• Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
  • Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
  • Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
  • Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
  • Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
  • Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)
Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)

Sangean PR-D19BU FM Stereo/AM Digital Tuning Portable Radio with Protective Bumper (White/Blue)

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  • 20 Station Pre-Sets (10FM, 10AM) with Aux-In, Adjustable Tuning Steps, Auto Seek Stations, Adjustable Sleep Timer and Snooze Function
  • 2 Alarm Timer, wake by Radio HWS (Humane Wake System) or Buzzer
  • Built-in Lock Switch and Battery Power Status Indication and Stereo Headphone output
  • Operates on 4 AA Batteries or AC Adapter (not included) Sangean Factory Approved AC Adapter Model#ADP-PR-D19 sold separately

Customer Reviews

Overall I am very happy with this radio - it looks good and works ...I purchased this Sangean PR-D19 radio based on a review for it and its predecessor the PR-D18 at radiojayallen and reviews on Amazon. After having used the radio for a couple months I will give it a four-star rating in spite of a couple of negative points; the pros way outweigh the cons. Overall I am very happy with this radio - it looks good and works great which is a result of good engineering, ergonomics and manufacturing.Pros:- Good FM sensitivity. I can pick up stations with this radio that I cannot with my Yamaha receiver with its three foot wire antenna.- Compact size. It is conveniently about the size of a thick paperback novel. The rubber bumper protects the radio and reduces the risk of sliding.- Good sound. I don't play it at high volume but it is plenty to fill my garage when I am out there working.- Simple. Many devices are ruined by having too many functions and features which make operation complicated. This Sangean is an AM/FM clock radio and nothing else. I really only use the FM and for that it works great.- Good Directions. The user manual is complete and well written. It is necessary to use the manual for some of the initial settings and to learn how to perform some operations.Cons:- Small, non-illuminated button labeling. I have to use my reading glasses to determine button labeling and function all the time and further I need to illuminate them if the radio is in the dark. This is by far my biggest reservation about the radio.- AC power supply had to be purchased separately. For a radio of this quality and cost I think the power supply should have been included especially because many of the reviews of its sibling the PR-D18 indicate that it has a good appetite for batteries. Other comments on power supplies for Sangean radios indicated that one should use a power supply with a full wave bridge rectifier rather than a switching supply which can cause static on AM bands. I purchased the Sangean power supply for the PR-D19, the ADP-PR-D19 and can report that AM stations come through almost as clearly with the Sangean power supply as when batteries are used to power the radio.4Almost perfect.This makes my fourth Sangean radio. What can I say, I like to have some noise on in the background, mostly talk radio.I got this for the RV, I found I missed radio while sleeping.It's smaller than I expected, I put rechargeables in and it sounds great.It does everything I need and the protective bumper will come in handy.I would have made it 5 stars if Sangean would have had it charge the batteries while plugged in.I had to choose between models that were close in features and this one won out.I'll never buy another radio without digital tuning.Pro:Great soundSmallish footprintuses common AA batteries. Lithiums will last forever. (Not stupid C or D cells)Aux input.Stereo headphone jack.Ten presets for each band.Cons:Does not charge batteries while plugged in.Needs a top button to turn on backlight.Needs constant backlight when on AC adaptor.4A fun little portable radioI was looking for a very small radio with stereo capability for nearby table top usage that I could carry back and forth to work. There are some two speaker radios available in a smaller size than the Sangean PR-D19, but they were more of a techno-gadget with less speaker output wattage.I really like how easy to use this little radio is. Set the clock, set a few presets and it's as easy to use as a car stereo.The sound isn't full range due to the small speaker size (no bass), but it has enough power to throw its sound across a large room without distortion. Reception via AM and FM is as good as the limitations of your location. At my home, reception is fantastic. At my office (concrete walls/metal roof) some stations just aren't available, but that's the same with other radios used in that building.I also like the silicone rubber perimeter bumper. It ought to keep the plastic corners from chipping like can happen with other portable radios.5Great little radio. I bought the white one and saved 4 bucks. It works like a dream. Very, very good reception on both AM and FM bands. Found some stations none of my previous radios could pick up. And the sound was just great. I was happy that I spent the extra money to buy this radio. It is what I wanted. It has 2 small speakers but they produce clear, sharp sound. And it has 20 memory presets. 