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Sirius SUB-X1 Universal Plug 'n' Play Boombox

by Sirius
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  • Universal plug 'n' play boombox for Sirius satellite radio receivers
  • 2.1 full-range sound system with separate tweeters, midrange drivers, and subwoofer
  • Indoor/outdoor antenna with attached 19.5-foot cable; 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Docking cradle holds Sportster 3 and 4, Starmate 3 and 4, and Stratus receivers
  • Auxiliary input; measures 19.18 x 8.81 x 8 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSirius
Item Weight12 pounds
Product Dimensions9.6 x 21.8 x 9.8 inches
Item model numberSUB-X1
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000I674IC
Best Sellers Rank #38,315 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sirius
  • Model: SUB-X1

Product Description

Product Description

Sirius universal dock allows boombox to be compatible with all universal sirius plug-and-play radios easy portability lets user bring sirius programming anywhere allows for up to 9 hours of portable use with 8 d batteries (not included) features dynamic sound with 2.1 full-range sound system with separate tweeters mid-range speaker and powerful subwoofer headphone jack auxiliary input for use with external audio source includes ac adapter

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Bring your Sirius satellite radio receiver to life with this essential plug 'n' play boombox. Compatible with the Sirius Sportster 3, Sportster 4, Starmate 3, Starmate 4, and Stratus receivers, the boombox lets you follow the game or rock out on the patio to any of Sirius's high-quality digital streams. Simply plug your Sirius receiver into the boombox's universal docking cradle and you're set. Listeners will love the SUB-X1's rich, crisp sound, which employs two tweeters, two midrange drivers, and a powerful subwoofer to create a dynamic frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz. The reception is also topnotch thanks to the included indoor/outdoor antenna, which comes with an attached 19.5-foot cable (the antenna must have a relatively clear view of the Sirius satellite paths to work).

Most importantly, the boombox is fully portable, with a built-in handle for transport and a battery power option (the boombox runs for up to nine hours on eight D-cell batteries). And you needn't worry about hauling the antenna along in a separate bag, because the SUB-X1 includes a built-in compartment that stores both the antenna and cable. Other details include a 3.5 mm headphone jack for private listening, an AC adapter for indoor use, built-in bass enhancement technology, an auxiliary input for connecting an iPod, MP3 player, or other audio device, and a docking adapter that works with ST and SV series Sirius satellite tuners. The boombox, which measures 19.18 by 8.81 by 8 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 7.3 pounds (without batteries), is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
SUB-X1 universal boombox, AC adapter with 6-foot cord, satellite antenna with 19.5- foot cable, plastic docking adapter, user's manual.

Customer Reviews

Great product - good sound quality.
D. McCormack
We have a vacation house in upstate NY so I bring it there s well to the beach and parties.
Thomas P. Massey
We are able to get a good signal in the house without placing the antenna outside.
Tony Wheeler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By K. B. King on August 2, 2007
I had intended to use the boombox at work. I originially did not know about the need for the indoor/outdoor antenna, which of course makes sense in order to receive a satelite signal, but there is NO physical way for me to get the anntenna outside and I don't have a window in my office. I even tried the boombox at home with the antenna on the windowsill, and I still couldn't get a signal. So disappointed! The boombox is a great design, light weight, and great sound (when I could get a signal for 2 sec.), but unless you have just the right place to put it or are able to put the antenna outside, you may have limited signal capability. So sad! I love my satelite radio!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Downing on October 26, 2007
I've been using Sirius for almost two years. I recently upgraded to the Sporster 5 from the Sportster 1 (unit went bad, no antenna pick up). I had the home dock and boombox for the Sportster 1.

The boombox is very simple. Basic plug and play. Has two 4" woofer for mid and high-low range, two tweeters, and 1 5 1/5" downward firing woofer for a sub. The port for the sub is the front (front middle screen). Clean sound. Decent low end. Compared to the previous boombox, able to maintain a cleaner sound at higher volumes.

It would have been nice to have some kind of treble/bass controls or an equalizer. Not that I would expect Sirius to do it, but an built in AM/FM radio would be nice; MLB fans would appreciate to listen to AM for their local teams.

The signal pick up, it no worse than using the home docking stations. If you have trouble getting a signal in the house with the home dock or where ever, you'll have the same problem with the box. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, if you don't have a clean site for the antenna, then you'll have signal problems.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Rogers on December 29, 2006
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...it is just a box with an on and off switch and volume control. There is no ability to adjust the bass/treble/etc. And I think it's a little too bass.

It's a nice looking unit and I enjoy having Sirius radio in the house. It has a jack, so you can plug your iPod or computer into it to listen to another source.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. M. gaddy on July 18, 2008
I am a satellite radio junky. i have not listened to regular radio in 3 years and have no desire to go back. the problem that i have had with satellite radio is setup and signal. I've had two car units that never got a signal in my car. i had a home unit that ran extremely hot and took quite a bit of time to finally find the right spot in my home.

The boombox is a godsend. i bought it and was a little nervous about setting it up. i was hoping not to be disappointed. setup was a breeze and when i slid my stratus 4 receiver in, i was good to go. sound. crisp clean sound. this is the best sound that i heard from any of my receivers. it's really not the receiver its the fact that the boombox doesnt rely on a FM frequency.

I don't know all the technical specs but i gotta tell you the sound is incredible. the bass is phenominal. this little boombox definitely packs a massive punch. the sound will have your friends thinking you paid a lot more for it. From pictures i was thinking it was a big hunk of plastic but it's actually quite small. the black and silver color of the box can fit it any room against any decor. the handle looks a little blocky in pictures but is actually quite comfortable. it is really portable and would be great to take to the beach or if do construction a work site. since satellite is a relatively new concept some boxes or receivers are the first models and don't really push the envelope in terms of design or technology. however this box which was one of the first made for sirius is excellent in terms of design. its a quality product and would be hard to improve upon without sacrifice adding size, bulk, and weight. it's extremely light weight. some reviews suggest its 7 pounds w/o batteries (11 with) but i don't feel it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tony Wheeler on February 24, 2008
I bought the Sportster 5 radio for my wife and I also wanted her to be able to use it around the house- not just in the car. This boombox looked like a good simple, plug-n-play solution. And it allows my wife to move her radio from room to room. It comes with 25 feet of cord on the antenna for convience but also wraps up neatly on the back of the boombox. The antenna thens locks into a slot on the top rear of the boombox.
We are able to get a good signal in the house without placing the antenna outside. That may depend on where we live. It seems to work better when boombox is not placed right next the window. We occasionally have to move the boombox around to get an adequate signal. But it works well and in places where I wouldn't think it could.
The sound quality is good- fm radio quality. The boombox has good frequency range and does not sound tinny.
The unit will operate on 8 D cells but I have not bought batteries yet to try that mode out.
The boombox is nicely designed and very attractive. My only dislike is the power cord. Its a little unwieldy for a portable type device. It has a computer like power cord- the adapter box with a short 120VAC wall cord and then a long low voltage wire that plugs in the back. I would have preferred the voltage conversion built into the unit so that the boombox could have had just a simple wall cord.
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