Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio (Brand New) - £20.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos Outlet
297°Expired

Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio (Brand New) - £20.99 Delivered @ eBay/Argos Outlet

£20.99eBay Deals
36
Found 31st Jan 2014
Not bad price for DAB delivered

Product Description

This striking high-gloss DAB/FM Radio in a vibrant lime finish is the perfect blend of style and sound.
With a funky LCD display, 20 pre-set stations and a snooze/sleep mode alarm, wake up to the soothing tones of your favourite radio DJ.
The neat and compact design and both mains and battery power, make this the coolest of portable radios.
DAB/FM radio.
20 presets.
Alarm/Sleep/Snooze.
2*16 dot matrix display.
DAB/FM tuner.
20 preset stations allows you to save your favourite radio stations in memory.
1 speaker which generates 1 watts RMS - the average measurement of a speakers output.
Up to 10 hours battery life.
Clock.
Alarm with sleep timer function.
Auto time update.
Auto scan.
DC input socket and headphone socket for personal listening.
Adaptor.
General information: Size H16.5, W21, D9cm.
Mains operated or batteries required 4 x AA (not included).
Catalogue number 908/2256

36 Comments

Acoustic solution produce very poor quality devices, even for £20 I wouldn't say its a deal its probably about the right price to start off with when they released it.

The speakers will be very poor and you will not get much clarity, just to add the speaker is only rated at 1w RMS.

I've had one of these for 6 months. The reception is reasonable as I live in a poor area for DAB. The sound is a little thin but it's suitable for background use in the kitchen or as a (good) bedside alarm radio. It actually doesn't look too bad in my room. It's worth the price asked and normally sells for more.

Just ordered one of these. I know Acoustic Solutions don't have the best rep but you can't really go wrong for this price.

Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?
I never bought a radio for its looks, still, takes all sorts I guess.

Good deal, especially comparing to amazon price.

foes4you

Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its … Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its looks, still, takes all sorts I guess.



Have good reception at home and in the car.
Wouldn't go back to fuzzy AM
Edited by: "andybrock" 31st Jan 2014

I use my DAB radio all the time. I went through a few stations before I "settled" on my favourite: 6Music. Given that I live in a city centre, reception, luckily, has never been an issue for me.

But I've noticed that 6Music tends to produce what is charmingly-termed, "Boiling Mud" interference, on and off. Does anyone else get this? What's the remedy?

Why is dab so expensive? I thought it died off years ago until LBC said yesterday they will use it. Most dab stations are mono and very low bitrate so speaker quality is not important.

Dab and dab + has been dropped in europe
internet radio is the new kid on the block

Good price. I am always tempted to vote down any product by a company with "Solutions" in their name though...

foes4you

Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its … Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its looks, still, takes all sorts I guess.



No, I havent. Have got a expensive Pure DAB radio, a middle of the range Ferguson one and a cheapo ASDA one but can't get good reception on any of them. The only stations I can get even on just a half decent reception are the BBC main channels and one or two of the other big stations. Its a disgrace that so many years after DAB was launched that we still can't even use it!!.
Like someone else said, Internet radio is the way forward.

I also have owned one of these for about 6 months, it is a bit tinny but like previous post great in the kitchen, best DAB station is The Arrow imo, no dj's, no adverts just rock music, even though limited playlist better than commercial radio and dull bbc.

happenstance

Why is dab so expensive? I thought it died off years ago until LBC said … Why is dab so expensive? I thought it died off years ago until LBC said yesterday they will use it. Most dab stations are mono and very low bitrate so speaker quality is not important.


Rubbish, DAB might have noticeable artifacts but it still benefits from a decent set of speakers and amplification.

robo989

Rubbish, DAB might have noticeable artifacts but it still benefits from a … Rubbish, DAB might have noticeable artifacts but it still benefits from a decent set of speakers and amplification.

no your speaking rubbish. They have butchered the sound to 128kb and switched many to mono. Dab was dead in the water before they even launched it over here with the low outdated technology.

happenstance

no your speaking rubbish. They have butchered the sound to 128kb and … no your speaking rubbish. They have butchered the sound to 128kb and switched many to mono. Dab was dead in the water before they even launched it over here with the low outdated technology.



