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Is There Really A Market For Such An Expensive Portable Radio??

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My Pandora was schizophrenic before i had kids, With 2 little girls it's ridiculous 馃槅
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My Pandora was schizophrenic before i had kids, With 2 little girls it's ridiculous 馃槅

skip to about 2 minutes 40 seconds.
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I think it's safe to assume he has a little girl or two in his family.
Pretty sure I've got the same song memorized from being around my g-niece.
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I have tinnitus and the background music helps to drown it out.When I am the only one working on a job and no one is home its to quiet for me to ignore the tinnitus.
Boys are the way to go. Girls are more expensive and have bad music, like to shop, emotions and stuff
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I always make sure I sing along loudly and badly to whatever is playing just to amuse myself and annoy the subs.
We had an electrician on the job site once that was singing "loudly and badly" to the oldies station that we had playing on the radio. We switched to the "alternative" station and it shut him right up because he didn't know any of the words.
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"Loudly and badly" is how my kids will describe my singing Waylon and the boys in my truck
I have that Festool radio / speaker. It鈥檚 ok. There was an introduction price and I know I paid less that that price.
After several years the Bluetooth no longer works. The radio is ok but not great for reception. I do think it sounds very good, but these days all these speakers sound great.

I only allow a radio when inside and the property is unoccupied. I hate an outside radio, it鈥檚 like those motorcycles that up close you can not make out the sound but 6 blocks away everyone can hear it.
I purchased the Festool radio last year...along with the fast charger and an extra power pack. The batteries work well with other Festool product as does that charger.

As for the radio.....hard to beat. Reception is great subject to where you're set up to work...but even with that, it does grab distant FM stations.
I use Bluetooth and my Sandisk MP3 player with two or three days worth of "my" style of music that I truly enjoy. If set in with bluetooth and my phone it will play my library via amazon and if a call comes in, the music stops and I can use it as a speaker phone within a reasonable range from the mic. Auxillary ports for attaching other sources are there and pretty much any connector port has a dust shield.

The case is tough enough to take on the rigors of working in the elements....not waterproof, but survives small showers, dusting or getting dumped on the ground. The sound is incredible and the volume will get over most job site noise....to the point of worrying the neighbors.

It's a good investment but definitely one to stow away if you leave the job as the radio can sprout legs because it is a great sounding music box. I had someone borrow it after I got it; someone ratted the thief out to me and I took all 275lbs, 6ft 5in of me over to give the moron ONE CHANCE to give it back. "I just borrowed it." was the response while he handed it over.



Easy to turn off if I don't need the distraction with a simple mute
No music on the jobsite and I don't think I've played the radio in the truck since Rush Limbaugh died.
If I'm doing something monotonous, I may play Pandora on the phone.
Gotta have tunes in my van, have a ton of music on thumb drives and Tidal. I invested thousands in my system for my work van so I definitely use it.
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Depends on the project I'm working on if I'm gonna have music going or not.


I've got 2 of these, I'm surprised the festool is comparably priced.

Radio is the first tool to come out in the morning, I can't work in silence. I'm always thinking ahead and without back round noise I can't focus on what I'm doing. Volume appropriate to job site conditions. Some of the longest days I've worked were without a radio.
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We did not allow music on the jobsites. It can be a distraction which can be a safety hazard. Might also drown out the sound of dangerous equipment working nearby, verbal communication, etc.
We're there to work, boogie on your own time. 馃榿

At home in my shop working on things and tinkering, I've always got some music going.
bonus points when it's in Spanish.
My brother and I shingled a house in Creswell, Oregon, about 25 years ago.

There was a concrete crew setting forms a couple lots over. Loud music was playing from one of the trucks.

鈥淎chy Breaky Heart鈥 is worse in Spanish.

And worse on repeat.

And worse on repeat for four hours.


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An electrician I know told me he had some kids on a job he was working on and they had the radio on he said it was loud and annoying music. When they went to lunch he unplugged the radio and switched the wiring to 220 ( I鈥檓 not sure of the details I think it was a new house build ). Anyway when they came back they plugged the radio in and nothing. He said the were messing with it trying to get it to play.
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I remember pocket sized "transistor radios", didn't you all have one?

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Absolutely...leather case and all.
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I remember pocket sized "transistor radios", didn't you all have one?

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When I was a youngster those many many years ago I worked weekends at my fathers service station. I was a Sinclair, one of the promos was a Dino the Dinosaur 9V transistor radio.

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When I was a youngster those many many years ago I worked weekends at my fathers service station. I was a Sinclair, one of the promos was a Dino the Dinosaur 9V transistor radio.

Tom
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