If You’re Looking for a New Bedside Clock Radio…

I’ve used a Bose Wave Radio as my alarm for years.  My wife, however, has a cheap Radio Shack thingy with the world’s most annoying alarm.  I’ve been thinking hard about getting something that’s a little more gentle on the ears, but now that I’ve seen this thing, I may give her the Bose and get this one for myself.

It’s the Yamaha TSX-B72, which, admittedly, is COMPLETE overkill for a clock radio.  But you have to admit it’s really cool.  And for $200, it’s way cheaper than a new Bose.  I wonder if there’s a way for it to tune in Internet broadcasts?

  • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from a smartphone or tablet (Ver. 2.1 + EDR / A2DP)
  • AM/FM radio
  • Stereo 3.5 mm aux. input
  • Wake up gently with IntelliAlarm
  • Multiple alarm options
  • Free control app available
  • USB charging output on top panel
  • Near field communication (NFC) for one-tap Bluetooth pairing with compatible devices (Android 4.1 or higher)
  • Speakers: 1-5/8” full range driver and 2-1/8” woofer + SR-Bass x 1
  • Power: 16-watts (4 W x 2 + 8 W)

More details at

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Alan Cross has 38151 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.