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: 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: Totally surprised. Solid, great sound for a boombox, antenna works great, signal comes in pretty much anywhere. Built-in FM transmitter means you can leave it on the windowsill and broadcast to your home stereo. Kicks a#% for its size and price. Power knob turns on radio and boombox at the same time (nice) and also functions as volume knob, glows blue in the dark. In/Out for my Ipod, awesome. Best of both worlds.
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 picked this unit up at a local thrift store for the staggering amount of $10.00, new in the box, so that might color my judgment of it a little. I used the receiver in the car and swapped it in the boombox for home use, until I replaced the car unit with a Visor. For this thing's size, it puts out a fair amount of sound, and the clarity is really amazing for speakers this size, which is about 3 inches, I'd say.