Audio equipment

The following audio equipment have been owned and used by Hans Sundgren.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphone

Image courtesy: Bose

Technical data

  • Audio connection: Bluetooth and stereo jack (3.5mm)
  • Noise cancellation: Active acoustic type in 2 sensitivity steps
  • Operating time: 20 h
  • Charging time: 2 h
  • Charging connector: Micro USB
  • User interface: Buttons and voice instructions
  • Dimensions: 18×17×8 cm
  • Weight: 0.31 kg

February 2018

Hans employer gives a discount when bying the noise cancellation headphone. Many of Hans´ coworkers uses these headphone when working. The headphone arrived 2018-02-18 and has a non-subsidised cost of 3990 SEK.

The headphone is expensive but offers so many features. It is easy to connect to the iPhone via the Bose connect app.

Good

  • High quality sound, good written instructions
  • Good noise cancellation

Bad

  • Nothing, perhaps the price
Aiwa XR-MD101
Aiwa stereo

Image courtesy: Aiwa

Technical data

  • Functions: Mini Disc (MD), CD player, cssette deck and tuner
  • Receiver: FM 76–108 MHz, AM 531–1602 kHz
  • Power output: 30+30 W
  • Interfaces: xxx
  • Power consumption: xxx W
  • Dimensions: xxx ×xxx×xxx mm
  • Weight: x kg

Documents

December 1999

So far Hans had never owned a fixed stereo system. He had xxxx

Good

  • xxx
  • xxxx

Bad

  • ???
  • ???
Grundig Sonoclock 400

Technical data

  • Function: Clock radio with battery backup
  • FM and AM, digital tuning
  • Time setting with summer time button
  • Voltage supply from 230 V AC
  • Battery backup: 2×AAA
  • Dimensions: 170×135×110 mm
  • Weight: 0.7 kg

Documents

  • None

August 1995

Hans gets a small flat in Stockholm for sleeping over. He needs a nice clock radio and finds this one in an old fashion radio store at Hornsgatan.

Good

  • Very good sound, nice design
  • Battery backup

Bad

  • Not clear how to set time
  • ???
Mark Sing a song, model Prelude 11064

Technical data

  • Function: double cassette sing-along system with 2 microphones
  • Double cassette drives
  • Recording from one drive to the other
  • Speed control
  • Equaliser
  • Echo effect
  • Voltage supply from 230 V AC 24 W or 12-15 V DC via external supply or 15 V DC via 10 "D"-type internal batteries
  • Dimensions: 315×440×200 mm
  • Weight: 6.0 kg without batteries

Documents

  • None

January 1992 (probably)

A double cassette sing-along system with 2 microphones.

Hans uses this system occassionally the first year. Then it is put in the basement.

Good

  • xxx
  • xxxx

Bad

  • ???
  • ???

End of life 2011

In May 2011 the unit is recycled because it has not been used for 20 years. At this time cassette tapes and CDs are replaced by MP3. Sing-a-song system are now based on game stations like Sony Playstation, Microsoft X-box and Nintendo Wii.

Barcom CR-200

Technical data

  • Function: Kitchen radio with battery backup
  • FM 88–108 MHz and AM 540–1600 kHz, analog tuning
  • Voltage supply from 230 V AC
  • Battery backup: 9 V
  • Dimensions: 200×155×75 mm
  • Weight: 0.8 kg

Documents

  • None

July 1991

Hans gets a new flat in Rönnby and needs a kitchen radio. This one has a mounting frame that is attached underneath the kitchen storage boxes.

Good

  • Easy to switch preprogrammed radio-channels set by dials on the back.
  • Easy to read clock

Bad

  • Not accurate clock
  • ???
Philips portable clock radio 90AS100

Technical data

  • Functions: Clock radio
  • Receiver type: Syper-hetrodyne
  • Receiver: FM xx–xx MHz, AM xxx–xxxx kHz
  • Power output: 0.2 W
  • Interfaces: None
  • Batteries: 4×1.5 V AA
  • Dimensions: 172×110×40 mm
  • Weight: 0.2 kg

Documents

  • None

January 1974

Hans has earned some money during his summer job and decided to get the latest invention: A portable clock radio with LCD display. So far all clock radios were mains connected using LED displays.

This is probably one of the first radios with an LCD clock.

weblink 90AS100 on radio museum

Good

  • xxx
  • xxxx

Bad

  • ???
  • ???
Pocket transistor radio

Technical data

  • XXX

Documents

  • None

December 1966 ?

At Christmas Hans gets a typical Japanese transistor radio in pocket format with extendable antenna. It is light blue and has only three controls; a combined volume control on/off swich, a tuning knob and on the back side; an AM/FM selector switch.

Something similar to a Realtone.

Good

  • Hans' first radio, and a very cool one because it is soo small. His friends are impressed.
  • On mediumwave, Hans can listen to Radio Luxembourg.

Bad

  • ?Limited sound quality
  • ???