10AM and 10 FM. Does not come with a cord, but you can buy one if you really want one. And it has a clock. 5Best small radio. Period.Best radio I ever owned. Bought two Sonys about a year ago for the specific purpose of listening to SF Giants baseball. One was a small pocket radio for "at the game" listening and the other a larger one for home use. Obviously I wasn't happy with those and bought this Sangean based on the reviews here.I never heard of Sangean but this radio rocks! I did opt for the digital tuner this time hoping it would stay on channel better and it did not disappoint. SF Giants is broadcast on KNBR 680 in SF. I live in Sacramento. About 90 miles away in the valley over the hills from the Bay Area. There is no local broadcast of the games so I was VERY pleased when I tuned in my first game last weekend.The reception is VERY clear. I mean AMAZINGLY clear AM reception. We will be taking this to the games now because the two speakers is much better than the one tiny one on the pocket radio. I love Giants radio broadcaster John Miller and this radio is a dream come true.5Perfect for this kind of radioUpdate --- loving this more and more. Mini-boom-box, sounds great, great design and quality. Sangean does it right. ----- Nice as a bedside radio, use for a small or quiet spaces, etc. The size and function makes it bigger than a "pocket radio" but smaller than a "boom box". The sound you get is consistent with this. Great quality and reception, for the size. That's fine for my needs. Just don't expect "boom box volume", because that would be like getting a 7" tablet expecting to see movies on a big screen. However, this radio does have an output-earphone jack, and there are lots of amplified speakers you could plug it into, so one could get a big sound from such amplified speakers with this radio as the signal input For example, Anker has good powered speakers for $20, $60, etc that you can plug this into with an aux cable ---- again, not needed for my current use. Overall --- I'm a fan of Sangean products, and this radio is an example of their great simple-to use elegant design, quality and reliability.5Quality stereo version of a great radioI own both the PR-D18 (which I've had for several years) and this PR-D19, which I just got. Lots of reviews on here of both, so I'm mainly going to compare, since both are truly excellent radios. Sangean knows how to make a radio; it's not a sideline for them; they're committed to radios and it shows. (For the record, I'm not affiliated with the manufacturer or with anyone selling this or any other radio. This is my review of my own radio that I paid for myself at Amazon's prevailing price.)Compared to the PR-D18 (the single-speaker monaural version) this PR-D19 offers better reception on both AM and FM. This is said after a side-by-side comparison of many fringe signals. The difference is most significant on AM, as the 19 brings in weak signals with noticeably less noise. The wide/narrow bandwidth control is also a really nice addition to the 19, which the 18 doesn't have. It makes more difference on AM and it could really help with super-weak signals you're trying to listen to, but of course if you narrow down the already-tiny AM bandwidth, you do hear it (the sound gets muddy) but it's an option for very weak signals. Given this radio's sensitivity, you'll probably never need to use this control, but it's good to have.UPDATE: In further use of this radio I have found the narrow bandwidth setting to be quite useful on FM. You do not hear any appreciable reduction in audio fidelity when you select the narrow setting on FM (as you do on AM), so at first you're tempted to think it's not really doing anything. But I tried it on some really weak, distant FM stations and found that the inability to receive these may actually be due to adjacent-channel interference, and switching to narrow bandwidth will eliminate that and clear up the weak station so you can hear it. The effectiveness of this control on FM makes at least two or three FM stations listenable at my location that NO other radios I own will receive cleanly, making the FM performance of the PR-D19 even better than I originally thought. Don't forget to try this setting if you own this radio and have an FM station you find hard to receive.FM is very, very close to the 18; in fact I could search out just a few weak signals to discern any difference at all, but the 19 was just a touch more sensitive on FM than the 18. Sangean, in its radio wisdom, intelligently has set