Written on: 26/01/2005 by coach mcguirk (1 review written)
Good sound quality.
Good DAB reception (in Central London at least)
Mains hum on speaker when in standby mode.
Drains batteries when in standy (6 x C batteries last a few days at most in standby)
Extremely limited "sleep" and alarm functions.
Received this Ferguson FRG-120D unit as a Christmas present. While the sound quality and reception are great, there are serious problems with the unit. The main one being that even in Standby mode, the speaker emits an audible hum. This also drains the batteries at an alarming rate (6xC lasted a couple of days in standby for me). Ludicrously, it means you have to plug the mains cable into the radio to stop it draining the batteries. The manual makes reference to a "DC Switch" on the unit, but there is none there. It's an ELEMENTARY design fault, and it's scandalous that Dixons Group are manufacturing this under the Ferguson name, yet denying any knowledge regarding the faults inherent in the unit.