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Rca-rcd159.851232
7.3 out of 10

RCA RCD159

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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best.. but of course you know that already based on the price

Brinman, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: This had a constant humming noise when playing CDs. It did play MP3s (did, because we've since thrown it away) but not very well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the office

Janice, Amazon
12 February 2011
  • Summary: I use this radio in my office at work. It has a digital tuner which makes it easier to find radio stations. It also plays MP3's that I burned as well as CD's with no problem. I would recommend this to a friend.
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Overall 8
8.0

I love mine too!

L. Miller, Amazon
12 September 2010
  • Summary: I have had it for over two years, and I use it nearly every day. I'm sorry for the folks that miss the headphone jack, but having audio-in instead means I can play my mp3 player through it. That's how I use it much of the time. It plays audio CD's great, and I use the radio too. I do find I need to record flat-directory 80-file mp3 CD's tuned to its idiosyncrasies, but the media is cheap.
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Overall 10
10

I love mine!

MCB "mb1620", Amazon
27 May 2009
  • Summary: I guess mine is some sort of anomaly compared to the other reviews I have read here. My RCD159 works great and I love it! I bought it to put in my office and it does a good job of pulling in radio stations despite the large amount of metal I work around (no windows). The CD player has also worked fine and I play alot of homemade CD's too. It does not have a tape deck thank goodness! Who plays cassette tapes in the 21st century??
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT CD & MP3 player

R. George, Amazon
14 May 2009
  • Summary: I had an earlier version of this unit that had a headphone output and remote control. This newer version does not have those but does have a INPUT plug so you and use other devices (such as IPOD, etc) which is a nice addition. Unit plays great, good volumne and has good sound, also plays MP3's even with folders on the disk.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Unit With One Flaw

Vince Wylde "vincewylde", Amazon
18 April 2009
  • Summary: This Boombox, contrary to what other reviews will tell you, has a great Sound. It has 4 EQ Presets: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classic, and of course the default, Flat; plus bass boost. It has no distortion at top volume. The CD playback does NOT have a common issue of a noisy, hissy motor as some have previously stated. It is flawless mechanically, and has a superb AM/FM Receiver capable to tuning in even the weakest FM / AM Stations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the bux - whiners go elsewhere...

Negril Jerry, Amazon
13 September 2008
  • Summary: Waaaa waaaa waaaaa..... I bought a boom box for under $50, and I got ripped off! It has NO REMOTE, can you believe it? And they converted the headphone jack into an input for my mp3 player, which of course I need ten times more than I'll ever need a headphone jack but I DEMAND IT ALL! And the DISPLAY - all it shows is a track number! I demand to see pretty scrolling info, track name, kbs rate, even lyrics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value - Expect what you pay for...

Alan Grupe "theMystic1", Amazon
29 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought one of these for my shop based on its small size, price, and features, primarily the digital tuner. I plugged the unit in and tuned in an FM station. The sound was good. I left to get a CD and when I returned the unit was dead. Return through Amazon was free, quick, and easy (easier than this review, which deletes if you forget something). I printed a return label and dropped the package at the post office (your carrier will also accept).
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Great Little Music maker!

Music mamma, Amazon
2 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought one of these about two or three years ago and love it. It still works great and has a terrific sound for such an inexpensive and small unit. It has a built-in equalizer and power booster which gives you a nice selection of different effects, such as cranking up the base and just more volume without getting a tinny quality to the music. There are selections for pop, jazz, rock, classical, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

No frills. Decent sound quality

Niki M., Amazon
21 May 2008
  • Summary: This is a nice little boombox. The design is very sleek. I have no complaints about the sound quality. You can jack up the volume pretty high without any sound distortions. The equalizer presets are quite satisfactory, and with the bass boost feature, the music comes through very rich and full--no hollowness to it, at least to my non-audiophile ears. One troublesome issue to point out is this boombox is tempermental in reading MP3 CDs that have folders on them.
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