Panasonic 2400EB-K Portable AM/FM Radio Review

Panasonic 2400EB-K Radio

Summary:
Ideal if you want a straightforward, no-frills AM/FM radio for less than £30.

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The Panasonic 2400EB-K is a simple and inexpensive portable AM/FM radio. It could be a good choice for people who want a traditional AM/FM radio rather than a digital radio. This radio can be mains powered or used with 4 x AA batteries. Let’s see what it can do…

Features

  • AM/FM radio
  • Mains or battery-powered, with a detachable mains lead
  • Analogue tuning display
  • LED tuning indicator
  • Telescopic antenna
  • Headphone jack

Dimensions: 23.4 cm wide x 12.2. cm high x 8.2 cm deep
Weight: 680 g

Performance and use

The Panasonic 2400EB-K is very easy to use. Unlike modern DAB radios, it uses an analogue tuning knob that will be instantly familiar to anyone born before 1990! There’s also an LED light that shows when you’ve found the right frequency. Reception is very good, and it’s great for picking up AM stations.

This radio feels sturdy and well made, and has a reassuring weight to it without being too heavy to carry. The design isn’t particularly unique, but it’s not unattractive.

The Panasonic 2400EB-K sounds very good for an inexpensive small radio. It’s crisp and clear, and can be turned up fairly loud.

Pros

  • Very easy to use
  • Large controls
  • Easy to tune in, and there’s an LED tuning light to help find the right frequency
  • Large speaker
  • Very good AM reception
  • Good value for money
  • Solidly built

Cons

  • No longwave (LW)
  • No aux input

Verdict

The Panasonic 2400EB-K is ideal if you want a straightforward, no-frills AM/FM radio for less than £30. Provided you don’t want a digital radio, you will likely be very satisfied with this radio. This radio is great for elderly people or anyone else who wants a simple analogue radio.

Similar radios

If you’re not sure about the Panasonic 2400EB-K, you could consider the Roberts R9993. Like the Panasonic radio reviewed here, it’s a straightforward analogue radio. One difference is that the Roberts R9993 also offers LW.

For some more AM/FM radios to consider, check out our roundup of the best AM/FM radios.

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