Summary: I was so disappointed with this item. I chose it for the 4 star rating it received as a birthday gift for hubby. He wanted something small to take into work when he works nights. Silly me, bought it months ago so now cannot return it. :( It did not work from the get go. THe light comes on to show that it has power, but it's as if the speakers are not connected or something. No sound at all. We tried several sets of batteries in it still no luck.
Summary: I was disappointed in the reception in the AM mode. There were only about 6 stations that the radio was able to clearly be heard. Terrible reception. The tone is "mushy" and definitely not crisp for AM talk shows. I do have the Sangean little pocket radio and it works perfectly. I returned the radio and ordered the CCRADIO EP-CEP which has a bass, treble and much better clarity for AM listening.I paid a little more..but as the saying goes...you get what you pay for.
Summary: The Sagean SG-622 is a fantastic little radio, and I really must say 'little'. The photos don't really do justice the small size of the radio; its just so portable and lightweight you can really take it anywhere. It has exceptional reception to all 12 bands, FM and AM (MW to you Americans) and I can quite comfortably pick up creepy numbers stations and the BBC World Service all the way here in Australia.
Summary: I bought this radio as a replacement for the Kaito KA11, which inexplicably stopped working in the AM/MW band and gave me concerns about Kaito's quality control. This is a basic shortwave/FM/AM radio, large enough to provide decent room-filling sound yet small and light enough to fit into a backpack. As I am going on a trip to Asia and will be going to places where shortwave radios are banned, it's also cheap enough to leave behind somewhere.
Summary: Decent analog radio covering 60,49,41,31,25,21,19,16,15,13 meter bands, with some out of band coverage. Full North American MW coverage. Good FM. Good for the big stations, not so good for DX. Short whip cannot be rotated. Good to keep in the glovebox for time killing away from home. Tuning knob is stiff, volume very easy to turn.
electronics OK but mechanical tuning and volume poorly made
RENAISSANCE MAN, Amazon
15 November 2009
Summary: Have owned this little radio a few years. The tuning failed to work well within several weeks. It is a very cheap elastic string around a pulley and in colder weather...even 50's...it loses friction and slips making tuning almost impossible. And yes, the volume knob is loose as mentioned by others. Reception of FM and Am are pretty good. There is only limited reception of shortwave with antenna fully extended and with trying to aim antenna to fine tune a station.
Summary: This is my second one of these. I got this model's predecessor back in the late 80s and it traveled the world with me. Reception is very good with the built in antenna and superb is you clip an accessory antenna onto the built in telescope antenna. Audio quality is not great on the 2.5" speaker, but you can connect headphones of powered speakers via the earphone jack and the quality is excellent. The audio quality is limited by the speaker not the signal quality.