Looking for a Cheap Internet Radio

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I have bought in the past few Sangean internet radios and they sound great.
Today I am looking for the cheapest internet radio with FM only (no need for DAB ) and with a built in speaker and with USB support.
In the past I bought Sangean WFR-28C (Black) from the US (they don't have DAB apparently) for a friend and it is still the cheapest I can find for around ~ $120 today.
If you know of a cheaper good quality internet radio, please add your suggestion.
I don't want any solution using a mobile. This has to be a standalone gadget.
Thanks.
 
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I don't think you will get an internet radio with FM but without DAB. Certainly mine has all three.

I have a Pure One Flow but I didn't pay the £95 that they seem to go for. It was a display item (therefore new) but missing its power supply. I thought that it would be easy to get another one but it turned out to be less easy than I thought it would be as the radio had a different sized socket fitted compared to what everyone's records said it should have. In the end I changed the socket to match the PSU but it was a faff I wasn't expecting.

Just noticed that someone on Amazon UK marketplace is selling refurbished ones for £70. Pure One Flow Portable Music Streaming System with DAB: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

One further thought. Do you really need it to have FM capability? If you have a suitable audio amplifier then why not an internet radio tuner? This what I have in France and I use a Pinnacle Soundbridge like this one. Pinnacle SoundBridge HomeMusic Model M400PX | eBay

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Just noticed that you need a USB socket, presumably to play music off a USB drive. The Pure One Flow doesn't have this so is not suitable for you. Sorry.
 
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I don't think you will get an internet radio with FM but without DAB. Certainly mine has all three.
Thanks Paul.
The Sangean WFR-28C (black) has FM (with RDS) but no DAB and off course with Wifi Internet Radio
 
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Silly question 1), why do you want FM ?

Question 2) Single speaker (combined audio) output, or do you want two channel separation ?
 
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Silly question 1), why do you want FM ?

Question 2) Single speaker (combined audio) output, or do you want two channel separation ?
Good questions actually
I need FM because 1: We don't have DAB, 2: WIFI is not always available, especially after going to bed as I switch off the ADSL entirely and I can set my favorite FM radio stations to listen to on sleep mode for example.
Single speaker will do fine, but a stereo audio out would be a plus.
The search is for a relative who is not in the best of health and WiFi is not always available.
I would consider IR only if the price is really attractive, but the speaker is a must.
 
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especially after going to bed as I switch off the ADSL entirely and I can set my favorite FM radio stations to listen to on sleep mode for example.
The adsl should be left on 24/7 otherwise it can give really poor proformace.

Does your favourite radio station have a web stream?
 
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The adsl should be left on 24/7 otherwise it can give really poor proformace.

Does your favourite radio station have a web stream?
Not sure if this is true. I switch it off every night and so far the performance is normal.
Some have web streams, but I prefer FM because my Sangean radio has limited stored channels : 5 IR+5 FM
 
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You didn't mention again about the USB port. If you don't need that then the Pure One Flow will do the job.
 
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You didn't mention again about the USB port. If you don't need that then the Pure One Flow will do the job.
I think the Pure One Flow has been discontinued
One Flow Portable Digital Internet Radio - Black | Pure
Their latest models are too expensive
Thanks anyway Paul.
I think my best choice so far is the Sangean 28C (Black) from the US. It has everything I need except for the price (as I said before this is not for me)
From past experience, it comes with a 110V-240V AC Adapter with US terminals plug and I have a European mains adapter for it.
 
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I think the Pure One Flow has been discontinued
One Flow Portable Digital Internet Radio - Black | Pure
Their latest models are too expensive
Thanks anyway Paul.
I think my best choice so far is the Sangean 28C (Black) from the US. It has everything I need except for the price (as I said before this is not for me)
From past experience, it comes with a 110V-240V AC Adapter with US terminals plug and I have a European mains adapter for it.
No point offering alternatives if your mind is already made up.
 
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The DAB feature seems to add a lot to the cost and I don't need it.
Found GOSO Internet+FM (no USB, but has 2.5W speaker output and a line out.
Might be worth considering cost including shipment and taxes $100
Amazon.com: GOSO Internet/FM Radio Music Player and Alarm Clock Connects with Wi-Fi/WLAN/Ethernet Tunes to 14,000 Stations Around the World: Electronics

2.5W ?

you were the one asking for USB , so why are you considering ordering/posting a link when it doesn't have the facility ?
 
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The Pure One Flow may be discontinued but what about the refurbished ones I posted a link to?
 
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The Pure One Flow may be discontinued but what about the refurbished ones I posted a link to?
Sorry Paul for the delay to reply, but regarding the refurbished unit:
No sellers are currently delivering this item to Israel
The Pinnacle bridge shipment cost is too expensive.
Thanks very much for the suggestions.
 
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I didn't check for carriage to Israel, sorry.

These people do quote for carriage to Israel, however. £69.95 and £7.99 for signed international delivery. The power supply will be for a UK socket of course. This one is black but a white version is also available.

Pure One Flow Internet DAB Radio DAB Radio Black 759454815516 | eBay

It sounds like I'm really pushing this radio but it's only because it seems to be a good little item.
 
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I didn't check for carriage to Israel, sorry.

These people do quote for carriage to Israel, however. £69.95 and £7.99 for signed international delivery. The power supply will be for a UK socket of course. This one is black but a white version is also available.

Pure One Flow Internet DAB Radio DAB Radio Black 759454815516 | eBay

It sounds like I'm really pushing this radio but it's only because it seems to be a good little item.
Thanks again Paul.
I am sure this is a good radio but I need a brand new gadget with at least one or two years warranty.
Also I have to take into account the taxes to pay when the item arrives to Israel and that can be quite a hassle most of the times buying from eBay.
My best experience is ordering items from Amazon (sold by Amazon, not a different seller) as they have better shipment rates and they guarantee the taxes I need to pay so I have no hidden charges when the item is delivered.
 
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OK. Fair enough.
 
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