Delphi's Universal Boom Box

The Premium Sound System performs better at a low roar, but overall it acts as a worthy conduit for portable XM players

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Compatible with XM Satellite portable players, deep base, and rich sound

The Bad: Some background noise; no remote; too heavy and bulky for air travel

The Bottom Line: Great for student dormitories, smaller rooms, and portable enough for road trips

Fewer commercials, coast-to-coast ability to listen to the same channel, near-CD quality, and the ability to listen just about anywhere have prompted about 20 million customers to sign up for satellite radio from XM (XMSR) and Sirius (SIRI) satellite radio services. The two are pursuing a merger, but they continue to roll out new devices in the event regulators reject the deal.

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