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October 04, 2015

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Paul

You mention that "the PR-D4 has a Band Width button that gives you increments between 1 and 6 KHZ." So then it has more than two bandwidths for AM, and the same for FM. Correct?

herculodge

Paul, the bandwidths for AM are probably the same. In other words, once I set the bandwidth between 1-6, it applies to all 10 AM presets. I think I'm answering your question.

Gary

Paul,

The manual, on page 20, says the PR-D4W has two bandwidths for FM (110 kHz and 85 kHz). The narrower bandwidth forces FM mono mode.

They list 2.5 kHz as the default bandwidth for AM, but oddly do not specify the other bandwidths. Someone needs to rewrite the manual.

http://sg.sangean.com.tw/support/download/Manual/V1/20141023_3A81XR0S10000_PR-D4W_GB_V1.pdf

herculodge

Gary, thanks for the clarification. Jeff

StarHalo

Alternate idea: The popular HDMX Jam Bluetooth speaker now allows you stereo sound if you have two of them; with KPCC streaming on your phone, you could set one on each side of the bed for the full surround experience, a complete wireless stereo satellite system for ~$50..

herculodge

My PR-D4 grabs KPCC though. Eventually, smartphones will work as easily as radios. That's when radios sales will plummet.

Paul

Jeff, I asked Sangean directly about the bandwidths of two of their radios, PR-D4W included. This is the reply which is quite useful. Perhaps post it if you like:

Paul,

Thank you for your interest.

The PR-D19 has 2 bandwidths on each band. Width unknown at this time.

PR-D4 has 4 on FM; 40, 60, 85, and 110 kHz.

6 on AM 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, and 6 kHz

herculodge

Paul, thanks for the details. I'm very happy with the PR-D5 on its default settings.

Gary

Paul,

If that's the case, then the manual for the PR-D4W needs serious revision.

StarHalo

Jeff, how did you come to the conclusion that radios are easier to use than smartphones?

herculodge

I barely know how to use my Samsung Note 3. It's probably easy for most.

StarHalo

Ah, gotcha. Well download the free app TuneIn and you can listen to the online feed of thousands of radio stations worldwide, no wires, no reception issues, just pure live content. And KPCC is in there of course.

Huesby

Auto tracking means the ability to get the best point in the relationship Inductance (L) and capacitance (C) to get the best possible AM Reception like the CCRadio 2E does.

In the past it wasn't always possible to get this perfect combination of L/C in the entire AM Band so some parts of the AM band were great while others no so or worst the radio came misaligned from the factory or got it from being old.

This now is possible because these radios use computer controlled IC (DSP chips) in addition they also give many bandwidth and some to my knowledge are excellent on FM reception because of this.

Vimal

Seems a good radio from Jeff,s review:)

 Wayne

I had the opportunity to try a friend's PR-D4W. It's a very good value and performs well. Unfortunately, I have been reading reviews where people are comparing it to the C. Crane CC2E, which is manufactured by SANGEAN. However, to compare it to the venerable C. Crane CC2E is unfair. The CC2E is clearly a superior performer in every way, and at twice the cost of the PR-D4W, it should be. While the two are virtually identical in terms of FM sensitivity and selectivity, the CC2E has superior sensitivity on the AM band. That advantage in sensitivity can only be observed during daytime hours in an extremely low-RFI environment on the weakest of signals. In addition, the CC2E trounces the PR-D4W in audio quality. I just wanted to set the record straight. Nevertheless, I have ordered a PR-D4W and look forward to toying with it. I only wish someone would produce a vinyl or leather case for it similar to those that came with radios of yore.

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