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XM Onyx

Dock & Play satellite radio with vehicle kit

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Item # 220XDNX1V1

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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.

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.

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.

Anonymous, Woodbridge, VA

What's in the Box:

  • 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

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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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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