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SiriusXM Onyx Plus

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

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Overview

Our take on the SiriusXM Onyx Plus

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

Bring it all back home

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

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

What you like, the way you like it

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

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

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

Sound is good as long as the clouds are not too thick

Dean, :: County ::

What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • Dock & Play SiriusXM satellite radio
  • color display shows album art, artist, song or program, and channel information
  • includes home accessories: docking station, antenna, audio cable, and remote
  • enjoy 20-plus channels of additional music, sports, entertainment with SiriusXM Xtra, plus SiriusXM Latino Spanish language channels (subscription required)
  • add SiriusXM to your home audio system or a set of powered speakers
  • store up to 20 of your favorite channels for one-touch access
  • start songs from the beginning with TuneStart
  • blend your favorite music channels into your own unique blend with TuneMix
  • catch up on the latest sports scores with Sports Ticker
  • remote control included
  • dimensions: 4-1/2" W x 2-7/16" H x 3/4" D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Dock & Play SiriusXM Radio: The SiriusXM onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio + Home Kit provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your home or office. The SiriusXM onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio lets you pause, rewind, & replay live SiriusXM Radio. You can view the artist name, song or program title and channel info on its multi-line graphic display. And with optional accessories you can listen to the onyX Plus Dock & Play Radio in your vehicle, in another room or location, or even outdoors (optional accessories sold separately). All with just one SiriusXM subscription.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dimensions

onyX Plus Receiver:

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

Home Dock:

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

Receiver in Home Dock:

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

Home Antenna:

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

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Why did you buy this?

great product [ Terry  Apr 20, 2017 ]
I have a Sirius account that we use for our home and the radio has stopped working right... [ C  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Larger color display and easy favorite channel buttons. Easier for my larger fingers. [ PETER  Feb 03, 2017 ]
So my father can enjoy it at home [ Shannon  Dec 19, 2016 ]
My wife has Sirius radio in her automobile and wants it in our home now. [ Dr. James  Nov 22, 2016 ]
I wanted to upgrade from my old RoadyXT, and I liked the features and reviews on this unit. [ W  Aug 03, 2016 ]
Previous XM receiver purchased from CRUTCHFIELD has run it's useful life (probably 10 years old). It was just time. [ Marvin  May 05, 2016 ]
WIFE ASKED FOR A HOME UNIT [ Aaron  Feb 07, 2016 ]
To add Sirius service to a Bose radio at home. [ Michael  Dec 06, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

Your success at direct earphone feed may depend on the impedance and sensitivity of the earphones. My Serius XM Onyx audio output is normally connected to the preamp of a hi-fi system. I just tested with a Grado Prestige series SR125 headphone pair and the audio output was plenty loud enough. [ KIRBY A.  Apr 01, 2017 ]
No comparison! The sirius xm onyx plus is fast, clear and remarkably efficient! This system us by far a great deal from Crutchfield [ JAMES  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Sorry, I bought the radio for my brother, who uses it mainly to listen to news stations. [ Guest  Mar 16, 2016 ]
If you're asking for automotive purposes, yes! The car "antenna" is a mag-mount making placing a breeze. If it's for a home kit, I don't believe the antenna that comes with is meant to be outside. However, I think there are outdoor options. [ MIKE A  Mar 16, 2016 ]
I' m not sure what you mean about south. But yes the antenna works best on top of your roof and it is weather proof [ RICH  Mar 10, 2016 ]
Yes we do it all the time. You can buy a cable splitter and run up to three receivers off one antenna. [ DAVE  Mar 08, 2016 ]
After learning the hard way several times with no help from the people at SiriusXM, if you have a receiver that originated from the Sirius company, ie, the Starmate line, it must face north. (Towards Minneapolis) If you have a receiver that originated from the XM business, you would aim it south. As far as weather proof, I have had my antennae mounted outside for 10 years in Omaha NE and no problems other than the infrequent weather interrupts. [ JAMISON P  Mar 07, 2016 ]
Yes, the SiriusXM Onyx Plus also has a version that includes the vehicle installation kit which you can view on our website here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_220SXPL1V1/SiriusXM-Onyx-Plus.html?tp=85 The vehicle kit includes an FM transmitter/power adapter that you can plug into a cigarette lighter port in your car. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry  Feb 02, 2016 ]  Staff
Yep..that's part of the vehicle installation kit. [ JAMISON P  Feb 02, 2016 ]
Yes, this includes the home kit. It comes with everything you need to listen to your favorite channels at home. The package includes a docking cradle for connecting to your home stereo, an antenna for picking up the satellite radio signal, and a miniplug-to-RCA audio cable. You also get a handy remote that lets you control the action. [ Kenny  Jan 11, 2016 ]  Staff
It will not work with the SKYFI boombox. You must get the SXSD2 boombox for this tuner. [ Paul  Dec 28, 2015 ]  Staff
It is not battery powered but instead comes with an ac adapter to plug into your receiver or an outlet. [ JAMISON P  Jul 12, 2015 ]
Sorry, I have no idea, since mine is always plugged in. [ MICHAEL  Jul 09, 2015 ]
None. It doesn't run on batteries. You have to plug it in to an electrical outlet or the cigarette plug in the car. [ Amanda  Jul 09, 2015 ]
We use ours in our house on 110 and in our rv on cd plug in [ RICH  Jul 09, 2015 ]
Hi Tony V. Rich here. In our house I use Bose cube speakers. And in our RV I use Boston acoustics speakers. And they all came from crutchfield. I hope that helps. [ RICH  Feb 26, 2015 ]
There is a speaker jack on the back of the unit. You can use any speakers with a mini-jack. Or,I jacked mine to my tuner-amp and play it through my Bose system. The instructions for hookup to amp say to use the "tape" input. That way the jacks work. Simple. Sounds great. [ Burt  Feb 25, 2015 ]
I ONLY USE MY SIRIUSXM ONYX PLUS AT HOME SO I GOT A SIRIUSXM SPEAKER DOCK. WORKS GREAT AND HAS EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY. NO PROBLEMS WITH THE TWO CONNECTED TOGETHER. I WOULD BUY BOTH AGAIN. [ R  Feb 25, 2015 ]
You connect speakers via the audio input which is in the back of the cradle. If you have a home stereo with an auxiliary input, get a RCA audio cable and connect it that way. If you have portable speakers with a 3.5 mm input, you can plug that into the back of the unit. In the car, you can listen to it through FM radio, a cassette adapter if your radio has a cassette player or through the auxiliary input if your car has an auxiliary input (granted you have an audio cable). RCA and audio cables are cheap. [ Amanda  Feb 25, 2015 ]
Sorry but I had to return the unit as I was unable to get reception. [ DUANE R  Feb 25, 2015 ]
I run mine to an auxiliary jack on my receiver and play it through my stereo. [ MICHAEL  Feb 25, 2015 ]
For details on fit please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to give you the details if this will fit. [ Krissy  May 02, 2014 ]  Staff
To my ears it is stereo. It is hooked up to an integrated stereo amp with a pair of B&W speakers and I can tell left channel and right channel sounds. Not mono. [ HARVEY  Apr 05, 2014 ]
It has a right and left connection so I assume it iiis stereo. [ MICHAEL  Apr 05, 2014 ]
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