Cambridge SoundWords just introduced a new radio labeled the Radio CD 745 which costs from $299 to $349 depending on where you buy it.

In the words of Cnet Online, “Expensive, especially considering its lack of HD Radio and satellite radio support; remote and front panel controls could be more intuitively arranged; iPod dock is a separate module, not integrated into the main unit.”

Maybe my glass is half empty today but I don’t see this as a good omen for HD-R. Cambridge SoundWorks has an HD Radio, the 820 HD, which currently sells for something between $199 and $249. You’d think that if this radio was really selling briskly, they’d have added HD-R to the new, more expensive unit.

Click on the URL link if you’d like to read the whole Cnet Online review of the Radio CD 745.