the stereo threshold on the 19 fairly high, so it won't try to get a stereo signal unless the signal is suitably strong. Or, you can just lock it into mono by holding down the display/mono button. This is a huge plus, compared to other radios that will go into stereo mode even if it means extra hiss, often without giving the listener any other option. (Make no mistake, though, this radio operates easily in stereo on the vast majority of stations - many 50+ miles away. The stations resolved by the 19 clearly in mono are weak stations that most other radios probably wouldn't receive at all.)Size-wise, the 19 is only about an inch longer than the 18 and maybe just a small fraction of an inch thicker; otherwise the dimensions are identical. Nice. There's probably not anyplace you could take the 18 where the 19 wouldn't fit.One really nice feature of the 19 that the 18 lacks are the top-mounted presets. Generally I'm not a big preset user because they're usually not much less trouble than just tuning in a station. (This is especially true on radios with hundreds of presets, where you have the problem that you never remember what's on what preset anyhow, so they're almost pointless, and it often takes several button-presses to activate a preset, anyway, so I'll just tune it in manually.) But here, on the other hand, you have presets right on top of the radio, which is excellent because you can activate them by feel, and with a single button press, which is perfect in a dark environment. Plus, because you press down on them, you can use them one-handed. (With front-mounted buttons for presets, you have to hold the radio or at least support it from behind, otherwise you'll just knock it over rather than successfully pressing the button.)In terms of sound quality, Sangean often tends to go for a warm, bass-biased sound. People who like the old-time radio sound love it. I'm happy with the way this 19 and the 18 sound (the tonal quality of the sound is identical) but if I had my druthers, I'd like it to sound a little more brassy. I know what Sangean is trying to do, or I think I do anyway, because some people perceive the brassy sound as cheap, like an early transistor radio, and they don't want that. I'd enjoy the presence of a tone control that would allow the listener some say in the matter, however.Battery usage on the 18 is moderate and I expect this to be similar from what I've seen thus far. I have seen a few complaints about battery life in other reviews of both of these radios, but you have to keep in mind that these radios produce a lot more audio power than other small radios, and the amplifier is what consumes the lion's share of the power in a radio. I'd suggest buying a set of rechargeable AA batteries and a charger (about $15 in total) and never worry about battery life again. If you want, you can keep a set of AA alkalines in a drawer so you can put them in and still use the radio while your rechargeable batteries are being charged.Finally, the Aux-in feature is a great addition to the 19, which the 18 doesn't have. Easy to play music streamed from your phone or tablet. Some have suggested Bluetooth for this radio but I'm just as happy with the 3.5 jack - just plug it in and go with no need to go through the hassle of pairing.(One suggestion for using Aux-in: I am seeing reviews of other audio equipment in which people are reporting that they have damaged the speakers of a radio or other equipment by using aux-in. While I have not heard of that happening with this radio, it can happen on any equipment with this capability. To avoid this problem, turn off the radio when connecting a cable between the radio and your phone, tablet, or other audio source device. This is to avoid loud crackling noises that can occur due to electrical interference when making the connection, which can damage the speakers. Then start playing the audio on your output device at a low level and then turn the radio on. Adjust the volume on the output device so the level coming from the radio s speakers during aux-in play is no louder than a radio station produces at the same radio volume setting. You can switch back and forth from aux-in to a radio station briefly to compare the volume you re getting with aux-in to that of a station. When you are using a device that has its own internal amplifier, such as your phone, failing to perform this test can cause you to force more power through the speakers than they can handle, potentially causing damage or outright failure.)The PR-D19 is an excellent radio that has "just right" controls, features and complexity. You can set the alarms and all that, or you can just turn it on and listen to it. And, reception-wise, this is just about as good as it gets.5GREAT MARRIAGE OF SOUND QUALITY, SENSITIVITY, AND SELECTIVITYTHIS IS THE BEST PORTABLE RADIO THAT I HAVE EVER USED. THE SOUND QUALITY IS MORE THAN ACCEPTABLE FOR THE SIZE AND PRICE OF THIS RADIO. IT PERFORMS VERY WELL. IT HAS ENOUGH