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Rca-rcd159.851232
7.2 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 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 6
6.0

It's good

R. Culp, Amazon
10 January 2008
  • Summary: I use this in my garage with mp3 cd's. It's not the greatest player, but I didn't expect it to be. For the price it works great. If you want better sound spend more money.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Celene, Amazon
4 December 2007
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the bux - whiners go elsewhere...

Negril Jerry, Amazon
6 November 2007
  • 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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