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Sony HD Table Radio - XDR-S3HD

Abt Model: XDRS3HD | UPC Code: 027242713895
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Clear Static-Free Radio Reception/ FM Multicasting/ No Monthly Subscription Fees/ Backlit LCD Display/ Digital Tuning/ Clock With Alarm Time Setting/ Wireless Remote Control Included/ Stereo Speakers With Bass Reflex Sound System/ Cherry Wood Finish
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Sony HD Table Radio - XDRS3HD

Experience more choices, crystal clear sound, and no subscription fees. HD radio gives you more channels to choose from so you can hear more of what you like. Enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard with AM stations that deliver FM sound quality and FM stations that sound like your favorite CDs. All you need is an HD radio receiver. HD Radio, Discover It.

Features:

  • High Fidelity AM/FM/HD Digital Radio™ Technology Yes
  • Clear static-free radio reception Yes
  • FM Multicasting the ability to receive multiple program streams over a single FM frequency.
  • Data services text based information - artist name, song title, etc. are scrolled across the receiver display.
  • No monthly subscription fees HD Radio is free, unlike Satellite Radio where you have to purchase the service which is usually a monthly fee.
  • Backlit LCD Display easy to see large, full-dot backlit LCD display has brightness, contrast and display mode adjustments.
  • Digital Tuning for accurate tuning of radio stations.
  • Clock with alarm time setting Wake up to the radio, buzzer or line-in source.
  • Wireless Remote Control Included
  • Wood Based Cabinet with simulated cherry wood finish is designed to fit into any decor with style.
  • Stereo Speakers with Bass reflex sound system Yes
  • Treble, bass tone control and surround sound functions Yes
  • 20 FM and 20 AM Presets Yes

Specifications:

  • Output Power: 2.8 W + 2.8 W ( at 10% harmonic distortion)
  • Frequency Range: AM: 530 ? 1,710 kHz, FM: 87.5 ? 108 MHz
  • Speaker Dimensions: 6.6cm (2-5/8”) diameter
  • Speaker System: 4 ohm- Full range 2.6 inch stereo speakers and cancel magnet system
  • Speaker Terminal Type: 75 ohm for FM, AM
  • Date/Time Stamp: 12 hour clock
More reasons to buy the Sony XDR-S3HD from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony XDR-S3HD is Brand New.
  • The Sony XDR-S3HD Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 

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Sony HD Table Radio
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Good sound (18)
  • Clear signal (17)
  • Simple controls (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (14)
    • Basic systems (9)
    • Audiophiles (5)
    • Large rooms (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (12), Practical (9), Tech savvy (7), Professional (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    RAN TO BUY A 2nd SONY HD TABLE RADIO

    I bought the HD radio for my office to listen to throughout the day when at my desk. I loved the radio so much when it arrived (at my home on a Friday...Read complete review

    I bought the HD radio for my office to listen to throughout the day when at my desk. I loved the radio so much when it arrived (at my home on a Friday evening) that I hated to take it out of the house on Monday Morning. I did, and loved it at the office too. I immediately ordered another for home.
    The sound is great for a small table top radio. It is exquisitely designed. Beautiful for all decors (classic transitional style). The controls are easy to use (traditional tuning on the radio itself) as well as a more modern remote control. For the most part the best of both. I must admit though (and this may have more to do with the antenna and the HD station itself, but the HD station I listen to (and bought the radio for in the first place) occasionally fades in and out throught the day. This happens both at home and in the office. I have set up the antena at a window in each case and honestly don't know what else I can do to prevent this. The surround sound option puts the sound at high quality level by the way. In all, I believe that you get lots of value for the cost of this great radio. Hats off once again to SONY for a great product! (I have always been happy with any product I have owned by this company incidentally, which is lots more than I can say for most of the others)

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost great

    Tunes easily, nice sound, good controls. I would have liked an bass/treble knob rather than clicking through a digital menu. I do like the adjustable blue backlit LED with 3 brightness...Read complete review

    Tunes easily, nice sound, good controls. I would have liked an bass/treble knob rather than clicking through a digital menu. I do like the adjustable blue backlit LED with 3 brightness levels.
    Good value if compared to Bose tabletop system. Could be a superb high-end clock radio if you don't mind its shortcomings...

    Problems: it doesn't retain presets or custom settings after a brief power outage. This means having to constantly reprogram all 20+ presets. The result is that I don't feel like using it much anymore. Also, the unit generates *unwanted* sound, including an AC adapter brick that "hums" and an internal cooling fan which is not pleasant to listen to when the unit is playing at low volume.

