Summary: Warning - this thing needs *8* D batteries, NOT the 6 shown in the tech specs. Buy 8 low-self-discharge NiMH D batteries (8-packs are discounted somewhat) - expensive up front, but worth it if you're gonna use it unplugged for long periods of time.
Summary: Been buying boom boxes for over thirty years, and this is the most bullet proof box I have evere owned, Sound great ,easy to use,and it can take a beating. If your looking for a box that you can abuse then this one is for you.
Summary: I purchased the radio this year (May 2015) to use during outdoor events. The radio has good volume and base. The FM channel I use comes in clear, the station is approx. 25 miles away. I'm not sure about AM reception.
I bought the recommended rechargeable batteries for it and stocked up on Duracell ...
Mederic W. Roberts "Ned", Amazon
15 May 2015
Summary: I bought this radio because I felt our family needed a battery powered radio rugged enough to survive an earthquake. I know this radio is designed for use by construction persons however it serves my needs.