I bought this radio because I was frustrated with the various digital radios we have in the house. Those radios glow all night long, will play all kinds of media, from am/fm radio to CD to MP3, have preset stations, have a clock, and are so complicated to use that I waste a lot of time adjusting them - and then the reception is not good. The worst part is when the power flickers or goes out and then you have to reset the everything.
Now comes the C. Crane radio and voila! it works right out of the box! Just plug it in, turn the dial to the station you desire, turn the dial to the desired volume, and you are greeted with great sound, clear reception, and if the station needs tweaking, just turn the dial a bit and it clears up.... Simple, easy to use, easy to see, and it does what it needs to do....
The radio that is "just a radio"!
The portable CCRadio-EP could be considered a super radio; built for ease of use and outstanding long range AM performance.
"Upon receiving this product I was so pleased it stood up to the description provided at the website. This is the third radio I have purchased for my 89 year old mother who wanted a simple am fm radio with very good sound and reception, but the first to have the qualities she wanted. It has those qualities and more, but remains simple to operate and easy to see to operate for a person with slightly impaired vision and hard of hearing. Thanks for your honest description of the product and a price that was worth it." Cinder
Great for listening to Talk Radio, NPR, Music and Sports
The EP has a wide bass and treble adjustment range for defined music and voice reproduction. A large 5-inch speaker is combined with a hi-fidelity amplifier and a "Music/Voice" enhancement dial to give extra clarity to AM programs.
Fine Tuning for Excellent AM Reception
For those weak AM stations simply fine tune the built-in Twin Coil Ferrite AM Antenna.
The fine tuning feature is great for singling out a station when there is interference from a nearby frequency. For instance, when I need 1630 out of Augusta, GA there is bleedover from a gospel station in Columbia, SC and I can twist the little knob and it will take out the gospel. It's also got this nifty music/voice knob that allows me to take a lot of the whistle/whine out of the broadcast when it's just people talking. J Wilburn
Includes external antenna jacks for those who live or work in a metal or concrete building and enjoy listening to a radio.
The EP is a true "analog" radio so there will be some variance in the accuracy of the needle and dial tuning. If you need pinpoint precision we would recommend taking a look at one of our digital radios.
Weight: 4.5 lbs. Size: 11.4" W x 6.9" H x 2.75" D.
- Built-In Twin Coil Ferrite Antenna for best AM reception
- Internal/External antenna Switch
- Spring loaded wire terminal for external AM antenna
- "F" Connector for external FM antenna
- Line-In for MP3 players or other source of external audio via an optional 1/8" stereo patch cord
- Headphone jack
- Built-in, flip up carry handle
- 6V AC adapter (included) or runs on four optional "D" batteries
- Super long life LED lighted dial
The AM fine tuning consists of extra circuitry and 2 extra coils around the ferrite antenna; really it should be called the Quad Coil™. The TCF knob does have some effect for fine tuning and it will have various and perhaps curious results depending on the strength of the AM signal and the time of day.