With its distinctive styling, Design products are not the usual standard 430 mm width, but rather a highly attractive 320mm. The amplifier does not have the accepted ‘standard’ four feet, but is supported by extensions of the casework giving three pointed support.
The WA202 has four push button fascia controls and operate differently when the tuner is selected. Controls include source, function, volume down and volume up. At the far left hand side is the power on/off. The receiver also comes with a most attractive remote control handset.
It has five sets of RCA connections on the rear panel, which include a pre-out for those people who may like to connect a separate power amplifier, powered speakers or subwoofer. There is a USB connection for iPod charging together with an IR in and out capability to link Design products one to the other.
The RDS tuner section provides the capability to store 40 FM preset stations plus a further 40 AM preset stations. The front panel function switch is used with the tuner cycling through the available options. When using the tuner, the volume – and volume + buttons control the selection of stored stations, or alternatively, the navigation of stations when preset stations are not in use.