I just found this group. Sorry to ask what is probably an elementary question for you folks.
I have had a clock radio (digital tuner and cordless phone) for several years. I believe that it is a "Frontgate" label - but don't know who the manufacturer is. Pretty much all of the sudden, the sound has gotten very fuzzy soft - and even if I crank up the volume it is still on the softish side.
Is this normal for a (not so expensive - but not cheap) piece of consumer electronics? I seem to recall an earlier digital clock radio that also seemed to go "fuzzy" after several years. I got rid of that for the radio/phone combo (in order to reduce the clutter on the night stand).
If this is "normal", is there a better manufacturer of clock radios out there that won't have this behavior? Or should I just plan on replacing my clock radio every 5 years or so.