20% off radios at Marks & Spencer - includes Pure Siesta/One DAB £39.60 - HotUKDeals
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Was in M&S on Oxford Street yesterday trying to spend some Christmas vouchers on something other than pants and went to look at DAB radios.

They had an offer on for 20% all radios, valid until sometime in March. Available online too.

This made the Pure Siesta, and the Pure One only £39.60 each.

They are M&S boxed versions, but the same inside and come with a 2 yr guarantee.

The Siesta is USB upgradable to the forthcoming digital radio standard.

Set mine up last night and it is great, auto-dimming display and good sound.

Hope this helps someone, cheers!
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#2
Anyone beat this?
#3
These are widely available for £39.99 - Amazon for example (with free delivery). Very good radios - I've just bought one.
#4
still too dear for summit u wont know is any good till u test the signal, they had dab alarm clocks at xmas for £29.99 which was more reasonable in some shops...
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I have one of these and TBH wouldn't go out of my way to get one.

The sound quality is pretty good for what it is but then it's primarily a clock radio and in that respect it has a few issues in my book. The main one is that the display is almost unreadable - especially during the night. If you want to view the display clearly you have to view it at eye level and as mine is slightly below bed level you have to sort of crouch down like you're trying to look under a door or something.

Another thing that gets me is that if you want to get up early and stop the alarm from going off you can't just flick a switch to override it, you have to go through the whole menu system. Additionally, it has the look and feel of a clock radio much cheaper and as mine gets best reception on FM I really wish I hadn't bothered.
#6
I agree with RedOnRed - I had one of these clock radios and the time display at night is rubbish (unless you are at exactly the right angle ).
#7
I cant understand why there are DAB radios in anything other than stereo - why go to the effort to produce (allegedly) a good clear signal with all the bells and whistles and then listen to the resultant audio in mono. One of life's mysteries to me:-)
#8
Robbieeee2k
I cant understand why there are DAB radios in anything other than stereo - why go to the effort to produce (allegedly) a good clear signal with all the bells and whistles and then listen to the resultant audio in mono. One of life's mysteries to me:-)

Here's a few reasons:-
1. Manufacturing cost.
2. You can't get decent seperation in a small radio so stereo speakers are pointless.
3. You can get a much nicer sound from one 4 inch speaker than two 2 inch speakers.
4. Most have a stereo headphone socket or output for extra amp/speaker.
5. Sound quality on DAB is dire anyway because they've gone down the road of squeezing in lots of over-compressed channels with appallingly low bit rates, instead of delivering the "quality" they once promised.
#9
Most Radios do sound dire but it's nothing to do with broadcast compression, it's to do with competitive pricing results in poor design. Yes, DAB should be better than it is but anyone who has heard a 'Pure Evoke 3' Radio knows of it's excellent sound quality.

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