Sangean PR-D9W AM/FM Weather Alert Rechargeable Portable Radio
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- Automatic Alert Warns you of Hazardous Condition
- Flashing Red LED Light with Emergency Siren
- Rechargeable and Dry-Cell Battery
- Digital Weather Alert
- requires four AA cells (not supplied)
- Weather Alert Siren
- 19 Presets
- Snooze function, Dual Alarms
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|Dimensions||4.17 inches x 1.55 inches x 6.34 inches||5.5 inches x 2.2 inches x 9.3 inches||4.19 inches x 2.5 inches x 1.18 inches||4.25 inches x 2.5 inches x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||2 pounds||2.3 pounds||0.25 pounds||0.25 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
Sangean's new PR-D9W AM/FM Weather Alert Rechargeable Compact Radio is a perfect companion at a picnic, a ball game, a camping trip, and even to keep you informed at home through severe weather conditions and other emergencies or power outages.
The PR-D9W is a versatile device, a well-designed portable AM/FM Stereo radio coupled with being certified as a "Public Alert" emergency radio. It features a built-in dual alarm clock, battery selector for alkaline/rechargeable NiMH, 19 total memory presets, sleep and snooze function, and an easy to read large LCD display with adjustable illumination. All of these capabilities make the PR-D9W Weather Alert a reliable companion for the bedroom, kitchen, or garage.
Despite our advances in technology, weather still plays a sometimes dangerous role in our lives. Internet and television are usually good sources of information, but in some weather emergencies a portable radio can be essential. The PR-D9W AM/FM Weather Alert Radio can sit by your bedside providing a pleasant tune or a little wake up call, all the while ensuring that you can have weather information at any time, including an emergency.
Large LCD Screen
The large LCD screen features easy readability, with settings to adjust the backlight illumination.
AM/FM/NOAA Radio with 19 Memory Presets and Auto Scan
The built-in radio features AM/FM tuning, as well as NOAA weather bands. The PR-D9W has 19 memory presets to select your favorite stations, as well as an Auto Scan feature to help you find them. A siren function gives you NOAA weather alerts during emergencies to help you be prepared.
The PR-D9W is a perfect bedside alarm clock. You can set dual alarm times and choose waking to AM/FM radio or HWS (Human Wake-up System) buzzer alarms. There are also sleep and snooze functions (push any button except the power button to engage the snooze funtion while the alarm is active).
There are several options to power the PR-D9W, so you can be prepared in case of an emergency. In addition to regular AC power, you can choose between regular alkaline batteries and rechargeable NiMH. Select the NiMH setting to recharge your compatible batteries when the PR-D9W is plugged in.
The PR-D9W also features low power consumption, using 4 AA Alkaline batteries can play the radio for over 25 hours
Backup Capacitor Stores Memory Settings
A super capacitor in the PR-D9W stores your clock and memory presets in case of a power outage--so even if you've forgotten to put batteries in the radio, you can be prepared when the power goes out and not need to spend time resetting the clock and other presets. (The back-up capacitor can maintain the preset and clock for 5 minutes only.)
Built-In Headphone Stereo Amplifier
In addition to listening via the embedded speaker, the PR-D9W has a built-in headphone amplifier for reliable audio quality during private listening. A 5 + 5mW stereo amp and 16ohm flat response gives you extra clarity and fidelity when listening to your favorite radio stations.
- Tuner: AM/FM/NOAA
- Weather Alert/Siren
- Presets: 19 (Mixed)
- Display: LCD (1.92" x 0.5")
- Auto Scan: Yes
- Sleep/Snooze Functions: Yes
- Dual Alarm: Radio Alarm without HWS / Buzzer Alarm with HWS (Humane Wake System)
- Power Sources: AC, alkaline, or rechargeable NiMH AA x4
- Charging Function: Yes, with selectable switch
- Speaker: Embedded, 2.25" full range
- Output Power: 700mW 8 ohm (DC-IN)
- Antenna: Telescoping
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.3" x 4.2" x 1.6"
- Weight: 12.5 oz
Top Customer Reviews
Other than the headphone hiss, the product's as perfect as it can be, for my needs. I wanted a small form-factor, simple portable radio and this little baby is it. My main use is FM radio, both music and NPR shows. I occasionally listen to AM news or sports.
