DAB Bluetooth FM Radio Alarm, 2.1 Stereo £34.99 @ Aldi (in store)
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DAB Bluetooth FM Radio Alarm, 2.1 Stereo £34.99 @ Aldi (in store)

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LocalFound 18th Jan

£34.99 in Store (Huntingdon, few left), 39.99 online

First of all.
2.1 Stereo
, so three speakers, not single one like most of them this days.
There is a little subwoofer on the bottom.

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Sound quality it's just amazing, especially considering price tag.
Personally own customised set of Q acoustics 5.1 cinema speakers, and Bose headphones so I know a little bit about sound quality.

This little Radio surprised me so much that I've dropped my jaw few hours ago and still can't find it.

I can also compare it to Anker Soundcore speaker and one of this popular Retro Radios - beats them booth.

Good points:
- Sound quality is just perfect to listen all day long. Treble are great, Mid good as well, Bass is not to boomy (not like those Retro radios from link above). Perfect for background music*
- Equaliser (Bass 0-7, Treble 0-7, Loudness on/off)
- DAB+, so future proof
- Remembers preset stations after power cut
- Looks good. Not to retro, not super modern just as it should
- Bluetooth pairs easily, works well
- Aux in
- Led-lit volume knob and display with 4 Brightness settings (High, Mid, Low, Off)
- DAB reception seems to be OK. Planet Rock works like charm in my area while most radios struggles to play it
- Displays signal errors which helps to find best position for aerial
- 3 Years warranty (really unusual this days)
- Power supply 2A, 5V, which confirms 10W total power

Bad points
- Power supply on the plug, not build in, but at least cable is long enough, about 1.5m
- Can't be used as portable as there is no option for batteries.
- No USB
- Headphones doesn't work with it - "OK with good functionality but unfortunately has very poor quality headphone output - very tinny and distorted"

Worth to mention
- After power cut still needs to be switched on manually - can't be placed in hard to reach area
- Unknown brand, but few years back no one heard about Anker, Medion, Xiaomi, Huawei

Manual:
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Your description sells it for me OP’ Salesman of the year 2018

Heat added.
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Your description sells it for me OP’ Salesman of the year 2018

Heat added.
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pennyfarthing884 m ago

Your description sells it for me OP’ Salesman of the year 2018 H …Your description sells it for me OP’ Salesman of the year 2018 Heat added.


Thanks but hold your horses as I've noticed another bug.

As mentioned in one of the reviews on Aldi website - Headphones doesn't work with it.
"OK with good functionality but unfortunately has very poor quality headphone output - very tinny and distorted"
Dab +?
teddybeers3 m ago

Thanks but hold your horses as I've noticed another bug.As mentioned in …Thanks but hold your horses as I've noticed another bug.As mentioned in one of the reviews on Aldi website - Headphones doesn't work with it."OK with good functionality but unfortunately has very poor quality headphone output - very tinny and distorted"


Oh no’ please ask the mods to delete it then repost it - and I’ll vote cold
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pennyfarthing881 m ago

Oh no’ please ask the mods to delete it then repost it - and I’ll vote col …Oh no’ please ask the mods to delete it then repost it - and I’ll vote cold


Yeah, I know. Who the heck is buying DAB radio to use with headphones.
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njdavis1036 m ago

Dab +?


DAB+
Just tuned to Jazz FM and it's displying DAB+, while on most of the stations shows just DAB
Bose headphones so I know a little bit about sound quality.

If you knew anything about sound quality you wouldn't be buying Bose

But from your review does sound a nice little unit although and it may just be the picture a little too plasticky for my taste.
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 18th Jan
Power supply 2A, 5V, which confirms 10W total power.


