Classical change in Washington DC - HD

Ron Bello
Thu Jan 25 00:19:52 EST 2007

Not at Tweeter, Best Buy......
These come at prices that are not acceptable to 99.9 percent of the public.
A tuner for $1,600 or $2,700 !   ADA receiver doesn't list a retail.
How can HD Radio be sold to the masses at Rolls Royce prices ?

At 12:00 AM 1/25/2007, John Mullaney wrote:
>  Oh there are...
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of
>Ron Bello
>Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:12 PM
>To: Scott Fybush;
>Cc: 'BostonRadio Mailing List'
>Subject: Re: Classical change in Washington DC - HD
>It amazes me that there are still no receivers or separate tuners with HD
>A table radio is not going to satisfy anyone with a decent stereo or
>surround sound system.
>At 01:58 PM 1/24/2007, Scott Fybush wrote:
> >Jim wrote:
> >>In addition to the Boston Acoustics Receptor HD radio (~$300), RadioShack
> >>also sells the "Accurian" HD table top radio for ~$200 on what they claim
> >>an exclusive basis.
> >>I would be interested if anyone has an experience with either of these.
> >>I have heard that HD does not work very well if you live too far from the
> >>transmitter unless you have a fairly good antenna. I live in the shadow of
> >>the WCRB tower in Andover, and I am wondering if I will need a rooftop
> >>antenna just to get HD from stations on the Pru or 128 towers (in which
> >>case, I'll spend the $2-300 on CDs instead...LOL).
> >>Thanks in advance for any comments.
> >
> >Accurian is one of RS' house brands, like "Archer" and "Realistic"
> >in an earlier era.
> >
> >I picked up the Accurian when it was on sale for $99 around the
> >holidays. It's a decent $99 radio. Not sure I'd drop $200 on it.
> >
> >The HD radios I've used (the BA as well as the Accurian) seem to do
> >pretty well when it comes to rejecting overload from other nearby
> >stations on other frequencies. They're decently sensitive on FM, as well.
> >
> >With the BA, I successfully picked up 99.5's HD from Waban, right in
> >the shadow of the 128 towers, using only a cheap pair of rabbit
> >ears. Hearing Pru and 128 signals from Andover should be roughly
> >
> >The nice thing about RS is, you can always try it and take it back
> >if it doesn't work.
> >
> >s

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