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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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portable radios are real small and their functions complex. This radio is easy to use and to setup
plus the LCD readout is large and easy to read. The average person could easily set the clock and
tune in the stations without using the owners manual. The LCD has a back light function which is
handy to use on a night stand. Since it is a larger portable radio it has a big speaker and the
sound is excellent. The sensitivity is good and rejection not too bad. You want to use a clip on
external antenna if you want to listen to Shortwave DX AM stations.
Two large D-Cell batteries are used for portable use whereas most of the portable radios use the
small AA batteries that tend to have a shorter life span. There's an external 120 VAC power supply
sent with the radio. I always keep the set of two D-Cell batteries in the radio since just the
weight of the batteries helps stabilize the radio when it is standing vertical or set back on it's
handle. It's advisable to periodically check on the batteries to make sure they haven't discharged
and are leaking. I have used the radio everyday now for several weeks and haven't had any
problems with it. All in all, There are radios that will outperform this radio but they won't beat
the performance for the price!
is effective,the digital display is off a bit,never dead on.On plus side she wont drift too much.Other cons are being top heavy easily tips
Nice two prong power cord included.Better than a wall wart.A always use aligator clip on antenna with all radios.Radio Shack has solderless
clips, and just 2-3 ft speaker wire works wonders.I have had smaller more awkward radios than this.If 2 D cell are put in it helps balance it.
I recommend -good luck,you could do much worse.Ohh,and since there is stereo phone output,I picked up $10 pair of computer speakers kinda makes it all sound that much better.Yep,I love it.
No... it does not have digital tuning, which means you can NOT store any pre-set stations.
Yes... it has a digital display.
There is a difference between those 2 features: Old-school manual tuning until it "sounds" like the staion is tuned in, and you are reading the station from the digital readout. Got it? Good.
Ya, it works.
My only complaint: As others have noted, the tuning "drifts" off of the station ever so slightly. You can be tuned in perfectly, and then over a short period of time it drifts off a bit; just enough to notice, not so much that its useless, but maybe enough to wish it DID have digital tuning.
I had this in my bathroom, but decided this would work better to use while camping, etc when I'm not picky about sound and just want to listen to the radio. It takes 2 "D" batteries, so that will come in handy when I don't have AC power. This would also work great as an emergency radio!
You only need the antenna for FM, so I never really used it, but doesn't rotate (it only goes up and down) so be aware of that.
Also be aware that although it has a digital display you have to use a wheel to change the frequency, and there is no "scan" button to find the next channel, and the channels can be off a little (+/- 20 MHz). However if you scan around you should find what you're looking for.
There is also a clock with a programmable alarm built in which I didn't have a use for, but it could be useful to some people.
The radio is very light, has a good quality speaker, and is inexpensive. I would recommend this radio to anyone, but it's real selling point for me was the headphone jack, and the fact that it got AM.