Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD

The Good The high-end Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD is a tabletop clock radio with HD Radio reception; slick, attractive look and feel; great knob-based controls and high-contrast screen; dual alarms with flexible volume, sleep, and snooze options; auxiliary line-in jack for connection to any iPod or portable device; RDS text support; includes bass, treble, and tone controls; 30 station presets.

The Bad No CD or satellite radio support; the quality, availability, and reliability of HD Radio stations can vary widely.

The Bottom Line The 820HD is a top-notch tabletop clock radio with support for the latest all-digital HD Radio format.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD

Cambridge SoundWorks Radio 820HD

Editors' Note: The rating on this review has been lowered from due to changes in the competitive marketplace.

It's taken a few years, but HD Radio is finally starting to take off. More than 1,200 stations in the U.S. now broadcast digital HD Radio streams, and the number of HD-compatible radios capable of receiving those digital broadcasts is slowly starting to expand. One of the latest HD Radio options for the home is the $179 Cambridge SoundWorks 820HD. As with similarly equipped units, the 820HD can receive those digital broadcasts, which offer the promise of better sound quality, no static, and digital-only stations that aren't available on analog-only radios.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Creative Technology
  • Weight 7.94 lbs
  • Type HD / AM / FM clock radio
  • Type 1 year warranty
  • Tuner Bands AM/FM
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type none
  • Color arctic white
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