Those who were talking about getting one of those retro Aldi or Flea Market (JB HiFi) radios, did you get one, & how’s it going?
I got the large Flea Market Retro Boombox from JB HiFi (on special for $199 now).
It actually sounds quite good, it has AM/FM, CD, Cassette, USB, Bluetooth & Aux In.
You can record Radio, CD & Cassette to USB, but it only records mp3 @ 128k.
If anyone else has one of these, I’m interested in how you see the radio reception?
Mine seems like there’s something wrong, & I may have to take it back for a replacement?
It auto tunes (digital tuner (not DAB - digital)) all the stations, including distant ones from Sydney 100k’s away (likely tropo), but there’s no audio except on Nova 96.9 & Smooth 95.3, the local Newcastle stations tune in, but they’re very scratchy sounding & the stereo drops out a lot, in fact most of the time they’re only in mono.
It’s obviously a DSP chip & the receiver is good/strong, but there’s something not right with the decoding & audio output?
I live in a difficult area for local Newcastle FM reception, due to a large hill between me & Mt Sugarloaf (I’m right at the base of the hill on the wrong side), but I thought local reception would be better than this on it, considering it can auto tune distant stations?
Maybe there’s enough signal to easily auto tune stations, but it’s not strong enough for the DSP to decode successfully?
I might have to take it elsewhere & try again before taking it back.