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May 09, 2008

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Mike W

Speaking of which, I've come "this close", as they say, to bidding on used Panasonic RF-2200's on eBay a number of times over the last few years.

I don't recall you ever mentioning that model, maybe you don't like the older analog models, or buying used. I have mixed feelings myself about them. Here's a great link from Radio Intel :

http://www.radiointel.com/review-mwolympics.htm

Jeff McMahon

Mike, I've always found the RF-220 appealing and find that its spirit in style and feel lives on in the Kaito 2100. I don't buy old radios as I don't have enough tech in me to keep them going.

I've pretty much lost interest in the PR-D7 now that I know its AM antenna is half the size of the PR-D5's. What's the point?

Ed S.

So, as the gals say, size *does* matter after all! Speaking of ferrite antennas, of course.

Mike W

I knew that with all this talk of antenna lengths the whole Freudian thing would inevitably rear its head (ahem), which is why I have avoided using the term "ferrite rod" like the Ebola virus.

As if that's not enough, as I write this Bloomberg Radio is broadcasting an interview with a UN spokesman, and Englishman named "John Holmes".

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Jeff McMahon

Ed, Mike,

Wouldn't that be ironic if the smaller PR-D7 got equal, if not superior, AM reception. Then there'd be a lot of confusion.

Derek

Where can I purchase the PRD5 with a clear case for less than the $89 Universal Radio is asking?

Mike W

Hey Derek;

Here's the Prison-Industrial Complex version for $79.95, as a pre-order anyway :

http://www.123radios.com/BuyItNow.asp?PID=2591

I didn't see the shipping cost, but you can at least check it out.

Jeff McMahon

Derek,
123 Radios is selling the PR-D5 CL pre-order for $79, ten dollars cheaper.Jeff

Jeff McMahon

Thanks, Mike, you beat me to it. Plus you provided the link, which I can only do in e-mail. I still haven't learned to do it on my own website. What a loser I am.

Derek

Just got the PRD5CL. This "prison model" has a rubber antenna unlike the heavy, thick chrome antenna on the standard model. The 123radios.com representation of the PRD5CL states that the unit features an alarm, an aux-in socket, and includes an AC adapter. No AC adapter, and the alarm & aux-in socket have been removed "to comply with federal regulations". I am very disappointed, & will be returning the PRD5CL tomorrow.

herculodge

Thanks for the info. I like my PR-D5 but it can't rub shoulders with my C.Crane CSW.

Derek

I am considering either the CCRadio+ or the PRD5. I mainly listen to AM (both talk & music). I've seen a CCR+ w/ a Sangean label before.
Does the CCR+ have an 8" internal AM antenna? I like the features of the Sangean (rotary tuning dial, RDS, size, build quality, feel, etc.) but would like to know about the CCR+. Why is your CSW superior to the PRD5? Thanks for the feedback!

Carrie

Derek,

The CSW has AM filters in the event that you suffer from AM overload. The PR-D5 doesn't.

The CSW produces a big sound without turning the volume up very loud. In contrast, you have to crank up the PR-D5, like straining a 4 cylinder car up a steep hill.

The CSW internal AM antenna is nearly as big as the PR-D5's. I think AM is excellent on both.

I prefer the bigger size of the CSW.

Having said this, I think the PR-D5 is the best radio you can buy at its price point. Remember, the CSW is $60 more.

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