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Supersonic SC1086 High Quality Portable Radio

2.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Supersonic, AC/110V Only, 3xD
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Lightweight Compact Design
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Supersonic
  • Model Number: SC1086
  • Power Source Type: Corded-Electric, Battery
  • Item Height: 6 inches
  • Item Length: 7 inches
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Product Description

High Quality Radio, AM/FM, 5 BAND, USB/SD

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7 x 4 x 6 inches
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Department New
Manufacturer SUPERSONIC INC.
ASIN B003VU1NUC
Item model number SC1086
Customer Reviews
2.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #394 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > Radios > Shortwave Radios
Date first available at Amazon.com July 15, 2010

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It plays MP3 and WMA files from a USB storage device or SD card though a 4 inch speaker. That alone make it worth having. It sounds decent and fairly mellow..it isn't harsh at all...and provides plenty of volume. For the price it simply can't be beat on that level.

The headphone jack in the stereo type ( in other words it plays though both sides of stereo headphones), though the sound is (of course) in mono.

It runs on 3 D cells or on the provided AC cord.

The radio itself is barn door wide. It'll pull in local stations just fine, but that's about it. There is but a single oscillator can inside of it. The IF transformers that would normally be there are substituted with capacitors. What does that mean? It's not very selective. Stations swamp the dial. It's very basic, but it works. Again for the price it's easy to overlook it's shortcomings.

SD and USB playback is very basic. There are buttons for play/pause, forward, and reverse. That's it. No display screen, of course. The forward and reverse buttons do NOT scan though the track when held down. They only jump to the next or previous track. This is a bit of a pain when playing back long files such as podcasts. Personally I prefer to divide the tracks into 2 or 3 minute segments to make navigation a bit easier to deal with. There are several free programs available for this purpose such as "JSplitter".

Mine came with a cold solder joint on one leg of the FM coil. I'm going to just consider that to be a fluke as the rest of it seems to be of sound construction and design. It's cheap, but for what it is it looked to be well built despite the problem mine had.

Though it's far from the best radio I recommend it for anyone looking for a basic low cost MP3 player with a speaker. Again for the price it can't be beat.

Just for the record I purchased one from another source and paid quite a bit more than what it's available for here.
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I'm guessing that Quantum, Coby and Supersonic are made to the same mostly poor standards. The Supersonic is a $17 piece of junk. Reception is poor on all bands, and I can't image anybody being satisfied with the quality of the Supersonic. What a disappointment...
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Holy electrical smoke, these cheap Chinese gadgets sure keep you on your toes. The supplied AC power cable seemed cheap, with its ill-fitting aluminum prongs, but it also dead shorted after about 3 uses, spewing sparks out the end. Don't go to sleep with this thing plugged in or you risk death in an electrical fire. Product otherwise excellent.
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Bought the radio for the TV Radio Band.
AM/FM doesn't work very well and the TV Band
doesn't work at all. Nothing but Static!
Returned the radio.
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CAUTION!!! RECENT UNITS, SAME MODEL NUMBER, SAME PHOTO, DO NOT, NOT HAVE THE MP3/USB INPUTS. WAS THE ONLY REASON FOR BUYING.

I bought 3 more of these after evaluating the first. Used not as a radio (only FM worked) but as MP3 player. Really good for the $$. Sounds great for what it is, plays my 450 songs on a SD memory chip (or USB flash drive), and unlike many players/radios, comes back on immediately if power is lost and restored. So you can leave it in the barn to scare away groundhogs! But really, I like it in the house. A MONO version of MUCH more expensive iPod players. And better bass response than small radios in general.
However......(1) The supplied AC cords should be immediately replaced. 3 were "open", though none shorted as reported elsewhere here. (2) CAUTION: recently received reorders DO NOT HAVE THE MP3 OR FLASH DRIVE INPUTS!!!! So, a boat anchor. Or FM only, big city.
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Radio did not meet the specifications. The TV band did not even bring in one TV station audio. That was the reason I purchased the radio. I returned it to the seller.
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I bought the radio to listen to tv out on my balcony. But it didnt work and I do not receive any tv stations. I am 92 years old and just wanted a radio to relax out with and I am very disappointed.
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