Addressing Wayne's displeasure with his C.Crane EP Radio, Paul writes:
From the few reviews so far it appears that this radio underperforms with respect to the GE Superadio I and II, the Sony ICF-S5W, and probably a few other vintage radios, perhaps the Panasonic RF-2200 and Sony ICF-5900.
What I don't understand is this: reverse engineering the circuitry of these older radios should be absolutely trivial, and very far from rocket science. We have full service manuals for these radios with all the details! Why is it that all the lessons learned and gained in these earlier designs are apparently forgotten or ignored by our engineers now?