Sangean RCR-22 Atomic Clock Radio

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    Sangean RCR-22 Atomic Clock Radio


    The most popular Sangean RCR-22 clock radio combines the best atomic clock functions with convenient footprint design and Sangean radio technology. For starters, the radio updates its time automatically from the U.S. Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado so you are assured of accurate and reliable time. It will even adjust itself automatically for daylight saving time. The large illuminated LCD screen gives you all the vital information such as time, date, day of the week, sleep, wake times, naptime and radio information.

    Separate adjustable nap and sleep timers with HWS gentle wake up system makes sure you get the wake up message. The two alarm system allows 2 wake up times per day and you can select which days for the alarm activation. The clock radio is silver with a modern and sleek footprint.

    General Information
    Manufacturer Sangean America, Inc
    Manufacturer Part Number RCR-22
    Manufacturer Website Address
    Brand Name Sangean
    Product Model RCR-22
    Product Name RCR-22 Atomic Clock Radio
    Product Type Clock Radio
    Technical Information
    Number of Alarms 2
    Frequency Band/Bandwidth AM
    Station Presets 7 - FM
    Display & Graphics
    Screen Type LCD
    Screen Illumination Color White
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor Desktop
    Additional Information
    • Adjustable sleep timer (15-120 min.)
    • Adjustable nap timer (10-120 min.)
    • Adjustable alarm buzzer level
    • Week Day selection
    • Time Zone switch
    • Aux-in
    • Headphone out
    • Snooze

    Customer Reviews

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    • Nice to see

      I love this clock radio. Great sound, easy to read and program. Good value. I would recommend this item!

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    • Not what we expected

      This clock radio didn't live up to our expectations. The display was of such low contrast that the numbers were hard to make out no matter what brightness was selected, The atomic clock feature wasn't able to pick up any signal no matter where we moved the clock or antenna.

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    • M Matyas

      Real nice and easy to set up. Sound is great and the price is very reasonable.

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    • A great replacement

      The radio is great! I wanted a clock radio with good reception and this radio fits the bill! It's a bit difficult to set up, but well worth rereading directions! I ordered it for my husband and I'm going to order one for me, it's an excellent choice!

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    • Rose

      I am a radio person who listens to talk and music. Both are very clear and have good tone quality. A feature that I really like is that I can listen to something before going to sleep on one station and have another station wake me in the morning. The light is very bright and I have not been successful in dimming it. That is the only complaint that I have. Price was very good.

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    • Absolutely the BEST bedside radio I've ever owned

      I have been looking for a good, simple bedside radio for 3 years now, something without an "ipod" or fancy plug-in speakers or any of that other trash. I've spent $25-40.00 each on other radios over the past few years, only to be disappointed. This Sangean is terrific! Besides the great sound, the "nap" timer/alarm is perfect for that "power-nap"-you don't have to mess around with setting the alarm. The push-buttons are a big plus, as I switch stations all the time. The alarm selections and the complete display of all the things that are set and going on with the radio are just fantastic-you know exactly what you have set up on the radio at a quick glance. I couldn't be happier and I may order a "back-up'" for myself or for a gift!

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    • On Time

      This is an outstanding Product. I really enjoy the dual alarm features and the modulating volume when the alarm sounds (increasing from low to high) so that you are not vaulted out of bed from such a booming sound. I wish that the display could be completely dimmed verses only slightly (display light is to bright even on the lowest setting). There is a feature on the bottom of the clock, which assist with the day light savings. Make sure it is set for the correct time zone.

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    • Very nice tabletop alarm clock/radio

      Easy to use, good sound for a tabletop. Controls are easy to use, especially like the alarm, display glows brighter and then beeper starts very quietly and slowly escalates. Atomic clock function keeps it on time. Excellent product!

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    • gREAt reception

      We live in a rural area. We had 3 clock radios, but none could receive radio signals and my wife wanted to be awakened by music, which she would leave on as she prepared for work in the morning. I checked reviews and found the Sangean was noted for excellent radio reception, as well as numerous other features that made the radio very attractive. We weren't disappointed! Great radio reception & features. So glad I purchased this radio, it's everything we wanted and more.

