radio, but rebate didn't work.

Written By Doc, Old Bethpage, NY on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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The radio is great for the price. Only 10 presets, but for me that's fine, since I'm only interested in the music stations, but more presets would have been better. It's nice and compact so it fit exactly where I wanted it on the ashtray of my 3 series. Reception is OK, but the radio requires a pretty strong signal or else it cuts out briefly. Not a whole lot worse that the SX radio on the wife's car, so not a big deal. Installation was a breeze, since it only required a plug-in to the cigarette lighter, running the antenna wire and the wire to the AUX jack. The biggest pain, as anticipated, was hiding and tacking the wires to that they're out of sight with no chance of coming loose. Also not a real problem. The whole thing took maybe 30 minutes. My only real quarrel is with the claim for the rebate. Since I bought the unit on-line 3 on 9/27, it didn't arrive until 10/3 or so. Since the rebate timed out on 9/30 there was really NO chance that I could apply the rebate. And both Crutchfield AND XM said they couldn't help. The extra 50 bucks off would have been nice, but even so, the price is so reasonable and the unit so good that even without the rebate that it was no big deal.

Pros: Compact, nice looking, good reception. Easy to install.

Cons: Only 10 presets. More would have been nice. Rebate of no real value to me since I ordered the unit so close to the closing date for the rebate. More cooperation from either Crutchfield OR XM would have been appreciated, but since the radio is so inexpensive, it's not a major issue. Just check closely on the dates of any rebate offers in these ads to be sure that you can use it. Crutchfield ads actually include the rebate off their price, so Caveat Emptor.

Crutchfield response on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Thanks for your review. You are eligible for the rebate. We asked our Customer Support team to get in touch and help you submit your claim.

XM Onyx - Nice

Written By Todd F, Ontario, NY on Monday, October 15, 2012

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Easy to setup, easy to use. This is my first dock style XM. The buttons are small but in my opinion a non issue. I personally prefer a head unit with a XM mode, however this is a bit more convenient since I can bring it in the house and listen.

Pros: Easy Set up Easy to Use

Cons: Non currently found

Not as good as Old Ones

Written By Anonymous, New York on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Small but gets job done.

Pros: Size is small to fit in car. Easy to hook up

Cons: Pre sets are too close. If you don't feel or look directly at them your lost.No rewind and FF feature like old units. That was a plus on older ones.Doesn't display pre set number, only station number.


Written By Brian H, Fort Worth, TX on Friday, September 21, 2012

Nothing short of amazing !! I cannot believe I have been a cheapo for so long and have not purchased this before. I spend alot of hours in the car and this product has super clear CD quality sound, the mounting works very well, easy to use, awesome selection of stations. I just can't say enough good about it, works everywhere I travel! No more searching endlessly for a good station in an area that your not familar with. Mounting was a snap -easy. By the way, the antenna works on the dash too - I bought it while on a trip and just threw the antenna on the dash - worked great. Sometimes going under underpasses it lost signal, but for like a second or so. I have mounted the antenna correctly on the outside now and I rarely (if ever) lose signal. Tons of music stations and Blue Collar radio is awesome - I have cracked up for hours listening to that. Take it from me and I am a cheapo, this is no waste of money, and I feel like an idiot for not purchasing this 10 years ago. Well better late than never right. Hats off to XMSirius - you have made my endless travels in the hair MUCH more pleasurable.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: None

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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I like it, the product itself is simple and easy to use. Very easy install, didn't even have to run the antenna outside the vehicle. Wish there were more talk shows other than Howard Stern but that's not Crutchfield's fault. But it.

Pros: Easy install, easy to use, good value, good customer service, fast shipping, well made, no issues to speak of

Cons: None as of now. (Using product daily for 2+ weeks)

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Lakeland, FL on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Easy, Easy, Easy to replaced an earlier XM radio......a lot of improvements have been made! I didn't even have to replace the antenna, all wiring was the same as before!

