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Crosley Solo Radio CR221 Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- All Around Sound Design
- AM/FM Radio with Analog Tuner
- Portable Audio Ready
- Orange LED Tuning indicator
- Handrubbed Wood Finish
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Item dimensions-------7.5"w x 5.25"h x 5.75"d
Package dimensions---12.5"w x 6.75"h x 7.5"d
Item weight-----------3 lbs.
Package weight-------6 lbs.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm a musician and tend to be very picky about sound quality. This little unassuming radio totally delivers. It has a wonderful balance (not even a little tinny-sounding) and actually gets quite loud--we can hear it when we work in the garage and if I turn it way up I can clean the bathrooms at the other end of the house and still hear it without any distortion in sound quality. Mids are delivered beautifully, and every part of any piece of music can be heard. In fact, I think this little guy sounds better than the $1,800 system in my car....
The final touch is the tuning dial. We have a hard time getting our two favorite stations at our house, but not any longer! It only took a few seconds of fine tuning to get each of them today.
1. It sounds about the same as the Bose dock systems I've used, but those don't have radios.
2. The placement of the speaker on top lets it fill a room better with music than the Bose systems.
3. It looks a lot sleeker and more fun that the Bose systems.
For 1/5th the price, it's completely worth the money.
Its currently connected to a hi-fi class amplifier that cost 21 times more than this little receiver.
I liked the Crosley Solo so much because of its ability for cleaner performance from distant stations--and all of the stations are distant from my house.
The easy way: Try this with headphones and you may get the highest quality sound you've ever experienced from audio equipment that costs less than a car. Why not combine this with Koss Porta Pro headphones, and find out? ;)
The drinking straws trick for the port tube can clarify the bass if you like. Just get enough straws together to fill the port tube (its on the back), plug up (tape over) 1/3rd of the straws, cut the straws to 2" long, wrap this up in tape and place it in the port tube. This will lower the bass pitch to "farther away" from the vocals. It just makes the port tube 1/3rd smaller. ;)
The rear antenna unscrews to reveal a standard "F" connector if you'd like to use a long-distance outdoor antenna with it. I can pick up FM Stereo stations halfway across the state with it. Otherwise it tops out at about 150 miles static free FM stereo on the little antenna that comes with it. That, of course, is a blockbuster performance as well.
The headphone jack pipes directly to the preamp section aboard the radio card, using the exact same model opamps that are aboard the M-Audio Audiophile 192 computer sound card. Whatever amplifier you'd use with a high end sound card, will also work with the Crosley Solo.Read more ›
The sound is wonderful.
I was surprised and a little disappointed to see that the radio runs with an external power supply that converts the house AC voltage to 12 Volts DC. The power supply has two long cords on it, and the supply measures 2 X 2-1/2 X 3-1/2 inches, and is a good weight, so you have to consider where you are going to hide it and run all the wire.
Our local FM reception for the station I like, public radio, is very hard to select with these cheap digital-tuned CD and radio receivers we had before. It seems as though 90 percent of the local stations are religious stations with constant sermons and hymns, so I am glad to be able to get the public radio station.
It's just puzzling that there are so many accolades for the sound quality. It's not bad for music, but news programs sound like they are coming from the bottom of a wash tub. Why there is no tone adjustment is beyond me.
Why, with the availability of so many cheap clock radios, is it so hard to find a good-sounding, inexpensive, stand-alone radio?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to tune. Like it much better than push buttons. Sound is good.Published 3 days ago by leonard j janowski
My husband and I had this in our home for many years. Regrettably, he got it in the divorce. I came across it on Amazon and knew it to have excellent sound, and a good loo. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jerry D. Petty
good casing, pretty solid, sound correct, at half the price offered today is a good buy.Published 1 month ago by Henri Laban
The sound out of this is incredible! I got this based on the reviews and I have not been sorry, great price for an excellent product. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dianna
Speakers shorted out after a year. We use it every day, but still expected better for the money.Published 1 month ago by Bat Bogey
My son bought one two years ago. When I've visited him, the radio has impressed me with its full-bodied sound (claimed to be 20Hz-20,000Hz frequency response) and its bass-ported... Read morePublished 1 month ago by StrongBad
I love this radio! If you're looking for a simple, elegant and retro style analog radio this is it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by M.Perry
STRONG STATIONS OVER LOAD THIS RADIO
YOU WILL HEAR THE RADIO STATION IF YOU ARE WITHIN ABT 5 MILES ALL OVER THE DIAL.