Re: Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2
Donald L. Roberts
Thanks Robin for pursuing the manufacturers of this set. My hope is that someone will tell me in layman’s terms about the sensitivity and selectivity of this radio. I would also ask about sound quality, but that is so subjective that it probably wouldn’t yield much in the way of useful info.
From: Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2
Just one last follow-up on this topic. I did contact the Sparc company when I saw that the item had gone out of stock at Amazon and the link I had cited. I am pleased to say I got a prompt response from them indicating that the unit is still very much in production and they’d look into the out of stock status. I also entered into dialog with them concerning the fact that verbal prompts are off by default. they explained that they’d turned them on for a while but got complaints about it I’m assuming from visual people who hadn’t need of them. So I gently explained that it’d be easier for sighted people to turn off an unwanted or not needed feature with a menu and display they could see and thus interact with than it is for visually impaired to approximate their way through turning said feature on. I also proposed that since they weren’t shipping it with an audio description of button layout and how to turn on these needed features that they consider having such a documentation in written or audio form available as a download on their site.
I’m impressed with the prompt and polite response I received from them and just thought I’d share to allay the fears of some that such products are fly by night and thus bound to disappear as some have asserted.
Here is its official maker’s page
And when you click buy for this model sadly it takes you to
Here is its url at amazon but sadly they’re now out of stock.
I hope this helps.
Where can I buy this SPARC HD Radio SHD-TX2