After having a useless Digital radio I thought I'd have another crack. This radio is fantastic. It picks up all digital channels and they sound good through the decent sized speakers.
The menu is easy to use and navigate through.Presets are easy to set up.
The construction is typical Sony Quality. It runs on batteries or 240v mains power.
The only issue would be a few more presets to program.
The Most Annoying Radio I've Ever Owned
The radio is much last the previous model EXCEPT for the volume control. The control dial is difficult and cumbersome - it is set in to the radio and is hard to move and goes through many stages of volume and displays every conceivable stage. There is nothing quick about it. Also, if you want to adjust it during the night, a light comes on and annoying stays on for some time. This happens EVERY time you adjust the volume. The preset stations are difficult to preset. I still haven't worked out how to do it and the instructions are vague. I hate this radio.
Love this new white radio from Sony - it also comes in black
It’s white but there is a black model also. The white looks modern and sleek, and blends into the modern house perfectly. With 5 preset buttons on the top, I tuned in my favourite radio stations and can easily click from one to the other. I used the auto tune for FM but it seemed to miss the ABC stations including the local one, Radio National and Triple J. I had to manually tune them in which was a little trickier but now they are on my presets I just click from one to the other.
The sound is clear and crisp. Perfect for talk back radio o...r listening to radio tunes but it’s not perfect sound for music as you probably want something with a larger speaker but this is ideal for a small portable radio. It needs to be plugged in with the included AC adapter or it can run on 4 x AA batteries which are not included. I used rechargeable batteries purchased from Coles and they fit easily. I use the DAB when I’m in A digital radio area and the FM the rest of the time in my regional area. I couldn’t buy this radio in my local area as it’s not a Digital radio area so I shopped around online and purchased it for under $100. The LCD display is very clear. I’ve used the sleep timer which is handy but it also has a wake up timer which I haven’t tried. I love it.
Questions & Answers
can I get Digital for Dubbo NSW?
No. Not that I’m aware of. Only capital cities in Australia have digital radio stations. However, I still love this radio for its design and push button functionality. I’m in a regional area in NSW and it works really well on FM. When I visit Sydney I take it will me and swap to the digital stations. Digital is much better quality. It’s a pity they haven’t rolled out the technology for rural and regional areas yet.
People can buy from 'Jaycars' (Australian owned Company), in shop or Online. 2 Little Speakers for only $10. They fit under the pillow Or in the pillow cover...volume is controlled via the Radio. They plug into the headphone jack on the radio. They are brilliant & they really work! My Sister in Law has been using them for years....she has Tinnitis & Insomnia.
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