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Old 09-30-2017, 03:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oldtamiyaphile View Post
It's not about the radio, these days the 'radio' is has a capacitive touch screen, GPS receiver, Bluetooth, HDMI/Wifi, a CPU that could have comfortably sent man to the moon in the 60's, cooling fans, amplified aerials, 6+ speakers, a sub and amp or two etc.

That's an not insignificant load when you add that all up.
We often call it a radio for tradition, but so many times they're now often mentioned as "multimedia central".

If you've got a single speaker AM unit, then that's different
I was considering those portable radios. Usually lighter even than an old single-DIN car radio, and now with the availability of SD card slots or USB ports. And many of those can operate either with batteries or a 12V DC in.
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