If very lucky, 6 watts RMS
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Bilbo19689 m ago

Bose headphones so I know a little bit about sound quality.If you knew …Bose headphones so I know a little bit about sound quality.If you knew anything about sound quality you wouldn't be buying Bose


I don't really understand all of this hate on Bose brand in here.
I've heard few of their products, and all of them sounds good to me and most of the people around the world agrees with me.
Really hard to find real (not competition paid) bad Bose reviews.
Maybe on audiophiles forums - but apparently they can hear differences in between cheap and £1000 power supply cables. No comment on that subject

Obviously their products are a little bit overpriced (RRP) but we are HUKD hunters.
No one pays full price in here.
LadyEleanor1 h, 55 m ago

Power supply 2A, 5V, which confirms 10W total power.If very lucky, 6 …Power supply 2A, 5V, which confirms 10W total power.If very lucky, 6 watts RMS


Which is meaningless unless you know the efficiency of the speakers. Why people drool over watts (RMS or otherwise) I will never understand.
Edited by: "emlin" 19th Jan
teddybeers10 m ago

I don't really understand all of this hate on Bose brand in here.I've …I don't really understand all of this hate on Bose brand in here.I've heard few of their products, and all of them sounds good to me and most of the people around the world agrees with me.Really hard to find real (not competition paid) bad Bose reviews. Maybe on audiophiles forums - but apparently they can hear differences in between cheap and £1000 power supply cables. No comment on that subject Obviously their products are a little bit overpriced (RRP) but we are HUKD hunters. No one pays full price in here.


I would humbly disagree concerning Bose products. For every negative review from a competitor there is a paid for positive review from Bose.
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 18th Jan
emlin6 m ago

Which is meaningless unless you know the efficiency of the speakers. Why …Which is meaningless unless you know the efficiency of the speakers. Why people drool over Watts (RMS or otherwise) I will never understand.


RMS is the best we got.
LadyEleanor1 h, 36 m ago

RMS is the best we got.


But it's watts (the output of the amplifier). It doesn't tell you how loud the device will sound because you don't know the efficiency of the speakers. Only dB (at a specified distance) would tell you that.
Edited by: "emlin" 19th Jan
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emlin14 m ago

Which is meaningless unless you know the efficiency of the speakers. Why …Which is meaningless unless you know the efficiency of the speakers. Why people drool over Watts (RMS or otherwise) I will never understand.


what I was trying to say is:
At least power supply confirms total power of the system.
I know very well that this means almost nothing, but at least a bit more than for example "50W speaker power" and than you find 5V/1A power supply.
teddybeers1 h, 27 m ago

what I was trying to say is:At least power supply confirms total power of …what I was trying to say is:At least power supply confirms total power of the system.I know very well that this means almost nothing, but at least a bit more than for example "50W speaker power" and than you find 5V/1A power supply.


That doesn't work either because amplifiers are fed by a reservoir capacitor which can store a lot more than the input, thus for audio purposes the amp can output a lot more in watts than its constant draw in watts, because peaks are short and the capacitor can quickly top up between them.
Edited by: "emlin" 19th Jan
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emlin8 m ago

But it's Watts (the output of the amplifier). It doesn't tell you how loud …But it's Watts (the output of the amplifier). It doesn't tell you how loud the device will sound because you don't know the efficiency of the speakers. Only dB (at a specified distance) would tell you that.


Honestly, do you really think this is important for someone who's looking for a "always on" background DAB radio player?
This devices are mainly used on low volume, so how's loudness so relevant in here?

I can only remind you the price - £34.99.
This is not £3499 audiophiles DAB player
teddybeers5 m ago

Honestly, do you really think this is important for someone who's looking …Honestly, do you really think this is important for someone who's looking for a "always on" background DAB radio player?This devices are mainly used on low volume, so how's loudness so relevant in here?I can only remind you the price - £34.99. This is not £3499 audiophiles DAB player


You seemed to think it important when you started on about Watts.
Any audio system which manages to make Planet Rock at 80kbps in mono sound good has to be worth considering.
I like the way this has been presented by the OP agree w pennyfarthing88
emlin8 h, 23 m ago

That doesn't work either because amplifiers are fed by a reservoir …That doesn't work either because amplifiers are fed by a reservoir capacitor which can store a lot more than the input, thus for audio purposes the amp can output a lot more in watts than its constant draw in watts, because peaks are short and the capacitor can quickly top up between them.


