High Performance AM/FM Portable Radio built with Simplicity
... A Good Radio Should be Easy to Use
The new CC Radio-EP PRO is an enhanced version of the original EP. It has the same simple controls and the same high performance with superior selectivity and sensitivity. The portable CCRadio-EP PRO could be considered a super radio; built for ease of use and outstanding long-range AM with our C. Crane patented Twin Coil Ferrite® AM Antenna. FM performance is excellent.
Great for listening to Talk Radio, NPR®, Music, and Sports. The EP PRO has a wide bass and treble adjustment range for defined music and accurate and lively voice reproduction.
A large, 5-inch speaker is combined with a hi-fidelity amplifier and a "Wide/Narrow" enhancement dial to give extra clarity to AM programs. The dial accuracy of the new EP PRO is superior to our original model. Weight: 3.1 lbs. (without batteries). Size: 11.4" W x 7.3" H x 2.75" D. Runs on four optional "D" batteries (not included). AC adapter is included.
November, 21 2017
Excellent selectivity , selectable width, the ferrite rod adjustment seems ok.
Sensitive , selective, very good and adjustable tone. Precise and easy tuning of AM signals.
No signal strength meter. Would be much better with a nice analog meter especially an external one.
AM dxing listening to music FM and AM
December, 29 2017
Will have to buy another. It turned into a Xmas present for mother-in-law. Will wait for the March 2018 rollout of the new one.
Sounds great with both fm and am music.
Listening while working. It doesn't get throttled like the "streaming" stuff since it is OTA.
Walnut creek, CA
January, 26 2018
Having had other ccrane radios before I knew this would be a great radio. Simple enough for older generations and great sound and reception. I've had it for two years and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Reception, sound, quality, controls, ease of operation
I with it had an option for a weather band
Home, office, shop, travel, emergencies
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
May, 5 2018
Hoping the EP Pro would finally allow me to retire my 14 year old GE Superadio III. The EP Pro does the job and has some notable improvements. There is greatly improved tuning sensitivity, a longer telescoping antenna, and separate bass/treble controls. Thank you, C. Crane!
Simple analog tuning, multiple sensitivity controls, sturdy construction, very good reception from distant signals
May, 14 2018
I own many radios and after buying this one I can finally stop buying them! I wont... There's no reason for me to look further this one is perfection.I listen to talk on AM the speaker sounds great and reception is incredible, Thank You to everyone at CCrane! I am Happy!
faithful bedside companion
June, 3 2018
Wanted another AM/FM radio with good AM reception for work and backyard listening. Only keep my CCrane 2E for house use only don't like taking that outside. EP Pro doesn't disappoint great for AM DXing on par with my 2E.
Sound, narrow wide adjust button and adjustable ferrite antenna knob
Wish it had regular plug external AM antenna output.
For around home and work
New Jersey Shore/ NYC
June, 8 2018
This radio looks almost identical to its predecessor, but is totally different. This new one has a different feel when tuning - go slow to reap the rewards of the radio's sensitivity - but the tuning is much more accurate than before, and the AM sound is surprisingly clear. The FM is a huge improvement, and with headphones sounds quite spectacular with no loss in selectivity. I'm glad I bought it, even though I have hundreds of radios and found it hard to justfy my purchase in the beginning.
FM tuning, sound, and selectivityGood for AM DX receptionUnusually clear AM toneEasy to use antenna fine tuning for AM
A bit large and heavy with batteries , but forgiveable to accommodate a good internal antenna, and nice built-in speaker.AM tuning takes some time to get used to. It looks like an analog radio, but tunes like a digital, so you can miss weaker stations if you proceed too quickly
AM or FM DX, or general broadcast band listening.A good gift for someone who prefers a more traditional style radio
Morgantown, West Virginia
June, 7 2018
This is a basic AM/FM radio with two add- ons that really make a difference with AM reception. C Crane's adjustable Twin Coil AM antenna and a wide/narrow switch helps bring in distant stations especially at night. It's new DSP tuning is quirky until you understand the trick in tuning AM stations, tune slowly! When the radio finds the station it locks on to it. FM tuning is spot on. If you use headphones or connect the Pro by the headphone jack to amplified speakers stereo reception is available. Sound is very good using the separate bass and treble controls.
Great DXer on AM stationsGreat soundSimple controlsNice dial light for low light tuningBatteries and AC wall wart power supplyFM tuning is spot on plus stereoExternal antenna connections on back
Quirky DSP tuning on AMPopping noise on startup my GE Superadio II also does this
Porch and Deck radioWork radioDXing radio on AM band
May, 9 2018
The mish-mash of mixing products that plagued the original EP on the upper half of the dial has been fixed with the chip that the set is based upon. This is in reality, an analog dial tuning digitally 10 KHz at a time across the dial...there is no off tuning capability. This set will not receive properly in countries that use 9Khz separation of stations. A quirk of the chip is soft muting that is not as forgiving as the soft muting on the Crane Skywave radio. The radio is very sensitive, as sensitive as the rest of the 100mm antenna sets, but weak stations are muted. The result is that weak stations cannot be turned up to a comfortable volume. This is especially true on headphones...the speaker delivers a slightly greater volume. On headphones, listening to a weak station with ordinary ambient noise such as would be found outdoors would be problematic. That said, the set is a much better performer in an urban setting with a number of local am radio stations than the original EP.
Sensitivity, selectivity, tone controls, immunity to mixing products. Good antenna peaking with the provided control.
Soft muting not sufficiently forgiving.
Long distance am reception
May, 3 2018
I was very disappointed in the bugs which Crane now admits. It does not perform to the level of the radiate replaces.
Nice looking -well built
Makes pop noise when turned on. Poor channel selectivity. 70 of the volume of the original EP. Expected more from Crane....
sent it back.......
May, 16 2018
I ordered the latest C Crane EP Pro only to find that it would only run on brand new fullpower batteries or the AC supply. Batteries that would power any of my analog radios would not work in the EP PRO. I tested the EP Pro current use with an ammeter current draw was very high.... much higher than a true analog radio. I returned my EP Pro radio and I'll stick with myC Crane EP .version.
Not any given the issue i noted
Bad design? Poor Quality Control?
As an ACoowered plug-in radio
|What's in the Box|
|Input Power||AC Adapter: 6VDC 800mA tip negative
Batteries: (4) D size (not included)
|Speaker||5", 8 ohm, 5W|
|Audio Output||2 Watt RMS|
|Frequency Coverage||AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz steps)
FM 87.5 - 108 MHz
|Sensitivity||FM > 5μv
AM (MW) > 0.2 mV/M
|Bandwidth||Wide > 6kHz
Narrow > 2.5kHz
|AM Antenna||Internal Ferrite Bar - 12mm x 200mm (7.9") long with Twin Coil
|FM Antenna||Telescopic whip antenna|
|Earphone Jack||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo|
|Aux In Jack||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo|
|Dimensions||11.4" W x 7.3" H (8.4" H with handle) x 2.75" D|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Included Accessories||AC Adapter (72")
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.