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C. Crane Sonido Radio (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sangean

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  • Excellent AM and FM reception
  • 250 hours runtime on fresh set of batteries
  • TV Audio 2-13 and NOAA Weather Band
  • Stereo headphone jack
  • Connect your MP3 player to audio-in jack
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GP5F04
  • Item model number: SNR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,575 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2005

Product Description

The Sonido is the elegant-looking AM/FM radio with Weather Band. It has most of the fine features you've come to appreciate with our CCRadios, including excellent AM and FM reception. The NOAA Weather Band is an all-hazards band, so if anything unexpected happens in your area, you'll be among the first to know and the most informed. Coincidentally, the Sonido uses state-of-the-art circuitry to squeeze 250 hours of runtime out of a fresh set of four "D" size alkaline batteries (not included). Other features include: stereo headphone jack, MP3 player input, 5-memory presets per band, and dual programmable alarm clock with sleep timer. AC Adapter included. Two year warranty. C. Crane Company exclusive.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The quality of the sound is between very good and great.
Thomas
One unexpected bonus with this radio is that it can be connected to my stereo system and provide through the headphone output and it provides credible stereo sound.
Lee R. Kramer
I get all the weather stations in my area, better than my walkman that only gets the local one.
Taylor Harrell

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By P. Donian on January 6, 2007
When my nearly 20 year old Sony Dream Machine cube style alarm clock radio finally gave out I decided to go in search of the best night stand alarm clock radio money could buy. The requirements were design style, sound quality, reception, ease of use, and a back light that goes completely off so that I can sleep at night. After a good deal of research I zeroed in on the Tivoli SongBook ($159) and the Sangean Sonido ($99). After trying both, here's what I've found:

The Tivoli SongBook has very attractive, modern styling (I prefer the black model), exceptional sound quality (like having a $1,000 Bose next to my bed), terrific reception (I don't even need to extend the antenna to get my favorite radio station clearly), very easy to set/update the clock and alarm times, and a back light which thankfully goes completely off. I decided to give the Sonido a try because of the SongBooks negatives - the alarm must be turned on everyday buy pushing down and holding the alarm button for a few seconds (easy to do, but I fear the day that I forget), no alarm snooze (I just turn the volume down), and the display, with or without it's beautiful blue back light turned on, is small and difficult to read, even from only a foot or so away while lying in bed.

The Sangean Sonido looks nice, though not quite as attractive a design as the SongBook (the shinny silver buttons have got to go!), cost's $59 less than the SongBook, has a more readable screen than the SongBook (with back light that goes completely off), has an alarm snooze, and has an alarm that stays on from day to day.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D. Chang on January 23, 2008
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I waited for this with great anticipation after reading the positive reviews. It is much larger and heftier in person that I thought it would be - especially with the large D sized batteries (It is replacing a Kaito portable that is about 1/8 the size of the Sonido.) I even went so far as to make a paper mock up of it before purchasing it to get a feel for its size. Unfortunately, the paper model was not able to replicate the heft. Of course, its size and weight make it feel like a high quality device and contributes to the great FM sound (more on that later).

I like to carry the radio when I walk the dog, so maybe this is a bit too big. I also use it around the house all the time, so it is less of an issue in that situation. I listen almost exclusively to sports radio (mostly Red Sox). In fact, I am a sports radio addict. Games or talk, I can't get enough. The AM reception is good, but I daresay that it is not better than my Kaito. The sound and reception on FM is great. But, since I listen to AM 90% of the time, this is not as critical for me. In AM, the voices sound a bit muddy and muffled. Sounds a bit like you have placed thick plastic wrap over the speaker grille. I wish there was a bass and treble control to sharpen up the voices a bit more. Bummer.

A couple of other things: The radio really ought to have a handle given its size and heft. If not a handle, then at least a rubber grip around the natural holding place. Also, I would like to see a lock button to prevent inadvertent changes to the stations or settings (especially since you often press buttons when moving the unit).

So, sorry to disappoint everyone. It just didn't measure up for my purposes. I will see how I feel about things in about a month and append to this review.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Doanld Hansberger on June 15, 2007
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This radio is the best in it's class! I looked at alot of radios online and also at Radio Shack and they all seemed cheeply built; but very expensive. I finnally had it narrowed down to a price range of $140.
After seeing this radio on Ccraine; I liked it because of the fact that it had a au input for connecting a mp3 player and such. It has weather, TV, FM and Am also. I wanted a small radio to take out in the baot with me; so that I could listen to music and also get the weather. The price was not bad and the system looked like it was sturdy in the pic. I ended up finding it cheaper on Amazon.com and I have always been a great fan of Amazon.com. I ordered it and was worried because it took two weeks just to finnaly ship the thing. It noted that on the site; so that was no big deal. I received the radio very quick after they finnaly got around to shipping it. I love this radio. The first thing that I like is the volume knob. It is on the side and eazy to get to; plus it is coated with rubber and you can get a good grip on it while turning. the other things that was great was of courese the au for plugging in my Mp3 player. Now I can have hours of interrupped music at my fingertips. The weather alert is also great. I can use it as a alarm clock while camping and it fits into the tent just great. The radio has a sleep feature that makes it nice to fall asleep to some music. The best thing is the sound. It is awesome. Only one little speaker and it sounds very rich and the volume is planty loud enough for most. I washed my truck today while listening to my new radio. I put batteries in it and the weight makes it stable where ever it sits. Little chance of it falling over in the boat.
I end up putting it on my bed stand for the alarm feather and it goes everywhere I go. Very nicely build and a great finsh. You can't go wrong with this radio if your looking for someing to take on the raod or camping.
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