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May 12, 2009

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Ed

Is it just me, or does the RRR look like it will cost you man points as well as $200? The curved handle, shape, etc, make it look too purse-like... fit for a Queen, I guess.

Jeffrey McMahon

I'd buy two CCRadio 2s before I bought this. I agree. There's too much purse going on.

Angelo

I don't agree. True, it does look like something Marlo Thomas would carry on "That Girl!" but hell, it's a radio---and a guy should be secure enough in his masculinity to carry good audio equipment even if it does look like Bea Arthur's purse from "Maude." I have other issues with this though---for $200.00, it doesn't look like there are enough buttons to make me happy. Roberts made some more sophisticated radios. If you're doing a retro Roberts, why go for a simple design, especially for 200 big? It better damn well sound like a concert hall.

¾ Blind

The first radio I bought with my own money was a Midland portable which received AM, FM, 4-12 mHz. SW, and 108-174 mHz. "VHF-hi" AIR/PSB. I was a few months shy of 15. Ah, the naiveté of youth. The portable had a fake leatherette case with handle which looked purse like, and multi-colored tuning scale, all conspired against a masculine look but I was too young to know better. The real red flag though was the combined AIR & PSB in one "band". Little did I know air transmissions are in AM and PSB transmissions are in narrow band FM, so the Midland used a type of detection that demodulated both AM and FM, but did so rather poorly.

Tom Welch

Funny, I met Bea Arthur back in the mid 1970s. At the time I met her, I didn't know who she was b/c I rarely watched TV.

Tom Welch

Here's the Roberts Radio website featuring the Revival radio: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk/Products/Analogue_radios/Revival_250/index.htm

Sangean makes a lot of radios for Roberts in the UK. I think the Revival is overpriced for what you get @ $200 USD.

Angelo

Tom: I've read that Bea Arthur was a nice lady. I never met her---but did enjoy her work in television.

Mike W

Well, if the PR-D5 looks like a purse, this Roberts radio is an out-and-out handbag.

Since it's a UK brand, I think it is less "That Girl!" and more a piece of Lady Penelope's spy gear from The Thunderbirds, but I suspect she'd commission a special pink edition.

Jeffrey McMahon

Looks aside, I can't get excited about spending $200 on an analog radio. Unless its AM is twice as good as the PR-D5's. Which I doubt.

Karl Dahlquist

Just a simple Google search will reveal you can buy Bea Arthur's Purse for around $138...plus there is a nice pastel pink version for those totally willing to tear up their man card.

http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/4532

Angelo

I'd go with the "real leather" lemon yellow.

Mike W

Could be coincidence, but take a look at this :

http://www.kaitousa.com/KA8083.htm

Angelo

Mike: I doubt it's a coinsidence---too unlikely. Also, Karl is correct: No need to commission a special pink edition----I believe I actually saw two different pinks (pastel and brighter) for that Roberts radio. At least two yellows too. Lots of colors to chose from.

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