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Coby CX39 World Band AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Digital Display, Silver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Coby

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4 new from CDN$ 54.88
  • 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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  • Platform:   Linux
  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm ; 544 g
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Batteries 2 D batteries required.
  • Item model number: CX39
  • ASIN: B000EXU2YW
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: June 25 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,033 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

From Amazon.ca

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.

Product Description

CX-39 AM/FM/SW1/SW2 Radio Tuner is a sensitive AM/FM Tuner. It has built-in alarm clock, telescopic FM antenna and AC line cord.



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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By weaselhead TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 2 2012
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POOR DESIGN. POOR TUNER. LOUSY RECEPTION. SAME QUALITY AS YOU WOULD SEE IN A FLEA MARKET. WON'T EVER BUY COBY. WARRANTY? JUNK!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By diane on Aug. 13 2013
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Its a great radio. I should have looked a little longer for I wanted double AA batteries but this is gonna do. thanks
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Amazon.com: 92 reviews
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
very bad product Jan. 2 2008
By loyal amazon customer 956 - Published on Amazon.com
This radio is less than total junk.......fm band is inoperable...i am so upset, i will eat the loss, instead of sending back, etc.....

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.........
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Needs better Quality Control July 16 2006
By R. J. Baranick - Published on Amazon.com
It's certainly a substantial radio for the money.

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.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Garbage. Oct. 14 2007
By E. Warden - Published on Amazon.com
Even for a Coby this thing is horrible. You wont get clear signals of any station. The materials are cheap and the dial broke after 2 weeks. I gave it 1 star because you can't give it a zero.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Exactly what you should expect for the price range Oct. 3 2011
By xmor61 - Published on Amazon.com
This is a cheap radio. For around 10 dollars, you shouldn't be expecting too much. It has a lot of features, and they all worked reasonably well for me. One of the main problems with cheap items is the inconsistency. Some people will get one that works great, and others will get a lemon. Reading the reviews of this radio, I guess this is a classic example of that. I'll describe the unit I purchased, but of course, your mileage may vary... The 4-stars I give this is relative to other cheap radios of this sort that I have tried, not vs. all radios you could possible purchase.

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.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Does not quite deliver all you want Jan. 9 2007
By J. Trier - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been using the COBY CX39 for a few months. It has a few oddities that I wish I had know before I purchased it. The AM stations all have a high-pitched interference sound no matter what station and what direction I point it in. I don't experience that on my other radios. It's very annoying. The FM frequency does not do this, but AM is terrible.

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.

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