At any rate, I'm fairly techy, and don't have any problem with most button-pushing user interfaces. I played with it for half an hour, read the book, and find that it's a lot easier to use than I expected. It's not as simple as the Sangean WR-11 (which I covet), but it's a lot easier than many UI's that I've dealt with.
There are three minor annoyances:
1) There are two tuning "modes" to this radio. My Favorite channels mode allows you to scroll up and down, using the cursor arrows, through up to 19 channels that you've saved. The other mode is direct tuning, either in steps or push-and-hold to scan to the next strong channel. When you switch from favorites back to direct tuning, it brings you back to wherever you were on the dial before you entered favorites mode. I wish it would just stay on the current frequency. Others may prefer the way it actually operates.Read more ›
The Sangean PR-D9W is equally at home in a hotel room, hospital room or night stand in your bedroom. What surprised me after I unboxed this radio was the sound from its 2.25-inch speaker, which I now prefer over the PR-D7 radio. Very subjective here!
BTW, while I am not a Dxer, I was able last night to pick up AM stations from California, Utah and New Mexico from my home in Mesa, Arizona. I listen to NPR all day and jazz in the evening, the PR-D9W does its job in either case.
The PR-D9W is priced at 75% less than the Tivoli Songbook and has more usable features.
If you are looking for a travel radio that can also serve other roles in your radio sphere (high utilization factor) the Sangean PR-D9 may just be the radio for you.
This Sangean PR-D9W is PERFECT!! The sound quality is unbelievable. I no longer have to worry about losing reception. It is the best purchase I have made. I was hesitant to spend this kind of money for a radio, but if I had only known it could be this good, I would have done it a long time ago. I love everything about it. I purchased the recommended rechargeable batteries at the same time. I want to do everything right by this radio! How wonderful to wake up to crystal clear NPR rather than to undiscernable static! It is small enough for travel, comes with a nice travel sleeve to protect it, and I don't think I will ever be separated from this radio. The weather alert function is appreciated, as our area has been under tornado watches recently and we seem to lose power with the frequent and powerful storms. I feel much more secure having this radio.
Here were the 3 things I needed from a radio: Digital tuner, a Weather band and a channel lock button. The Sangean met those requirements and the size was a little smaller than the Sony, which was good. The only hesitation was this was a new model but I figured I'd order it anyway.
1st impressions after a few days: Build quality is good, as expected with a Sangean. Reception is excellent and battery usage is good also. I have 3 reasons for not giving this 4 or 5 stars:
1. The radio shut off a few times for no reason. I turned the lock button off and powered the radio back on. Still don't know why it happened.
2. The audio quality has more of a bass tone than I prefer. Way more than the Sony and more than the Sangean PR-D7 which I own also. A separate tone button would have been nice.
3. No station presets. The process of setting the presets and then recalling them is kind of ridiculous. Way too involved.
Hopefully a future model from Sangean or another manufacturer will address these issues. But for what I'm looking for, this seems to be the best option out there.
UPDATE: I gave it a chance but I returned the PR-D9W. The AM reception was getting progressively worse and the radio was still turning off for no reason. Also there was a constant high pitched noise that was just loud enough to be annoying. Too bad because I own the PR-D7 and love it. Hopefully others will have better luck than I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
AM/FM radio fine. Do not care about an alarm. Weather radio instructions confusing and I am still unsure which "channel" to use. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this radio a couple yrs ago but couldn't find an adaptor to use because they are specific to each radio. Read morePublished 8 days ago by K. Foster
This is a great weather radio. I do a lot of RV camping and wanted a good weather radio. Reception is good and sound quality is excellent.Published 1 month ago by camper