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Roberts Gemini 45 DAB FM RDS Digital Radio - Black

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  • Roberts Radio DAB/FM Radio
  • FM/DAB Wavebands
  • FM RDS Station Name Display
  • 9 Station Presets Including Favourite Station Button
  • Easy To Read 16 X 2 Character LCD Display

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: RD45B
  • ASIN: B000TDX2SA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,966 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

The Gemini 45 (RD 45) is a compact and curvy portable DAB/FM radio which will look great on any surface. You can store up to nine DAB or FM station pre-sets and there’s even a favourite station button, great for returning to your preferred content after other family members have borrowed the radio. A reassuringly traditional rotary volume control ensures ease of volume adjustment. A headphone socket means you can listen without disturbing others, whilst an amber easy-to-read 16 x 2 character LCD display makes certain you’ll always know what station you’re tuned in to.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • FM /DAB wavebands
  • 9 station presets including favourite station button
  • FM RDS station name display
  • Easy to read 16 x 2 character LCD display
  • Search/Manual tuning
  • Menu display/selection of all major functions
  • Amber display backlight
  • Rotary volume control
  • Line output socket
  • Headphone socket
  • DC input socket
  • Battery or mains operation via AC adaptor included
  • Batteries 6 x LR14 (not included)
  • Size (mm) 231(w) x 141(h) x 75(d)
  • Weight 780g
  • Available in black and white

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

257 of 258 people found the following review helpful By L. Amer on 9 Sep 2008
This is an nifty little DAB radio. We have it in the kitchen and the reception is extremely good on all the major stations (plus a few extra ones I do not really listen to!). It can pick up all of the BBC stations; sport is especially well catered for on all of the Radio 5 stations (crystal clear, without the Medium Wave crackle and pop), 6 Music is a brilliant alternative station for people who are serious about their music.
The sound from such a small radio has a nice tone and it can be turned up to a surprisingly loud volume without distortion. The display panel is limited but still informative e.g. it displays programme title, programme information, "song now playing", news and, if your tuned into sport, it even displays the cricket scores and football results!
For the price, I would highly recommend this as a first DAB radio or one for the kitchen/bedroom.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Duncan Hull on 16 Dec 2010
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I bought this radio after reading the positive reviews above and was thoroughly disappointed.

The radio is *very* sensitive to movement, unlike other digital radios I have bought and has trouble keeping a strong enough signal. This is not a problem with reception in my area because other digital radios in the same house work fine.

Another problem is, the radio picks up lots of stations which in then tells you aren't available because the signal is too weak. You tune in with auto-tune, and it tells you "station not available" - this is very frustrating, if the signal isn't strong enough, it would be better to ignore that station completely. I tried doing a "deep-scan" tune but this didn't help at all.

The radio seems well constructed and the sound is pretty good for a small radio, but the reception is very disappointing in my experience.
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113 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Brian Newbould on 4 Dec 2009
I purchased this radio for use in the bedroom. I required a compact DAB radio that would sit comfortably on a small bedside cabinet. Its dimensions fitted the bill to a tee. I also needed DAB access without having to switch the (Freeview) tv on.

The initial set-up and controls are simplicity itself and most appreciated by someone who wishes to 'plug-in and play' without a detailed cover to cover study of the manual. Controls are simple and effective, aerial rotates, rotary volume control is super-smooth, accurate and progressive; another 'plus' for a 'bedroom' radio.

Whilst our tv/fm reception is strong our digital signals are 'not as', furthermore I have heard that the north east is notorious for weak digital signals with North Yorkshire also being the last county in the country to go fully digital?? Our new-ish mini hi-fi in the kitchen can only receive 'talksport' on DAB so I was rather concerned about this signal reception aspect. I need not have been. Yes, positioning of the aerial is critical but once you have spent a bit of time sussing it out it's in our experience perfectly fine. BBC Radio 6, 7 (now 4-Extra) and World Service the main stations we listen to on DAB are fine as are the usual 'strong' fm ones. Obviously signal reception is entirely down to your exact location and the radios capabilities which in our instance were more than up-to the job.

The tone of the radio whilst slightly varying staion-to-station (because of the various microphones used?) is good. I expected a Roberts radio to provide a 'neutral' mellow and refined sound biased towards speech given such a 'smaller' radio. The RD-45 certainly achieves this whilst also coping surprisingly well with higher (not high!) volumes of music too.
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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Greysuit on 22 July 2009
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I wasn't sure about the benefits of DAB until I bought this radio.

Plug it in - let it auto tune - select your favourite channels and store them in the memory (easy to do) and it's as simple as that.

Automatically tunes in to the last channel listened to when you switch it on and even in an area where normal FM reception isn't too hot - the DAB signal gives a clear, undistorted sound.

Wish I bought one earlier (but then it would have cost more)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert S. Pearson on 6 Jun 2011
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I have 3 other Roberts DAB radio's in the house and they all work fine, but with this one I could not receive half of the DAB stations and the quality of sound was poor
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mick Col on 5 Jan 2011
nice little thing with a quirky but worky design. light and very portable. You can get too complex with these things, so to find a simple search and play system. a one touch favourite station button and a rotary volume control is a joy. My golden oldie found it a breeze to use and loves the suprising richness of tone. A quality piece of kit.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Nov 2007
I've been wanting a digital radio for a while and due to a set of circumstances that I won't bore you with I've now become the proud owner of a Roberts RD-45. Given the clarity of the broadcast I must say I regret not making the switch earlier but providence determined this was the time.
The signal without hiss, crackle and the ghost of other stations whispering in the background is ,of course, the outstanding thing about DAB, and the RD-45 provides what I had been led to expect. It's a neat looking thing , unlike some of the models I,ve seen, either in black ( which I chose) or silver .It allows you to pre-set five DAB stations and five on FM with an extra favourite button for the station you listen to the most-Radio Five Live in my case.
Tuning is an absolutely breeze , basically the radio scans for you( you can also choose to do it manually if you prefer) and once tuned into the multiple choices of station -most of which are dire commercial music stations it must be said - you can then choose seven display modes . There is also something called Dynamic Range Control which can make quieter sounds easier to hear in noisy environments but that's the sort of thing very few will use I feel. There is also a reset button should your radio develop any display glitches or operating anomalies. There is also a line out socket for connecting to external sources and the obligatory headphone socket. The unit can be powered using the supplied adaptor or six LR14(C size) batteries.
There are undoubtedly more expensive and consequently more flamboyantly equipped machines around but if you want a mid- price DAB that does the job with very little extraneous frills this is a good option. I cannot understand why it's not available via Amazon as it can be easily purchased elsewhere and its an option worth considering especially if you are still stuck with an old signal broadcast radio. The only pity is you can't get Radio Four in it for "Test Match Special".
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