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December 21, 2012

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Drive-In-Freak

Bummer.

After the display fiasco with the CC Radio Plus I swore I'd never touch another C Crane radio again, but I have to admit that I want one of these.

After meany years of faithful service my old Rat Shack (Optimus 12-174A) version of the Sangean DT-200V died, and I'm looking for a replacement.

Mark Roberts

The Sangean DT-400W is a worthy replacement for the DT-200V, and it gives you excellent weather band coverage.

Bob C

The only hitch with the Sangean DT 400W is lackluster selectivity. That said, it's a very good radio for its size. My hope is that the C Crane is like a DT 400W with good selectivity. We'll see....

Drive-In-Freak

Thanks for the tip. I've heard good things about that one.

Mark Roberts

Bob, I agree with you regarding the FM performance of the DT-400W, but it's no worse than any other Sangean portable that I've had. My DT-400W and DT-200VX radios are essentially identical save for weather band coverage in the 400, taking the place of now-obsolete analog TV audio in the 200. Where the 400 really shines is weather-band coverage.

Bob C.

Mark, I agree wholeheartedly on the DT-400W's weather band performance. It is the best performing band on the radio, by far. AM is okay, though a little wide. I'm about 30 miles from WBBM's transmitter, yet it's IBOC is still hard to avoid if listening to the nighttime skywave of WJR (which is strong here). Other radios that I have do not have this issue 20 kHz apart. If Sangean could incorporate level of selectivity and sensitivity of their WB into the other 2 bands, they'd have the perfect little pocket radio. This is my hope for the new C Crane radio. We'll see. Until then, I am eagerly awaiting the first reviews.

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