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    3.0

    Nice Radio

    By JTSpeaks

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Clear Signal
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

      Wasn't really sure about the HD features of this radio. I should have read some reviews of this unit before I purchased. It seems the HD portion is on the AM dial not the FM. I have yet to find any HD stations. Could be my location, and I have not attached the AM antenna yet. Overall, this is a nice small radio. It looks very nice on my Office Desk.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Delivers as advertised

      By GalacticHobo

      from Saint Petersburg, FL

      About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound

      Cons

      • Display to bright and nee
      • Needs mute button

      Best Uses

      • Audiophiles
      • Basic Systems
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

      I use it on my sailboat that I live on. Both FM and AM reception are great. Would be better if there was a mute button on the remote. The wood finish fits in well with the boats teak.

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      4.0

      Love my pretty new HD radio!

      By Neo's Mom

      from Pasadena, MD

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Attractive sleek
      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound
      • Simple instructions

      Cons

      • Attaching antennae

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home studio

      Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

      I have my unit in a home studio and it provides such clean and clear signal I don't stream live radio from my computer any more.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Almost great

      By Andy

      from Reston, VA

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Clear adjustable display
      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • No battery backup
      • Noisy fan AC adapter
      • Only one color available

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems

      Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

      Tunes easily, nice sound, good controls. I would have liked an bass/treble knob rather than clicking through a digital menu. I do like the adjustable blue backlit LED with 3 brightness levels.
      Good value if compared to Bose tabletop system. Could be a superb high-end clock radio if you don't mind its shortcomings...

      Problems: it doesn't retain presets or custom settings after a brief power outage. This means having to constantly reprogram all 20+ presets. The result is that I don't feel like using it much anymore. Also, the unit generates *unwanted* sound, including an AC adapter brick that "hums" and an internal cooling fan which is not pleasant to listen to when the unit is playing at low volume.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good sounding hd tabletop radio

      By Maureen the music lover

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

        Great to have the better sound especially on stations that are in hd and have few/no ads.
        Beware that the energy friendly sprial light bulbs will make listening to am impossible. The static is so bad that you will change over to fm.
        I agree with the reviewers who complain about the amount of light coming from the display. It's particularly annoying for a bedroom.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very Good with just one thing missing.

        By Radio Broadcaster

        from State College, PA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Sound

        Cons

        • No

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

        I manage an public radio station that broadcasts in HD and purchased this SONY unit to evaluate as a possible thank you gift for membership donations.

        Pros: High quality sound; very readable display panel for program data; high build quality; locks in signal very well. Features a "surround" setting that enhances the stereo separation nicely without an unnatural effect.

        Cons: It's the one missing thing – no "mute" button on otherwise feature packed remote. Strange. External power brick somewhat bulky but okay.

        Notes: The bottom of the unit has a small cooling fan that only operates when the unit is on. It is inaudible in use. Comes with two types of FM antennas – straight line and "T" type ("T" type is much better). Also, it includes an 1/8" patch cable for your iPod or mp3 player to use the line input and a 1/8" headphone jack that is on the back. One quibble: It would be nice if SONY threw in 2 AAA batteries for the remote.

        Conclusion: We will indeed purchase a quantity of these units as a pledge item as it is a quality unit with very good good sound and features

        Service and delivery comments:

        ABT, as always, delivered in a timely manner. Box was packed well. A good product at a very good and competitive price. Free shipping is always a bonus!

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        A NICE PRODUCT

        By JR

        from WHITE PLAINS, NY

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Clear Signal
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

          USED AS A TABLE RADIO

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great sound! Great reception!

          By dishfish

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Signal
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

            This is the 2nd unit I purchased. I gave one to my parents for Christmas. They have used it way more than I thought they ever would. The sound is great and it reallys fills the room. It picks up weak stations that other radios cannot pick up. It is really a very nice unit!

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            RAN TO BUY A 2nd SONY HD TABLE RADIO

            By Smooth Jazz Marty

            from Long Island NY

            About Me Mid to High End type, Musically Inclined

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

            • HD station sometime fades

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

            I bought the HD radio for my office to listen to throughout the day when at my desk. I loved the radio so much when it arrived (at my home on a Friday evening) that I hated to take it out of the house on Monday Morning. I did, and loved it at the office too. I immediately ordered another for home.
            The sound is great for a small table top radio. It is exquisitely designed. Beautiful for all decors (classic transitional style). The controls are easy to use (traditional tuning on the radio itself) as well as a more modern remote control. For the most part the best of both. I must admit though (and this may have more to do with the antenna and the HD station itself, but the HD station I listen to (and bought the radio for in the first place) occasionally fades in and out throught the day. This happens both at home and in the office. I have set up the antena at a window in each case and honestly don't know what else I can do to prevent this. The surround sound option puts the sound at high quality level by the way. In all, I believe that you get lots of value for the cost of this great radio. Hats off once again to SONY for a great product! (I have always been happy with any product I have owned by this company incidentally, which is lots more than I can say for most of the others)

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Very good, just as billed

            By Bob Z

            from Washington DC

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Clear Signal
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Sound

            Cons

            • Too bright screen

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about Sony HD Table Radio:

            Reviews made the Sony seem the best HD table radio for the money and that seems accurate

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