The Sony XDR-F1HD has excellent analog performance. It has a hot, selective front end, and even on analog signals, got rid of my horrendous multipath problems (I live in Manhattan.)
Used to have to move my antenna for every station to minimize multipath distortion. Now, one position of the stock dipole is all I need. Amazing.
1-It will automatically detect and enable "HD" or digital reception if present on signal. This works well, but the analog signal may sound superior on a lot of stations. The "HD" signal will be quiet, of course, but the high end will be mp3 like, as u prob. know.
2-No mono button.
1-Go to link for user mods to add a "force analog" button and mono button.
2-Fine sound quality.
3-Amazing front end.
4-99 bucks -- there's a $50.00 rebate for a limited time. So $50.00
5-Sleep timer for those of you listening to "Echoes" in the wee hours. Hahaha.
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