I thought intermitent speaker sound only happened to old vintage radios. Purchased 6 and a half years ago, my beloved Sangean WR-2 is on the fritz with speaker sound fading in and out. It works fine through the earbuds. I like the radio a lot and will either replace it or get the Sangean RCR-9 for its smaller footprint. I'd love to know how the RCR-9 compares to the RCR-3 for FM reception. Why is the latter model more expensive?
But honestly I think I'll miss the WR-2.
Final thoughts: I only play the speaker 10 percent of the time. I'm thinking I'll just keep it for now.