Internet Radio purchase experience and evaluation on the Sangean WFR – 1,Radio Review


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Accompanied by an international shortwave radio to gradually shift the network broadcast, listeners with a computer software, such as tornadoes, Chien, listening, snow rhyme, but listening to the radio with software, a lot of inconvenience, you must open the computer, to endure several fan noise, power consumption, and some radio stations to be blocked simply can not listen to many radio stations simply do not within the software. Internet radio is to separate the functions of the computer, made a demodulation circuit board alone, the use of a dedicated server can access tens of thousands of radio stations, the signal is no longer subject to weather and human interference.

With the curiosity of Internet radio, I decided to buy a sneak peek. Internet Radio on Taobao really a lot of samples, product pictures are the same plagiarism provided by the manufacturer, the majority of no goods, and occasionally used a few. Only buy the best, the final choice of Sangean Sangean WFR – 1, Taobao selling this type of network radio 11, observed more than six months one did not sell! Surprisingly, asked to know the models are currently available to the U.S. market, the mountain into the company told me: seriously out of stock, you can not buy on the mainland!

In January of this year, I asked whether one to sell the store radio Sangean WFR – 1, be very happy to answer stock, I immediately after the transfer, the store also said that out of stock, so I can arrive a week. I heard that this is business jargon, had to refund, or did not arrive today, more than four months later, businessman, then a discount should listen fishes.

Next step is pinning its hopes on Taobao, 11, chose a remittance I 3-4 weeks from the United States, straight hair, over three weeks Taobao seller that has been shipped from the United States , I want to query a single number he did not, in the first four weeks, he said customs returned to the United States, unconditionally give me a refund. He added that can give me time, this time I did not pay a deposit, but also four weeks later, he said U.S. shipments, prices etc.. In fact, I suspect that these two no shipping, import a radio big deal, and will not be returned, otherwise how would such a long time and there is no single number?

I do not believe can not buy this radio, I saw a U.S. purchasing, he said, can be ordered with the radio, let me give him a link you can find links to just issued to him less than five minutes he took orders list copy to me, too fast, two days to receive the amazon goods, see no problem the day the goods loaded on the aircraft, the first two days the goods to Tianjin, he provided American Express single can track and trace goods in Tianjin delayed two days later transferred to the country the EMS, 2 days I received the goods. Received from the United States shipped to my goods no more than a week, which is the fastest I’ve run into purchasing the seller.

The packaging of the goods is very safe, also sets the original packing carton cartons, laminated with air bags, here no more descriptive.

Sangean WFR-1

The following figure is the publicity of of Sangean companies ized picture

Sangean WFR-1

I took pictures without PS:

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Sangean WFR – 1 Description:

Can not wait to remove the machine power test (note, the United States sent the machine is 120V, plug two pieces of metal with one wider than need to be polished look), the FM state is the most simple, do not set, the sound is quite good, rich bass. The machine to support wired and wireless networks, the following network settings: Go to the Main menu appears:

Internet Radio
Music Player
FM
Auxiliary the Input
System Setup
Info
Select the System Setup appears:
The Internet the setup
The Time the set up
Language
Factory the reset
Select the Internet the setup, see:
Wizard
The PC settings
View settings
Manual settings
Into the manual settings, and have two options, the Wired (wired network) and Wireless (wireless network), can be selected, is to set the user name and password, and computer settings.
Setup is complete, you can listen to, for example, to listen to Africa, Morocco’s Atlantic Radio (Atlantic Radio), select Station, lists, and displays the following menu:
My favorites
The Local China
Stations
Podcasts
My added stations

Select Stations, into the Location, radio stations by region, divided into Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, North America, Oceania, etc., choose Africa to enter the the Moroco next All stations, find the Atlantic, Radio, The radio can also be in accordance with the genre division of News, Pop, Religion, College Band, the program live, there are also recorded. Specifically, how many radio stations I could not have statistics, in accordance with the instructions say to 16,000 almost right, even if the day listening to the five new units, and also after listening to it again, I find several national radio, such as Somalia, Senegal, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, the directory of each country there are many units, so I usually analog radio receive, many of which are local FM station, and programs to the local music, local language programs and English programs Faced with so many radio stations can only select their favorite programs after listening to the vast majority of radio stations can link, including a small radio, but the results are so clear, no drums and folk music, listening to such a clear program I doubt, after this signal reports do not know how to write, the signals are 59 +, evaluation can not listen to the effect.

