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With the gradual shift of international short-wave radio broadcast network, created a computer listening to the radio software, such as tornadoes, Chien, listen, snow rhyme, but listening to the radio in software, there are a lot of inconvenience, must open the computer, put with a few fan noise, power consumption, and some stations simply can not be blocked to listen, there are many radio stations do not in within the software. Internet Radio is part of the computer functions to separate, make a single demodulation circuit board, using a dedicated server can access thousands of radio stations, the signal is no longer subject to weather and human interference.
Radio network with curiosity, I decided to buy preview. Taobao’s really a lot of the radio network, product images are provided by the manufacturer of the sample size-fits-copy maps, the majority did not goods, and occasionally there are several second-hand. Only buy the best, and finally chose the Sangean Sangean WFR-1, Taobao sell this type of network radio, a total of 11, observed a more than six months have not sold! Strange, after asking to know that the model is currently only supply the U.S. market, Hill joined the company told me: seriously out of stock, you can not buy on the mainland!
In January, I asked a Beijing-based store selling radios have Sangean WFR-1, said to be very happy to have the goods, I’ll transfer, the store said out of stock, so I waited one week to arrive, I heard this is the business jargon, but to a refund, and today more than four months later, still did not arrive, so if we all have for businessmen discount listen son.
Next I put on Taobao hopes that the 11, and chose one, so I’ll wait for money after 3-4 weeks, straight hair is from the United States, over three weeks on the seller said that Taobao has been shipped from the United States , and I want to check one number he did not, to the first four weeks, he said was returned to the United States Customs, and give me a refund unconditionally. After he said you can give me time, I did not pay the deposit, but also four weeks later, he said the United States did not ship, prices and so forth. In fact, I suspect he did this twice shipments, imports a radio no fuss, and will not be returned, otherwise, how could so long there is no single number?
I do not believe can not buy this radio, finally, I do see an American purchasing, he said, can be ordered this radio, so I can give him the link, I found on amazon.com just sent him a link less than five minutes, he put the order of the list has been copied to me, too fast, he received two days on amazon goods, see no problem on the day the goods loaded on the plane, the first two days on the goods to Tianjin He provides a number of American Express can track a single query, the goods transferred to 2 days delay in Tianjin, China EMS, 2 days I received the goods. I have received from the United States goods shipped to no more than a week, this is the fastest I’ve run into purchasing the seller.
Sangean WFR-1 Introduction:
Can not wait to be out of the machine power test (note that the United States sent the machine is 120V, and plug two metal pieces for a narrow width, you need polished look), FM state of the most simple, do not set, the sound is quite good, rich bass. The machine supports both wired and wireless networks, the following network settings: Go to Main menu, appears:
Select the System Setup, appears:
Time set up
Select the Internet setup, and saw:
Into the manual settings, there are two options, Wired (wired network) and Wireless (wireless network), can be selected, and then is set the user name and password, and computer set the same.
Setup is complete, you can listen to, and like to listen to Africa, Morocco, Atlantic Radio Radio (Atlantic Radio), select Station lists, display the following menu:
My added stations
Select Stations, go to the Location, the radio is in accordance with sub-region, and into Africa, Asia, Caribbean Central America, Europe, North America, Oceania, etc., select Africa, into the Moroco under All stations, find the Atlantic Radio. Radio can follow News, Pop, Religion, College, Band and other school division, the program broadcast live, but also recorded. Specifically how many stations I can not statistical, in accordance with instructions that the 16000 is almost right, even if the day to listen to five new units, but also can be heard again more than 8 years, I found a few small countries, radio stations, such as Somalia, Senegal, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, each country there are many sets of directories, I usually do not receive the analog radios, many of which are local FM station, the main program to the local music, there are local language programs and English programs Faced with so many radio programs can choose their favorite listening to the vast majority of the radio link can include a small country station, and the results are so clear, no drums and folk music, listening to the program so clear I am wondering, since this signal does not know how to write the report, the signals are 59 +, can not effect the listening evaluation.