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: none


Written By Tom R, Bossier City, LA on Saturday, August 25, 2012

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For the size, this thing is unbelievable. Has more preset options than most car stereos have. I am extremely pleased with this Onyx and would recommend it to anyone. The price was also very pleasing. Just wish that Sirius XM would realize that it would be better to have 100 million users at $10 a month than 22 million at $20 a month. They are losing a lot of business due to their pricing structure.

Pros: Size and features, plus sound quality using the aux input option. Could not be better.

Cons: Pesky wires - but they can be easily bundled up and concealed with heat shrink tubing. My wife just leaves the unit on the passenger side floor, out of the way until she needs to change stations.

XM Onyx

Written By GregW, Kansas City on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Nice radio. Not too difficult to install. The one serious flaw is that the mounting bracket is complete junk. It's flimsy and lightweight. What's really annoying is the slop in the mount, the radio has several degrees of rotation which makes operating the controls less precise than it should be.


Written By MS, KERNERSVILLE,NC on Monday, July 30, 2012

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Enjoying my xm onyx so far. Easy to read and operate. My last radio lasted almost ten years,lighted readout lasted 6 yrs.Hope this one last longer.

Pros: Easy to read display,much better than the audiovox I had to replace it with and at a better price.

Cons: Don't care much for the adhesive swivel mount. not much to it,kinda cheap. not so sure it'll last all that long. need a mount that is both flexible and extends further out.


Written By johnc, KY on Monday, July 02, 2012

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Easy to use and install. Takes just a second to move from my truck to my car to my boat. First time satellite radio user, hooked for life

Pros: Easy install Versatile

Cons: None

Works well

Written By DavidO, St. Louis,MO on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Replaced a broken Roady with this, the Onyx has a better display and seems to have better sound quality using the line out to my car stereo. Only concern is the antenna connection which seems to be identical to the Roady and that's what failed on it.

XM Onyx

Written By AL, HOUSTON, TX. on Monday, October 31, 2011

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Easy to install. Great sound. Easy to use . And a GREAT PRICE!!!

Pros: This product was easy to install and sounds great !

So far, so good

Written By JoeM, Salem, NH on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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The only thing missing is a remote. No problems so far.

XM Onyx

Written By Dennis K, Vermont on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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Very pleased with this unit. Works great in car and at home. Good reception even in our rural area.

Excellent xm radio!

Written By GlennT, Lafayette, LA on Friday, May 20, 2011

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I love my new XM Onyx. It works perfectly in my Jaguar XK Coupe. Installation through a recommended Crutchfield advisor was on time and completely undetectable!

XM Onyx

Written By Carl, Saratoga Spings, NY on Monday, May 16, 2011

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The radio itself is great. The display is very easy read and functions are logical
and easy to understand.

The only cons are the dashboard mount is kind of cheap, and not very sturdy. I
have a smooth ridding car but the radio bounces and makes it sometimes
hard to read the display when your car is moving. Also, when you push the
buttons it does not hold it sturdy and comes loose after a while.

XM Onyx

Written By Rich C, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Bought this xm radio after checking reviews. Radio rather quick to install in car
with no problems. Great product and quick delivery from Crutchfield.

It's Decent

Written By Eric, CA on Friday, April 22, 2011

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I recently bought this XM radio after having an AudioVox Xpress. The Onyx is horrible compared to the AudioVox. Sure it matches my interior a lot better than the plain 'ol Audiovox but where are all the features???

The Onyx is decent for a first XM radio but the Audiovox has so many features I wish the Onyx had. The number one thing I don't like about this radio is this radio is that there is no scroll wheel. It makes it so much easier to change the stations, also the numbers in the front are preset channels, you have to select the "direct mode" first and then push "8". The Audeovox can beep when your favorite song comes on, not so on the Onyx. This unit cannot block out unwanted channels either.

