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Sony ICF 36

Sony ICF 36
alaScore 76

130 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 130 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 82/100. The average review date is 19-05-2007. We have compared these reviews to 175142 reviews from other Audio Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Great little radio


I have owned this radio for 2 years. One of its best features is that it can be plugged it or run on AA batteries. The battery feature is a must for weather purposes. Anytime the power has gone out we have been able to rely on this radio to keep us...

Good reception, battery operation, weather band

None for us

Apr, 2008

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Big Bang for Small Bucks!!!


I was given this radio (at my request) as a "birthday appliance" by my wife. I use it primarily to listen to NPR. Here in Honolulu, our public radio station is located fairly close to a 50 KW "rocker/rapper" station (both in frequency and distance). My...

Solidly constructed, excellent reception, built-in AC cord, decent volume, long battery

At this price? Seriously, you are joking, right

May, 2006

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Good value for the money


For the money I paid ($19.99 on sale)I am very pleased. My wife wanted a radio for the bathroom where she gets ready for work in the morning and this radio sounds great.

Size, AC/DC, Sound Quality

Weak Weather Band Reception. FM hard to tune in to station

Mar, 2006

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A pleasant surprise


My mother in law loves AM radio late at night when she can't sleep. When her 25 year old radio finally died, she asked me which radio to replace it with. I had no clue, so I started looking for reviews. I bought this with a few recommendations from the...

Great AM performance The tuning LED

Uses 4 AA batteries - would like to see C cells for longer battery life

Sep, 2005

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Bad Weather Conditions


If you really want an emergency weather radio, look somewhere else. We live in Tampa Bay, an area which has at least two NOAA weather stations supposedly within range, and neither could be heard on this radio. It's not bad as a general-purpose radio,...

Good sound on AM and FM

Radio band simply doesn't function

Jul, 2005

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Horrible Radio


I purchased this radio in hopes that it could replace a small portable radio that had poor reception. I purchased this ICF-36 online through - what a mistake that was.

Great looks and nice list of features

Poor tuner and audio quality

Apr, 2004

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Solid body. Sturdy. Huge antenna. Does a great job picking up stations where other radios have failed me. 4" speaker is great. Get a stereo to mono adapter from Radio Shack for a few dollars and you then can use your walkman headphones. Has a high/low...

Good sound Good reception

Mono plug

Oct, 2003

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Sony ICF-36 Review


I purchased this radio at Frys electronics for about 27.00 including tax. The ICF-36 is a moderatly small portable radio, that runs off of 4 AA batteries or you may plug it directly into a ac outlet. It recieves AM-FM, tv sound of channels 2-13, and...

Very good sound and sensitivity on AM-FM and TV sound

Poor selectivity on FM, and poor sensitivity on the weather band

Jun, 2003