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November 20, 2012


vimal oberoi

The Degen DE32 combines analog styling with MP3 features
Posted on November 20, 2012 by Thomas

Tom Welch

Available on Amazon at lower price http://www.amazon.com/Meloson-M7-Rechargeable-Processing-Portable/dp/B009XUBVMY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353513489&sr=1-1&keywords=Meloson+M7


Well this is just my opinion but I'm not going to buy a $35 radio which has two cosmetic knobs! How hard would it have been to make the knobs adjust treble and bass?


Paul, just my two cents, I think the idea was to give the radio the look of a "mini" Satellit 700; there are plenty other radios out there, costing more than this with no separate bass & treble controls,
specially if you think about the size of this set.
I agree that "real" knobs would be great.


Pablo, I understand that. And yes it indeed looks like a Satellit 700. But for a radio which apparently excels in audio quality, one would think they would put those 2 knobs to good use, for even better audio quality. Very strange decision on the part of the designer.

It would be great if somebody opened the radio up to see what (DSP) radio chip and audio amplifier it uses.



Panasonic, made in Indonesia. Shortwave. Retro. Affordable (at least through this seller-----I've seen it going for much more)

vimal oberoi

SWLing.com’s 2012 Holiday Shortwave and Radio Gift Guide
Posted on November 22, 2012 by Thomas



I've been looking for a small radio/mp3 player for some time... a radio with a SPEAKER. And while this radio has some faults and quirks, it serves its purpose and the price was right.

The M7 has great sound and reception while not great is acceptable. It seems to play all mp3 formats I've tried both CBR and VBR... at least in the 96kbs to 320kbs range. It remembers where you left off on an mp3... but there's not fast forward or reverse when playing a file... only the choice to play the next file or go back to the beginning of the

I don't like the trend to these small lithium batteries. This one is a mere 1000mah compared to a standard AA rechargeable that's between 2000 and 2600mah. The battery that came with the radio was dead but the company sent a new one. Luckily I bought a recharger and 2 extra batteries. There's an preset equalizer but it doesn't seem to work if there's no SD card in the slot and it doesn't remember the setting. While there's a photocell, the display back lite is always on in the dark. The radio seems to lower in volume on occasion... just for a few seconds. While there's a supplied USB cord, the M7 does NOT act as an interface with your PC. To change files on the SD card you must take it out. And there's no display name of what you're playing... only the file number.

Other than that... it does what I want... a decent radio AND it plays podcasts.

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