Sangean WFR – 1 Total power 30W, two 3 inches in diameter speaker symmetrical design, shielded design, 5W +5 W power output, the machine behind the vent, bass significantly. The sound effects you can choose: Flat, Jazz, Classic, Pop, News, the User, Machine, fm antenna, a wireless network antenna,  3.5mm Earphone, Aux in, Line out jack.

Sangean WFR-1

Machine weight is 3.5KG, is very impressive, the sound quality is quite good, look pretty, but I also like and some fans in the forum, would like to see the internal diagram, nobody dismantling this machine on the network, could not find cleardiagram of the remote control, then I have to dismantle it.

Description: I evaluation is objective, there is no bias.

I thought the Internet Radio is the CPU, memory, MPUs and other, similar to a computer motherboard, the work level is not and should not be less than the extent of the computer motherboard. Open WFR – a look, and I imagine the difference between a big difference! The entire plate of thin single-sided circuit board, power transformer for the power provided to the positive and negative power supply circuit (positive and negative power supply is best to use two separate transformer power supply) power scaling IC UTC P1596L, audio power amplifier IC TDA7265 front with two JRC4580D

Circuit board there are two ICs, a the ET2314 key switch, the other is ENC28J60-1/so network interface chip, the entire plate welding are manual, rough solder joint, I surprised Sangean this work! Sangean is also a leading company in the radio industry, even if your factory in Dongguan, product production standards should not reduce it, are subject to the cottage infection? Level of this welding is not as good as the hand workshop, not to mention your products or supplied to Sangean company the U.S. market, I do not know how you think.

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I received this machine a few hours of the speaker will not ring, but plug in headphones the sound is normal, small problem, no need to return to the United States repair, measurement TDA7265 5 feet mute control circuit is always a high potential, simply disconnectfive feet does not affect use it.

The feel of the aircraft design is still very comfortable, need to improve the internal processes of the wood case, the circuit board copper foil too thin, rough welding only use is still very smooth and smoothly Sangean level does not improve, if you do not see the internal I suggest that you buy a radio network or to consider the SONY machine prices of the same grade or less, but SONY’s work is really nothing to find fault with.

Sangean WFR – 1 is that its software is particularly good, built-in 16 000 more than 90% of the radio can hear, even at very slow speeds on a LAN, ultra-smooth playback, there is no delay buffer phenomenon. The heavy wood case to increase the bass, the sound quality, if you do not look at the internal machine to use is very satisfied.

The flow of Internet Radio: monthly or package users, do not have to consider the network traffic, user traffic accounting, should be aware that flow how much. I’ve tested 2 times, an average of between 20-30 megabytes per hour, I use the LAN in accordance with the traffic accounting, even listen to eight hours a day, it will not exceed the specified traffic.

Sangean’s recommendations:

A. LCD: size is too small, the station name display was incomplete, and have to jump by scrolling characters chasing to see in order to see the LCD screen size should be large point, the operation was convenient.

Two. The large knob: the diameter is a bit small, the process is not detailed enough, the edges a little mill hands, like a small factory in order to finish the work of several processes like.

3. The wood case: Whether it is the Dongguan woodworking or carpenter to do, should not be a smooth appearance was so rough, it should improve the technological level.

4. The Sangean The logo on the remote control: remote control, Sangean such a big company, even if the OEM remote control, should also have the Sangean’s flag fishes, the remote control looked like to spread the goods, the design is too common, there is no features.

5 The circuit board is too thin, thin copper foil is also easy to fall off, the entire circuit board design and welding standards described in the broadcasting enthusiasts are failing, can not rely on the brand, ignoring the quality.

6. Time the setup should be improved, although you can set automatic network time, unplug the AC plug, the time can not be saved, next time you use when you have to re-adjust the time, which is the Sangean design on the low-level error.

7. Manual total of 190 English part is only 38, written in a very simple, ever more confused, but there is an error, such as: Table of Contents 1: Radio Station, the Preset entry: On the remote control you will the find a numeric keys 1-10 that are used to the store the preset stations. See Remote Control on page 5 for more details. 5: Power on the the radio, Sangean will not be you did not read through the manual?


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