Summary: After some months with what I thought was an excellent product, the CD playing started skipping, even doing so after extensive cleaning. It always seems to skip certain tracks and certain CDs even when they play perfectly in other systems. I don't know how the price got up to 139.99 (it was in the $50 range when I bought it) but it isn't worth that, not by a long shot.
Summary: The sound seems good so far. There are fewer and fewer players on the market that can take casette tapes, so I guess I shouldn't be too critical. Two problems though. The first is that the labels for the buttons are in black type on black plastic, making it difficult to know what button to use. I'm sure I'll be fine with this after I've memorized all the functions. Until then I'll be using a flashlight to figure it all out.
Summary: Ive owned this radio for six months and im totally unhappy with the design. I dont like the push buttons for volume and other options. Sorry if i seem dopey but still have trouble figuring out how to select radio stations. A unit like this should be self explanatory and not need to read the book to learn how to use it. i only use it for playing cd's as i cant figure out the radio..yes, i know, just read the manual. im too stubborn.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap boom box that would be loud enough to dance too without sucking down batteries at an alarming rate. This fit the bill perfectly. The sound is surprisingly good (as well as loud enough) for something so inexpensive. As a plus, it is nice and light too. It is obviously cheaply built - the buttons are loose, and the CD tray needs coaxing. But given it's price, it is a great little machine.
Summary: A couple of weeks after purchasing this product, the buttons started getting stuck when clicked. In addition, the sound quality is horrible and the CD player is very sensitive to even a slightly dirty CD.
Summary: Actually, this is the third RCA boom box of this model that I have purchased because they are relatively inexpensive and my local Target carries them. The reason however that I have purchased three is that after one year either the tape deck or cd player fails. I use the boom box daily in a home daycare environment, but the children do not operate it. This past summer, I dutifully went out and purchased my third, but it has not even made it three months.
Worked intermittently after a few weeks, stopped altogether after nine months
27 July 2007
Summary: Within a few weeks, I started having problems with radio reception and would have to fool with the antennae repeatedly during the day. Sometimes CDs would play and sometimes they wouldn't. Now, less than a year after buying it, it's stopped working altogether. Don't waste your money.