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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | SONY ICF-SW77 Help


Reviews Summary for SONY ICF-SW77
SONY  ICF-SW77 Reviews: 11 Average rating: 4.3/5 MSRP: $699.99
Description: Receives SW/MW/LW/FM/CW and SSB world/domestic broadcasts
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/portable/worldbandspec
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JVFIELDS Rating: 4/5 Jan 7, 2001 21:25 Send this review to a friend
Very nice portable!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
The Sony ICF-SW77 is a very nice portable SW radio. It is slightly on the large size for a portable (but nowhere near the size of the new Grundig boom-box). The size gives room for a decent speaker and a bunch of buttons, many of which are needed. You see, unlike the ICF-2010 which this model replaces, the ICF-SW77 allows you to store up to 162 frequencies, with station names, and even program in the time schedules for when these frequencies are used. The radio can then allow you to tune a broadcaster by name and will even pick the most appropriate frequency for a given time of day.

The sound quality is average for a SW radio (meaning not great but okay), and otherwise it has all the usual features to be found on better portables - dual time clocks (one displayed at a time), timer operation, frequency scan, FM in stereo, backlit display. Like the other good Sony models, this radio has synchronous detection for cutting out adjacent channel interference as well as single-sideband reception.

Overall - I like this radio a lot, and don't plan to buy another portable until this one is worn out.
 
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