SELECTIVITY TO BLOCK OUT NEARBY STRONG SIGNALS BUT ALSO ENOUGH SENSITIVITY TO PICK UP AND LOCK IN THOSE HARD-TO-GET CHANNELS. VERY WELL CONSTRUCTED AND PLEASANT TO THE TOUCH AS WELL. GR8 JOB SANGEAN!5PR-D19 - Mini-Multimedia DeviceA little over two years ago I wrote a review of the PR-D18 Sangean radio and gave it a 5 star rating. When I saw that a stereo version, the PR-D19, was available I decided to buy it too.I found that the PR-D19 shares positive features with the PR-D18:Excellent receptionDecent sound from the speakersStereo sound from the headphone jackWorks with 4 AA NiMH batteriesCan be powered by a USB 5 volt 1 amp power supplyWhat is new:20 vs. 10 programmable station settingsAn auxiliary jack for a cell phone or MP3 player connectionStereo speakersThe PR-D19 is larger than the PR-D18 (7.8 x 1.6 x 4.2 inches vs. 6.5 x 1.4 x 4.2 inches.) The headphone jack is still stereo.NOTE: To use a USB charger you will need a USB to 5.5 mm/2.1 mm 5 volt DC barrel jack power cable that is available on Amazon.I ve wanted something like this radio for a long time (over 45 years.) Back then I wanted something that would provide radio reception with the ability to play cassette tapes in a small package. Technology advanced so the cassette has been replaced by MP3s and Internet radio. The PR-D19 is a mini multimedia device. I m stoked!5Another Winner from Sangean!Only one review? This is a wonderful new radio from Sangean and a nice improvement from the PR D18. The improvements:It is stereo with a nice separation. there are two settings for the audio, the FM is outstanding, maybe one of the best in this price range, the AM is improved over the 18, and is right below the PRD5 and the 15, and it has a line in.I've bought many radios over the years and Sangean and CCrane are the best. I wanted a radio that is mot too large that I can use on my walks that has stereo. This fits the bill nicely. I now have five go to radios I use. From the smallest to the largest: The Sangean DT200X,the best pocket radio I have. I like it better than the CCrane Pocket radio bec ause it has an extra bass switch. Next..the wonderful CCRane skywave,a little bigger than the 200X,but it has shortwave,and a weather band, and it is an outstanding performer. Next this item I am reviewing, then the Sangean PR D15..outstanding on AM and FM with stereo and a line in and the CCrane EP..an analog radio,with powerful AM performance and the best sounding of all of them.I've been a radio nut all my life going back to transistors from the 60's, boomboxes through the years and many walkman type radios. I even have the Insignia HD radio.The PRD19 is a very good radio. I received it in two days,even though Amazon said it would arrive on January 5. I always test out my new radios by using them on a long walk I just returned and I am happy to report this is a great radio. Hope this helps.5Pretty good for its size and price - but an overall compromise all around.I am no radio expert but have had this a couple weeks so thought I would give it a review. I was torn between getting something really portable vs something that would seemingly perform great but weigh 5 lbs. This seemed to be a happy middle ground so thought I would try this.I purchased this based on reviews of the same radio in a mono version indicating it was almost perfect on FM, and really good on AM. I wanted to stereo version so I purchased this. Overall I would probably buy it again. Its pretty good for its price, but a long way from perfect.The goods:- Its approximately the size of a hard cover book and weighs about a pound, so its easy to take with you.- Its very intuitive and easy to use. Hold the search button down briefly and it will scan to next channel. Hold the channel button down until it beeps to save the station to memory.- It will save 20 total stations (10 AM and 10FM, on 4 different saved memory groups). The saved stations are accessed from buttons on the top of the radio- The speakers sound OK, but do distort pretty badly at higher volumes- The FM receiver is fairly good - but does fade in and out a little, and seems to drift a little as well- It does not come with an AC power supply - which is to be expected in this price and size - however I have been using it on batteries and its battery usage does not seem to be excessive - at least yet.. It uses 4AA- It has an Aux input for something like an MP3 player.The Not Great items- The worst part about this radio is the headphone out. Its very low volume and way has way too much bass. Its pretty much not usable on headphones or external speakers. I am not sure why Sangean would release a product with such an obvious defect. I didn't buy it really to use with external speakers or headphones anyway, but if you are - don't buy this one.- The AM is just OK. There are really only 3 AM stations in the area, all of which I can also pick up on a really old pocket Sony, and this radio doesn't do much better.Overall I am satisfied with this radio, but its a compromise. If you want something super portable this is not quite it but its close, If you want something with really good performance and sound this is not it either, but its not bad.4
