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XM Onyx

Dock & Play satellite radio with home kit

19 Reviews

Item # 220XDNX1H1

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Our take on the XM Onyx

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.

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.

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 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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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

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

The Onyx Rcvr was everything we expected it would be. Total satisfaction. Did not get 3 months free, though.

Robert E, Hurley, SD


XM Onyx Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Onyx XM Radio for home

David from Duluth. MN on 9/17/2013

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My old XM radio broke and was no longer made. The new ONYX Radio was delivered quickly as promised, and was easy to set up. It works well with a good signal. I have a lifetime subscription to XM Radio, and was not pleased with the charge to change to a new radio, but that was a problem with XM and not Crutchfield, whose service was excellent.

Pros: Fast delivery Easy to order Good price Radio works well.

Cons: None

XM Onyx Sat Rcvr

Robert E from Hurley, SD on 8/26/2013

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The Onyx Rcvr was everything we expected it would be. Total satisfaction. Did not get 3 months free, though.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

Nice, simple unit

JG from Bloomington, IN on 7/23/2013

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So far this is a nice little unit, and it does exactly what it is supposed to do. Setup was easy, and operation is easy (though big fingers might struggle with little buttons). We have this one in the garage, with the antennae pointing out of a west facing plexiglass window. Signal strength is great... it plays all day long with no hiccups.

Pros: Great value for the money, especially if you get it on sale.

Cons: Slight delay when pressing some buttons leads to double pressing, if you're not patient. Not really an issue, but I had to write something.

Beware of Sirius' rebate practices! They dont make it easy

revbrotherdave from florence az on 7/23/2013

First let me say Crutchfield's service is stellar and I will buy again and again. The Onyx works well enough so I don't have to lug around a bunch of CDs. Jury is out on signal strength on my upcoming 4000 mile road trip, but 60 mi from downtown phoenix its good. Since you will also be purchasing a subscription service , the following is germain to the product. The 3 months free subscription rebate is something you will have to fight for. Just check the web-draw your own conclusions The "online" rebate registration doesn't work and 5 calls to Sirius over the last week got nowhere sirius xm's rebate site is totally misleading! They say you can register your rebate online but it is not a fact. After trying 2 computers and 3 browsers and 5 attempts per, always resulted in site generated "technical difficulties" messages. You will HAVE to mail in the rebate. Make sure you get a return receipt because "lost in mail" is a favorite excuse, or non compliant-something missing (they lost it) There is no one at Sirius who will help you. 5 phone calls=no action They have your money

Pros: Great device, love the music that is worth 2 stars. Sirius could have had 5 but for Cons listed below

Cons: On the device-None. On Sirius's rebate practices-well that's why they only got 2 stars

XM Onyx at Home

Vince from Alexandria VA on 7/16/2013

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This is a fine product. Docked it in BB2 portable, went online, simple subscription, pointed the antenna, started listening to SirusXM at home. Just that easy. Simple to use, compact remote.

Pros: Compact plug and play, nice long antenna cable. No problem with reception in my tree surround home.

Cons: None

Nice feaqtures

JImE from Los Alamos, NM on 7/3/2013

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Nice features- Easy to program favorite stations, good selection of color background, better signal strength than my old unit. Instructions were clear and easy to follow, had music up and going in no-time. Remote also has handy features that allow one to scan nearby stations and jump back to previous channel.

Pros: Large display, very useful remote, inexpensive.

Cons: None so far (after two weeks)

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Anonymous from Columbus, OH on 6/21/2013

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Excellent unit for a small space!



great product

Roscoe from Chattanooga, TB on 6/18/2013

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compact; easy hook-up; instructions clear

Pros: as above

Cons: sirius: instructions for activating confusing; phone listener support -- some agents do not seem to understand much english; they can only respond per given script; any deviation and no answers provided

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Richard from Houston,TX on 6/5/2013

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Excellent. easy to setup. Display could be a little bigger so I can see it from across the room. Hooked it up to my Bose Wave radio and the sound is great! Very happy with the product. Still waiting to hear about my rebate, I hope that wasn't a scam to get me to buy.



