Summary: 5/13/2012: UPDATE. I REALLY like the sound of these speakers so I bought another boom box. I use them only as speakers for my MP3 player or cell phone. For the price they cannot be beat. They will not win any beauty contests and are definitely not super portable but to take to the backyard, driveway, or garage they are great. Get a set before they are gone! I didn't buy this boombox with the intention of ever hooking it up to Sirius radio.
Summary: This works so well for my needs that I purchased another to go in the shop. Durable and listenable sound if there is such a word. The only draw back I find with it is that it drains D cells to death in a short time. I would not use this for any length of time with battery power. I also like the extra ports for other devices to be added such as tape players, as old as they are, MP3, even my shortwave radio I connected to it. The sound is much better than small speakers.
Summary: Try calling XACT's tech support line at 866-466-9228. You'll find there is no way to talk to a live operator. If you navigate to the menu for warranty/repair information, you are only given an e-mail address [...] which you must e-mail several times to even get a response, and that reponse just says to return the item to the retailer. It XACT's reponsibility, not the retailers, to replace a defective product after 90 days, according to XACT's own warranty policy!
Summary: Played ok for a day. Then it just started randomly turning on and off by itself. Doesn't matter if it's plugged into a wall socket or running on batteries. It may look like its a radio but it's a paperweight. Thanks for nothing. The one star is for working one day maybe one day you'll get 5 stars.
Summary: It's a nice device if you want to just look at it. I could not get the reception in my house. I placed the antenna at my window facing north/northwest as instructed and got nothing. I tried at every window and even outside. The best I could get was two minutes of reception followed by ten minutes of silence. The customer service people at Xact were impolite and not helpful. They told me that I needed to place the antenna on my roof.
Summary: I still love it. I painted my house and my Dad liked that we had tunes. I would buy it again. You are right it is heavy and the sound isnt going to win awards but its cool satellite music anywhere. I love music and like this unit alot. Oh be careful the face does get pretty warm...
Summary: The portable radio works very well. The sound is very clear and crisp. This is not your typical boom box though. If your looking for big bass your out of luck. I am very happy with my purchase. I can take it any where I want and get great music. I would recommend this product for people to buy!!!