Technika DAB-207 Mono DAB Radio  50% off Now £14.97 instore/online
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Technika DAB-207 Mono DAB Radio 50% off Now £14.97 instore/online

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Found 26th May 2008Made hot 27th May 2008
aslo available Technika DAB-307 STEREO £29.97
This Technika DAB radio clock comes in silver colour complete with an LCD display and 20 preset stations. It also features a digital tuner and is powered by mains adapter. The DAB radio clock is portable.
Battery Type Mains adapter
Brand Technika
Carry Handle No
Clock and Alarm Function No
Colour Silver
Features of Product Station auto-tuning. 10 DAB/10 FM preset stations including bbc 1 xtra,talk sport and radio five live. Timer function
Headphone Socket No
LCD Display Yes
Line in Out No
Number of Pre Set Stations 20
Portable Yes
Product Depth 20 cm
Product Height 13.5 cm
Product Width 10.5 cm
SD and Mmc Card Slot No
Stereo Speakers No
Tuner Digital
Type of Clock Single
Type of Sound -mono
USB Port No

20 Comments

got one of these . simple but a good buy. easy to use too .

great find might have to buy 1

Not sure if I'd buy a DAB radio unless it said 'DAB+ ready" ie upgradable to the new technology - not a bad price though.

I took my 1 back & got refund, the sound was at best ****. Really tinny & distorted sound.

Dont no if i was just unlucky, but a guy at work said exactly the same.

Banned

I have got one of these and they are rubbish. Really difficult to work and the sound is rubbish. Dont waste your money buy a decent one.

Original Poster

Bought one of this in my local tesco for me the sound is ok and easy to use.:thumbsup:

Got one they hard to operate

Think this make are ok on some products.. But id prefer to get a better one.. That is if you enjoy a good sound, etc.. mart

Anyone make a DAB radio that is also a normal radio?

I think thisw is great for £15, I got one and I'm well impressed with it.

I've been waiting for a cheap dab radio, cheers.

Heat and rep added

I've got this hooked up via the headphone jack to a decent 2.1 sound system and it really sounds excellent. The radio's internal speaker is utterly atrocious so don't even consider it as a stand alone, but as a cheap component in a system it's excellent.

I'd agree the menu navigation is slightly awkward to begin with but you soon get used to it and in reality all you'll be doing is navigating between stations, the other information (bit rate, bit loss etc.) isn't of much use after you've set the thing up. Anyway, my radio is permanently tuned to 6 Music, so it's not an issue for me personally.

Well worth £15 so long as you have a decent amp / speakers to play through.

Cheap but very nasty. About its value.

Its been £14.97 since Xmas when I bought one ..

Still £30 in my local tesco and can't get it online :x

Dab will surely go the way of Betamax and HD DVD, although for different reasons - at least the latter were technological advances. The the 128 kbps bit rate adopted by nearly all UK stations means that dab will always sound inferior.
Buy an FM radio instead.

cmontgomeryburns;2189636

Dab will surely go the way of Betamax and HD DVD, although for different … Dab will surely go the way of Betamax and HD DVD, although for different reasons - at least the latter were technological advances. The the 128 kbps bit rate adopted by nearly all UK stations means that dab will always sound inferior.Buy an FM radio instead.



I mainly listen to AM stations - BBC 5 live etc. Some others like Virgin don't have an FM licence outside of the London area. For me 128kbps >>>>>>>>>>> Medium Wave any day. YMMV etc.

Never understood why so many DAB radios, despite being advertised as having "crystal clear sound", are only available in ****** mono. It's like 1930 all over again.

o_t_e;2182467

Not sure if I'd buy a DAB radio unless it said 'DAB+ ready" ie upgradable … Not sure if I'd buy a DAB radio unless it said 'DAB+ ready" ie upgradable to the new technology - not a bad price though.



As far as I'm aware, this isn't possible. This was taken from Wikipedia:

An upgraded version was released in February 2007, which is called DAB+. DAB+ is not backward-compatible with DAB, which means that only receivers that support the new standard will be able to receive DAB+ broadcasts. DAB+ is 2 - 3 times more efficient than DAB due to the adoption of the AAC+ audio codec[5], which means that DAB+ can provide higher audio quality and more radio stations than DAB allows. Reception quality will also be more robust on DAB+ than on DAB due to the addition of Reed-Solomon error correction coding.

"It is planned that approximately 80% of all new PURE devices will be either DAB+ ready or DAB+ enabled by the end of 2008; and a future goal is to only sell DAB+ capable radios starting in 2009. Further manufacturers have announced that their DAB/DMB products will be DAB+ upgradeable in the near future."

The wiki article is simply saying you can't take ten year old technology and make it compatable with the current standard, which is why I'd not be keen on buying one of these bog standard DAB machines.
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