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April 09, 2013

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Chuck mound

Has anyone read any reviews on this radio. It looks perfect in size for my in bed sleep radio.

StarHalo

Eh, the Sangean DT-180 already dominates this category, but maybe Degen did something interesting with the DSP. And if you want the serious Every Day Carry radio, that's the Sony SRF-T615.

Bob C

This one looks interesting; however, I would recommend the CC Pocket. Your complaints regarding selectivity for listening to certain public radio stations would be more than solved with that model. It has the best and most selective FM tuner that I've ever seen in a pocket portable that uses the headphone for an antenna. The AM is just okay, but the FM is outstanding. And you get WB as a bonus. Well worth the price.

Gary

The CC Pocket may very well be worth trying, but Jeff's problem was separating two FM stations on the same frequency. Better selectivity will have no effect in this situation. What is needed is a lower capture ratio.

Mark Roberts

For $33 all-in, DSP, and a seller who's well spoken of, how can you lose with the DE117? The CCPocket would be a good choice, too.

Me

It looks like this radio:

http://multimedia.fnac.com/multimedia/ES/images_produits/ES/Zoom%20Produit%20technique/6/0/5/4560389460506.jpg

Mark Roberts

Sure looks like it. Want to fly me to France to buy it? "J'en voudrais un, s'il vous plaƮt."

Ben

One problem with this radio is the position of the volume dial. Right on the edge, and raised. In the pocket, when you're walking about there is a great chance that the volume dial will be turned. That means either you are listening to a song and suddenly the volume goes down, or suddenly goes really loud.

This is one major design flaw with this radio. Everything else is phenomenal. Great build quality, good selectivity, good noise specs, and can pick up rather distant stations with ease.

My first one of this radio, I attached a button behind the volume dial with glue so that the volume wouldn't shift while it was jiggling around in my pocket.

My second one wasn't as good - buttons would do random things, and it would often turn itself off. I ended up pitching that one, and haven't bothered to get another one since.

Ben

DEGEN would do very, very well, to change this volume dial design. Make it recessed so that you need to put your finger right on it to make it turn, and put it in the middle of the top...

Then you'd have a real seller.

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