Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike (K8RAT), who notes the Grundig G2 is now being sold at close out pricing.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the Grundig G2. It packs a lot of features and has good audio for the size, but tuning through the shortwave bands is somewhat cumbersome and the listener is limited to 5 kHz steps. Still, this radio also doubles as a stand-alone MP3 player and even records. FM reception is very good.
[Update: See Ron’s comments about this digital recorder below before making a purchase. This recorder has a serious weakness.]
I also noted that Blinq.com and Amazon have a Radio Shack 4GB Desktop Digital Voice Recorder (Model #1400214) on sale. While I’m not at all familiar with this recorder, the price is very attractive. It has a line-in (great for recording directly from a radio’s line out jack), SD card expansion, and very simple controls–reminiscent of old school cassette recorders.
I have no idea how well it performs as there are very few reviews on the ‘net, but with pricing in the $20-25 range, it seems like a bargain. I love the simple controls mounted on the face of the recorder.
Has anyone ever used this digital recorder?
SWLing Post reader, Ron, writes:
“Stay away from the Radioshack digital recorder.
It works fine, is set up just like a cassette recorder. And just like a cassette recorder the sound in mono-all on one side!”
Many thanks, Ron. Yes, I would avoid the recorder knowing this.