Just a heads up for those who are looking into this unit.

Works as advertised.

Written By fevans, Norman, OK on Friday, February 11, 2011

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I needed an inexpensive receiver, this was it. Installed in a '95 Chev. Blazer,
I have since ordered the FM adapter to eliminate the constant finding of an
unused FM station. I don't have any complaints, other that the mount is a
little flimsy, there is too much play in the plastic parts, wobbles a little. I
kind of wonder when the mount is going to break. The receiver is very easy to
use, the price was right. The antenna was easy to install on this vehicle, this
should have been the most difficult part of the installation of the unit, and
that work was very easy, the entire install took about an hour.

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Connecticut on Friday, February 04, 2011

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Purchased the ONYX. Love it. using XM service and can't tell you
how much better it is then searching for station while on the road.

okay product

Written By solo413, bear, de on Friday, January 28, 2011

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I bought this unit for my wifes infiniti m35 and it appeared to be a decent system at first
but there was constant static and always looking for a clear station to turn to became
rather annoying for her. so we decided to cancal the subscription and remove the unit
out of her car.
Overall the unit has a slim design and fits nice with most interiors but this just wasnt
what she was looking for. I would however recommend it, if you would like to try out xm
in your car and you dont want to waste a lot of money and time on installation.

XM Onyx

Written By Ann, Texarkana, Tx on Monday, January 17, 2011

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I was very pleased with the price, quality and delivery time. The option for free shipping
was very important.

Another winner

Written By UncleLeroy, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, January 17, 2011

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This is the third XM receiver I've owned and the best so far. The display is great and
while I use it exclusively at home, I have the option of putting it in my pickup truck which
doesn't have a satellite radio receiver. This little unit a clearly a winner and the price is
great too. For home use there is a speaker dock that makes this part of a complete


Written By KenM, Jackson, MS on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Excellent! Get wonderful reception. Plugged into my auxillary port in car, and sounds
perfect! Get a few hundred stations with crystal clarity. This is the perfect driving
companion at an excellent price. Very easy to install. Ran the antenna through my fold-
down back seat up through the trunk. Thinking of getting the homedock so can listen in
car and in home. Gets all sports--NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL. Better than TV!

XM Onyx

Written By John, Beggs, OK on Saturday, November 13, 2010

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This product is excellent. Does not have all the bells and whistles some products have
but is an excellent value. I wish it had a remote. I use it only in a vehicle and it would be
great to have a remote at hand to make changes. The service is excellent. I would
recommend this product and Crutchrfield to everyone.

Skip this one

Written By Darkwind, Eagle, CO on Friday, November 05, 2010

This unit was purchased to replace an old Roady XT.
The Onyx is vastly inferior to the old Roady XT. Reception from unit to vehicle radio is horrible. Audio quality is worse than terrestrial radio. If you buy this for a vehicle, pony up for the antenna cable adapter. More if you own a Volkswagen.

Fits the bill

Written By cbro, Tallahassee on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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15 minute install, up and playing in no time. Sure there are more expensive systems,
but for less than a 100.00, it fits the bill. Wish the presets were a little larger, but other
than that, it's a keeper.

XM Onyx

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, September 09, 2010

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this is a wonderful unit. Very easy to use


Written By Barry, NC on Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nice little radio, decent price, very good customer service from Crutchfields. However, the rebate offer is VERY misleading. It comes from XM and only applies to new customers, IF they subscribe to the Deluxe Subscription Package, AFTER they have had the package and paid for it for 60 days and then you have to get a new VISA card in order to use it. This should be noted on the product page.


Written By Andy, Virginia on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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The Onyx could not be any easier to install. It works great, easy to operate and
simple to set-up. The only negative is the cheap flimsy bracket you cannot
tighten enough to hold it in position when you hit a bump. They could have spent
a little more on a better quality bracket. I am on the road a lot and have 2 car
kits in my vehicles. I could not be in my vehicle that much without XM.

