My family owned this Sharp radio. From what I understand, my Father agonized over the purchase before pulling the trigger. It was slightly more than he wanted to pay for a radio, but it had so many great features that he reasons it was future-proof. I would find it many years later, still in its box after being used only a handful of times. It would join me in my room and accompany me to college before finally dying after being roughly handled during a move.
I got a lot of use out of this beauty and although my Father never seemed to use it as much as he intended to, I think the extra money was well spent.