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    • Sangean RCR-22 Clock Radio

      The sound quality of this radio is excellent, as is the visual display. The backlight is a really convenient feature, as it not only allows the time to be easily viewed, but it also makes acts as a nightlight. There are, however, a few drawbacks. One is that the instruction book does not have a table of contents or index. Also, in discussing how to program the radio for listening for a given period of time, one is instructed to "press and hold the Standby Button". Nowhere in the illustrations and descriptions of all of the various buttons on the radio does the manual show a "Standby Button"--which turns out to be the Power/Sleep Button. And nowhere in the instruction manual or on the warranty document could I find a telephone number to call for customer/technical support. This is a well-built product, but the instructions to operate it seem a bit complicated for those of us who are not terribly technically savvy. Given time and patience we can figure it out.

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    Questions & Answers

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    • I pressed the NAP button, now the display shows NAP and I can't turn it off. How do I turn it off?

      • Hello qtremp, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

      • I just saw your question - I hope you figured it out, but if not, it's easy - though not instantly apparent! Just hold it down (like setting the "sleep" function" and watch the display as the minutes tick off until it gets to OFF then let go. I wish they'd have put this button elsewhere, but it's the only thing wrong with this radio!

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    • Why did you choose this product?

      • I needed new alarm clock and this was the best price and product i found.

      • rating of of the radios I've seen.

      • Prefer atomic radio alarm and my old one has seen better days and needs to be replaced. The old one is so old it has the old daylight saving chip in it!

      • It looked very fancy to me i just like the looks of it

      • I want a simple Clock Radio with good sound. The price was higher that I had in mind, but this product had a good rating.

      • Fathers Day present

      • quality based on on-line reviews

      • After shopping six stores, couldn't find anything that was simple. Or they were too cheap.

      • because of the reported reception possible

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    • what color is the electric cord on this clock radio?

      • Hello clock, the power cord on this clock radio is grey. I hope this answer helps. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • Does this clock/radio have a battery backup?

      • Hello Charlie, unfortunately, this radio does have a battery backup. Thanks for shopping with us! Matthew P.

    • Can I program alarm for M 7am T 8am W 7am T 8am F 7am. Weekend no alarm. This is college schedule and would like to set and use all semester. Thanks

      • if you can find an older rcr-22, then you can set alarms to go off on certain days. The current version only allows selecting weekday or weekend or once.

      • I haven't been able to figure out how to turn the alarm OFF. It goes off at the strangest times.

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    • I see 2 alarms. Can you have an alarm time for weekdays and a different alarm time for weekends?

      • Hi teenboys, the Sangean RCR-22 Atomic Clock Radio can have an alarm time for weekdays and a different alarm time for weekends. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!


      • Hello deloresd, with the Sangean RCR-22 Atomic Clock Radio once the clock is set you can program the dual alarms to wake to your favorite AM or FM station or take advantage of the Humane Waking System. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!

    • What is the size of the number display?

      • Thank you for contacting us carm9229. Approx 1.5 inch high. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      • the alpha-numeric characters look like 1/2 inch and the icons are 1/4 inch high

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    • The clock ooks white in the pic but the description says it is silver. What color is the clock? I am not excited about white, but the review are so good....

      • Hello, alligatores. Hope your day is going well. This clock is a light silver. Lighting often changes the color of an online item.Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.

    • Does this product have a dimmer and does it have an earphone jack - thanks

    • With regards to daylight savings time. Now that it has changed, will this clock set on the correct weekend? I have another auto time set clock and it still resets DST on the old schedule.

      • You will just need to do it by hand if it doesn't change the time. Hopefully it will. Or, unplug it for an hour.

    • I assume this has AM. But does it have presets for AM as well as FM?

      • We will work on getting this information for you and will post when it becomes available.

    • Does this radio have a separate sleep timer one can put on at night so it will play for 30/60 seconds and then automatically go off?

      • Yes, this is what one customer said in her review, "There is also a handy sleep timer that allows you to fall asleep listening to your favorite radio station from 15 minutes up to 2 hours."

    • Can the radio be turned off automatically at a specified time? I am looking for a good radio that has that feature and has good sound quality.

    • What is the size of this clock radio?

      • I am asking the question ... I have no idea of it's size at this time. Maryanne Timmons

      • The dimensions are 9.inches x 9.5 inches x 4.0 inches.

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