Boston Acoustics Receptor – A Review of This Great Non-Digital Radio

I’ve always liked radio’s and thought I would do a review of the Boston Acoustics receptor. I love their speakers and now I have a table top radio to suit, a great product from a great company.

The weight of this radio is a testament to the sound quality it produces at just over 4lbs. As with any good quality sound system a minimalist style delivers a great look.

Typically I have my radio either in the kitchen or the shed, and having the time and an alarm feature allows me to keep track of time. Unlike the typical up and down button, the receptor maintains the best method of tuning a radio, the knob. It makes finding your station so much easier.

Normally I hate programming my electronics the old VCR syndrome, but with this radio it was simple and intuitive. The radio comes with a simple alarm clock ideal for your bedside table. You can store as many as 20 preset AM/FM radio stations.

The minimalist design continues with the sockets, one for the antenna and one for a mini jack is all you get. The mini-jack feature is great as it allows me to plug in my iPod and use the radio as a speaker.

One word of caution with the radio, it has a small battery that helps maintain the clock and alarm during small outages, handy for not being late, but it hasn’t the juice to maintain the radio stations.

I was concerned that with only having one speaker the sound quality would be poor, but skills of the Boston Acoustics team means you cant tell the difference. My previous Model One Tivoli, was quickly put in the shed when I compared the audio quality. Having a deepness of sound and better base with a mid range that is very organic.

When in the kitchen I like to crank the volume on my favorite tracks and this small radio delivers. With a clean reception, this radio really can challenge digital radio, especially when combined with the great sound output.

If your looking for a new radio then the Boston Acoustics receptor gets my thumbs up.


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