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I was very close to shopping this back because it’s sort of a rip paying this much for a radio that doesn’t deliver well at the AM dial. I hate TV and enjoy morning talk radio shows and spooky Coast to Coast shows at night. These come in strong with my big ugly plastic radio with a long antenna which I don’t have to even extend. I’m in So. CA—two homes in the greater Palm Springs area which isn’t rural and normally picks up many AM stations including strong ones from Mexico. This radio was delivered to my mobile home where it picks up zero AM stations, even with me messing with the little wire antenna. Someone said it’s because of my metal roof, but my other radio gets AM. Then I brought it to my house and I’m able to get a couple stations—luckily one picks up the shows I like. FM gets many stations. I tried the Bluetooth because I like music when I’m cleaning and the sound is great. I like the way the station panel lights up. Man, what a hassle reaching behind to turn it off and on! Why couldn’t they just have made the volume dial also an off-on switch? I like the old time look to it and its colors match my fireplace stones, so I’m keeping it, but I’m not happy for paying that much and wouldn’t do it again.
Appearance and sound good. Power switch inconveniently on back, no tone control, volume knob too insensitive (goes from inaudible to too loud with tiny adjustment). Arrived with internal box bursted open along seams, with no cushioning between inner and outer boxes.
It looks great but it is not loud at all!! Not even close! Volume is very low. I was very disappointed with the volume on this Bluetooth Vintage Radio. I wanted to return it but my wife got it for me for our 10th anniversary. I will keep it.