Grundig/Eton S350 AM/FM/Shortwave Field Radio with Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer, Variable RF Gain Control, Full-Range Speaker, Bass and Treble Controllers - Black (NGS350DLB)
- AM (530-1710 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz) and shortwave - continuous coverage from 3 to 28 MHz.
- Highly sensitive and selective analog tuner circuitry with AM/SW
- Frequency Lock, Rotary volume control and Variable RF Gain control
- Inputs for supplementary AM/FM and shortwave antennas
- This includes 13 international-broadcast bands (11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 31, 41, 49, 60, 75 and 90 meters)
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- Brand Name: Eton
- Model Number: NGS350DLB
- Power Source Type: AC, DC, Battery
- Item Height: 7 inches
- Item Length: 3.5 inches
Use the S350's manual gain control to compensate for atmospheric and other conditions. With its excellent sensitivity and selectivity, the S350 can receive stations most radios can't, including weak daytime shortwave signals. Other features include a backlit multifunction LCD, a telescoping FM antenna, antenna jacks for SW, AM, and FM, as well as sleep and wake timers (wake to radio and use the S350 as an alarm clock).
The radio features a single speaker designed for clear sound. A .125-inch headphone jack (compatible with stereo or monaural headphones, not included) lets you listen in private, or you can route the unit's stereo analog (left/right) RCA outputs to your home stereo system, a tape deck, powered speakers, or other devices.
The S350 runs on 4 D batteries (not included), the supplied AC/DC power adapter, or an optional DC vehicle power adapter (12V to 6V DC).
Grundig's design-driven Etón line of portable-audio offers a graceful combination of form and function. Unique product design is the basis for all models, as well as functionality above and beyond other products in the same category. With features that satisfy high-tech, style-conscious listeners, Etón products have an added flare that will attract people seeking distinctive portable audio.
What's in the Box
Radio, AC power adapter, leather carrying strap, a user's guide, and warranty information.
Top Customer Reviews
The controls are nicely laid out, the instruction manual quite easy to understand to enable you to derive the full enjoyment of all this radio has to offer.
The big drawback and dissapointment I found with the 350DL is the tuning control. There is a lot of " slop " in the control, not just the knob but from what is behingd the control panel. Another problem with the tuning control is an overabundant " backlash " when trying to set the tuning on a station, particularly when tuning in shortwave stations. You tune in the station or desired frequency, let go of the tuning knob and you can actually see it change as it moves forward or backward from where you left it. For those desiring to tune around the shortwave bands to see what is there this is a big drawback. I actually wonder how long the tuning control will last on this radio before it falls apart. The entire tuning knob assembly wiggles and wobbles while you turn it. This should not happen, and I feel is a major cause for concern. For the $100 price tag I am not expecting a mil-spec radio by any means but the poorly designed tuning system in this radio gives me no other choice than to down rate it.Read more ›
The antenna is very long. Make sure you have room to extend the antenna so it doesn't bend by jamming against a wall or a ceiling.
The tendency to drift in the old model of the S350 has been fixed with the new Deluxe model.
You will also like the fact that though the radio is analog, you can see the digital read-out, so you always know what station you're on.
Another outstanding feature is fine-tuning and RF grain so you can filter as much as you need in the event you get AM overloading.
My only complaint about the S350 is really a complaint about all modern radios: They are built of light plastic. Gone are the days of heavy, high-grade radios. But on balance if you are a stickler for AM and FM reception, you will find that you have a reception champion in the S350.
As far as Am/Sw reception goes the Gundig 350 does very well provided you use external antennas to pull in the signals. The new added frequency lock works well to stop the drifting this radio was so infamous for. The Fm reception is very good pulling in many stations on the built in whip antenna and holding them rock steady.
If you want SSB ,or better Am/Sw signal capture, a full sized proper Communications Receiver is a better choice. That said, for every day casual listening ,on all bands offered on the Grundig, it does a fine job that will entertain one and all. This radio does Am/Sw well enough I can take my time now to find a deal on a decent older Communications Receiver in the used market. For now (maybe longer????) I'll just enjoy the Grundig.
All the controls on the Grundig work as they are supposed to instead of just being dials/switches to look good. Reading the well written manual will help the new user to gain full benefit of just what this radio can really do. One point about this radio that is little understood is the analog tuning. Analog tuning gives the user a way to really control this radio in ways not possible with electronic tuning while holding down the cost to enable Grundig to put in other features that normally would cost more. More bang for the buck 'cause you do your own tuning. Oh yes, I prefer analog tuning because I can slide right onto a weak signal I couldn't with electronic tuned radios.
Can I recommend the Grundig 350DL?Read more ›
This is my everyday AM radio that sits on top the 'fridge and the sound quality on AM and FM is wonderful. Its ability to pull in distant AM stations is great and it works really well on shortwave.
The old fashion tuning takes a little bit to get use to and it can be a bit of trick sometimes to get it right on the exact frequency, but the look and feel and sound of this radio outweigh any of the negatives. It reminds me of an old Radio Shack radio from the 70's I used to play around with as kid.
It is really fun to sit there and turn the dial and see what I can find from across the country. I strung up 75' of wire from one end of my attic to the other and with that attached to the connection on the back (another plus as I don't need to clip it to the antenna) I easily and clearly pull in stations from Cuba, Mexico, Canada and even a few from Europe. Plenty interesting to satisfy my shortwave appetite.
I don't have any problem with the tuning dial being cheap and flimsy as others have mentioned. Sure it could be a little more solid, but I don't foresee any issues down the road. This radio will last me a long time. Oh ya - and the antenna on this radio is strong, stable and quite long.
So if you're looking for a nice, fun to use, good sounding, all around table top radio - give this one a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Would not stay tuned. Great sound for 60 seconds at a time till tuner drifts. Don't buy.Published 1 month ago by Lawrence
Not very happy with this radio. Although I have picked up some pretty far flung shortwave signals from as far away as Australia, for the most part this thing barely picks up any... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carlo Barlo
Good sounding radio with good sensitivity. The one thing that drives me nuts is the "touchiness" of the tuning knob. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Timothy Verthein
This radio is powered either by 4 D batteries, 4 AA batteries or through use of the AC adapter. It has a long telescoping antenna and provides good reception with clear sound. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Manos
Gosh I forgot to review this dog!
Worst purchase EVER! Both units I received were ok at first and quickly went down hill form there. Read more