I'm well aware what DAB is in this country (MP2 as opposed to what it should be like others AAC etc)
128kbps and often 64kbps mono doesn't mean that a superior speaker won't make the sound quality more pleasant to ones ears. You're clearly a cretinous know all who can't think outside his own little box.

Even the ear pieces on telephones can make the sound more pleasing and they use a codec in the 16kbps area I believe.

Just because you don't like something, there's no need to be evangelical about it.

alexgamblin

Acoustic solution produce very poor quality devices, even for £20 I … Acoustic solution produce very poor quality devices, even for £20 I wouldn't say its a deal its probably about the right price to start off with when they released it.The speakers will be very poor and you will not get much clarity, just to add the speaker is only rated at 1w RMS.



I've had an Acoustic solutions alarm clock with ipod dock for years, works perfectly.

iirc I saw these in store for same price

robo989

I'm well aware what DAB is in this country (MP2 as opposed to what it … I'm well aware what DAB is in this country (MP2 as opposed to what it should be like others AAC etc)128kbps and often 64kbps mono doesn't mean that a superior speaker won't make the sound quality more pleasant to ones ears. You're clearly a cretinous know all who can't think outside his own little box.Even the ear pieces on telephones can make the sound more pleasing and they use a codec in the 16kbps area I believe.Just because you don't like something, there's no need to be evangelical about it.

dab in this country is no use for listening to music unless you like listening in low butchered quality end of. If you were more knowledgeable you wouldn't resort to mud slinging.

Original Poster

Where do you lot live, rabbit holes? DAB is perfect where I live. Don't know what everyone's whinging about

I have had quite a few acoustic solutions products over the years including tv's and found them quite good quality and very reliable....

foes4you

Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?...


Live in Shropshire - Just 5 miles from the Wrekin Transmitter & reception is abysmal!!
Out of the dozen stations that it manages to tune to, all of them will drop the signal at least once every minute.
Far better quality still on FM - at least you can still hear something even in the fuzzy periods
- And one more thing while I'm on a dab-rant - Out of all the new digital technologies, How come DAB uses twice as much power than an Analogue equivalent?

DAB perfect here too, couldn't live without it now, have it in the car too where it also works brilliantly.

robo989

You're clearly a cretinous know all who can't think outside his own … You're clearly a cretinous know all who can't think outside his own little box.Just because you don't like something, there's no need to be evangelical about it.



Nice! oO

foes4you

Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its … Has anyone ever had good reception on Dab ?I never bought a radio for its looks, still, takes all sorts I guess.


I'm in Glasgow can't get a decent dab signal

Ordered

If you buy from Asda - good luck - if you can get it. This deal was posted here in December, I ordered via Click n Collect. Went to Asda, waited in Click n Collect queue assistant asked me is this a grocery item oO.....nope its a radio oh well you'll have to go to the van in the car park......I goes to the van in the car park, its blowing a gale and baltic the very nice lady doing her best for Asda explaining and upselling all the time, I'm inwardly screaming just give me the F****ng radio. I took the radio home, didn't open the bag until Christmas Eve and surprise surprise a cheapo alternative!!!! Read the paperwork it says you must return online ?? Couldn't do it (must be me) phoned their call centre in South Africa, very nice lady says you have to return it in store. Tried to return it to Asda, waited in queue at customer services, oh no hen you have to do it online........I'm ready to explode, she then, after a lot of persuasion from me, accepts I can't return it on line sends me to Click n Collect........is it a grocery item...nope its a radio...oh well then you have to go to van in car park. Went to van in car park, very nice lady says...normally I would accept it from you but my laptop isn't working...back to customer services...lady says to me Click n Collect isn't Asda!!!!! FFS!!!!! Manager comes down, 20 mins later I am reluctantly given a refund. And that's me trying to condense the scenario oO

try spending a few quid on a proper dab aerial set up, the difference in set up is there to be seen, buildings for instance blocking signal, 5 ft away perfect.

probably quicker (inc delivery) than pointlessly venting spleens on something to which there is often a remedy, failing that blame, house builders for cramming rabbit hutches on top of each other, or yourself for not optimising a set up & cursing technology unnecessarily.

Well iv got two Dab radios, (1) pure mio , (2) Roberts vintage, both at good prices..both work perfect up or down stairs in the house, not tried outside yet on batteries....my only moan with dab radio is the lack of decent stations.....not enough soul , funk , and jazz .
Worse now that jazzfm have left.....unless in London...........
Lucky for me I have a couple of internet wifi radios....not as good a sound as the daB , But loads of stations.......
The last resort is using the pc, or tablet......but I don't like to if im honest.....

