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Proton 300

AM/FM Table Top Radio

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Proton 300



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Reviewed Apr 14th, 2016 by hstearnsjr

Very nicely designed, powerful and sounds great.



re: 300

I know this radio is almost universally admired and highly reviewed. It's certainly built like a tank; it's very heavy for its size and I like its no nonsense utilitarian style. It also has excellent bass and is quite powerful.

However, like many radios and even what we used to call "hi-fi" components of its era, it sounds muddy. Unless you turn up the treble (can't recall if it also has a midrange control) all the way up--and even then, but a bit less so--it sounds like someone is holding their hand over the speakers. A lot of people seem to like this type of no-midrange, and not much higher frequency, sound typical of the sixties and seventies, but I don't.

Some people have expressed opinions that it sounds better than the Bose Wave. While I have no particular love for Bose, their Wave radio (in my humble opinion) sounds much better. It has a nice, pleasing, balanced sound.

Just as an aside, the best table radio I've ever heard is the Cambridge 88 or 88CD.

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