HD Radio: HD Radio is digital FM and AM
broadcasting, allowing you to enjoy your same favorite FM and AM stations with
digital sound quality. FM stations offer near CD-quality sound and AM stations
sound like today's analog FM stations. Because the transmission is digital,
multi-path distortion (a common problem with analog radio, receiving signal
reflections slightly later than the direct signal) is eliminated. Stations broadcasting HD radio can also
pass along text information, such as artist name, song title, weather, traffic, etc.
Another benefit of FM HD radio is a station's ability to multicast, broadcast
multiple programs (up to seven) using their existing frequency. The display shows multicast
stations with the frequency followed by the multicast number, 107.1-1, 107.1-2,
Tuner: The Boston Acoustics
Recepter radio has a highly sensitive AM/FM digital tuner. It can pull in weak
FM stations while its high selectivity allows it to separate closely-spaced
stations clearly. The tuning knob makes it easy to manually tune to your
Presets: The Recepter radio
features 20 station presets for your favorite AM and FM stations, including
primary and multicast HD stations. Once you set
the preset stations, you can quickly tune only the preset stations with a turn
of the tuning knob.
This unit is
equipped with a built-in AM antenna. External FM wire and AM loop antennas are
also included. The FM antenna input on the back of the radio is a threaded
coaxial jack (75Ω) and the AM antenna
input has spring terminals. When using the external AM antenna, first disconnect
the internal antenna from the spring terminals.
Speakers/Amplifier: The Recepter
features wide-range drivers, specifically designed for this radio, with a
rear-firing ports to enhance the bass output. These high-performance speakers
coupled with an actively-equalized amplifier that uses Boston BassTrac circuitry
for full, satisfying sound, even at low volume. The result is a unit that
delivers smooth, natural response and room-filling sound despite its small size.
When placed near a wall the bass may be too pronounced, in this case the bass
trim function can be used to turn the bass down.
Display: The unit's large
easy-to-read display clearly shows the station frequency, preset number, HD
radio text information, clock, and alarm/sleep status.
If desired, the display can be dimmed. The display dimensions are 2-1/2" wide
Dual Alarms: The radio features
two independent wake-up alarms, each of which can be set to music or tone. When
the alarm sounds, the snooze function will silence the alarm for 10 minutes. If
you push the snooze button again within 3 seconds, you can add another 5 minutes
to the snooze time, up to a maximum of 60 minutes.
Sleep Timer: You can set the
unit's sleep timer to play the radio for a preset amount of time, then turn itself off.
The sleep timer can be set for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 minutes.
A mini-jack input (1/8") on the back of the radio allows you to play an external
source through the Recepter.
There is mini-jack (1/8") headphone output on the back of the radio. When
headphones are plugged in the speakers are muted.
The included second speaker completes a two channel stereo system. The satellite
speaker is connected to the main radio using the attached 20" cable which
terminates with a male RCA plug. A 10' RCA extension is also included to offer
greater placement flexibility and improve stereo separation.