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: 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.
Summary: I love satellite radio but I would be cautious about buying an Xact unit. Xact products carry a 12 month warranty. At exactly 13 months the unit stopped working. Xact customer service informed me they were no longer responsible for the unit. Before buying this product search the web and you will find many "13 month" stories. Instead, I would suggest buying directly from Sirius.
Summary: The XACT XS025 boombox is a solid performer. It is not going to win any awards for sound quality or looks but it gets the job done and it does it well. If you want to bring your commercial free radio to a party, picnic or beach, this boombox will serve you well. I was surprised I was able to listen to satellite music inside my house. The blue lighted power/volume knob is kinda cool.