Sangean AM/FM Stereo Portable Radio with Voice Prompts, PR-D17, Black

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Original price was: $139.99.Current price is: $82.82.

  • 1.6 watts output power (0.8 watts x 2 speakers)
  • Dual 2.5-in. full-range stereo speakers
  • balanced performance without overemphasizing bass or treble
  • stereo/mono switch
  • Helpful voice prompts (English or Spanish), large, easy-to-read LCD display with backlight, high-contrast large yellow controls, large digital tuning and volume knobs, and preset keys with raised symbols to aid identification for visually impaired users
Sangean AM/FM Stereo Portable Radio with Voice Prompts, PR-D17, Black
Sangean AM/FM Stereo Portable Radio with Voice Prompts, PR-D17, Black

Original price was: $139.99.Current price is: $82.82.

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Specification: Sangean AM/FM Stereo Portable Radio with Voice Prompts, PR-D17, Black

Product Dimensions

2.8 x 5.4 x 10.06 inches

Item Weight

2.02 pounds



Item model number


Date First Available

June 24, 2019

Reviews (10)

10 reviews for Sangean AM/FM Stereo Portable Radio with Voice Prompts, PR-D17, Black

4.9 out of 5
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  1. Sailorman

    I actually purchased this radio to give to my daughter. She is a Special Ed teacher of the visually impaired working in GA. I thought it would be a good teaching aid and introduce her students to its availability.
    I have other Sangean radios and knew the quality would be there. I decided to run it through the ringer before I gave it to her problem free. I found the radio met all my expectations and performed very well. The voice prompts were clear and easy to understand with the exception of “seek up” which took me a while to realize what she was saying. The sound is very good and volume more than adequate. Overall I was very satisfied with the radio. I’ll update my post if necessary after my daughter has had a chance to use it.

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  2. Andrew Kranichfeld

    It’s a cool product and it works well. My one major complaint is you should be able to turn off the speech when you’re changing channels. Even on presets when you press the button, it will announce the FM or a.m. channel which is really annoying after a while. Other than that it’s a nice product for blind people. Good sound quality, gets a lot of stations and pretty easy to use.

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  3. Gary F.

    Straight to the point:
    My wife has been legally blind for years and now her eyesight is about totally gone. Over the years we have gotten several items that were supposed to be for the VIPs (visually impaired person). A lot of the things we received, even a sighted person couldn’t use, much less a VIP. I assume these items were engineered by sighted person who really didn’t know what a VIP needed or could use. When I came across this radio I was very skeptical. I read the review that came with it from the individual that was a VIP and I was impressed by what he wrote, to where I ordered the radio. And lo and behold to my surprise it must have been engineered by a VIP or someone who has a VIP in their family or a close friend that is a VIP.
    I gave it a Five Star Plus. It’s well made, very sturdy, and for reception it’s better than any of the radios we now own. It’s very easy to learn and to operate for a VIP. It’s engineered to last a long long time. Most portable radios have antennas that are made from low grade material and break or bend in short order. A VIP can put extra strain on items they handle because of their loss of vision. The antenna on this radio is made out of a high quality heavy metal material that under normal use, a VIP or anyone would have trouble bending or breaking it. As for the sound it beats the radios we now own. Overall I can’t believe just how great this radio is. As for any cons right now I do not know of any. I’m not the one that’s visually impaired so I will add this, my VIP wife loves it. And after a few tries and some coaching she can operate it very easily. We both highly recommend it to any VIP. Considering it does what it’s supposed to, it’s well worth the price.

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  4. Jim Woodworker

    Was looking for a small table radio that I could pre-set stations and sounded good. This is it!

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  5. William

    Well thought out , well built , good sound.
    Visually impaired can learn to navigate the controls.

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  6. John

    I just hit the jackpot. I took my chances with buying an used version of the Sangean PR-D 17 at a deep discount. When I opened it, the radio was in brand new condition. It sounds amazing and the tuner is above all other radio I am so very happy. Thank you Amazon.

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  7. Clyde Stout

    this is a well-designed radio. I like knowing where I am on the radio dial whenever I turn on the radio. This is helpful in particular when you are looking for distant A.M. stations at night (called DXing).

    And, speaking of DXing, the A.M. was quite good … surprisingly good. In fact, it rivaled the C. Crane Company’s EP Pro radio, and even came close to their CC Radio 2e, which up to now had been my radio of choice for distant A.M. reception.

    I recommend you purchase this radio if you are visually impaired, and if, when turning on your radio, you have struggled to find your way on the A.M. dial because you didn’t know what frequency you are on.

    the F.M. band was quite sensitive and also very selective, and it was a pleasure to finally be able to hear F.M. stations in stereo through the speakers without having to put on earbuds to hear them in stereo as I did with muy other radios.

    the “aux in” jack worked quite nicely, and aI was able to play my MP3 files through the radio’s speakers quite nicely with a lot of output. so, you might say, it was a very nice audio player as well as a nice radio.

    I have not yet tried the sleep timer, nor have I set the clock, so perhaps I’ll have more word on that later.

    All in all, you can’t go wrong purchasing this radio. It is the best radio that a visually impaired person can buy for the price, and it is quite thoughtfully designed.

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  8. sclark28443

    I got this for a visually impaired elderly man that loves music and sports. It is so easy to use. Just set the buttons and turn on. It announces the preset station, can search for new stations, is really clear and loud. He loves it!

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  9. Moshe

    This was bought for an elderly relative with poor eyesight. She is able to easily handle the large dial controls – the electronic buttons on most radios were impossible for her.
    Sound quality is excellent, antenna quite good reception, and an added plus – the volume can be turned up to very loud which is very handy for her. It is a quality product at a good price.
    The radio is heavy, but the portability with battery power is still a big plus.

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  10. Yesitmatters

    Updating my review to “5 star”. At my home in NJ I cannot get reception w/o antenna, but in mom’s assisted living the reception is perfect on all stations. This radio is perfect for people with low vision.
    thoughtfully designed & every button speaks out loud to tell you what it is and what it’s doing.
    Perfect for someone who can’t see. This is going to change mom’s life now that she can listen to 5 different FM stations without fumbling trying to read dials. Great that it has the 60-minute sleep button as well. Also great that there is a button you can press and it will tell you the time. Some suggestion for 2.0 version – add a big remote, allow for 10 FM stations (still needs thoughtfully designed buttons, however), make the whole radio bigger so there can be bigger buttons and the radio will be more stable. When people can’t see their hands can be clumsy and this light-weight radio started to tip over. I’m sure it will be fine once mom gets the hang of it. Thanks for creating such as thoughtful and very needed item for low-vision folks.

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