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SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Portable sound system for select satellite radios

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The beauty of SiriusXM satellite radio (besides the amazing array of programming, of course) is that you can enjoy it wherever you go. SiriusXM's SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy your favorite programs at the park, on the porch, or in any room of your home.

Enjoy your favorite SiriusXM programs anywhere

The beauty of SiriusXM satellite radio (besides the amazing array of programming, of course) is that you can enjoy it wherever you go. SiriusXM's SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy your favorite programs at the park, on the porch, or in any room of your home.

SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock

Your favorite SiriusXM programs will sound great, indoors or out.

It's designed to work with a variety of SiriusXM, Sirius, and XM Dock-and-Play radios, including the Onyx Plus and Onyx EZ. You can even connect MP3 players and other audio devices via the aux-in jack (cable sold separately).

Portable and versatile

The SXSD2's sleek design looks great anywhere, and the included remote control lets you adjust the volume or pause, rewind, and replay live shows without getting up. You can plug it into the nearest AC outlet, or pop in eight "D" batteries and take it with you when you go outdoors.

The concealed fold-up handle and built-in antenna cradle (which also offers cable storage) make it easy to take your tunes from one place to another. Place the built-in antenna on a windowsill when you're indoors, or attach it to the back of the SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock when you're outdoors.

Your favorite programs will sound great, indoors or out, too. The 2.1 sound system really rocks, with separate tweeters, midrange speakers, and a powerful subwoofer that pumps out some seriously impressive bass response. If you want to listen privately, just plug a set of headphones or earbuds into the front-panel jack.

Note: SiriusXM radio and subscription sold separately.

Product Highlights:

  • boombox for satellite radios, including SiriusXM Onyx models
  • 2.1 system: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange speakers, subwoofer
  • built-in amp: 5 watts x 3 channels
  • detachable windowsill antenna with 21-foot cable
  • front-panel headphone jack
  • front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input
  • remote control
  • includes adapters for Sirius, XM, and SiriusXM radios
  • AC power adapter
  • accepts 8 "D" batteries for portable use (not included)
  • 19"W x 7"H x 8.5"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SiriusXM portable speaker
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • 39" AC power cord
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna (attached 21' cable)
  • 2 Radio dock adapters
  • Remote control (CR2032 3V battery installed)
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

It has great sound, feels heavy and solid, not cheap and flimsy like most portable radios. I just wish it had am/fm for the times you don't want to listen to satellite.

Thomas, Independence, MO


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Portable Satellite Radio Speaker: The SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock lets you enjoy satellite radio entertainment in your home, office, or other location. A concealed fold-up handle lets you take it on the go. Requires a compatible Satellite Radio tuner with an active SiriusXM, XM, or Sirius subscription.

Note: Even though the SXSD2 is portable, it is not weather or water resistant and should not be left outdoors in the rain or exposed to any water spray.

Compatibility: The SXSD2 portable speaker dock is compatible with the following SiriusXM, XM, and Sirius Satellite Radio dock & play tuners.

  • SiriusXM Tuners: Onyx Plus and Edge
  • XM Tuners: Onyx, Onyx EZ, XpressRCi, XpressRC, XpressR, XpressEZ, and Xpress
  • Sirius Tuners: Sportster 5, Starmate 8/5/4/3, Stratus 7/6/5/4/1
Note: Two adapters are included to fit your plug & play tuner - Adapter 1 (SiriusXM and XM radios) and Adapter 2 (Sirius radios).

2.1Ch Speaker Design: Enjoy full-range sound provided by a 2.1ch speaker system with two tweeters, two midrange drivers, and a down-firing subwoofer. The drivers are powered by a 5W x 3Ch amplifier. The system has a frequency response of 60Hz-20khz.

Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: The SiriusXM SXSD2 Portable Speaker Dock includes and indoor/outdoor antenna with a 21' cable. 

  • Outdoors: If you are using the Portable Speaker Dock outside, the antenna should be placed into the storage area on the top of the unit with the antenna facing the southern sky.
  • Indoors: If you are using the Portable Speaker Dock indoors, you should try placing the antenna near a window facing the southern sky.
Note: Once you have chosen a location for the antenna, wrap the excess antenna cable around the storage area at the rear, and plug the antenna cable into the antenna connector at the rear of the Portable Speaker Dock.

Aux Input: A 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or any portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog audio output.

Headphone Jack: The unit is equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect a set of headphones for private listening. The system's speakers will mute when headphones are connected.

Remote Control: The included IR remote control wireless operates both the portable speaker dock and your docked satellite radio tuner.

AC or Battery Powered: You can plug the system into an available AC outlet (100-240V) or listen anywhere with batteries (requires 8 D-cell batteries, sold separately). Using batteries, you get approximately 8 hours of playback time at half volume.

