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RE: GE SuperRadios

On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Rod O'Connor wrote:
> and re-calibrate and adjust the tuning capacitor..a real pain.

Tuning capacitor? What tuning capacitor??? :-) 

Superadio III's tuning is inductive.  It uses a potentiometer instead of a
normal capacitor.  I was surprised that the Superadio 2 was still using
the old-fashioned metal plate (with air dielectric) capacitors (from the
tube radio days) instead of the more modern and cheaper paper/plastic
dielectric ones that are common to pocket radios

> On a related note..Has anybody tried the Bose WaveRadios for DX? My
> folks have one, and when over at their place in NH last week I was

Most people say the Bose Wave Radio is overrated.  I think so too.  The
sound in my opinion is very very muddy.  Some people swear by the Henry
Kloss Tivoli Model 1.  It's got a very sensitive FM tuner (with an
external antenna) and very nice sound - I've heard them play.  The AM
tuner however, is a nonstarter.  It may pick up some strong local stations
but it is not good for AM DX.

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