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Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio

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Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio

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Product Highlights

  • Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • Audio Input
  • Audio Output
  • Lightweight & Compact
  • Battery-Powered
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Meet the Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio: an affordable way to listen to AM/FM radio, portable music devices or record your favorite radio shows. And not just around the house; you can take it pretty much anywhere because it's light (just under 2 pounds) and compact for easy portability. The SRF-18 has two built-in speakers with amplification, so you can benefit from local programming on the radio. Equipped with an audio input, the radio allows you to plug in devices like a smartphone, tablet, MP3 player, cassette deck or turntable. Or, use the audio output to connect a recording device and record programs to listen to later. And keeping the SRF-18 going is as easy as putting in two AA batteries -- load them in and get ready to rock!

AM/FM tuner for cruising your local radio broadcasts; news, sports, music and more
Built-in stereo speakers and amplification
Lightweight and compact for easy portability
Use the provided cable to connect a portable music player to the audio input
Audio output lets you plug in a recording device to record radio broadcasts
Replaceable AA battery power yields up to 45 hours of FM radio or 74 hours of audio input playback
Radio AM/FM
Frequency Range AM: 530-1710 kHz
FM: 87.6-108 MHz
Tuner Type Analog
System
Output Power 80 mW + 80 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Speaker 2 x 3 5/8" (3.6 cm)
Display LED tuning indicator
Connectors
Inputs Analog audio x 1
Outputs Analog audio x 1
Headphone x 1
General
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries
Battery Life Up to 80 hours (with Sony batteries) (approximate)
Dimensions 6.1 x 3.0 x 1.3" (155 x 78.5 x 32.55 mm) (approximate)
Weight 1 lb 14 oz (198 g) with batteries (approximate)
Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio
  • Audio Connecting Cable - Stereo Mini Plug to Stereo Mini Plug
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonySRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good sound quality (3)
    • Great reception (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Portable Pleasure

    By Donny

    from Acme, WA

    About Me Frequent Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio:

      Excellent for travel, as it only takes 2 AA batteries, so you can keep up on the news!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great

      By npi

      from New York, NY

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio:

        Excellent radio, easy to manage and decent sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        2.0

        Too bad the sound is so bad!

        By lovelivingrural

        from State Of Jefferson

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Reception

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio:

        I purchased this because of the "great sound" reported by many purchasers on the internet.

        If you like tinny, distorted sound, then this is the radio for you. I was very disappointed.

        This radio does have decent build quality and the selectivity and sensitivity are good but the sound quality puts it into "cheap radio" territory.

        Too bad because if Sony would just have put in some decent speakers, it would be a very good radio.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Clear sound, small device

        By Johnny M

        from Sao Pulo, Brazil

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Great Reception
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio:

          Extremely portable, sleek design, great reception, you'll love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Big sound from a little package.

          By Dan the boatman.

          from East End of North Fork Long Island, NY

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Sound Quality
          • Great Reception
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

          • No bass control

          Best Uses

          • Beach and outside enjoyme
          • Daily Use
          • Home Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony SRF-18 Portable AM/FM Radio:

          I enjoy using this radio outside either on the beach or just sitting out in the yard. I listen to my favorite talk shows and listen to many types of music. It has a nice tone and plenty of volume. I only wish it had a bass control for more rich sounds. Can't be beat for the price and size.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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