AM/FM/SW Radio: The Grundig
S450DLX portable radio features an AM, FM, and Shortwave
tuner. Although the readout is digital, the tuner is analog, allowing
fine frequency tuning. The unit offers 3 frequency tuning steps (fast/slow/stop). The frequency lock
helps minimize signal drifting when listening to AM, FM, or SW stations. You can store up to 50 station presets;
10 for each band (FM, AM, SW 1/2/3).
- AM: AM stations in
North America range from 520 to 1710kHz (10kHz steps) and from 522 to
1620kHz (9kHz steps) in other parts of the world. The AM antenna is
built into the radio (there are also spring-clip connectors for adding an
external AM antenna). There is an AM RF gain knob which compensates for
distortion between strong and weaker stations. In addition, you can select a
Wide or Narrow bandwidth setting to reduce interference from adjacent
- FM: The FM frequency
range is from 87 to 108MHz. The unit features a telescopic antenna (there is
also a coaxial connector for upgrading the FM antenna). You can set the FM
band to Mono (when listening through built-in speaker) or Stereo (when
listening through headphones). If the FM station you're listening to is too
strong that it sound distorted, switch to Local mode. Otherwise, leave it on
DX mode, which stands for maximum distance.
- SW: Shortwave enables
listening to broadcasts over vast distances including other countries and
continents. Shortwave has continuous frequency range from 1711 to 29999kHz.
The Shortwave tuner uses the same telescopic antenna as the FM tuner.
LCD Backlight Display: The
S450DLX features a large LCD backlight display with frequency, clock, battery
level indicator, and signal strength indicator.
Full-Range Sound: The
S450DLX uses a high performance MOSFET amplifier to power its single full-range
speaker. The unit also offers bass & treble control.
Auxiliary Input: There is a
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source (such
as your MP3 player) to the Grundig S450DLX.
Line Output: There is also
a minijack (3.5mm) line output which allows you to feed the audio signal of the
S450DLX to another component, such as your home stereo system.
Headphone Jack: A 3.5mm
(1/8") headphone jack allows you to connect a set of earphones for private
listening. The unit's speaker will mute when headphones are connected.
Alarm Clock: The Grundig
S450DLX features a 12/24hr digital clock with dual wakeup
alarms, snooze function, and sleep timer (1/5/10/15/30/45/60/90 min).
Carry Strap: The
AM/FM/Shortwave field radio includes a carrying strap to make it easy to take
with you to the office, outside, or on vacation.
Dual Power Source: The
Grundig S450DLX can operate off of 6 "D" batteries (not included) or AC power
(using the included AC power adapter). In the event of an AC power failure, the radio stays on and switches to
battery power (if batteries are installed).
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