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November 30, 2009

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Tim

I'm not surprised to read this review. Last year I bought an RCA Superadio III, due to the glowing praises I had everywhere read about it. I was very disappointed when I finally tried one. The reception didn't even approach that of the CCRadioplus. The tone was harsh, almost tinny, even if you could raise the bass to a thumping level. And of course, the calibration of the tuning needle was way off. In addition, the body of the radio was just immense - a real waste of space for someone crammed into an apartment. I would say that most of the radios I've ever tried were substantially better than the "new" Superadio. Don't waste your money on one.

John

I'm also not surprised. I 'm not familiar with the RF-888, but I've always been impressed by the SRII.

Demetri

When you find that wimpy radios like the SR or the 888 wont do, just put together your own manly, possibly redneck version: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180438062707

jeffrey McMahon

Demetri, that is very funny. Too bad I couldn't drag the photo and post it.

Doug Rennie

Tim, everything you say about the RCA SR III is exactly my experience. Supposedly the III speaker set up is the same as that of the II, but the sound on the III is, as you say, tinny and harsh vs. the full, rich sound of the II. As for calibration, the III is ridiculous, a full half inch off on mine, and the selectivity is awful. On our local classical station, the tuning "range" on the III is, literally, the width of a human hair, almost impossible to hit, and when you almost do, even breathing moves it out of range. On the II, I have probably almost a quarter inch of tuning range and it's easy to find the sweet spot and hold it. III's go for around $45-50, but you can pick up a II on eBay for as little as $70 or so (I paid $65 for mine), a true no-brainer.

Tim

Demetri -

Does draining that radio interfere with the reception...?

Angelo

I might still get a III if Amazon has another crazy sale on them. Recently, it was reported here that Amazon was selling the III for $22.50 and free shipping. That's crazy.

Jack

Thanks for the descriptive article, and I will in response place it in my bookmarks. I am always on the lookout for more information regarding RCA SR III.

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