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August 20, 2012

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Frank

Great radio..I owned 2 of them. Eats batteries however like a @#$%^&^%!!

Bob Balser

It's a shame Grundigs are now Chinese made,German made were far superior construction.

OWL

$400 for a new S700 is not bad. I got mine for roughly the same price but it is in a much worse condition (in fact, I had to fix a problem on the external power socket which was not mentioned by the seller).

The new mini S700 look-alike is not a Tecsun, but made by another company Jidian which normally makes larger modern tube radio. Here is their website:

http://www.audio01.com/eng/productClassical.htm

The new M7 will offer acceptable, but NOT outstanding reception (a guy from the company said so in order to lower the expectation). What interests me, apart from the media player (functionally much better than the one on Tecsun's PL398mp), is the style which is clearly copied from S500/S700. Indeed, it is said the two knobs on the left side of M7 are for decorative purpose only!

brandon

Frank - you're right about batteries! I ended up hooking up a 12v rechargeable battery pack via the DC power jack.

Chris

I love the R602S Solid State Stereo FM/AM Classic Radio listed on the link that OWL posted. It has a magic eye on it. I don't see any place to order them. I looked on Ebay but no luck. OWL do you know how to find and order something like this?

Thanks

Chris in Michigan

Keith Rennie

Who makes what?!?!
Isn't that a Tecsun 1994 at the audio01.com link?

OWL

Chris: their products might be sold outside mainland China under other brand names. Maybe you can contact them directly regarding their dealer in north America:

val@audio01.com

also, just found this website:

http://www.tesslor-usa.com/

and Yahoo news group for V.A.L. radio

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Valradios/

Keith: Spot on! Tecsun 1994 is a re-badged V.A.L R301S. JiDian (V.A.L) made a batch of R301S for Tecsun as the limited edition "Tecsun 1994".

Chris

OWL,

Thanks for all the information.

Chris in Michigan

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