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Good little radio
on 10 September 2017
I already have a Roberts AM/FM radio that's given many years of great service but decided to buy this primarily to tune into 5 Live sports extra for the commentaries, and the AM reception in my area can also be very poor sometimes. Opening the box was a pleasant experience - radio, mains adapter and comprehensive instruction booklet all present and correct.
The black version I ordered was a sleek and impressive looking little number with a sturdy telescopic aerial. The unit has a reassuringly 'solid' feel with rubberised top, base and sides, with the mains and headphones sockets located down the left hand side. Opening the battery compartment, the cover is hinged, so no danger of it shooting across the floor! The rechargeable/alkaline battery selector switch is located on the inside of the battery compartment
Switching on for the first time, the radio automatically searches and stores available stations quite quickly, so you should be up and running in no time at all, with a simple option to re-scan when required. You get ten presets (5 for each waveband) that are a doddle to setup - simply select a station, then press and hold down a preset button until the display indicates the station is stored. The volume level goes up/down in increments on the display. The volume also kicks out more than what I will ever need (used mostly in the kitchen) with good sound quality. It would have been nice to have a tone control, but I found the sound agreeable to my ears (not too bassy or tinny). Tried it with headphones, sounds good too. Overall I'd say this radio was a bit better than I expected - glad I bought it.