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Acoustic Solutions BD-1738 Bluetooth NFC CD DAB/FM Micro Hi-Fi With Wi-Fi (Internet Radio), Clock, 40W RMS £68.99 @ Argos ebay
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Acoustic Solutions BD-1738 Bluetooth NFC CD DAB/FM Micro Hi-Fi With Wi-Fi (Internet Radio), Clock, 40W RMS £68.99 @ Argos ebay

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Posted 18th MarEdited by:"louiselouise"

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I was looking at this to update my Sandstrom CD/DAB/Bluetooth Hifi (thanks to HUKD!) and this has good reviews for the price.

No USB or optical in, but has AUX out. This item is brand new.

Was posted at £68.99 in January, here and was £99.99 back in July 2019, here

One comment from Oxtail last year, here suggested this Acoustic Solutions unit has the same digital display as the high end Roberts internet radios but without the USB playback and Spotify connect (can't vouch for this, however).

Grabbed a few stills from the Youtube video below:
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This CD micro system is perfect for blasting your favourite music at home.
You can play your CD collection or tune into Internet, DAB or FM radio.
With AUX in, Bluetooth and NFC, there are so many ways to listen.
Featuring a clear colour display and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

  • Remote control.
  • requires 1 x button cell (included) .
  • Size of main unit H10.7, W24.6, D27.5cm.
  • Size of speaker H15, W19, D22cm.
  • iPod.
  • Bluetooth compatible.
  • DAB/FM tuner.
  • 120 preset stations - allows you to save your favourite radio stations in memory.
  • 1 CD tray.
  • 20 track programmable CD.
  • Stereo.
  • Power output 40 watts RMS.
  • 20 watts RMS per speaker.
  • Equaliser.
  • Radio display text.
  • Clock.
  • Headphone socket.
Catalogue Number 734/7948

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Lack of USB is a deal-breaker for me, though I do like the idea of internet radio. I have a Panasonic SC-UX104 DAB micro* on its way to me from Amazon Warehouse (though I suspect this is a German model?), it was between the Panny and this one (for the kitchen).

*Woops it's actually DAB+. Not sure of the latest with UK DAB frequencies though.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th Mar
Sticking with my sandstrom, quality little unit with great sound too, one of my better buys from Hotdeals lol
chris_allen18/03/2020 22:04

Sticking with my sandstrom, quality little unit with great sound too, one …Sticking with my sandstrom, quality little unit with great sound too, one of my better buys from Hotdeals lol



Yeah, I read through that thread and realised I only paid £29.97 for it! And I was able to find stock (my poor brother had to drive me to the Great Western Retail Park in Glasgow, I bought him a bottle of wine for his trouble). That was an awesome bargain. My eldest niece still uses hers (and you know teenagers, it's taken a battering).
I can confirm that the display is indeed the same as the Roberts.

Good price and I couldn't resist, damn HUKD!
access Internet radio opens up more choice of stations. Like the fact it has a CD player too.
From the manual it looks like it's yet another radio that can't decode DAB+ and therefore NOTDigital Tick Mark compliant. Yet again, it's another one made especially by/for Argos (like Bush, Alba, etc all are) and all of them have this problem!

To give some perspective, see this list of manufacturers who make Digital Tick Mark compliant radios; note how even budget brands like Goodmans, ASDA, LOGIK, Morrisons, etc are on there. Then look at the bottom of the list and see that 3 out of the 4 naughty brand names that aren't complying with the mark are all the Argos-own brands!

Argos should be shot for continuing to sell such radios to the public as folk are going to be properly miffed next year onwards when more and more stations are DAB+ only and they can't pick them up with their "new" radio. (OFCOM aren't doing any more FM licences, at least for small stations, it's going down the path of small scale DAB multiplexes using DAB+.)
Edited by: "jewelie" 18th Mar
jewelie18/03/2020 23:31

From the manual it looks like it's yet another radio that can't decode …From the manual it looks like it's yet another radio that can't decode DAB+ and therefore NOT Digital Tick Mark compliant. Yet again, it's another one made especially by/for Argos (like Bush, Alba, etc all are) and all of them have this problem! Argos should be shot for continuing to sell such radios to the public as folk are going to be properly miffed next year onwards when more and more stations are DAB+ only (OFCOM aren't doing any more FM licences, at least for small stations, it's going down the path of small scale DAB multiplexes using DAB+.)



I remember reading an article about DAB and DAB+ before I bought the Sandstrom unit (which is DAB) and the future for DAB still seems as uncertain as it did then! theregister.co.uk/201…ab/

I listen to 6Music every day, but when I access it from my PC, I use the high quality audio stream, here (you can access these high quality links from the BBC radio Wikipedia pages*) or DAB radio in the kitchen. Even in Glasgow city centre, I got the dreaded "bubbling mud" noise on my DAB radio, for years, but not the last few years, thankfully.

