Written by Jim
A classic choice
I've had the model two for at least ten years, and probably longer. Loved it when I got it, and love it still. First the pros: It looks great. The tuner dial feels classy and silky smooth. It pulls in stations pretty well. And the sound is great. I prefer it to my Bose Sound dock when listening to my phone. And it's good old fashioned analog. Works without having to remember button push orders and all that stuff. So perfect, right?
Well, I have a couple of beefs, and one observation. First of all, for this amount of money, the radio should come with WiFi. The chips are dirt cheap now, so no reason not to include it. Second is the price itself. It is high in my opinion. Especially when the Model 1 is half the price but has most of the costly electronic guts in it's cabinet. Which leads to my observation. If I were doing this again, I would get the single speaker Model 1. You still get great sound and looks, you get rid of the wiring between the speakers, and you save a nice chunk of change.
Nonetheless, after all these years I still take real pleasure in having and using this radio. How many products can you say that about? Not a purchase that will be regretted.