Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jim Rakowiecki, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Jim Rakowiecki

    Jim Rakowiecki Stunt Coordinator

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    This is slightly out of the HT realm but I think if anyone can help me it would be you guys.
    Does anyone have the Receptor radio? If so what are your impressions.
    I was playing around with one the other day and it sounded ver good for a clock radio, on the other hand $160.00 is a lot of money to spend on a clock radio.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

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    I haven't heard one but have read a few good reviews of it. Apparently it sounds much better than the wave radio but for a good deal less.
     
  3. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

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    I've heard the Receptor several times and it does sound very good. Though I tend to think of it as a radio with a clock--I know that seems like a small distinction but "clockradio" has the connotation of a cheesy plastic thing with a flimsy 3" speaker using a 1oz. magnet.

    I myself own a Tivoli "Model One" table radio (X-Mas present) which sounds nearly as good but costs only a hundred bucks.

    Check this out! >>>
    Tivoli Sirius Satellite table radio

    LJ
     
  4. Dean_S

    Dean_S Second Unit

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    I have the RR for a few weeks now and I'm extremely disappointed. It can play loud and has good clarity BUT it's so boomy has no tone control at all I find it intolerable to listen to. It's not natural or accurate just boom boom boom. Male voices just boom on this thing! I tried some duct tape over the port and even stuffing a cloth in the port but the plastic box flexes and it's still boomy. Obviously, the closer it to a corner it's placed just makes all this worse. I wrote to BA about my disappointment 1 week ago and still have gotten no response. It was a gift from a lady friend, so I have to keep until she's history. So here's what I did. I kept it to use as a very expensive clock radio and then went out purchased a Sangean (was Proton) RS-330 clock radio on sale for $99 and I put it on my bathroom counter and now I listen to that instead. The sound of the RS330 is much better (as in accurate, natural, etc), it has seperate bass and treble controls, the presets are easier to access/operate, can be expanded with an rs300 slave to be a stereo unit. I'm happy now.
     

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