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.
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.
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??
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.
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.
Summary: With so many MP3's out there its hard to find a good quality boom box that will actually play CD's. This one does the trick. Excellent sound, with 4 different settings, and the design is very nice too. The plug for the MP3 player is nice but beware - it does not come with the cord - you have to buy that separately. I am very happy with my purchase - this is my third one in the 6 years - and so far its one of the better ones I have gotten - I highly recommend it!
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.
Summary: The things I noticed right away when I turned the unit on: - Sound quality is very poor due to the small speakers. There is no basses at all, the x-bass button makes almost no difference. - Radio reception is weak. This boombox could catch only 1 or 2 stations with lots of interference, when a simple clock radio I had played all the stations clearly. Pulling the antenna out actually made the reception worse. - The CD rotation mechanism is too noisy.
Summary: I bought two of these... While the RCA RCD159 is inexpensive and compact, it lacked a feature that drove me crazy. The problem is that when you put a CD in, then press the play button, you have to wait until it reads all the tracks(sometimes 15 seconds for me). After that it displays the number of tracks. Then you must press play a second time to get it to start playing!!!