Sony ICF-306, ICF-P26, ICF-P36 is ready on sale in Europe, Asia(Japan), and ICF-P26 in USA.
With curiosity I always buy every new Sony, I like them. Each Sony model bring something new.
In Japan I bought Sony ICF-306 and ICF-P36. FM frequency design for Asia from 76 to 108 MHz, it is narrow then if it's made for North America because half scale is not in range and it is more complicate to tune than if it's made from 88 to 108 MHz's ,but anyway I impressed from quality of reception and nice sound.
FM Reception is very clear, even with Asian frequency scale great signal null. ICF-P36 smaller than Sony ICF-306 but has almost equally great sound.
What is interesting thing about receivers that it produce sound with middle to high frequency, detailed like micro hi-fi audio. It doesn't have bass or in this size muffled sound with is hide music or voice speech details.
AM reception of Sony ICF-306 is more selective than ICF-P36. To compare: Sony ICF-306 more like ICF-38 and Sony ICF-P36 more like old ICF-S10MK by selectivity ,but both new receivers have better null clarity.
Antenna rotate in 360 degrees and receivers has very cool light legs. One is green ( power ) and other is red, tuning leg, at night it look nice.
Shape receivers is wider and it allow to put radio on any side to achieve better null a specially when listening AM.
Head phone is mono but in two headphones work, not like old ICF-S10MK just one.
Size Sony ICF-306 is something middle between ICF-38 and ICF-S10MK , with it still fit in big pocket, and ICF-P36 is like ICF-S10MK but wider.
Consumption: 2 AA buttery 100 hours work.
There is many positive thing for this receivers . It is portable, with better sound , better antenna rotation, with both headphone sound, reception, size and shape-essential improvement for simple analog AM,FM radio. I am looking forward to buy ICF-P26 with I believe identical to ICF-P36.
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