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April 13, 2013

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Tony Wunsch

Aloha. My name is Tony and I am an old time radio lover and I live in Honolulu. I have a similar story where a Sangean customer was sent a new radio. My WFR-28 died in February 2013 after 6 months - would not connect to the internet. I've read where others had similar issues with this internet radio. I called Sangean USA and they told me to ship it back. They sent me a new one. No complaint about that. Works fine. Mahalo!

nathanjr

After I sent my Sangean WR-12BT back a couple months ago I picked up first a Proton 420 and then a 300. The Proton 300 really is nice, I'm glad it lived up the legendary status you all have bestowed upon it.

But of course I've been looking at the KLH 200 as well. Maybe I'll by the extra Proton 301 speaker and bring that unit home, then pickup a KLH 200 for work. At this rate I'll have a table radio and a portable in every room.

Derrick

The review is not a plant. I reviewed the item to be helpful.

herculodge

Thanks, Derrick, for the clarification. How does the radio fare on AM?

Derrick

I will test it on AM tonight. I leave it on FM all night while I sleep. I may do a Youtube video. I am thinking about a Tivoli One. Yes or no and why.

herculodge

A YouTube video would be great. I had a horrible WR-12 from the first batch. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm curious if the WR-12 is as strong in reception as the analog WR-11.

Tom Welch

Speaking of review plants, I have a new book on Amazon , check it out http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CD4B16I

StarHalo

No to the Tivoli One; it's been overshadowed by every table radio that came after it. Even the old, long-discontinued Boston Acoustics Recepter supersedes the Tivolis, and that was over a decade ago. Sangean is definitely where it's at for [new] table radios right now.

Derrick

Ok, on no to Tivoli. I have most of the Sangean table tops. I am resisting the urge to buy a “hi-tech” radio, Bluetooth, USB ect… I do not think that Bluetooth and USB will work 5-10 years from now. One of the things that I like about radio is that equipment purchased many decades ago will still work. No firmware or Operating system to upgrade. Other than Sangean, what other table top radios are out there to explore? Also what are the best portable radios?

Ed S

Other than Sangean, you have sets from C.Crane-- the CC Radio tabletop for example. In portables, their CCR-SW and CC-EP are quite good.
Boston Acoustics used to make great models, the solo and the duo, but were beset with QC issues. I have a BA duo that is still working fine, but I had to go through a couple bad units that would get fried AM sections.

Tom Welch

Ed, now I know how you keep yourself busy. I wish I never sold my KLH.

Ed S

Tom, good books you have there. I think your MBA jargon book could crossover into the humor category.
Which KLH did you have? I had the 200 and a Model 1a. Both good sets.

Jaranath

I'm afraid Sangean's problem may have spread to the WR-11.

I've been shopping for a decent tabletop with aux input for a while now. Based on the comments and articles here, and Amazon reviews, I went with a WR-11 rather than the 12, appealing as the 12 seemed.

Unfortunately the WR-11 that I received appears to have the same sound issues so many have described in the WR-12. AM, FM, Aux, all are bass-heavy and muffled. I haven't spent much time listening on FM to test the drift issue many have mentioned, but the sound is definitely poor.

Given Derrick's comments here and the Amazon review update, I'm taking a chance and ordering a WR-12 from Amazon (note: Specifically FROM Amazon, not a slightly cheaper Amazon partner, since the Sangean rep vouched for "all the units sold by Amazon"). I'm hanging on to the WR-11 for now for comparison purposes...let's hope that I'll only be returning the WR-11. I'll let you know what I find and write some Amazon reviews accordingly.

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