The WR-1 has external antenna jacks on the back for power, headphone
connection, line output, line input (yes, it sounds excellent
with a CD player connected), external AM and FM antenna connections.
It also comes with a small wire FM antenna, which you plug in
the back of the radio for improved FM sensitivity.
Yeah yeah, I know. I am a highly touted
engineer making this review and have developed a lot of radios
and products with Sangean in the past. I know the company very
well and am personal friends with the engineer that developed
the WR-1. Please, don’t let that influence this review
because it was honest and from the eardrums. Besides, have you
ever actually seen me do a review on any other radio before?
Of course not. They simply didn’t sound like the WR-1
and couldn’t have affected me in the same way.
UPDATE: November 21st, The color of the WR-1
is available only in Black/Platinum as can be seen in this recent
photo. Very nice, very classic look.
In conclusion and probably as you can tell, the new
Sangean WR-1 receiver is everything I like and want in a small,
Hi-Fi radio. It is perfect for your kitchen, an end table, counter
top, or even a bedroom radio. The lack of a clock is unfortunate
so it cannot wake me up in the morning, but that's not what
this radio is about. It's simple, easy to use and just generally
makes your ears feel good. I would be very happy to own this
radio, especially at the low price of $119 US retail. I will
be comparing the sound of this radio to just about everything
I twist a knob on for a long time to come.
Until next time! Happy listening....... Chris