Pros: Looks like it can take the abuse on a worksite
Cons: am tuner appears quite weak..may buy a support antenna for around $35 Even with bass totally turned down, delivers marginal sound quality for talk radio...Sangean Ad.. "feature Dynamic bass compensation for rich bass"....as any good marketing exec would do..Spin a flaw into a feature
Summary: I have been using this radio for the past two weeks - mostly when working in the garage and in the backyard. The reception is great on FM. I'm not much of AM listner so can't say much about it. I like the ruggedness and it has a nice 'heft' to it. I have been using it on household AC so far.
Summary: This radio is more than what I expected. Its big which is what I wanted for work. I do maintenance on buildings outside.by a major city highway. Sometimes you have to shout just to talk to someone near you. Now I am able to hear a radio nice and clear.
Great Reception On AM, Tone Is Fine For Talk Radio
Mr. Pizza, Amazon
31 July 2012
Summary: This radio is easy to use and has very good sound even when listening to talk radio as the tone control has a wide range of adjustability. I was a bit skeptical after reading some other reviews that addressed the tone issue as well but I didn't find its tone to be a problem at all.
Intuitive Controls, Impressive Design, and Decent Price
K. Heinchon, Amazon
19 July 2012
Summary: Disclaimer: This product is my first Jobsite-Style radio. I do not have previous experience with these radios. If you are a jobsite radio expert, this review may not help you. Intuitive Controls: Straight out of the box, I never had to look at the instructions to figure out how to do anything.