What’s the best radio sold at Solid Signal?

It’s been a lifelong quest for me. I remember it as if it were yesterday, although it was closer to 40 years ago. Even as a school kid, I was interested in technology and home theater gear. One of my teachers knew this and asked me a question. He asked where he could find a real high-quality radio. When he was a kid, radios cost a lot and were housed in large wooden cabinets. While he knew he wouldn’t get a wood cabinet, he wanted a radio with the best possible sound quality. He wanted something reliable. Sadly, neither of us really had an option back then beyond the local Radio Shack and some obscure mail order catalogs.

I wish I’d known about this radio.

This is C. Crane’s CC-RADIO-3. This is the radio my teacher really wanted. No, it’s not cheap, but it has the quality you want. It’s not only built extraordinarily well, but with a large speaker and Bluetooth audio, it’s going to give you the best possible sound from AM and FM radio. Not only that you can also tune the 2-meter ham band and even the weather band.

The radio for people who really like radio.

You get memories, you get bass and treble controls, and you get 250-hour battery life. This is one serious radio.

If you’re listening in a crowded area, you’ll want to use the Bluetooth feature of this radio. Unlike other, less expensive radio, the Bluetooth experience has been extensively tuned to reduce any noise or static introduced into the AM or FM broadcast. Your experience through good Bluetooth headphones should be the best you’ve ever heard.

Like someone is standing next to you.

That’s how C. Crane advertises the sound quality of this radio. That’s a pretty strong claim, but I can tell you this radio lives up to it. There’s no doubt this is the best radio I’ve ever heard for FM and traditional AM broadcasting. It’s so good you won’t even miss the lack of HD radio.

A radio for a lifetime

C.Crane products aren’t like other radios. I would be willing to bet that if you bought a C. Crane radio, it would last you decades. It could be the last radio you ever need. When you look at it that way the cost is really quite reasonable.

If you don’t believe me, try this radio out for yourself. It’s available at SolidSignal.com but order it as soon as you can! This radio is so successful that we have been having trouble keeping it in stock. If you look at our product page and it’s backordered, give us a call at 888-233-7563 and we should be able to tell you when it’s in stock and if we have a waiting list set up at that particular moment. You’ll be glad you did.

If this radio isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, check out the great selection of radios at SolidSignal.com, priced for every budget. Of course you get what you pay for, but if you’re looking for something short term you might want to check out our lower-priced options. They won’t match the quality of a C. Crane radio but they might fit the bill.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.