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Dock & Play satellite radio with home kit
Our take on the XM Onyx by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
The XM Onyx Dock & Play satellite radio gives you the SiriusXM you want in an attractive, no-frills package. No matter what station you're listening to, you can switch to your favorite channel or local traffic/weather with the handy One-Touch Jump™ button. The easy-to-read full-color display shows artist, title, and channel info.
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.
The package includes a docking cradle for connecting to your home stereo, an antenna for picking up the XM signal, and a miniplug-to-RCA audio cable. XM also includes a handy remote for controlling the action.
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. Limited service available in Alaska and Puerto Rico.
The Onyx Rcvr was everything we expected it would be. Total satisfaction. Did not get 3 months free, though.
Robert E, Hurley, SD
What's in the Box:
- Portable XM Satellite Radio Receiver
- Remote control (XDPR1)
- CR2032 3V lithium battery
- Home dock
- Indoor/outdoor antenna with attached 20' cable (terminated with a single SMB connector)
- AC adapter with attached 80" DC output cord (output: 5.2 Volts/1.6 Amps)
- 3' Audio cable (3.5mm male miniplug on one end and stereo RCA plugs on the other)
- Quick Start Guide
- Accessory Guide
- Limited Warranty
- "Additional User Documents" note
- Dock & Play XM satellite radio
- full-color display
- 10 channel presets
- choose from six different display colors
- includes home accessories: docking station, antenna, audio cable, and remote
- 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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Overview: This package contains the XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver, home dock, indoor/outdoor antenna, and IR remote control. The onyX Satellite Radio receiver connects to your home stereo via a 3.5mm audio output (a minijack-to-RCA adapter is also included).
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.
Note: A subscription to XM Satellite Radio is required.
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.
Home Dock: The included tabletop home dock holds the receiver upright. The antenna (SMB), power (DC In), and audio output (3.5mm) connections are made at the docking cradle.
Indoor/Outdoor 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: In addition to the front-panel controls, the XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation.
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.
Additional Home Kit: An additional home kit (220XADH1, sold separately) allows you to listen to XM Radio in a second room of your home, or at the office.
Optional Vehicle Kit: An optional vehicle kit (220XADV2, sold separately) can be purchased to install the XM onyX Satellite Radio receiver in your vehicle.
XM onyX Receiver:
- Width = 4.5625"
- Height = 2.4375"
- Depth = 0.75"
- Width = 3.683"
- Height = 1.196"
- Depth = 2.356"
- Width = 2.367"
- Height = 0.877" (3.030" when open)
- Depth = 2.882"
- Width = 1.585"
- Height = 0.585"
- Depth = 4.715"
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