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Description
  • 20 Station Pre-Sets (10FM, 10AM) with Aux-In, Adjustable Tuning Steps, Auto Seek Stations, Adjustable Sleep Timer and Snooze Function
  • 2 Alarm Timer, wake by Radio HWS (Humane Wake System) or Buzzer
  • Built-in Lock Switch and Battery Power Status Indication and Stereo Headphone output
  • Operates on 4 AA Batteries or AC Adapter (not included) Sangean Factory Approved AC Adapter Model#ADP-PR-D19 sold separately
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall I am very happy with this radio - it looks good and works ...I purchased this Sangean PR-D19 radio based on a review for it and its predecessor the PR-D18 at radiojayallen and reviews on Amazon. After having used the radio for a couple months I will give it a four-star rating in spite of a couple of negative points; the pros way outweigh the cons. Overall I am very happy with this radio - it looks good and works great which is a result of good engineering, ergonomics and manufacturing.Pros:- Good FM sensitivity. I can pick up stations with this radio that I cannot with my Yamaha receiver with its three foot wire antenna.- Compact size. It is conveniently about the size of a thick paperback novel. The rubber bumper protects the radio and reduces the risk of sliding.- Good sound. I don't play it at high volume but it is plenty to fill my garage when I am out there working.- Simple. Many devices are ruined by having too many functions and features which make operation complicated. This Sangean is an AM/FM clock radio and nothing else. I really only use the FM and for that it works great.- Good Directions. The user manual is complete and well written. It is necessary to use the manual for some of the initial settings and to learn how to perform some operations.Cons:- Small, non-illuminated button labeling. I have to use my reading glasses to determine button labeling and function all the time and further I need to illuminate them if the radio is in the dark. This is by far my biggest reservation about the radio.- AC power supply had to be purchased separately. For a radio of this quality and cost I think the power supply should have been included especially because many of the reviews of its sibling the PR-D18 indicate that it has a good appetite for batteries. Other comments on power supplies for Sangean radios indicated that one should use a power supply with a full wave bridge rectifier rather than a switching supply which can cause static on AM bands. I purchased the Sangean power supply for the PR-D19, the ADP-PR-D19 and can report that AM stations come through almost as clearly with the Sangean power supply as when batteries are used to power the radio.4Almost perfect.This makes my fourth Sangean radio. What can I say, I like to have some noise on in the background, mostly talk radio.I got this for the RV, I found I missed radio while sleeping.It's smaller than I expected, I put rechargeables in and it sounds great.It does everything I need and the protective bumper will come in handy.I would have made it 5 stars if Sangean would have had it charge the batteries while plugged in.I had to choose between models that were close in features and this one won out.I'll never buy another radio without digital tuning.Pro:Great soundSmallish footprintuses common AA batteries. Lithiums will last forever. (Not stupid C or D cells)Aux input.Stereo headphone jack.Ten presets for each band.Cons:Does not charge batteries while plugged in.Needs a top button to turn on backlight.Needs constant backlight when on AC adaptor.4A fun little portable radioI was looking for a very small radio with stereo capability for nearby table top usage that I could carry back and forth to work. There are some two speaker radios available in a smaller size than the Sangean PR-D19, but they were more of a techno-gadget with less speaker output wattage.I really like how easy to use this little radio is. Set the clock, set a few presets and it's as easy to use as a car stereo.The sound isn't full range due to the small speaker size (no bass), but it has enough power to throw its sound across a large room without distortion. Reception via AM and FM is as good as the limitations of your location. At my home, reception is fantastic. At my office (concrete walls/metal roof) some stations just aren't available, but that's the same with other radios used in that building.I also like the silicone rubber perimeter bumper. It ought to keep the plastic corners from chipping like can happen with other portable radios.5Great little radio. I bought the white one and saved 4 bucks. It works like a dream. Very, very good reception on both AM and FM bands. Found some stations none of my previous radios could pick up. And the sound was just great. I was happy that I spent the extra money to buy this radio. It is what I wanted. It has 2 small speakers but they produce clear, sharp sound. And it has 20 memory presets. 