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Really Nice Radio 11/04/2013
This review is from: Sangean FM-Stereo RBDS/AM Digital Tuning Portable Stereo Radio (White) PR-D5 White
This radio gets much better reception than most radios of it's size. The antenna has a pretty good extension length on it and I can pull in the station I wanted from my new office location within a building away from the window. It has RDS which is nice for seeing what is playing. I would classify the construction as "well built". The plastic body is thick and ridged. The labeling is thick, bold, and does not seem to scratch easily. The side rotating buttons have a nice rubberized feel and are very sturdy. There is is a headphone jack and also AUX 3.5mm plug which is very nice for plugging in an MP3 player. The sound is really nice for a small radio though turning it up can get generate a bit to much bass and be distorted, depending on the genre of music. I also found that when unplugging the power, there is some sort of rechargeable or hidden battery that keeps the time for a certain amount of time. This could also be some sort of capacitor that keeps a charge for this. I have not tested how long it retains the time, but was nice to see I won't have to rest the clock if the power flickers.
A handle would be nice if I were to use this in a more "portable" fashion. I can't imagine why a portable radio would not have a handle or some form of it.
The RDS gets garbled at times and displays some random or broken characters, which can be annoying.
While the sound is really nice, it can get reproduce a little to much bass for such a small unit. A bass adjustment or tone adjustment would be nice when listening to at high volumes. At lower volumes it sound very good.
I previous had to "MacGyver" myself an antenna on my former radio in order to get the Rock channel I liked to listen to, even when I was located next to a window. In the new location it wouldn't work so I looked for a replacement. This was it.
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