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Sangean WR-11 Wood Cabinet AM/FM Table Top Analog Radio

Last updated: October 13, 2023


If you want a retro radio you can sit on your nightstand or table, this AM/FM unit offers good sound and simple controls. It features modern conveniences like connections for input devices like headphones and iPods and allows for external recording.

We looked at the top FM Radios and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best FM Radio you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: While it features a vintage look, this AM/FM radio doesn't disappoint when it comes to modern connectivity options.

In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Sangean WR-11 Wood Cabinet AM/FM Analog Radio placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Solid MDF Cabinet with a Real Walnut Veneer Finish, Soft and Precise Rotary Vernier Tuning and Volume Control

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Even without the addition of its included external FM antenna, we were able to easily tune all but three of the 40 FM radio stations within listening range of Montgomery, AL, and though AM reception wasn’t quite as good via the internal antenna, we still locked into the most popular local AM stations with ease.
Top-rated, retro radio for quality sound. Has great speaker volume for a tabletop radio. Good tuner performance and reception. Sleek wooden cabinet for a softer, less electronic look for the home. Aux port in back for device input. Easy to use, especially the tuning.
Acoustic Cabinet technology provides high-quality sound
It’s not only incredibly simple to operate, with controls a child could understand, but it offers clear and dynamic sound quality.
These connections include a headphone jack, 3.5 mm auxiliary input and a Record-Out jack for connecting the radio to recording equipment.
LED indicator to indicate proper tuning
The WR-11 also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening of your favorite radio programming.
Option to play digital music through the speaker is a great feature for some
The reception is great with options for both an internal and external wire antenna, with reviewers commenting how this radio picks up AM stations not receivable by any other indoor-use radio.

What reviewers didn't like

When placed too close to a wall—within two or three inches—that bass became too boomy, especially when listening to talk radio.
Bass is too heavy for some users. Broke for a few consumers after only a year of use.
There’s no HD, no Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth.
Can’t be battery powered
The bass in the output is a bit high.
No USB ports
No autoscan option
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