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Portable Radios, Radio Devices - with Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)

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Super

“Fan-dab-eedozi”

published 17/03/2004

Nicely designed DAB receiver

Still a bit pricey for the casual user

My Dad has been after a DAB radio for a while now. He's in his sixties but has always been interested in radio and has recently become interested in the internet and Freeview too. I had never really been interested in DAB until I saw the Pure Evoke 1 radio reduced to £66 and then £40 at the...

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Good price, great reception, fab & groovy(!) styli...

Case & handle feel fragile, speakers too bassy.

This DAB radio by Acoustic Solutions is the mid-priced model in a range of 3 similar ones. Stylistically, it looks very impressive, as the design seems (to my eyes) to be a combination of modern 21st century styling, 60's retro and vintage ham radio. The colours are all variants of brown: very...

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“This DAB is FAB!”

published 30/04/2013

Great reception, clear, design, autotuning, size.

Uses up battery fast.

~ PRICE ~ I purchased mine from Argos at around £47.99 which was a while ago, so I am sure if you shop around it can be bought at a much lower price. ~ DESIGN & EXPERIENCE ~ This Acoustic Solutions DAB radio is a great looking little radio, which has a nice mixture of a retro style design while...

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“Old style, new tech”

published 20/02/2013

Retro-styling (Kind of), easy to operate, easy set...

Not very loud, not amazing sound quality

I bought this DAB radio over other DAB radios mainly because of its retro styling. Whenever I look at it, it reminds me of the radios you see in movies of the command tower for airports or in battleships when the users are calling for help or giving a warning. I see this resemblance due to the...

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“Radio ga ga ?”

published 22/11/2005

Number of channels and crackle free sound

rubbish handle, weak speakers

I bought this from ebay for only £40 and found it to be not bad. Out of the box it is so easy to set up, just press the autotune button and in seconds you have access to over 70+ channels. You can use it on mains (lead supplied) or batteries. The LCD screen scrolls smoothly, is clear and easy to...

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Excellent

“A really good deal!”

published 22/05/2004

Good quality, battery powered, luggable

Quite heavy battery drain

I bought a Portal 2 radio last week from Argos. They currently have a further £10 off the usual price, so it's even more attractive. The radio comes with a mains power adaptor, but can be powered with 6 'C'-size batteries. However, the current consumtion is a bit high for extended battery use, so...

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“Acoustic Solutions Portal 2”

published 24/04/2004

Great value, well equipt

DAB sensitivity poor

For sometime I have been on the look out for a portable DAB receiver. I already have an Evoke 1 which I am very pleased with but wanted a receiver that was able to run on batteries. I noticed the £10 off reduction at the moment at Argos making the receiver now only £69.99 For the money you get a...

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