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Sangean PR-D7/PR-D14 AM/FM Portables

PR-D14

PR-D7

The Sangean PR-D7 and PR-D14 have little in common other than being somewhat close to each other in price. The PR-D14 features DSP design while the PR-D7 is PLL digital, and the ‘14 has more features including FM Stereo at the headphone jack, FM RBDS, USB MP3/WMA Playback and an Aux input jack. The PR-D7 runs on 6 AA batteries while the PR-D14 uses 4 D cells. Finally the PR-D7 is more compact, measuring approximately 8 ½” x 4 ½” x 1 ½” while the PR-D14 measures approximately 9 1/3” x  6” x  2 ½”. But the features tell only part of the story. Although both are good performers overall each has its own strengths and weaknesses which might make one far better suit to your needs than the other. We’ll look in depth at these two models to help you decide if one is right for you.

My apologies – the link for the article did not appear in the first post.

Read The Sangean PR-D7/PR-D14 Review

Jay Allen

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Sony ICF-P26 – ICF-P36 – ICF-306 AM/FM Portables

We take a look at three inexpensive, entry level Sony compact portables. The shirt pocket-sized ICF-P26, the slightly larger, horizontal format ICF-P36 and the paperback book size ICF-306.

The small size and low prices are the big attractions and it is interesting at how strong their family resemblance is – they look like the same basic design which grows from smallest to largest. But how well do they perform?

Read the Sony ICF-P26 – ICF-P36 and ICF-306 Review:

Jay Allen 

Tecsun S-8800 AM/LW/FM/SW/SSB Radio With Remote

The long wait is over – the new Tecsun has hit the streets and will no doubt garner lots of attention among radio listeners everywhere. In an age where manufacturers seem to be producing increasing numbers of inexpensive radios of every conceivable description this new Tecsun clearly takes aim at what has become the high end of the portable radio segment. The inclusion of a remote control sets makes it unique but at prices near $300 delivered purchasers will be expecting top performance. This report will describe exactly how well Tecsun did!

Read the Tecsun S-8800 Review:

Jay Allen