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Community Level 4antsss

antsss

Fan-dab-eedozi

AdvantagesNicely designed DAB receiver

DisadvantagesStill a bit pricey for the casual user

"...close together. --> ANY PROBLEMS? Both Acoustic Solutions receivers do have one design flaw. The designers have gone for versatility, in that the radio can be used standing up or lying down (using the handle as a stand). But when the radio is standing, you can’t see the station text, and when it’s lying on its handle, the speaker is pointing downwards at a 45 degree angle – directing all the sound into the table! I suppose the aerial had ..." Read review
17.03.2004

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Community Level 3blankfrank

blankfrank

A good budget model to DABble with...

AdvantagesGood price, great reception, fab & groovy(!) styling.

DisadvantagesCase & 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 very pale beige for the case and buttons/knobs, a pale brown for the handle and base with the control fascia being a sort of a muddy browny-gray. It sounds ..." Read review
12.02.2006

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This DAB is FAB!

AdvantagesGreat reception, clear, design, autotuning, size.

DisadvantagesUses up battery fast.

"... ~ DESIGN & EXPERIENCE ~ This Acoustic Solutions DAB radio is a great looking little radio, which has a nice mixture of a retro style design while still incorporating a modern funky touch to the style. It is sized at around 18 cm H, 23 cm W and 8 cm D; which is small and lightweight enough to carry around with you or place on a table or desk without it taking up lots of room. The DAB radio has brown colouring scheme for the handle and mixture of ..." Read review
30.04.2013

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Old style, new tech

AdvantagesRetro-styling (Kind of), easy to operate, easy setup, long antenna, cheap

DisadvantagesNot 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 angles nature of the radio on the stand as well as the two dials on the front along with the small LCD display. As I have said, the interface on this radio ..." Read review
20.02.2013

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Community Level 2malenkylitso

malenkylitso

Radio ga ga ?

AdvantagesNumber of channels and crackle free sound

Disadvantagesrubbish 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 read. The speakers are a bit weak and tinny when turned up but has a line out which I plug in to my sound sytem and the sound was crystal clear. ..." Read review
22.11.2005

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Community Level 1mictester

mictester

A really good deal!

AdvantagesGood quality, battery powered, luggable

DisadvantagesQuite 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 I've just got some NiMH 'C' cells, and will try them as soon as they've had their initial charge. I can't understand why other reviewers suggest that ..." Read review
22.05.2004

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Community Level 1sralph

sralph

Acoustic Solutions Portal 2

AdvantagesGreat value, well equipt

DisadvantagesDAB 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 cleanly, solidly designed radio with DAB and also FM which includes RDS and radiotext on FM showing what station/programme details you are tuned to..standard ..." Read review
24.04.2004

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