Summary: I've had three of these and really should have known better. They seem to be designed to break down just outside the guarantee period and no supplier seems to be at all concerned. A pity as I like the design and the sound.
Summary: Had a bad experience with the 1S -- it failed after about 18 months. But the 2S being the only small radio left on the market with tone control, I decided to take another chance. The good: Excellent sound quality. Unusually, good base and no tissing and hissing on default tone settings.
Summary: Bought a reconditioned one with a slight bit of trepidation. However, arrived quickly and with full instructions all boxed nicely. All seems to be working perfectly, with no marks or anything to indicate that was not brand new.
Summary: I wanted a radio I could have on loud if |i wanted to without suffering distortion. Most small radios unfortunately are "tinny" but this one is a beaut. It has plenty of bass and loads of volume. I'm glad I bought it.