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Old 06-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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What's the best jobsite radio out there? Something that's got good sound across the board (high mids lows) and is able to kick out enough wattage. What do you guys recommend?

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What's the best jobsite radio out there? Something that's got good sound across the board (high mids lows) and is able to kick out enough wattage. What do you guys recommend?
How about earphones, so you don't have to bother other workers, that may not enjoy the same music you do?

Just a suggestion!

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How about earphones, so you don't have to bother other workers, that may not enjoy the same music you do?

Just a suggestion!
For the work I do (at least right now). I don't usually have to worry about being around other trades. I don't do much if any new construction work so I'm usually (with my helper or two) the only one there running data cabling or installing things. Also it would be use full for set construction days when I'm doing film stuff.

I'm not a huge fan of music on the job site blaring but I'd like to have something that will more than adequately get the job done for the times I do want / need it.
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For the work I do (at least right now). I don't usually have to worry about being around other trades. I don't do much if any new construction work so I'm usually (with my helper or two) the only one there running data cabling or installing things. Also it would be use full for set construction days when I'm doing film stuff.

I'm not a huge fan of music on the job site blaring but I'd like to have something that will more than adequately get the job done for the times I do want / need it.
The thing is..... I am a fan of music, I was a full time musician for a few years. My only beef is with, some workers ( all trades ) that crank up their radios, and wonder why it bothers others. Possibly in the next room, there is another worker with his radio cranked up to a different station. Meanwhile you are trying to concentrate, maybe troubleshoot.

That's my peeve!
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I prefer no radio.
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I prefer no radio.
So do I..................and my dad. We don't like radios in job sites.

I like to listen to music, but I think it can distract me while I work. I have never used an IPod while I work either. I'll try it later on and see what happens. I think it will just cause trouble because dad and I are always talking and asking for thinks and with a radio or headphones we wouldn't be able to listen to each other.
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Well we already have a discussion about preference of radio or no radio.

As I said I don't usually use one but I'd like to find one that is good quality, also I can use it for playback for music video shoots I do on the side.
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Well we already have a discussion about preference of radio or no radio.

As I said I don't usually use one but I'd like to find one that is good quality, also I can use it for playback for music video shoots I do on the side.


Yeah.

Frasbee has the Bosch one.
And I think McClary has the Milwaukee one.
Other members have the DeWalt one.

Just buy the one you like best and can charge your batteries.

I think I didn't help even a bit.
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Yeah.

Frasbee has the Bosch one.
And I think McClary has the Milwaukee one.
Other members have the DeWalt one.

Just buy the one you like best and can charge your batteries.

I think I didn't help even a bit.
How good are the battery ones would be my question, battery life and power. I don't mind plugging in.
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I gave away my DeWalt radio to a young guy I worked with last year. I had it for nearly 8 years and 99% of the time it just occupied space either in my truck or on a shelf.

It came free with a kit I bought otherwise I'd have never owned it but after 8 years of occupying space I finally decided to get rid of the damned thing and gave it away to someone I felt would use and enjoy it.
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Every 'job site' style radio I've seen (and heard) on the job has such crappy sound I can't believe someone actually ponies up a c-note for it. They can't stay tuned into a radio station (they always drift), and CDs skip like rocks on a pond.

I have in the past used a simple $40 RCA AM/FM/CD player with a remote. It can play MP3s, which I burn with my computer onto a CD at 'Voice' quality. At a job site, you can't hear the difference between 'voice' and 'best' anyway. I can put 350-400 songs on one CD, so set the unit to Shuffle and I can listen all day long without hearing a duplicate.

If I need to, I can use the remote to pause the CD so I can talk to someone.
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How good are the battery ones would be my question, battery life and power. I don't mind plugging in.
Edrick! You may have to compare each jobsite radio.

I'm sure there will be many answers to your question.

Different strokes for different folks.

I was always satisfied with a small ghetto blaster, set at a volume that I could hear. It was soon drowned out by someone with a bigger and louder one.

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milwaukee has the best audio quality due to they use rockford fostgate stuff

I have some piece of **** black and decker one, but it works.

I also had a dewalt one, till it fell off a building.
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no. we where working out in a remote town, and the static finally pissed me off so much i threw it off the roof....

I have dropped 2 ipods off high rises though
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no. we where working out in a remote town, and the static finally pissed me off so much i threw it off the roof....

I have dropped 2 ipods off high rises though
Somebody needs to relax..................
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Somebody needs to relax..................
How about some nice soothing Music.....oops......
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I had a Dewalt that charged batteries. It always buzzed when it was charging. I have the Milwaukee M12 model and like it real well. I usually plug my IPod in to it and listen to what I want. It has really good sound quality. I have the bigger Milwaukee too. I won it at a counter day at the supply house. It stays in the work shop. It has better sound quality but is too big to have in the way on the truck.
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What's the best jobsite radio out there? Something that's got good sound across the board (high mids lows) and is able to kick out enough wattage. What do you guys recommend?

OSP i thought you were asking about job radios were not aloud to have any on our job site sorry i miss read your post . But we have Kenwood two ways there tuff radios . We can not listen to music during work or any time at the job its a safety thing .

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The GE Superadio was always been the favorite one for jobsite use. The older ones command a high price on the resale market. They have a tuned RF stage on both AM and FM, so they're great for distant reception. Granted, they're only mono but who could hear the difference on a jobsite. Most of the tradesmen I worked with had a decent quality boombox, that they bought from a garage sale or a thriftshop. As a radio collector, I have a Dewalt and a Milwaukee jobsite radio. Neither one is that impressive in performance or sound quality.

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