Definitely Worth It

Written By Anonymous, Houston, TX on Friday, August 13, 2010

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Set up was easy. hardest part was mounting the antenna. The rest takes about 5 min. My truck has no AUX. So, i used the FM setting. Signal was full and music came in pretty clear. Music could be a little louder, but maybe it's the use of the FM connection. Overall, a great purchase! Would purchase again.(1 star deducted for horrid customer service hired by XM. USE ONLINE ACTIVATION! Don't even bother calling the 1-800 #. )

Good Stuff

Written By Anonymous, Boston Ma on Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Easy to use interface, menus and buttons. The display is large and bright. You can choose from a variety of backround colors as well which is kinda neat.

Easy to install, I use a 1/8 stereo cable (included) to the aux input on my headunit. Works beautifully. The adhesive backing for the mount was predictably useless, but a couple of self-tappers and a little gorilla glue fixed that right up. (remove the backing entirely from the mount before applying other glue). I was impressed with the range of motion and seemingly sturdy construction of the dash mount. We'll see, it's only been about two weeks.

Only one real con for me at least, the rest are minor things. It doesn't come with an auto-off feature, meaning that if you plug it into an unswitched 12v outlet or cig lighter (common in older vehicles, i.e. my 1999 F150), it doesn't turn off when you turn the car off. My free sat radio from XM had the feature that it would automatically turn off after an hour. I would think this could be a relatively easy feature to program in. It does have a power button but it's a little obnoxious to have press that every time I get in and out. And if I forget, I could be breaking out the jumper cables in the morning.

Other than that inconvienence it's a great little box, even though I didn't get the rebate with it, was still a good alternative to the XM Mini Tuner.

Easy Install

Written By Craig, Sturgis, MI on Sunday, March 07, 2010

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Purchased to install in my 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. I also installed the optional XM Plug
& Play, and from start to finish routing the antenna, removing the radio, installing the FM
Modulator, reinstalling the radio and mouting the OnyX, it was just barely under one
hour! Couldn't believe it, thought it would take at least 2 hours. Had a little trouble with
activating it, but called XM and found that they were doing maintenance on their system,
but as soon as they finished, I turned on the radio, went in the house to reactivate it
online, and when I made it back to the car, it was completely activated! Nice and simply
to use, and great price also!


Written By Tommy, Barnegat, NJ on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Excellent XM radio. I purchased this item and installed it in my 2008 Toyota Matrix. This is a simple XM radio, easy to use. I also recommend purchasing the FM direct adapter and no professional installation required. All you do is disconnect your antenna wire from the back of your car radio, connect it to the FM modulator and connect the FM modulator wire to the back of the radio where the antenna wire was. That simple process provides static free listening..... Highly recommend doing this for superior uninterrupted music listening.

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  • Portable XM Satellite Radio Receiver
  • Vehicle cradle dock
  • Magnetic vehicle antenna (w/ attached 22.75' cord terminated by single SMB connector)
  • PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter (with attached 55" DC cord)
  • 4' Stereo minijack cable (with a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on each end)
  • Self-adhesive mount
  • Vent mount
  • 2 Extended vent clamps
  • Rubber antenna cable wedge
  • Alcohol Prep Pad
  • Antistatic Cleaner Pad
  • Quick Start Guide
  • XM Channel Guide
  • Accessory Guide
  • Limited Warranty
  • "Additional User Documents" note

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Overview: This package contains the XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver, car cradle (with swivel adhesive mount and vent mount), a PowerConnect FM transmitter cigarette lighter adapter, and a magnetic roof-mount antenna. You can connect the XM onyX to your vehicle's sound system using the unit's built-in FM transmitter or your headunit's auxiliary input (minijack cable supplied). A subscription to XM Satellite Radio is also required.

XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio offers a great variety of programming such as commercial free music of almost any genre (Pop, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Christian, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Latin), sports (MLB, NHL, college games, PGA tour), talk radio (NPR), comedy (Laugh Attack, The Foxxhole), news (CNN, CSPAN, CNBC, BBC), and entertainment (Oprah, Cosmo). XM Radio provides superior digital sound quality coast-to-coast. XM also offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US cities.

Large Color Display: The XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver features a large color display which lets you view artist name, song title, and channel information. You can customize the display by choosing from six backlight color themes (Blue, Red, Amber, Yellow, Silver, or Teal) that match your mood or your vehicle's dash lights. The large color display also offers adjustable brightness control.

Vehicle Dock: The XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver comes supplied with a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to XM Satellite Radio in your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock also has a rear-panel wire-guide that can help you organize the cables and wires connected to the dock. The XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver's vehicle dock provides three connection options to transfer XM Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio system.

  • PowerConnect: The XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver comes supplied with the PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter which allows the XM Satellite Radio receiver to wirelessly transmit audio to your vehicle's in-dash headunit over and FM frequency. You can choose from any FM frequency between: 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. You can store up to 5 FM stations so you can quickly access the stations which give you the best audio reception when using the PowerConnect. The PowerConnect FM transmitter and cigarette lighter adapter simply plugs into the power port of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory port of your vehicle.
  • Auxiliary: The XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver's vehicle dock has a minijack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit directly to your in-dash headunit's auxiliary input (if applicable), using the supplied stereo minijack cable. When using the line output jack, you can adjust the level to match your headunit's other sources.
  • FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (607FMDA25, sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing AM/FM antenna input (motorola) and the XM Satellite receiver's vehicle dock FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the XM receiver's built-in FM modulator to your vehicle's radio, especially in regions with a high density of FM radio stations and few open FM channels.

Mounting: The mounting location of the onyX should be easily accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen. The XM onyX Satellite Receiver comes with two mounting options.

  • Self-Adhesive Dash Mount: The onyX includes a self-adhesive plastic mount which allows you to place the unit on your vehicle's dash. The self-adhesive dash-mount allows you to swivel and adjust the unit for better visibility.
  • Vent-Mount: The onyX also includes a plastic mount which allows to you to clip the unit onto one of your vehicle's dash vents.

Note: When mounting the onyX in your vehicle, choose a location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag.

Optional Pro-Fit VSM: The onyX can be mounted using an optional Pro.Fit Vehicle Specific Mount (item 042VSM) and the TS-01 adapter (item 042TS01). Please consult the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if there is a Pro.Fit VSM to fit your vehicle.

Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic antenna that is designed to be run outside of the vehicle and placed on the roof of your vehicle. The magnetic antenna will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.

Real-Time Channel Guide: 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.

Channel Scan: You can scan a category and listen to each channel in the category for 10 seconds before the next channel is automatically tuned.

Favorite Presets: You can save and enjoy fast access to up to 10 of your favorite XM Satellite Radio channels.

One-Touch Jump: The One-Touch Jump function allows you to directly access traffic or weather of the 20 most congested cities, or  go back to the previous channel to which you were listening.

Direct: The Direct button allows you directly tune in an XM Satellite Radio station, using the keypad (0-9) on the front-panel of the XM Satellite Radio receiver.

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.

Optional Home Kit: An optional home kit (220XADH1, sold separately) allows you to listen to XM Radio in your home.

Second Vehicle Kit: An addition vehicle kit (220XADV2, sold separately) can be purchased to install the XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver in a second vehicle.


XM onyX Receiver: Width = 4.5625", Height = 2.4375", Depth = 0.75"

Car Cradle: Width = 4.0", Height = 2.25", Depth = 1.25"

Receiver in Car Cradle: Width = 4.5625", Height = 3.125", Depth = 1.375"

Magnetic Antenna: Width = 1.4375", Height = 0.5625", Depth = 1.75", Cable Length = 22.75'

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