*Alternatively, you could use this link (if you're using a PC) - High Quality 320kbps streams for all BBC radio stations

Obviously internet radio massively widens your listening options, that's why I wavered over my purchase. I may still change my mind, as Amazon returns are easy enough.

Edit: And oh yeah, seeing this article reminded me that I paid for TuneIn Radio Pro a while back - then the BBC pulled all its streams from that app. Bah.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 19th Mar
My set up is all DIY

a raspberry pi running coreplayer with a cirrus logic Wolfson audio card.

I use squeeze player on my phone for remote control.

Have all my music on a Logitech media server.

Easy to use. Sounds wonderful and I can stream radio channels too.
Edited by: "rincage" 19th Mar
DAB is a pretty rubbish standard from what I understand but radio over 5G as an area of interest. I bet DAB is retired before FM.
rincage19/03/2020 07:16

My set up is all DIY a raspberry pi running coreplayer with a cirrus logic …My set up is all DIY a raspberry pi running coreplayer with a cirrus logic Wolfson audio card.I use squeeze player on my phone for remote control.Have all my music on a Logitech media server.Easy to use. Sounds wonderful and I can stream radio channels too.


Sounds Cool. Was it pricey mind me asking?.
trevcjohnson19/03/2020 09:26

DAB is a pretty rubbish standard from what I understand but radio over 5G …DAB is a pretty rubbish standard from what I understand but radio over 5G as an area of interest. I bet DAB is retired before FM.



DAB is good for audio stories only like "Paradise Lost in Space".
Queer it didn’t show the remote or the back of the unit in the video.
mastablasta19/03/2020 13:19

Queer it didn’t show the remote or the back of the unit in the video.



Apologies, didn't even occur to me that a picture of the remote was missing. There's lots of images from Gumtree and the like - can't see a image of the back of the unit, but here's (a not very clear) one of the remote from an ebay listing40139030-873Zp.jpg
Gort195119/03/2020 12:27

DAB is good for audio stories only like "Paradise Lost in Space".


I know! To be fair, DAB in the UK originally was perfectly good sound quality. The codec used (mpeg audio layer 2?) was designed to give good quality at adequately btirates. Sadly, they stripped down the bitrate until it was wrecked in order to fit in more radio stations, sigh.

That's why DAB+ is so handy, it uses AAC (HE-AAC as used on Freeview HD and in mp4s I believe?) so you can have a fairly low bitrate but still retain reasonably good sound quality (especially if you accept mono audio.)
Edited by: "jewelie" 19th Mar
In the end, all tv and radio will be through the net, get shot of that nasty old bbc.

They multi-plex channels over individual freq. ranges, sqeezing in more radio channels on the same freq.

64Kb/s I see a lot on my radio, I don't listen to music on it, it's an insult to do so.

Sony were selling HiFI DAB players for £200+ Crap in/crap out.
Gort195119/03/2020 12:27

DAB is good for audio stories only like "Paradise Lost in Space".


Cool, I use a DAB radio in the garage.
Gort195119/03/2020 15:34

In the end, all tv and radio will be through the net, get shot of that …In the end, all tv and radio will be through the net, get shot of that nasty old bbc.They multi-plex channels over individual freq. ranges, sqeezing in more radio channels on the same freq.64Kb/s I see a lot on my radio, I don't listen to music on it, it's an insult to do so.Sony were selling HiFI DAB players for £200+ Crap in/crap out.


Someone at the BBC put a bone in your flute as I'm not really sure what you mean by the nasty BBC?
trevcjohnson19/03/2020 16:18

Someone at the BBC put a bone in your flute as I'm not really sure what …Someone at the BBC put a bone in your flute as I'm not really sure what you mean by the nasty BBC?


the nasty bbC send around Capita tv licence inspectors to harass vulnerable people in their homes
Edited by: "ukpokemonmaster" 21st Mar
ukpokemonmaster21/03/2020 01:32

the nasty bbC send around Capita tv licence inspectors to harass …the nasty bbC send around Capita tv licence inspectors to harass vulnerable people in their homes


Oh, I've never had a nasty person banging on my door but I do buy a TV license since I watch live TV. If people bought their TV license then they won't have nasty people turning up at their door. It sounds like a thing any good business would do, protect their revenue stream and stop the scammers who take and don't pay.
Edited by: "trevcjohnson" 21st Mar
trevcjohnson21/03/2020 09:57

Oh, I've never had a nasty person banging on my door but I do buy a TV …Oh, I've never had a nasty person banging on my door but I do buy a TV license since I watch live TV. If people bought their TV license then they won't have nasty people turning up at their door. It sounds like a thing any good business would do, protect their revenue stream and stop the scammers who take and don't pay.


but it's not nice when the capita guys pick on single mothers and students, just so they can reach their targets set by managers!
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