Dab & FM Radio £16.99 @ aldi.    with 3 year warranty
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Dab & FM Radio £16.99 @ aldi. with 3 year warranty

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Found 4th Jun 2012
Available from Thursday 7 June
LCD. Display
Headphone output
Power from AC/DC or 4 AA batteries (not included)
Stores up to 10 stations

3 year warranty
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looks allrite.
Need one for my kitchen, hope they are good.
I shall invest in one just to play Planet Rock.

Well overdue for DAB to come down in price.
I hate the fact that hardly any company sells radios WITH the power supply. Always an extra cost.. from maplin they cost like £20.

Check how much you can get the power supply for before you buy the radio!

Check for:
- Tip size / shape,
- Voltage output
- Amps
when buying a power supply to match the radio.
bilojb

from maplin they cost like £20.



Well if you must buy from Maplin then you should expect to pay way over the ods. Thats like saying why don't things come with batteries in my corner shop they cost £8.
DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!
"Power from AC/DC" - that's Powerage!

Blow Up Your Video!!!
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!



Not in my house - one in every room. All tuned to Planet Rock. You can't get that on FM.
This appears to be another design variant of the stereo DAB / FM radio marketed under several different brand names, including the Technika DAB1101ST recently available from Tesco for £10. That model had a bass heavy sound not tinny as might be expected and included a mains adapter as with this version.
If a DAB radio is mains and battery operated, you usually get the mains power adapter included.
Bass heavy sound?

Ive got the technika one and it's awful! Tinny and pathetic.
Minstadave

Bass heavy sound? Ive got the technika one and it's awful! Tinny and … Bass heavy sound? Ive got the technika one and it's awful! Tinny and pathetic.



Connect it up to some decent speakers via the headphone socket.
What would be the point of hooking up a cheap and nasty radio with a mono output to a decent set of speakers?

I've plugged a decent set of headphones in just out of curiosity and it's better than the tiny speaker, still sounds compressed and outputs in mono.

Edited by: "Minstadave" 4th Jun 2012
Suggest that you add name of retailer in subject.
asda were knocking these exact radios out for £10,i bought one,good for work radio,mono not stereo
Worth it for Radio Five Live by itself!
alecb

Suggest that you add name of retailer in subject.



Aldi not a big enough hint for you?
bilojb

I hate the fact that hardly any company sells radios WITH the power … I hate the fact that hardly any company sells radios WITH the power supply. Always an extra cost.. from maplin they cost like £20. Check how much you can get the power supply for before you buy the radio! Check for:- Tip size / shape,- Voltage output- Ampswhen buying a power supply to match the radio.



I have bought 5 DAB radio's so far. (for myself and a friend of mine) - ALL of them came with power supplies. What brand did you get that did not supply a power supply?
Pretty sure that when played through external speakers or headstones it'll play stereo
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!



6 music?
Banned
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!



Anyone that says "epic fail" is beyond contempt. It is unfair to laugh at people who have the IQ and mental age of a 3 year old.

"Epic fail" - you have my sympathy.
Minstadave

What would be the point of hooking up a cheap and nasty radio with a mono … What would be the point of hooking up a cheap and nasty radio with a mono output to a decent set of speakers?I've plugged a decent set of headphones in just out of curiosity and it's better than the tiny speaker, still sounds compressed and outputs in mono.




See post 19
Don't rely on the 3 year warranty,after 1 year they will tell you to deal with the manufacturer,who will make you jump through hoops.Not quite sure if they can do this legally but they do.
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!

Three dab radio in my house, all work fine. No more hissing and problems with poor signal. Sounds good for me, I may not be an audiophile but quality is good enough for my ageing ears. It makes me smile when people complain about the quality of dab yet they listen to MP3 files on some portable phone or mini music player.
Whether FM sounds better is irrelevant if the station you want to listen to is on DAB. For example Test Match Special on 5 Live Sports Extra.

I agree DAB is overdue for a price fall. Also, some one touch channel changing would be appreciated too. On the Pure dab radio in the kitchen, I have to press one button then turn a knob to change channel. Why two operations to do what traditionally could be done with one?
With my Pure Bug DAB (chosen for features, not price), I am able to set it to record onto an SD card all of my planned programmes for the week, then listen to them when I get time.
mkpaul

With my Pure Bug DAB (chosen for features, not price), I am able to set … With my Pure Bug DAB (chosen for features, not price), I am able to set it to record onto an SD card all of my planned programmes for the week, then listen to them when I get time.



You can do that via the internet for free.
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!



A DAB radio in almost every room and in the car. Radio 4 Extra, Planet Rock, BBC Radio 6. It works for us.
herby247

DAB was the biggest epic fail in radio to date, FM ftw!



Silly Troll.

BBC4 Extra, BBC6, Planet Rock, uninterrupted Test Match Special, alternative football commentaries to name but a few reasons to own one. Note for someone finding that the output from a headphone socket was "mono" some spoken word stations ARE broadcast in mono on DAB, alternatively one of your ears isn't working...
Divvy

some spoken word stations ARE broadcast in mono on DAB



Yeah, like Absolute Radio theme stations
I have 2 dab radios both have bad dab signals

FM is all I use them for now. Pure and Roberts are the brands.
DAB has been a failure, the take-up has been much smaller than OFCOM hoped and many big industry players have dropped the format. The BBC is keeping DAB going but bulk of their 6Music etc listeners are using the internet.
Edited by: "termite" 5th Jun 2012
mercurystar999

Pretty sure that when played through external speakers or headstones … Pretty sure that when played through external speakers or headstones it'll play stereo



Headstones?? Is that for listening to The Grateful Dead????
breadfred

I have bought 5 DAB radio's so far. (for myself and a friend of mine) - … I have bought 5 DAB radio's so far. (for myself and a friend of mine) - ALL of them came with power supplies. What brand did you get that did not supply a power supply?



A few from John Lewis, some other ones from PCWorld/Currys.
Anything is better than the Pure One Mi which is very disappointing for the price and has no headphone output or backlight.
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