The Teac-GR10i is an AWESOME Wave radio alternative, they go for about 40-50 bucks on EBAY.
The Teac has the same bassy sound, plus nice highs, and adequete midrange. It puts out a very nice "near field" soundstage.Features:
1. seperate AM and FM external antenna inputs.
2. Nice IPOD compatibility
3. Seperate mini-Jack inputs and outputs
4. A nice remote
5. a nice large LCD display, etc
6. Wake to IPOD or Tuner, and you can set the volume at wakeup.
7. Nice user interface with these high quality top dials makes setting the alarm and such easy...What you can do with the remote control:
a. The remote allows you to go forward and back through the IPOD songs, but you cant easily jump between folders ( except to the next or the previous folder, of course).
b. You can set the sleep time (30, 60 or 90 minutes0
c. You can control and set the 10 am and 10 fm preset stations
d. All the basics: Off/On, volume, switching between tuner, aux, or IPOD, doze, mute, changing stations, etc.The ultimate EBAY clock desktop Hi-Fi/clock radio includes:
a. TEAC GR10i for 50-60 shipped
b. Apple 15GB or 20GB used IPOD for 80 bucks shipped from Ebay
c. And about 3 nites of you ripping all your CDs to MP3
Then Ta-da! You have an awesome Desktop Hi-Fi IPOD system for about 130 bucks. The sound is about as good as you could reasonably expect from a unit of this side, its actually sounds very good.
Any problems with this unit? Well yes .... which mostly has to do with using it as an alarm clock, which they call a "Timer". Its fine, but you may want to have a small backup alarm clock somewhere else in the room, just in case ....Alarm Clock Issues
1. It doesnt have a battery backup, but they claim that it holds time for about a minute of electric outage.
2. It only has one alarm.
3. If you accidentally leave the radio or IPOD on all nite, the alarm wont come on!