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April 28, 2008

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Ed S.

That's why I went for the WR-2 in white, Jeff...no dust or fingerprints (visible, anyway), and the white fits the kitchen motif. If you cant' see it, it ain't dusty, I say.

Jeff McMahon

While the white one didn't appeal to me, I see the practical side of it now. I feel like I'm buffing a black BMW M3 every day. My radio's very own personal assistant. Whew!

Mike W

I considered about replacing my PR-D5 with a PR-D7 but decided against it.

I too never liked the look of the PR-D5 and found the inclusion of two small speakers odd.

The PR-D7 seems to lack the 200 mm MW antenna and the outstanding tuning knob that Sangean included in the PR-D5, so for me is a step backwards.

Performance-wise, the PR-D5 seems to me to be the best value for dollar out there, as good a MW receiver as the CCRadio at half the price.

doby14

I'll be interested to see if the PR-D7 is available in black, as it is in Europe.

The PR-D5 might've scored a couple of man points if it had been available in black. :)

herculodge

But black shows dust and fingerprints. My WR-2 must be wiped daily.

herculodge

Mike,

I hope you're wrong about the PR-D7.
Tom Welch speculates that it will have the same antenna as the PR-D5, that the PR-D7 has enough for for it in spite of smaller overall length.

Mike W

I did the math on the antenna as well; 200mm being just shy of 8 inches, yes, the 8 1/2" wide PR-D7 could potentially contain it. But the PR-D7 seems to be a modified Sonido, and that has a smaller ferrite bar inside, and I am basing my hunch on that. I hope I am wrong and Tom right. If either of you get a PR-D7, I hope you'll post your results here. In the meantime I just picked up an Emerson MBR-1 to serve as a swig of Methadone until I get to spike that Satellit 750 in my forearm.

Mike W

I just googled around a bit more and see that the Sonido uses 4 D cells but the PR-D7 will use 6 AA cells, (including rechargeables). So maybe it's not as much like the Sonido as I thought.

herculodge

Mike,

If I sell my Tivoli Songbook, I'll fork out the dough for a PR-D7. I would be sadly surprised if its AM pales next to the PR-D5.

Tom Welch

Actually, the PRD 7 is a slightly scaled scaled down PRD 4 sold in Europe. The PRD 4 is sold here in North America as the Sonido radio.

There are some slight differences between the PRD 4 and the Sonido radio, namely the NOAA weather band feature in the Sonido.

The PRD 5 is getting a lot of traction among DXers world wide.

Jeff and Mike: How does the PRD 5 sound compare to the Sonido radio?

Jeff McMahon

Tom,

The Sonido has the WR-2 speaker, 3 inches. Overall tuner performance is similar. My question: Does the PR-D7 have the same AM antenna as the PR-D5?

Jeff

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