for a radio for my office. I want one that is capable of AM/FM/TV audio
with digital tuning. I have narrowed it down to the Sangean C Crane Radio,
the Sony ICF-M350V/M410V, or the Radio Shack Optimus Portable Multibband
Radio. I have never owned any of these and I am looking for further
information to help me select which one would work out best for my purposes.
The Sony ICF-M350V is listed in my Universal catalog, but their web page
indicates that it is being replaced by an ICF-M410V. I have e-mailed Sony
for more information, but they still deny the existence of the radio despite
it being listed on the web page of one of their dealers. I would like to
find out if the ICF-M410V has a provision for an external antenna and if it
includes an AC power cord or if that is an optional accessory. I have been
told that the newer M410V will be less expensive than the M350V with a
street price of about $40. If the AC power is an option, then that is
generally another $20.
The Radio Shack Optimus 12-808 has the bonus of some shortwave coverage, but
it comes in at $69.99, but it appears as if the AC power for it is also an
option at another $10-$12.
Finally, the Sangean C Crane (CCRadio) is the most expensive, but the CCrane
webpage has the original CCRadio (not the "Plus") for $109.95 including
Some other concerns are performance. My office is in a brick building. I
may be able to put up some type of antenna in the ceiling above, but
certainly nothing too elaborate.
Any thoughts that will help me make my decision would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.