Sangean WFR-1 machine power 30W, 3 inches in diameter speaker two symmetrical design, magnetic design, 5W +5 W power output, the machine is down with the back hole, bass obvious. Sound choice: Flat, Jazz, Classic, Pop, News, User, machine a fm antenna, a wireless network antenna, there 3.5mm Earphone, Aux in, Line out jack.
Weight is 3.5KG, very impressive, very good sound quality, beautiful appearance, but I have some fans, like the forum and would like to see the internal map, the network no one dismantling this machine, could not find a clear remote control diagram, then I removed it.
Description: my evaluation is objective, not biased.
I thought there should be a radio network CPU, memory, MPU, etc., similar to a computer motherboard, work should not be lower than the level of the computer motherboard. Open WFR-1 look, and I think the difference between the different! The board for the single thin board, power supply transformers for the four positive and negative power supply to the power supply circuit (positive and negative power supply is best to use two separate power transformers), power conditioning IC is UTC P1596L, audio amplifier IC TDA7265 , front with 2 JRC4580D,
Circuit board there are two IC, a key switch is the ET2314, the other is ENC28J60-1/so network interface chip,
The entire plate welding are manual, rough spot, the mountain into the work I was surprised! Sangean radio industry is leading a large company, even if you plant in Dongguan, product standards should not reduce it produced, are infected by the Chinese cottage? This level is not welding workshops, such as domestic hands do, not to mention your product or supply this to the U.S. market, I do not know Sangean is how to think.
I received this machine a few hours speaker does not ring, but the plug in the headphones sound normal, minor problems, no need to return to the United States repair, measuring 5 feet TDA7265 mute control circuit is always a high potential, simply disconnect 5 feet does not affect it.
The machine design is still very comfortable feel, the wood case of the need to improve internal processes, circuit board copper foil is too thin, welding rough, if you do not look inside, but still very smooth to use easily, and if the level does not improve Sangean I suggest that you consider buying network radio or SONY, as with the small price difference between the grade of the machine, but SONY’s work is really nothing critical.
I Sangean WFR-1 is the most satisfying its software are particularly good, the built-16000 can listen to the radio more than 90%, even in very slow speed on the LAN can play smoothly, without delay buffer phenomenon, heavy wood case adds bass, sound quality, if you do not look at the internal, this machine is very satisfied with it.
Internet radio traffic: the monthly or annual package of users, regardless of network traffic problem, traffic accounting by the user, should know how much flow. I tested 2 times per hour between 20-30 trillion, I use the LAN according to traffic accounting, even listen to eight hours a day, will not exceed the specified flow.
To the Sangean’s recommendations:
1. LCD: Size is too small, the station name is displayed incomplete, have the character jump by chasing scroll to see the whole look, the LCD screen size should be bigger, it is convenient to operate.
2. Big Knob: Diameter little, technology is not detailed enough, edges a little mill hand, seems to be little progress in the factory in order to catch a few similar procedure.
3. Wood case: both the Dongguan Taiwan carpenter carpentry or do, there should not be too smooth and rough appearance, should improve the technological level.
4. Remote control: remote control does not Sangean sign, mountain into such a big company, even the OEM remote control, a sign should have Sangean fishes, this looked like a remote control to spread the goods, the design is too common, and No features.
5. Thin circuit board, copper foil is thin, easy to fall off, the entire circuit board design and welding standards are described in the radio enthusiasts fail, the product can not rely on brand, ignoring quality.
6. Time setup should be improved, although the network can be set to automatically time, unplug the AC plug, but as long as time can not be saved, next time have to re-adjust the time, which is the design of low-level error Sangean.
7. Total of 190 manual, part English only 38 pages, written in a very simple, and ever more confused, but also the error, such as: Contents Page 1 of: Radio Station Preset entries under: On the remote control you will find numeric keys 1-10 that are used to store preset stations. See Remote Control on page 5 for more details. and section 5 is: Power on the radio, Sangean is not never read through the instructions of your own?
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