MR GUS

try spending a few quid on a proper dab aerial set up....


Unfortunately, neither of my battery operated Dab radios or my mains unit have external aerial sockets - have also tried the crocodile clip with wire attached to the telescopic aerial - slight improvement unless anyone in rooms moves
I suppose I'll just have to blame myself for not optimising my set up & for cursing technology unnecessarily
Edited by: "restyler" 31st Jan 2014

Betabet

I'm in Glasgow can't get a decent dab signal

One more reason to go independent?

Betabet

I'm in Glasgow can't get a decent dab signal

I'm in Glasgow (beside the city centre) and my reception is perfect, apart from the on/off 6Music issues (which seem to get reported all over the UK).

Mum is in the suburbs and her DAB signal is good too...maybe it depends which area you're in (?).

bellamy_47

I've had an Acoustic solutions alarm clock with ipod dock for years, … I've had an Acoustic solutions alarm clock with ipod dock for years, works perfectly.



I didn't say that yours didn't and I didn't comment on failure rate. However typically docks fail quite quickly (unless you are a careful user) because of the quality/metal of the dock.

Betabet

If you buy from Asda - good luck - if you can get it. This deal was … If you buy from Asda - good luck - if you can get it. This deal was posted here in December, I ordered via Click n Collect. Went to Asda, waited in Click n Collect queue assistant asked me is this a grocery item oO.....nope its a radio oh well you'll have to go to the van in the car park......I goes to the van in the car park, its blowing a gale and baltic the very nice lady doing her best for Asda explaining and upselling all the time, I'm inwardly screaming just give me the F****ng radio. I took the radio home, didn't open the bag until Christmas Eve and surprise surprise a cheapo alternative!!!! Read the paperwork it says you must return online ?? Couldn't do it (must be me) phoned their call centre in South Africa, very nice lady says you have to return it in store. Tried to return it to Asda, waited in queue at customer services, oh no hen you have to do it online........I'm ready to explode, she then, after a lot of persuasion from me, accepts I can't return it on line sends me to Click n Collect........is it a grocery item...nope its a radio...oh well then you have to go to van in car park. Went to van in car park, very nice lady says...normally I would accept it from you but my laptop isn't working...back to customer services...lady says to me Click n Collect isn't Asda!!!!! FFS!!!!! Manager comes down, 20 mins later I am reluctantly given a refund. And that's me trying to condense the scenario oO



It's Argos!

restyler

Unfortunately, neither of my battery operated Dab radios or my mains unit … Unfortunately, neither of my battery operated Dab radios or my mains unit have external aerial sockets - have also tried the crocodile clip with wire attached to the telescopic aerial - slight improvement unless anyone in rooms moves :(I suppose I'll just have to blame myself for not optimising my set up & for cursing technology unnecessarily




..well you can still have a go at the builders, god whose trees are in the way (unless atheist of course) or the ba$t*rd in a shiny suit who sold you your house I suppose

(seriously, have you thought of popping open the carcass & having a fiddle around to tryout with a soldered external aerial adapter through? ..nice little project possibly)

Restyler, & anyone else having problesm... read this short thread from a canal forum, it might assist you, though there are options if your antenna / aerial unscrews, should be quite simple, then it's a case of siting & connection.

here
BTW, LBC? is on "birdsong" fequency in the coming days I heard..

An external dab aerial is cheap & pretty sturdy I have one upstairs outside on a wall whereas 2 foot away inside the pop up antenna struggles & drops off, ..world of difference, but the only one to struggle & especially in times of weird atmospherics.

MR GUS

Restyler, & anyone else having problesm... read this short thread from a … Restyler, & anyone else having problesm... read this short thread from a canal forum, it might assist you, though there are options if your antenna / aerial unscrews, should be quite simple, then it's a case of siting & connection.hereBTW, LBC? is on "birdsong" fequency in the coming days I heard..An external dab aerial is cheap & pretty sturdy I have one upstairs outside on a wall whereas 2 foot away inside the pop up antenna struggles & drops off, ..world of difference, but the only one to struggle & especially in times of weird atmospherics.




External aerial! It's like stepping back to the 1930s! oO
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text