Not up to expectations
When working it is a good radio
But I have found the on off switch to be very flimsy the radio continually cuts out and I have to play with the switch to get it to work again got to the frustrating stage when trying to listen to news and information
I paid $79 average price but feel ripped off as Sony is usually a good brand with good parts
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Excellent radio for a waiting room
I have this radio in my waiting room at work. It has crisp, loud audio on FM but I haven't really bothered with AM, nor with battery operation.
It has an unusual tuning method. There's an analogue dial and a rotary knob but the guts of it contain a circuit much like a radio with digital tuning. Consequently, the radio steps in, say, 50kHz steps as you turn the knob, not the infinite steps you experience with a purely analogue radio. Because of this it is necessary to tune slowly. When you arrive exactly on the frequency needed a tuning light w...ill illuminate, and the radio will be locked to that frequency. No drifting off over time. The only annoying thing about this radio is that although it can stick to the station you want as long as it's switched on, it usually drifts off slightly if the radio is switched off then switched on again. So it's best to leave it on to avoid that little nuisance. It's much louder than most radios its size, and at $79 it's also more expensive, but I think it was worth it. It's also quite an attractive radio and about the size of a large paperback (22cm x 12cm x 6cm).
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