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FM radio is blind
on November 15, 2012
I like the concept - stand alone speaker tower with FM radio built in. Package says "FM Stereo Radio". It's true - BUT there's no readout. You have no way to know what station you've tuned into. Locating a station you want to hear becomes a guessing game of leapfrogging from one station to the next, repeatedly hitting the "scan" button, until you think you've landed on the one you want.
As if that's not bad enough, when you turn the power off, IT RESETS ! So now you have to play this confounded game all over again to get to your desired station. Every time you power up.
Craig could not have possibly implemented a worse FM interface. The only saving grace is that the FM radio is fairly sensitive, picking up a weak college station I like that not every radio in my house can get.
The speakers only sound fair, I was hoping for the size and cost of this thing it would have a more robust sound. Very midrangey, feeble bass, no sparkle in the high end, and no tone controls to adjust the sound.
I bought this to use in a workshop so I'll keep it, but can't turn it off unless I want to hit the "scan" button 20 times again. A JVC boombox would have been a wiser purchase.