10AM and 10 FM. Does not come with a cord, but you can buy one if you really want one. And it has a clock. 5Best small radio. Period.Best radio I ever owned. Bought two Sonys about a year ago for the specific purpose of listening to SF Giants baseball. One was a small pocket radio for "at the game" listening and the other a larger one for home use. Obviously I wasn't happy with those and bought this Sangean based on the reviews here.I never heard of Sangean but this radio rocks! I did opt for the digital tuner this time hoping it would stay on channel better and it did not disappoint. SF Giants is broadcast on KNBR 680 in SF. I live in Sacramento. About 90 miles away in the valley over the hills from the Bay Area. There is no local broadcast of the games so I was VERY pleased when I tuned in my first game last weekend.The reception is VERY clear. I mean AMAZINGLY clear AM reception. We will be taking this to the games now because the two speakers is much better than the one tiny one on the pocket radio. I love Giants radio broadcaster John Miller and this radio is a dream come true.5Perfect for this kind of radioUpdate --- loving this more and more. Mini-boom-box, sounds great, great design and quality. Sangean does it right. ----- Nice as a bedside radio, use for a small or quiet spaces, etc. The size and function makes it bigger than a "pocket radio" but smaller than a "boom box". The sound you get is consistent with this. Great quality and reception, for the size. That's fine for my needs. Just don't expect "boom box volume", because that would be like getting a 7" tablet expecting to see movies on a big screen. However, this radio does have an output-earphone jack, and there are lots of amplified speakers you could plug it into, so one could get a big sound from such amplified speakers with this radio as the signal input For example, Anker has good powered speakers for $20, $60, etc that you can plug this into with an aux cable ---- again, not needed for my current use. Overall --- I'm a fan of Sangean products, and this radio is an example of their great simple-to use elegant design, quality and reliability.5Quality stereo version of a great radioI own both the PR-D18 (which I've had for several years) and this PR-D19, which I just got. Lots of reviews on here of both, so I'm mainly going to compare, since both are truly excellent radios. Sangean knows how to make a radio; it's not a sideline for them; they're committed to radios and it shows. (For the record, I'm not affiliated with the manufacturer or with anyone selling this or any other radio. This is my review of my own radio that I paid for myself at Amazon's prevailing price.)Compared to the PR-D18 (the single-speaker monaural version) this PR-D19 offers better reception on both AM and FM. This is said after a side-by-side comparison of many fringe signals. The difference is most significant on AM, as the 19 brings in weak signals with noticeably less noise. The wide/narrow bandwidth control is also a really nice addition to the 19, which the 18 doesn't have. It makes more difference on AM and it could really help with super-weak signals you're trying to listen to, but of course if you narrow down the already-tiny AM bandwidth, you do hear it (the sound gets muddy) but it's an option for very weak signals. Given this radio's sensitivity, you'll probably never need to use this control, but it's good to have.UPDATE: In further use of this radio I have found the narrow bandwidth setting to be quite useful on FM. You do not hear any appreciable reduction in audio fidelity when you select the narrow setting on FM (as you do on AM), so at first you're tempted to think it's not really doing anything. But I tried it on some really weak, distant FM stations and found that the inability to receive these may actually be due to adjacent-channel interference, and switching to narrow bandwidth will eliminate that and clear up the weak station so you can hear it. The effectiveness of this control on FM makes at least two or three FM stations listenable at my location that NO other radios I own will receive cleanly, making the FM performance of the PR-D19 even better than I originally thought. Don't forget to try this setting if you own this radio and have an FM station you find hard to receive.FM is very, very close to the 18; in fact I could search out just a few weak signals to discern any difference at all, but the 19 was just a touch more sensitive on FM than the 18. Sangean, in its radio wisdom, intelligently has set the stereo threshold on the 19 fairly high, so it won't try to get a stereo signal unless the signal is suitably strong. Or, you can just lock it into mono by holding down the display/mono button. This is a huge plus, compared to other radios that will