Jesus man ,let it lie you are boring everyone to death.
emlin9 h, 2 m ago

That doesn't work either because amplifiers are fed by a reservoir …That doesn't work either because amplifiers are fed by a reservoir capacitor which can store a lot more than the input, thus for audio purposes the amp can output a lot more in watts than its constant draw in watts, because peaks are short and the capacitor can quickly top up between them.


RMS refers to the continuous power handling capabilities of the speakers.
Back in the day, we used to call these 'trannys'. Not any more.
The quoted 10w of output power will be 10w peak sinusoidal (or probably more correctly AC) power. In RMS terms, it will be 0.707 x 10 = 7.07w RMS. So actually, the output from the amplifier, and not how load it is as that would be relative to speaker efficiency, is about 3.5w RMS per channel.

Loop up RMS formula for those who are interested in where 0.707 (1/sqrt(2)) comes from.
Edited by: "mdinch" 19th Jan
voted hot for the retro syling.
LadyEleanor3 h, 58 m ago

RMS refers to the continuous power handling capabilities of the speakers.


No, the amplifier, but even if it did that wouldn't tell you how loud it will go, just how many watts the speakers can handle before damage.
This thread is a good example of how the internet fails to work.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 19th Jan
I loved reading about how speaker ratings are mostly marketing or meaningless.

Please dont don’t change a thing, guys and girls. I mostly rely on reviews when I buy speakers now. Plus threads like these!
Music Power/ Peak Music Powerand other similar wattage measurements are marketing, RMS is the only one with semblance of order.

With most Dab sets weak on speakers this might be a decent middling one.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 19th Jan
Good to see a fairly low priced DAB radio is still able to cause people to get all hot and bothered about the tiniest of details. By the way I heard Bush make excellent audio systems.

Now to sit and back and enjoy the armchair warriors battle it out.....
Megamart21 h, 23 m ago

Any audio system which manages to make Planet Rock at 80kbps in mono sound …Any audio system which manages to make Planet Rock at 80kbps in mono sound good has to be worth considering.


Hard rock, soft rock, planet rock. Since they changed transmitter a while ago I can rarely pick it up now.

Hot for the radio. Shame I dont need it
the blue light on the volume dial stays on constanlty, is there a way to turn it off (and not just at the wall) when the radio is in standby?
mdinch19th Jan

The quoted 10w of output power will be 10w peak sinusoidal (or probably …The quoted 10w of output power will be 10w peak sinusoidal (or probably more correctly AC) power. In RMS terms, it will be 0.707 x 10 = 7.07w RMS. So actually, the output from the amplifier, and not how load it is as that would be relative to speaker efficiency, is about 3.5w RMS per channel.Loop up RMS formula for those who are interested in where 0.707 (1/sqrt(2)) comes from.


Even RMS is not always quoted correctly as many manufactures reference the RMS power at 1KHz rather than 20Hz to 20KHz. But as stated its all we've got to go on.

At the end of the day if the setup is loud enough with no noticeable distortion or clipping then that's good enough for most people.
Edited by: "modelman" 21st Jan
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bluestreak2 h, 18 m ago

the blue light on the volume dial stays on constanlty, is there a way to …the blue light on the volume dial stays on constanlty, is there a way to turn it off (and not just at the wall) when the radio is in standby?


Yes, you can turn the light off
how,
teddybeers3 h, 47 m ago

Yes, you can turn the light off

How? Do you mean press the dimmer until the light goes off or press and hold the on/off/standby button. I want the time to stay on, like a clock.
Edited by: "bluestreak" 21st Jan
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bluestreak1 h, 10 m ago

how, How? Do you mean press the dimmer until the light goes off or press …how, How? Do you mean press the dimmer until the light goes off or press and hold the on/off/standby button. I want the time to stay on, like a clock.


My bad, I've misunderstood.

You can't turn off the light on the knob only.
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Priced drop.

Currently £19.99 in Huntingdon store.
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Only reduced to £35 in my local. I would take a pint at £20.
* punt not pint. Lol.
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