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Coby CX39 World Band AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Digital Display, Silver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Built-in AC line cord
- AM/FM/SW1/SW2 radio bands
- Built-in digital alarm clock
- Built-in 3-inch dynamic speaker and headphone jack
- Uses two "D" batteries, not included
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radio; mini; clock; cd; player; tape; player; fm; am; time
No matter where you are, the Coby CX-39 portable 4-band radio helps you stay in touch with the world. The AM/FM radio lets you keep up with the latest news and traffic reports, follow your favorite sports teams, or just listen to whatever music station you're in the mood for. The SW1 and SW2 bands let you tune in to shortwave broadcasts and hear cultural perspectives from around the globe.
Lightweight and portable, the CX-39 can run on two "D" batteries or plug in to an outlet with the built-in AC line cord. The radio includes a built-in digital alarm clock and fits easily into a backpack or travel bag, making it perfect for home and for travel. And with a built-in 3-inch dynamic speaker, the CX-39 will meet your audio needs whether it's one person or a group of people listening in. So whatever you're doing, whether you're on a business trip, out camping, visiting friends, or just spending time at home, the CX-39 portable radio keeps you connected to the airwaves -- and to the world.See all Product Description
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This is sold and stocked by Amazon (not some other company) and is so far below Amazon;s old standards as to be worthy of this critical review....Amazon should be ashamed.........
FM reception is excellent.
AM reception is marginal for a rural area.
I ordered 3 radios. ( for family members )
One didn't work right out of the box.
Another developed a scratchy volume control
after a few hours of use.
This model works off either 2 'D' cell batteries or an AC power cord. My CX39 picks up AM and FM okay. Strong stations come in loud and clear, with decent sound quality through the fairly large speaker. However, the strong stations block out a large part of the dial, and it's next to impossible to pull in any of the weaker stations in between the loud ones, without some crosstalk. The digital display is fairly accurate (stations come in loudest and clearest when you hit the frequency you know they are broadcasting at--most of the time), and it stays on tune without drift pretty well in my experience. Occasionally it will be off a click or two or drift a click or two over a listening period, but not a huge consistent problem. I had some success listening to shortwave from Cuba, Taiwan and elsewhere, but nothing that was easy to tune or stable and clear--it's a novelty feature of this radio, don't expect much. One thing that is annoying is the difficulty sliding the bandswitch. It's extremely stiff to get it started, then you put so much pressure it skips past the band you wanted. It always seems to take a lot of effort and a couple tries to get the slide switch on the desired band, and that bugs me.
Among the features I like best about this radio, is that it has the AC power supply built-in and you only need a generic cord (included) to power it off the wall current--so you're not tied forever to batteries, or some specific voltage wall-wart, like most radios in this price range. If you lose your power cord, it's a cheap and plentiful replacement item online. Also, the display is very large and easy to read, and the clock and alarm features are easy to use, and work well.
I'd recommend this as a highly functional AM/FM Clock Radio that's easily portable, but also decent on the nightstand or in the kitchen, plugged into the wall, to anyone that just wants a good basic list of features (and highly selective tuning for distant stations is not among them), for not a lot of money.
The tuning is a bit odd. It doesn't lock-in to a frequency like a digital radio. You have to constantly adjust it to get the strongest signal. The dials to tune and adjust volume work counter-intuitively in that dialing up turns the dial/volume down and dialing down turns them up. Plus, it only saves one station. So if you switch between AM and FM it only keeps one of them. You can't even store your favorite on each frequency.