go into stereo mode even if it means extra hiss, often without giving the listener any other option. (Make no mistake, though, this radio operates easily in stereo on the vast majority of stations - many 50+ miles away. The stations resolved by the 19 clearly in mono are weak stations that most other radios probably wouldn't receive at all.)Size-wise, the 19 is only about an inch longer than the 18 and maybe just a small fraction of an inch thicker; otherwise the dimensions are identical. Nice. There's probably not anyplace you could take the 18 where the 19 wouldn't fit.One really nice feature of the 19 that the 18 lacks are the top-mounted presets. Generally I'm not a big preset user because they're usually not much less trouble than just tuning in a station. (This is especially true on radios with hundreds of presets, where you have the problem that you never remember what's on what preset anyhow, so they're almost pointless, and it often takes several button-presses to activate a preset, anyway, so I'll just tune it in manually.) But here, on the other hand, you have presets right on top of the radio, which is excellent because you can activate them by feel, and with a single button press, which is perfect in a dark environment. Plus, because you press down on them, you can use them one-handed. (With front-mounted buttons for presets, you have to hold the radio or at least support it from behind, otherwise you'll just knock it over rather than successfully pressing the button.)In terms of sound quality, Sangean often tends to go for a warm, bass-biased sound. People who like the old-time radio sound love it. I'm happy with the way this 19 and the 18 sound (the tonal quality of the sound is identical) but if I had my druthers, I'd like it to sound a little more brassy. I know what Sangean is trying to do, or I think I do anyway, because some people perceive the brassy sound as cheap, like an early transistor radio, and they don't want that. I'd enjoy the presence of a tone control that would allow the listener some say in the matter, however.Battery usage on the 18 is moderate and I expect this to be similar from what I've seen thus far. I have seen a few complaints about battery life in other reviews of both of these radios, but you have to keep in mind that these radios produce a lot more audio power than other small radios, and the amplifier is what consumes the lion's share of the power in a radio. I'd suggest buying a set of rechargeable AA batteries and a charger (about $15 in total) and never worry about battery life again. If you want, you can keep a set of AA alkalines in a drawer so you can put them in and still use the radio while your rechargeable batteries are being charged.Finally, the Aux-in feature is a great addition to the 19, which the 18 doesn't have. Easy to play music streamed from your phone or tablet. Some have suggested Bluetooth for this radio but I'm just as happy with the 3.5 jack - just plug it in and go with no need to go through the hassle of pairing.(One suggestion for using Aux-in: I am seeing reviews of other audio equipment in which people are reporting that they have damaged the speakers of a radio or other equipment by using aux-in. While I have not heard of that happening with this radio, it can happen on any equipment with this capability. To avoid this problem, turn off the radio when connecting a cable between the radio and your phone, tablet, or other audio source device. This is to avoid loud crackling noises that can occur due to electrical interference when making the connection, which can damage the speakers. Then start playing the audio on your output device at a low level and then turn the radio on. Adjust the volume on the output device so the level coming from the radio s speakers during aux-in play is no louder than a radio station produces at the same radio volume setting. You can switch back and forth from aux-in to a radio station briefly to compare the volume you re getting with aux-in to that of a station. When you are using a device that has its own internal amplifier, such as your phone, failing to perform this test can cause you to force more power through the speakers than they can handle, potentially causing damage or outright failure.)The PR-D19 is an excellent radio that has "just right" controls, features and complexity. You can set the alarms and all that, or you can just turn it on and listen to it. And, reception-wise, this is just about as good as it gets.5GREAT MARRIAGE OF SOUND QUALITY, SENSITIVITY, AND SELECTIVITYTHIS IS THE BEST PORTABLE RADIO THAT I HAVE EVER USED. THE SOUND QUALITY IS MORE THAN ACCEPTABLE FOR THE SIZE AND PRICE OF THIS RADIO. IT PERFORMS VERY WELL. IT HAS ENOUGH SELECTIVITY TO BLOCK OUT NEARBY STRONG SIGNALS BUT ALSO ENOUGH SENSITIVITY TO PICK UP AND LOCK IN THOSE HARD-TO-GET CHANNELS. VERY WELL CONSTRUCTED AND PLEASANT TO THE TOUCH AS WELL. GR8 JOB SANGEAN!5PR-D19 - Mini-Multimedia DeviceA little over two years