Receiver Review: Sangean ATS-606
Year Introduced: 1995 (A version seen in 1996)
Power: 4.5 Volts DC (3 AA batteries), optional AC adaptor
Size: 148 x 89 x 30 mm
Weight: 300 g
Price: ATS-606A €148, US$160, CAN$220, £130, A$230. ATS-606P US$?, CAN$300
Coverage: 153 kHz - 29.995 MHz, FM
This review was compiled independently. The Medium Wave Circle and Radio Netherlands has no financial connection with Sangean, the manufacturer of this receiver.
FM stereo is through the headphones. Dual clocks for local and UTC display, alarm, sleep timer. No SSB or synchronous detector. 54 programmable memories, 18 for SW, 18 for FM, the rest on LW/MW. 1 kHz tuning steps on AM. Has a useful auto tuning system that stores the strongest FM, LW, MW stations which is useful when you arrive at a travel destination and want to check the local stations quickly. Keyboard lock for travelling. Also sold as ATS-606P that includes AC power adaptor and ANT-60 portable (reel) SW antenna. Single selectivity setting. In short, this is a budget version of the ATS-808A, which is slightly smaller and only has a single bandwidth option. That said, for the money, this receiver offers good value in most markets.
This review first appeared on the Radio Netherlands website.