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Bon from San Marcos, CA on 5/14/2013

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Really like radio. Good sound. Easy to use.


Cons: None

Excellent product!

Dannyboy from Portland, ME on 1/19/2013

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Siriusly great! Just works. Plugged it all together (1 minute), logged on and registered an XM subscription (2 minutes), and was on the air after a short wait for the system to find my unit (1-2 minutes, maybe).

Pros: Simple, easy to use menu system. Basically, you find your favorite music and just play it. 10 favorite buttons are easily programmed, making the usual choices that much easier to choose.

Cons: The unit could be a bit bigger, making it easier to see/use/make choices. But this is really only a minor issue.

XM Onyx radio with home kit

Scott from Milwaukee WI on 1/6/2013

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The radio works well and was easy to install. Had to call technical support in order to activate it, which was expected.

Pros: Easy to use. Works great.

Cons: None.


MMM from Revere, MA on 12/29/2012

Unbelievable experience!! Mike at Crutchfield helped me out and he was fabulous!!! I was so nervous about purchasing this because I new nothing about satellite radio except that you could get some good radio stations. I was buying it as a gift and it had to be something that was easy to set up and use. I also got the BB2 docking station so that you could listen anywhere. And like the Watertown MA reviewer below the person I was buying this for had complained to me that in Boston they had cancelled the only Smooth Jazz station available. Anyway, once we opened the box and put it together, I couldn't believe how easy it was to use. The sound was fabulous too. I could go on and on about the product and also about Crutchfield. I did not anything about them either until I purchased this product but I think they are the BEST. They know their product and are very helpful in making suggestions. I love great service and I got it here. Thanks Mike at Crutchfield!!!!

Pros: Ease of use, quality of radio, great sound (from the BB2 docking station also purchased at Crutchfield


Nice Little Receiver

StevenB from PA on 12/10/2012

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As the Onyx was a replacement for an earlier receiver, this one work well right out of the box and after a call to Sirius-XM to register the unit. It's easy to use, very small and works great.

Pros: small size, easy set up and use

Cons: None

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TWFJC from Watertown,MA on 10/13/2012

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So simple to hook up!!!!!! Plugged in antennae,plugged in power cord, plugged unit into stereo.........DONE !!!!!! I had tunes within 2 minutes. I love this unit. It is the best thing that has happened to me since peanut butter and jelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: I listen to SMOOTH JAZZ(Watercolors). Since we have lost all our smooth jazz stations here in Boston, Sirius Radio is the only way to go !!!! Dylan is "the Man" at Crutchfield. He made sure everything went smoothly. No Red Tape. I can't thank him enough. Prices were the BEST.

Cons: I have not left my house. I just enjoy listening to this radio so much !!!!!!! It has cut down on my social life, but I don't mind it at all. Thanks again Crutchfield.

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jackbarb from rocky face,ga on 8/15/2012

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easy to hook up and it does what it is supposed to do.



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Bettie from Fort Worth Texas on 4/26/2012

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I love this radio works great

Pros: Very easy to setup


Simple and Works Great!

Mark S. from Bayport, NY on 4/3/2012

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This is a very simple XM receiver that piggybacks well to my Denon AVR-791. I liked it so much that i purchased a 2nd docking unit for the small stereo in my garage!

Pros: Easy to use and setup

Cons: none so far!

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vjs from st. joseph, mi on 1/30/2012

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Hands-on research

Product Research



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"

Home Cradle:

  • Width = 3.683"
  • Height = 1.196"
  • Depth = 2.356"

Indoor/Outdoor Antenna:

  • Width = 2.367"
  • Height = 0.877" (3.030" when open)
  • Depth = 2.882"

Remote Control:

  • Width = 1.585"
  • Height = 0.585"
  • Depth = 4.715"

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