Summary: The first night out of the box my new Grundig S450DLX got reasonable reception on FM and AM; not much on SW. Now I get virtually no reception (fuzzy/poor reception of 2 very local stations) on AM, but a reasonable number of FM stations.
Not something I would recommend. AM reception was okay but the FM reception ...
8 December 2014
Summary: Not something I would recommend. AM reception was okay but the FM reception was very poor . I live in Denver Metro and had static on many FM stations and could barely hear a few stations unless I turned up the volume really loud. I returned it .
Summary: While quality control issues have plagued this radio for years, the fact remains that if you get a good one, it's an excellent radio and a great value. I got lucky, I guess because mine operates as it should and that's very good...and I got a great price from Amazon !
Excellent radio if you can look beyond its pitfalls
1 September 2014
Summary: Model: Grundig S450DLX Serial#: 20130401479 Total Price Paid: $48.94 Condition: Refurbished as new (display model) My mother always used to say “Don’t judge a book by its cover, it’s what’s inside that counts”.
Summary: This radio gets good reception in AM, FM, and SW; and it appears to be well made. It's only limitation is the lack of a provision for quick digital tuning for stations one doesn't tune in very often. All things considered, a sturdy, useful unit.
Summary: I bought at Radio shack and it is going right back. It couldn't even pick up some AM and FM stations in NYC that I have no trouble getting with small cheap radios or in my car. I couldn't get any short wave stations at all! Buttons were very cheap. I will try the Sony or other brand.