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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm 
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My sister lives in Newfoundland. She dropped me a note telling me her good ole reliable kitchen radio finally died.

She doesn't want anything fancy - read no cd, bluetooth, etc

Just a good quality AM/FM radio. And not too bulky in size.
It will be sitting on a kitchen counter.

I know little about this area.

I have read about these two radios getting some respect though -

1) Tivoli Audio® Model One® AM/FM

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2) Sangean WR-11 Table Top Radio

They are slightly different price points but for arguments sake lets say that does not matter in this case.

Can you advise me a little on this choice?

....and is there anything else that she should consider?

Thanks for helping me (her) out with this.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Here is another option. Has been on sale for while. $99

http://www.partsconnexion.com/fin_prod_quattro.html


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Teac also has a few interesting tabletop models


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Hi
If you want superior quality tabletop radio then I can recommend the Proton 300 and companion powered matching 301 (the 301 is not required but it adds stereo separation). I have the set since new ,I bought it at Bay Bloor Radio in Toronto in 1989. It was not cheap . Now you can probably find it used on eBay.
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There are 2 of these Panasonic RF-2400's in our family and they work fine, in fact better than a Crane that we tried. If you are looking for a standard simple radio, this could be the one.
We had the predecessor to this Panasonic for at least 15 years before it landed on the floor once too often....but it survived quite a few crash landings.
The sound is better than I would expect.

http://www.londondrugs.com/panasonic-am%2Ffm-portable-radio---rf2400/L0010116.html

I prefer London Drugs, but it also available on Amazon, and maybe in local stores.

If you are looking for "Higher-Fi" then maybe go to a Tivoli or Sangean. I have a Sangean internet/FM radio and am very happy with it. The Sangean FM tuner is very good.


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I don't have the Model One, but I have had a Tivoli Pal for a number of years. It pulls in stations well, sounds good, and takes up very little counter space. It's also rechargeable which may come in handy.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Tivoli iPal - it sounds great! You can sometimes get a refurb on ebay for less $.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Thanks everyone!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Advance Electronics on Portage in the 'Peg has Tivoli, according to their website. Amazon is another option, plus they have free shipping and could probably deliver it directly to your sister's place on The Rock, which might save you a step. I've heard the Model One and it is a very good-sounding but extremely simple AM/FM radio with good signal capture. If your sister is looking for something simple, this is probably your best bet

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 pm 
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^^^^Thanks


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I own a Tivoli One and my brother has a Sangean (don't know the model). The Sangean seems to pull in more stations but I'd say the Tivoli definitely sounds better and has "the look".
Hard to go wrong with either of them.

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I haven't heard the Tivoli but I have the Sangean and it is a great little table top radio. It pulls in stations well and has a nice warm sound. I recommend it highly.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:04 am 
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Hi,

Sony made a table top AM/FM radio about fifteen years ago that a lot of people like. It was a brown vinyl box about a foot wide and ten inches tall. We had one in the kitchen for five years, then I moved it to the barn for ten years, then I cleaned it up and put it in a bedroom when we sold the farm. Still works really well - large speaker, simple dials, excellent reception. Try Kijiji.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:06 am 
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Thanks for the input everyone!!


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If she has wifi, then consider a Squeezebox radio. Good sound and she can get stations from all over the world crystal clear.


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