Auto Turn-On: Your satellite radio plug & play tuner remembers whether it was on or off when power to the device is turned off at the time the Portable Speaker Dock is turned off. Therefore, if your tuner was on at the time you turned the Portable Speaker Dock off, when
you turn the Portable Speaker Dock back on, the Radio will turn on also. If the tuner was off at the time you turned off the Portable Speaker Dock, you'll need to turn the Radio on also when you turn on the Portable Speaker Dock.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Wanted to be able to listen to satellite radio at home, using the app was not an option due to poor cell service and data limited internet access. [ Michael  Sep 20, 2018 ]
To take my SiriusXM radio with me where ever I go! [ MATTHEW  Aug 01, 2018 ]
Looks easy to use. Just attach and play! [ Bobby Ray  May 22, 2018 ]
I wanted a portable unit to play my sat radio in the house or by the pool . [ joel  Apr 23, 2018 ]
A friend has one [ William T.  Mar 08, 2018 ]
i want sirius xm in myshop [ carver  Jan 21, 2018 ]
Appears to fit the unit I purchased on the same order date. [ James  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Dock was required to use the Sirius radio [ Kenneth  Nov 14, 2017 ]
Replacing old unit. [ Bernard  Sep 06, 2017 ]
for my xm raido [ lisa  Aug 23, 2017 ]
for my xm radio [ daniel  Aug 14, 2017 ]
Great Reviews! [ Sean  Aug 05, 2017 ]
SiriusXM took away the original broadcasting ability for the home setup. Can only be to force more hardware purchases. They've made us slaves to the hard wired antenna. Very uncool. [ Burr  Jul 13, 2017 ]
To replace an older dock and SiriusXM radio. [ Nemo  Jun 14, 2017 ]
As shown in siriusXM home radio kit. [ patrick  May 02, 2017 ]
Nice sound perfect for bedrooms [ Michael  Jan 11, 2017 ]
to use with my new home onyXPlus radio I purchased this week. I found that the radio would NOT work with my Bose systems [ Rebecca  Dec 22, 2016 ]
This should make using the SiriusXM radio at home much more convenient. Especially in an apartment where placement options for good reception are limited relative to the stereo system and speakers.. [ Ronald  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Best price I could find, free shipping and no tax. I have purchased from Crutchfield before and was very happy with my prior transactions. [ Larry  Dec 01, 2016 ]
I wanted to listen to Sirius Patriot Channel 125 in my home after being sold on programming by listening to Andrew Wilkow and Mark Levin on my Siriux XM Car radio. [ Kathleen S.  Jul 06, 2016 ]
Take the NFL games with me! [ Mike  Jul 03, 2016 ]
I recently bought a Sirius XM with speakers and decided it would be easier to just buy a dock. [ Annabelle  Apr 28, 2016 ]
price. have dealt with crutchfield in years past. no regets thenand expect the same now. [ daniel  Apr 27, 2016 ]
it is compatible with my XM receiver. [ W  Apr 24, 2016 ]
On sale at a great price. Specs and reviews were very good. [ Robert  Mar 22, 2016 ]
I was looking for same way to play my lynx at the beach and found this and wanted try it. [ DAVID  Mar 17, 2016 ]
I've been on line looking for this item for awhile now I'm happy I will be able to order it now I need a volume control for my Siriusxm. Thank you [ Sandra  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Great Reviews [ Rick  Dec 31, 2015 ]
I like the style of this item plus it is the only one in your invemtory. [ Robert  Dec 19, 2015 ]
It is the dock I needed. [ DIANE  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Love listening to satellite radio in all of vehicles and can't wait to listen to it in our home! [ Brent  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I picked this item because of the reviews that I read. [ Frank  Dec 07, 2015 ]
Because it was the only XM portable speaker (boombox). However, received it and it is simply FABULOUS! Cannot say enough about the quality of the sound coming out of this boombox. It was a very pleasant surprise and certainly worth the money. [ MARGERY  Dec 07, 2015 ]