ago I wrote a review of the PR-D18 Sangean radio and gave it a 5 star rating. When I saw that a stereo version, the PR-D19, was available I decided to buy it too.I found that the PR-D19 shares positive features with the PR-D18:Excellent receptionDecent sound from the speakersStereo sound from the headphone jackWorks with 4 AA NiMH batteriesCan be powered by a USB 5 volt 1 amp power supplyWhat is new:20 vs. 10 programmable station settingsAn auxiliary jack for a cell phone or MP3 player connectionStereo speakersThe PR-D19 is larger than the PR-D18 (7.8 x 1.6 x 4.2 inches vs. 6.5 x 1.4 x 4.2 inches.) The headphone jack is still stereo.NOTE: To use a USB charger you will need a USB to 5.5 mm/2.1 mm 5 volt DC barrel jack power cable that is available on Amazon.I ve wanted something like this radio for a long time (over 45 years.) Back then I wanted something that would provide radio reception with the ability to play cassette tapes in a small package. Technology advanced so the cassette has been replaced by MP3s and Internet radio. The PR-D19 is a mini multimedia device. I m stoked!5Another Winner from Sangean!Only one review? This is a wonderful new radio from Sangean and a nice improvement from the PR D18. The improvements:It is stereo with a nice separation. there are two settings for the audio, the FM is outstanding, maybe one of the best in this price range, the AM is improved over the 18, and is right below the PRD5 and the 15, and it has a line in.I've bought many radios over the years and Sangean and CCrane are the best. I wanted a radio that is mot too large that I can use on my walks that has stereo. This fits the bill nicely. I now have five go to radios I use. From the smallest to the largest: The Sangean DT200X,the best pocket radio I have. I like it better than the CCrane Pocket radio bec ause it has an extra bass switch. Next..the wonderful CCRane skywave,a little bigger than the 200X,but it has shortwave,and a weather band, and it is an outstanding performer. Next this item I am reviewing, then the Sangean PR D15..outstanding on AM and FM with stereo and a line in and the CCrane EP..an analog radio,with powerful AM performance and the best sounding of all of them.I've been a radio nut all my life going back to transistors from the 60's, boomboxes through the years and many walkman type radios. I even have the Insignia HD radio.The PRD19 is a very good radio. I received it in two days,even though Amazon said it would arrive on January 5. I always test out my new radios by using them on a long walk I just returned and I am happy to report this is a great radio. Hope this helps.5Pretty good for its size and price - but an overall compromise all around.I am no radio expert but have had this a couple weeks so thought I would give it a review. I was torn between getting something really portable vs something that would seemingly perform great but weigh 5 lbs. This seemed to be a happy middle ground so thought I would try this.I purchased this based on reviews of the same radio in a mono version indicating it was almost perfect on FM, and really good on AM. I wanted to stereo version so I purchased this. Overall I would probably buy it again. Its pretty good for its price, but a long way from perfect.The goods:- Its approximately the size of a hard cover book and weighs about a pound, so its easy to take with you.- Its very intuitive and easy to use. Hold the search button down briefly and it will scan to next channel. Hold the channel button down until it beeps to save the station to memory.- It will save 20 total stations (10 AM and 10FM, on 4 different saved memory groups). The saved stations are accessed from buttons on the top of the radio- The speakers sound OK, but do distort pretty badly at higher volumes- The FM receiver is fairly good - but does fade in and out a little, and seems to drift a little as well- It does not come with an AC power supply - which is to be expected in this price and size - however I have been using it on batteries and its battery usage does not seem to be excessive - at least yet.. It uses 4AA- It has an Aux input for something like an MP3 player.The Not Great items- The worst part about this radio is the headphone out. Its very low volume and way has way too much bass. Its pretty much not usable on headphones or external speakers. I am not sure why Sangean would release a product with such an obvious defect. I didn't buy it really to use with external speakers or headphones anyway, but if you are - don't buy this one.- The AM is just OK. There are really only 3 AM stations in the area, all of which I can also pick up on a really old pocket Sony, and this radio doesn't do much better.Overall I am satisfied with this radio, but its a compromise. If you want something super portable this is not quite it but its close, If you want something with really good performance and sound this is not it either, but its not bad.4
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