ANALOGUE SET : SONY SRF-18W

The quest for the ultimate pocket radio has begun !
The ideal pocket radio should be at ease in FM (+fm stereo via the earphone plug), MW, be able to receive some stations in SW, shouldn't drain the batteries in no time and welcome additions would be an MP3 player, BT interface, solar panel, possibility to charge the internal batteries via an usb connector.
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ANALOGUE SET : SONY SRF-18W

Post by admin » 27 Jan 2019 10:34

This is a very nice a small AM/FM stereo analogue set, with some extra features.

FM Reception: 8/10. This is a good performer. Will pick a lot of stations, and sound will come in stereo on its 2 speakers !
RDS Display: n/a
MW Reception: 8/10. Quite sensitive, but maybe not as much as a tecsun or the ICF-SW11.
LW Reception: n/a
SW Reception: n/a
Air Band: n/a
HF Amateur bands: n/a
VHF/UHF Amateur bands: n/a
CB Band: n/a
Rechargeable Battery: Uses standard AA batteries. Cannot be recharged from the radio.
Speaker sound quality: 7/10. Clear and pleasant fm stereo sound, but lacks bass. But I just like it :)
Ease of use: 9/10. Very easy to use, it's an analogue set :)
Preset memories: n/a
MP3 Player: n/a
Bluetooth: n/a
Aux input: Yes
Solar panel: n/a
Record on SD card: n/a
Extra features: n/a


My last thoughts:

I warmly recommend this radio, for those who :

- Want a simple & light am/fm stereo (twin speakers) pocket radio which just performs well, in am and fm.
- Want an analogue pocket radio with an AUX input. Sweet :)

Things I don't like:

- Sound is a little bit thin (but pleasant to my ears)


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