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April 05, 2013

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Gary

The G5 was the predecessor of the G3.

As Jay Allen says:

"I’ve got to tell you right up front that I put my name on a waiting list to get a G3 the moment they were available. Why? Well for one thing, I own its predecessor – the Grundig G5, which I have long considered to offer the very best performance available anywhere near this size and price range. The G5 (and identical Eton E5) were based on the popular (and still available) Degen DE-1103/Kaito KA-1103, and were essentially the same radio with a redesigned user interface to include Up/Down volume buttons – a feature notably absent on the original 1103.

But the performance was the thing. Whether you have an 1103, an E5 or a G5, you have in your hands a radio with phenomenal RF capability in this size and price class. On all bands (AM/SW/FM), these radios pull in signals like a magnet. They feature amazing sensitivity, a low noise floor, and great selectivity – there is just no other radio this size or price that will “hear” as many listenable signals, and in the world of smaller portable radios, that’s a primary concern. They also sound very pleasant for their size and make great travel companions."

http://radiojayallen.com/grundig-globe-traveler-g3/

Bob C.

In brief, I'd say that the G5 is a little more sensitive and the G3 is a lot more selective. I've always loved the E5/G5 series because they are so versatile and easy to work with. That said, the G3 may be a little better in a metropolitan environment where there are lots of signals. And, of course, it offers the air band (which is superior to what the G6's performance) for extra fun.

Frankly, it's good to have one of each around and it's a shame that Eton chose to discontinue the G5.

Gary

Jay Allen's review of the G3 includes comparisons with the G5, including features and performance.

http://radiojayallen.com/grundig-globe-traveler-g3/

Gary

I received the $52 G3 from Amazon today. The box was not sealed, so it has been opened before, which is not a good start.

A quick check revealed the following:

1) The sensitivity on AM is much lower than my Sony 7600GR
2) The sync won't lock on a station that is level 6 on the signal strength meter
3) The tuning is off 1 kHz (sounds best tuned 1 kHz low)
4) The sync locks 1 kHz low, but only on very strong signals
5) The sound is more shrill in non-sync mode and more mellow in sync mode.

I think items 1 and 2 indicate a defective unit. Items 3 and 4 can probably be fixed by adjustment. Item 5 appears to be normal from what I've read.

It was worth a try, but back it goes.

Gary

I received the $52 G3 from Amazon today. The box was not sealed, so it has been opened before, which is not a good start.

A quick check revealed the following:

1) The sensitivity on AM is much lower than my Sony 7600GR
2) The sync won't lock on a station that is level 6 on the signal strength meter
3) The tuning is off 1 kHz (sounds best tuned 1 kHz low)
4) The sync locks 1 kHz low, but only on very strong signals
5) The sound is more shrill in non-sync mode and more mellow in sync mode.

I think items 1 and 2 indicate a defective unit. Items 3 and 4 can probably be fixed by adjustment. Item 5 appears to be normal from what I've read.

It was worth a try, but back it goes.

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