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#90523 23-Sep-2011 10:59
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I am looking to replace my nasty little clock radio that was bought from Briscoes... I would like one with good sound & reception, AM & FM and ideally an Aux input. What would you recommend? Thanks.

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  #524950 23-Sep-2011 11:09
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Bose? They sound pretty good, given their size, even though they're expensive and i'm not a huge fan of the brand.

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  #524952 23-Sep-2011 11:11
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DSE had some sort of decent ones. I can't remember the no name brands, but I required a digital fm tuner as I hate station drift.

The one I went with had charging cables for most phones but not aux input. There was quite a decent one with that there. I however find them all very bright. The one I didn't buy I think had a better dimmer.


 
 
 
 


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  #524953 23-Sep-2011 11:13
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If you've got too much money then the Tivoli units are rather nice.




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  #524954 23-Sep-2011 11:17
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What ever you get make sure it can take a back-up battery.


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  #524955 23-Sep-2011 11:17
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stevenz: If you've got too much money then the Tivoli units are rather nice.


I've always thought the Tivoli units are of great quality but, IIRC, they have analogue tuning, which put me off because I like to be able change stations easliy in bed and want pre-sets.

We have a couple of Sony units that meet all of our needs and a well-spec'ed unit cost about $100.




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  #524956 23-Sep-2011 11:20
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Yes I like Bose or Tivoli but they are too expensive from the prices I have found. I guess I'd like to spend around $150 if it could get me one with nice sound.

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  #524961 23-Sep-2011 11:28
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Sounds to me what you need is a nice micro-stereo unit rather than a clock radio.




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  #524963 23-Sep-2011 11:34
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scuwp: Sounds to me what you need is a nice micro-stereo unit rather than a clock radio.


Agreed. We got a JVC CD player unit from Harvey Normals with a digital tuner, reasonable sound (relatively speaking) and an alarm function for about $90 from memory a few months back (albeit on sale).

Quite a bit bigger than usual obviously, but may be an option.






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  #524967 23-Sep-2011 11:39
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It probably sounds like I do but I'm actually trying to get rid of the micro system that is in the bedroom as well as the clock radio! Its also ugly! I figure if I have a nice sounding clock radio, I can plug my ipod in too and even play internet radio stations from that. I really cannot afford a decent clock radio with ipod dock.

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  #524981 23-Sep-2011 12:03
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You may be interested to look here:

http://www.sony.co.nz/productcategory/pa-rad-clock-radio

This one may not have the sound quality you want but looks pretty cool:

http://www.sony.co.nz/product/icf-c717pj




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  #524983 23-Sep-2011 12:08
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Cheers. I'm not sure why but I'm not so keen on Sony though. I guess I want Tivoli, Bose or JBL but need to find something more affordable lol!

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  #524986 23-Sep-2011 12:12
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beforenightfalls: Cheers. I'm not sure why but I'm not so keen on Sony though. I guess I want Tivoli, Bose or JBL but need to find something more affordable lol!


I've always been a bit of a clock radio nut and although we currently have a couple of Sonys, in the past I have seen some Panasonic models with great features - eg stereo speakers in a reasonable-sized case etc.




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  #524989 23-Sep-2011 12:16
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What about the Philips products? Don't know what they sound like, but they look OK.
DSE have the DC190, DC350 and a couple of others (Clock Radios with iPod docks).

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  #524998 23-Sep-2011 12:40
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Oh oh, you poor sod/ I got a philips, and never again....WTH was wrong with the old fashion Red on black lighting. My philips (an older model) uses a black on white screen, that has 3 levels of brightness, light up the room, light up the room a little less, and off FFS!! And being blind (as in needing glasses) the writing is too smaller and the colouring hard to look at without getting fairly close.

The old fashioned Red lit ones were perfect and much easier to read.




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