11 questions already asked

It doesn't appear that it was originally intended for use in a car. However, it may be able to be used in a car. It's purpose it to make the SiriusXM Radio portable. It does not have a USB port. It does have an AUX input to connect an external device such as an iPod, MP3 player, etc. to play through the speakers. It operates on the included AC adapter or on 8 D size batteries so it could operate in a car. Since the radio requires an antenna, the Dock comes with one and the instructions say to try using it with the antenna in the storage compartment of the speaker dock. However, the Dock would need to be placed so that nothing interferes with the signal to the antenna. [ Ronald  Jul 08, 2018 ]
I would say it is not for in-car use and there is no USB plug in. You could use it in car but I can't imagine why you would unless your car had no radio. [ JWH  Jul 05, 2018 ]
Dock is for home use. [ JOHN A  Jul 04, 2018 ]
It comes with 2 adaptor plates. The User Guide only lists compatibility with the following Dock & Play radios: Adapter 1 is for the following: SiriusXM Dock & Play Radios: Onyx Plus and Edge XM Dock & Play Radios: Onyx, Onyx EZ, XpressRCi, XpressRC, XpressR, XpressEZ, and Express Adapter 2 is for the following Sirius Dock & Play Radios: Sportster 5, Starmate 8,5,4,3, Stratus 7,6,5,4 and Stratus. [ Ronald  Mar 18, 2018 ]
Yes it does [ Michael  Sep 16, 2017 ]
Yes it does. Awesome !! [ RUBIN  Sep 16, 2017 ]
Yes there is a swing up handle [ Robert  Sep 16, 2017 ]
Poorly made. Gave up and now use my smart phone and bluetooth [ SHIRL  Sep 12, 2017 ]
Yes! She won't ever leave home (s) without it. [ John  Sep 12, 2017 ]
This is the size of a boombox, so I would not call it terribly portable. Moreover, the antenna always has to be positioned to see the sky. So not only would she have to move the boombox, she would also have to string the antenna to a window. She is probably better downloading the Sirius app and listening through a phone. [ Cathleen  Sep 12, 2017 ]
Probably it will not, unless you can buy an extended antena wire that will allow to run antena unit to a south window or an outside area. [ MARK E  May 13, 2016 ]
In the absence of south facing windows, I believe that you would need to run an antenna wire to the exterior of your home in order to access a satellite signal. This boom box functions very well but it does require means to acquire a signal. [ RODOLFO  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Ronald, I have a portable speaker dock and have issues when I'm unable to point antenna to direct sky I've found myself actually running antenna outside of window stapling towards the sky and that was successfully done. I also have sirrius on Internet account which I'm able to listen to with wifi have no issues there plug in to any speaker system with auxiliary or bluetooth doc. [ CYNTHIA  Apr 27, 2016 ]
I don't think so unless you can get the antenna outside so it can face the southeast sky to pick up the satelitte. [ JoAnn  Apr 27, 2016 ]
I have several satellite radios & they work best with the antenna facing generally south. This unit has a long cable on a detachable antenna, but there is a very long extension cable available. [ John  Apr 26, 2016 ]
the unit comes with a detachable antenna with about 10' of lead. You can receive broadcasts only if the city/area in which you live has terrestrial Sirius broadcast in addition to satellite which you can verify through the menu of the portable Sirius dock and play radio or looking up the broadcast area online with Sirius - but terrestrial can be spotty depending upon the time of day, weather, if you're located behind hills, or large buildings, etc. For my garage with no South facing windows, I installed an external antenna (weather / water resistant). It came with a 10' or so lead, so all was needed was 1/4" hole in the ceiling and then through the gable end of the building, mounting, and then sealing up. I had good terrestrial broadcast signal strength in my city, but the outdoor antenna greatly improved the overall voice quality via the greater signal strength and eliminated the nagging very brief - but periodic fading the always seemed to occur at the worst possible time of listening. [ Terry  Apr 26, 2016 ]
If you can extend antenna out Window face it to the South it will work [ Stephen  Apr 26, 2016 ]
I think it comes with its own remote but the model number on the remote I have that is working every thing (volume and stations) is SXDPR1 it may end with and I it hard to see. [ WAYNE H  Jan 26, 2016 ]
All I can say is the model # of the one I got with the unit is SXDPR1. [ David  Jan 26, 2016 ]
MY SXSD2 came with a SXDPR1 remote which works fine. [ DENNIS  Jan 25, 2016 ]
Mine is an XDRC2 works Great!! [ JOHN  Jan 25, 2016 ]
This unit actually includes it. It has an AC power adapter with an attached 5 foot DC cord and a 39" AC power cord. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Jan 11, 2016 ]  Staff
This boom box is only compatible with Sirius products. [ howard q.  Jun 06, 2015 ]
For details on compatibility contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the info on if the INNO will work, and any additional items you may need. [ Jeff  Jun 04, 2015 ]  Staff
Sorry, this was a gift to my brother, so I don't know anything about it. [ Guest  Mar 03, 2015 ]
I bought it for my mother...she loves it....and as I can use batteries...but, it is a plug in... It can also be used indoors without an outside antennae... [ Gloria  Mar 03, 2015 ]
As long as the receiver part is near a window it works perfectly, we have a large metal building. If we did not have windows it would not have worked. [ JOHN  Jan 25, 2016 ]
I've not had much luck picking up signal inside unless I can get the antenna near a window. [ Joseph  Sep 08, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2014 ]  Staff

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