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#228626 15-Jan-2018 09:44
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So my wifes trusty and wonderful AIWA Clock Radio with CD Player and Cassette player chewed one of her tapes and she broke it trying to extract the tape, which now means the tape deck won't close and makes noise all the time. Replacement time. 


We want something with FM Radio, ideally internet radio as an option and ideally ability to cast music from a phone to it, with good sound quality suitable for a bedroom. Would be a nice bonus if it had a CD Player.


Alarm must work if no internet is present.


Can anyone recommend something?

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  #1938953 15-Jan-2018 10:56
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Would have said Bose wave radio - but not sure about the streaming part.


Have had one for 20 years - still sounds amazing for something so relatively small.


Hell - they got a lot cheaper - I am sure I paid a bit or $1k when I bought mine.



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  #1938979 15-Jan-2018 11:37
Send private message does most of what you want.  Alarm, internet radio, phone control - just no cd but that's a bit yesterday.


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  #1939000 15-Jan-2018 12:21
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Juicytree: does most of what you want.  Alarm, internet radio, phone control - just no cd but that's a bit yesterday.



Isn't what we are after, thanks though.

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  #1939732 16-Jan-2018 14:11
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Cheapish mobile phone and external speaker ? with IheartRadio ?

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  #1941613 17-Jan-2018 16:29
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Hell - they got a lot cheaper - I am sure I paid a bit or $1k when I bought mine.



that's the 'wave IV' which is replaced by the 'wave soundtouch IV' (confusing eh - why not call it the 'wave soundtouch v') 


the old model is pretty much just a cd player/radio (even the bluetooth adaptor is an optional extra) - wheras the soundtouch version connects to wifi and bluetooth, supports spotify connect and dlna servers etc


I've got a soundtouch 30 and like it - maybe a soundtouch 20 for a bedroom (wave and 30 are both pretty big)



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  #1941616 17-Jan-2018 16:36
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big ask on requirements in this day and age. 


You might be better off looking at clock radio docks for phones.  


Even trying to find a 'good clock radio' is hard these days. Sony make some "ok" ones, but probally lack the bluetooth. 




Internet radios are rather expensive. 


Ive been eying up this




theres also this,







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  #1941638 17-Jan-2018 17:51
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I’m running a teac Q7
Bluetooth/aux/built in charging for 2 devices with differing output
Works well


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  #1942023 18-Jan-2018 14:12
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It's shocking to me that the functionality I want isn't around in more devices, hardly seems complex or unusual. 


My wife cleverly managed to get the radio to stop clicking and winding the tape player when the alarm was on, so looks like we can continue for now, until something suitable comes up.



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  #1942026 18-Jan-2018 14:31
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Have a look at Pure.


They have a dedicated alarm clock range (Siesta) with bluetooth but if you step into the Evoke range you can also add internet radio and Spotify connect. The Evoke C-F6 even has a CD player.




Not sure where you'd source one from in NZ sorry. 

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