For the last five years I've explored the radio world, spending about two grand on a diverse group of radios, including the Grundig/Eton S350 Deluxe, the Kaito 1103, 1102, and 1101, the Grundig G4000, the Sangean WR-2, the Eton Sound 100, the Sangean ATS 505, the Sony ICF-M410V, the Tivoli Songbook, the Tivoli PAL, the GE Superradio III, the Sangean HDR-1, the Eton 10. I've bought Tecsun models, which are re-branded Eton. I even own a Bose Wave Radio, which I acquired about 10 years ago. But for powerful, clear speaker quality, efficient, user-friendly ergonomics, and reception, I have to say my very favorite radio is the Boston Acoustics Receptor Clock Radio. I made the mistake of judging one, unfavorably, inside a noisy, interference-filled Best Buy about a year ago and I was not in the right frame of mind to appreciate its quality. Other factors made me avoid it: No remote control and no headphone jack. However, in spite of these impediments, I was intrigued about the Boston Receptor's unique anti-interference technology and attractive charcoal color, so I bought one from a vendor on Amazon ($110 plus $10 shipping) and received it recently. I must say, with sound being subjective, I am blown away by the Boston Receptor in ways I am not by my Tivoli PAL, Songbook, and Sangean WR-2, all of which are very good sounding radios by their own right. But the Receptor sounds like a powerful stereo. The sound is clean. The reception is sterling. The ergonomics are logical and simple.
My quest for the Holy Radio Grail is over. My present task is to sell as many of my radios as possible and fill all my rooms with the Boston Acoustics Receptor.