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July 31, 2012

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Huesby

I bought mine 2 years ago and it had those same symptoms so I had to disassemble it and adjust the IF coils and put the coil antenna in the right position and while I was there I changed the 6 inches ferrite antenna with an 8 one, after that the radio is incredible sensitive.

vimal oberoi

In MHO concerned brand owner companys do batch sampling for QC.
Number one batch they sell on their sites at premium price.
Number two batch they offer to vendors to be sold at discount.
Your mileage may vary.

Ken K. in NJ

I wonder if Amazon knew about a lousy batch and that's why they dumped them at that low price.

Seems they did the same thing a few years ago on a closeout of $21 on the GE SRIII. I bought one and it was awful and so did quite a few other people.

sailcat

The under-$91.00 CCRadio-SW I ordered last week has yet to ship. I am concerned about the poor sample quality being experienced in this radio, but I am going to wait until it arrives...IF it arrives...to make a judgement. I will compare it to my CCrane EP and Sony ICF-EC5MK2 to establish its MW sensitivity, but it is still a shame such wide variations of quality are allowed to be shipped from the manufacturer regardless of the country of origin.

Huesby

Most radios arenĀ“t fully adjusted to their maximum performance, in all my life I've only come across 2 radios who were at their maximum but all of the others needed some tweaking to achieve peak performance. those 2 model were CCRadio and Sony CRF-5100.

vimal oberoi

May be for the reason mentioned by Huesby,DSP chip radios are more uniform receptionwise as they have less tweaking needed at productionline.

Gary

I received my replacement CCRadio-SW from Amazon. This one is much more sensitive than the defective unit on MW AM -- it's about the same as the one I bought in 2009.

The tuning is off on the replacement unit, as it was with the first unit. Stations on MW sound best when tuned 1 kHz low, and the signal falls off much faster when tuning above the station's frequency than below it. Surely there must be a way to adjust this internally.

I noticed that the sound of the replacement unit is more full and mellow than it is on the 2009 unit, with more bass and less midrange (this is with the tone controls centered on both radios). This is fine by me, as it's actually more pleasant to listen to. My 2009 CCRadio-SW does have a prominent midrange, sometimes too much so.

The reception quality on FM of the replacement unit and the 2009 unit seem to be about the same, which is to say quite good.

One minor cosmetic flaw on the replacement unit: the LCD display is mounted at a slight angle, going up from left to right.

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