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May 14, 2008

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doby14

I liked the Solo, but in a way I'm glad mine had bugs in it, because I wouldn't have discovered the Sangean WR-2.

After several weeks of owning the WR-2, I don't even mind the alarm setting, which initially struck me as being too complicated.

Jeff McMahon

You're more tech-adroit than I, for I gave up on the alarm 3 years ago. It scares me. I feel like I'm getting sucked into a irretrievable vortex.

Mike W

Hey, Doby, or Jeff for that matter,

How is the AM reception on the WR-2 compared to the Solo?

I also like the remote on the WR-2 because I would use it as a table radio from across the room and never as an alarm clock.

Too bad about the small number of presets on the WR-2, though.

Jeff McMahon

Mike, I'd give the WR-2 an A or A minus. Because the speaker is different on the Solo (louder, more immediate; in contrast, you have to crank the WR-2 to "30" before you get significant volume), it's hard to compare, but if you get a non-bug Solo, it's a sure A grade on AM. The WR-2's great AM. I suspect you'd be happy with it. It sure looks more adult and refined than the the college-dorm-look Solo.

Mike W

Thanks, Jeff. If the Sat 750 doesn't work out (speaking of irrational obsessions), I think I'll pick up a Solo, a used BAR, or a WR-2, probably the last.

I just read that story with the mysterious man who introduced you to the Solo. You should have taken poetic license and made him a backwards-talking midget in a red suit.

Jeff McMahon

I'm glad I was truthful. Here's why? The gentleman stumbled upon my website and read about himself. He e-mailed me. He seemed gently amused by the whole episode. A scabrous midget in a red suit may have elicited a different response.

Cyril

Do you still have the horrible noise when using presets (can't find the post right now)? That sounds (!) like an annoying bug even if you disregard the alarm/sleep functions...

I've kind-of crossed out the Solo as a viable alarm clock, but kind-of thinking about it as a radio-enabled computer speaker.

herculodge

Cyril, perhaps I overstated the glitch: When I tune the preset knob from 89.9 to the weaker 89.3, there is a horrible rumble which can only terminate when I move the wire antenna. I have two Solos. The problem is evident on one of them only. I still think the Solo is an amazing radio in spite of its foibles. The sound is the best I've heard. Of course, sound is subjective. Jeff

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