Help me pick out a table radio

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Jeremy_R, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. Jeremy_R

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    I'm looking to get a table radio and would like to hear what people think who have either a tivoli, boston, or cambridge.

    One interesting radio that I was thinking about trying is called Simplicity. The amazon product id is: B0002DG0YK
    (sorry can't post links yet [​IMG])
    If it sounds decent and works pretty good I could buy 2 of them and take one into my office at work and still be getting off really cheap. Has anybody heard this one?

    I was looking to spend less than $100, but I realize that there are more options around $200.

    I would be using it mostly for listening to FM & maybe AM every now and then. I also would like to be able to plug an mp3 player into it every now and then.

    Somebody has probably been through the same search that I'm going through ...
     
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    The Tivoli Model 1 is very cool. I use it in my bathroom for morning shower/shave and it sounds full and gets loud. Also pulls in distant stations I can't get with other radios. AM is not so great. It does have an audio input on the back.
     
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    Thanks for the info Jack.
     
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    Cambridge sound is not as cool looking as the Tivoli but sounds good. Plez dont pay for that over inflated bose radio
     
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    If you look at my first post you'll see my price range and the brands I was looking at. Bose is not one of them [​IMG]
     
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    I bought the emerson at Target for $30.00. I thought it was okay, but I was not overly impressed. Just because I was curious I went to a local store and listened to the tivoli model one, model two, and ipal. I was incredibly surprised at how underwhelmed I was with all of them. I even listened to the model two with the matching subwoofer.

    I guess I wasn't sure what kind of sound these radios produce. They are really warm and echoey sounding which is okay for talk radio but It's going to take some getting used to for music. For $30 it's a steal since it sounds very close to the tivoli. I'm sure the tivoli would sound better at my house but for an extra $130 it was a no brainer. I'm still undecided if I'm going to buy another one for work. I might take the one I have to work and see how the reception is and if it sounds better than my pc speakers which are really crappy.
     
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    I forgot to mention that speaker placement is pretty important with the emerson. I found that it sounds a lot better if it is close to ear level or aimed up towards the listener. I have it in my bathroom and it sounds 10 times better when I put it and the matching speaker vertical and leaned them against my mirror at a 45 degree angle towards me.
     

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