- From: Scott <spiced.porkandham@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 20:33:12 GMT
On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 17:31:46 +0100, "Moose" <.> wrote:
>I've heard many dab radios, and most of them sound like an old transistor
>played in a tin can.
>Just got the Roberts RD20, and am astonished to find the sound quality is
>ok. Not as good as FM, but ok. Good base, ok higher end.
>Of course, this being Roberts, they've made the handle out of cheap plastic,
>which will break. It wouldn't have cost much to make the handle out of
>metal, but why do a good job when a cheap job will do.
>Anyway, I'm glad to have a digital with a half decent sound.
I bought a Roberts DAB radio as a present in February. By September
the LCD display had faded significantly with parts illegible. I
returned it to the retailer for replacement.
When we unpacked the replacement, the aerial was very insecure. I
tried it out in my kitchen beside a Pure Evoke. The sound quality was
noticably inferior to the Evoke. We then tried both on my friend's
kitchen table. The Roberts could not pick up any stations. The Evoke
was showing error rates around 5. My friend had previously used the
Roberts in the kitchen, wit problems. We tried it there. It could
not pick up Radio Scotland (in Scotland!) and did not sound too good
on other stations. Evoke was fine.
I then returned the second Robers and swapped it for an Evoke (newer
model). We took it to my friend's flat, put it in the kitchen and got
100% reception on all BBC stations including Radio Scotland.
I was astonished to find how bad the Roberts sounded.
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