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Sony XDR-S100CDM Premium DAB Radio with CD Player

by Sony
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • DAB Radio
  • Playback: Audio-CD
  • Station Memory: 20
  • Display Type: LCD Display
  • Frequency Ranges: DAB, FM

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
  • Item model number: XDR-S100CDM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Sep 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,304 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The neat Sony XDRS100C boasts a DAB radio and slot-loading CD player, making it a smart listening choice for any room in the house. DAB radio ensures there is no hiss or crackle, just crystal clear sound. There is also a large number of digital radio stations available. This small and compact radio has stacks of other features including pause & rewind Function, electronic programme guide, easy- to-read large display, jog dial, sleep timer/alarm and audio in for Digital Music Players.

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Customer Reviews

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
By Amelie
I had initial reservations about purchasing this radio as I could not find many customer reviews of this product but I have not been disappointed. Although quite heavy, this radio is solidly built and the speakers have sufficient power to ensure there is no sound distortion when you turn up the volume. The radio is easy to operate - you can pre-set both DAB and FM stations and the CD player works perfectly well. You can also plug in your MP3 player/ipod and play your music via the speakers - it also has a headphone socket too. The radio can either be mains operated or you can use batteries. All in all, a quality product - thanks Amazon!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed! 28 Jun 2010
I bought the Sony XDR-S100CDM as a Christmas present for my wife so that she could enjoy DAB radio programmes or listen to her CDs anywhere / anytime. I chose this, as I had always been convinced of Sony's quality, reliability and after-sales service. I was not initially disappointed - great sound, easy set-up, remote control, solid feel, though quite heavy with six C batteries installed.

After five months (very modest) use - the CD player stopped working. I contacted Amazon who replaced the product under guarantee.

The replacement has (today) completely stopped working on all fronts.

DAB reception was poor for a few days - I put this down to poor atmospherics - and changed over to FM. Have been tuned in to FM for several days, but today, changed back to DAB - message - "DAB unobtainable". Switched back to FM - also "unobtainable" (just like that!). CD player was also not working!

Spoke first to Amazon - thirteen months from receiving replacement - out of guarantee!

Okay, no problems - Sony are a good company with first-class after-sale service!

NO - they do not repair this product. If it breaks down in the guarantee period, they replace it - after that, they offer no repair facilities! They informed me that if I could find anyone prepared to repair this, it might cost as much as to replace it!!

When I have spent 145 on a radio CD player I expect it to last more than thirteen months!

I also expect a company like Sony to provide an assurance of their faith in the quality of design and manufacture that translates into a reasonably priced repair service available to customers for perhaps five to ten years after purchase. I do not expect to have to throw away such an expensive product in such a short time frame! I will not be recommending this product to anyone, and have lost my faith in the Sony brand.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2 July 2009
By ronptl
Wooden box appearance good, sturdy , not easy to knock over, sound-good quality. Easy to handle controls, easy to find stations, only criticism: could do with dust cover to protect CD on top. Sony could have thought this out better. Less TV viewing in our hosuehold, the radio has been a good asset.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build & very good performance 31 July 2009
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This is a weighty portable at 3.76 Kg (8 lb) without six C or R14 batteries. The set produces very good sound from DAB and CD alike. The CD sound is surprisingly good; when I plugged in a pair of Grado SR60 headphones a warmth and depth was evident from both classical and popular styles of music. There is fine level of detail from the CD player.

The radio self-tuned in a minute or two and the various display options are clear and easy to read from a distance.

The remote control is intuitive - as indeed is the set itself - and is a useful addition to an all round very good performer.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what I wanted 23 July 2009
I wanted a smallish radio for the kitchen which would solve the problem of poor FM reception on some channels, hence the decision to go for DAB. I also wanted the option to play a CD. The Sony XDR-S100CDM was really the only radio I could find that seemed to fit the bill and it has not been a disappointment.
The DAB reception is perfect on all channels and the stereo sound is good. The radio has loads of useful functions, including a detailed programme guide and also a pause and rewind facility on live radio in case you have to pop to the toilet and don't want to miss something or didn't quite hear a bit and want to listen again. CDs slot in the top.
It is may be a little bigger and heavier than I imagined when I saw the picture but that is no problem as it sits permanently on the kitchen worktop anyway.
Overall, a very good product.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony XDR-S100CDM 8 Jun 2009
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This is an excellent portable digital radio. Our digital signal strength here is not of the best, but the Sony picks up the signal strongly and the sound quality is excellent both for classical music, speech and on the CD player.

A very satisfactory purchase which I would recommend
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DAB radio 9 April 2009
Purchased this Sony XDR-S100CDM DAB Radio last february. This is my 7 th DAB radio, and by far the best. It plays all my recorded cd's. The input feature plays my ipod shuffle and mp3 player. Good control buttons and sound quality excellent.Totally portable, it has everything I require from a cd/mp3/ipod/FM and DAB radio. With sturdy robust build and good looks, I can thoroughly recommend this product.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars truly amazing 12 July 2009
Overall quality is impressive. Clear, powerful sound, and the DAB receiver really sounds CD-like. Yes, it's a bit big, but not so much and in my dorm room fits perfectly. The cd player also works fine, and even in really loud volume does not have any distortion or rattle. It really deserves the Sony badge!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Substantial DAB/FM radio with a retro look
We've lived with our Sony XDR S100CDM for over four years and it's still performing well. We use it as an alarm radio and a last thing at night radio so it gets used a lot. Read more
Published 7 months ago by TF
3.0 out of 5 stars Now Dissapointed
Up till now I have been very pleased with this radio/cd player.the sound and preformance have been execelent. Read more
Published 21 months ago by GEC
1.0 out of 5 stars so dissapointed
No reason behind it............but have completely lost the dab on this radio........and don't know how to get back........... Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2012 by J. A. Stanley
1.0 out of 5 stars AFTER SALES VERY POOR
I found the product to be good, albeit DAB radio reception is at times patchy, but nonetheless it did all I wanted: CD, able to aux in with a dock for the IPhone and the radio -... Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2011 by PAUL V
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
i bought this product in 2009 and was very happy with it. I was looking for a good unit which had a DAB and CD player. Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2011 by Simon48
2.0 out of 5 stars Sony XDR - S100CDM
I bought this DAB and CD radio around Christmas 09 it worked for 24 hours, but since then it developed an intermittent fault which can be summarized that the radio and the CD... Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2010 by Zoro
5.0 out of 5 stars Good little machine
I purchased this for my father who is in his 90's. He says it is fantastic. The display is clear and it has good sound. He finds the remote very useful.
Published on 14 Mar 2010 by H. Charter
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for a kitchen if space is a premium
I am not a hi-fi expert or enthusiast as such, but I was not overwhelmed with the sound quality. The good news is that it did not distort - even with Mahler on full... Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2010 by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Radio CD
Well built, good sound, rather heavy (athough this is not a problem as it is rarely moved from the kitchen)
Published on 27 Feb 2010 by Woodee
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I love this sony dab radio and cd player. It looks smart and is well built, and I can carry it around and plug it in in any room of my house and garage. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2010 by D. Holmes
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