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Sony XDRS40 DAB/DAB+/FM Ultra Compact Digital Radio - White

by Sony
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Price: 40.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Lightweight Radio with DAB/DAB+/FM tuner, LCD display, headphone jack, AC and battery power
  • DAB/DAB+ and digital FM tuner
  • See station details on sharp LCD screen
  • Store up to 20 station presets
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 3.6 x 9.5 cm ; 445 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: XDRS40DBPW.CEK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Mar 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,557 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Choose from a vast array of digital stations
Choose from a vast array of digital stations
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Scrolling LCD display
Scrolling LCD display
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At a glance

DAB+/DAB/FM Digital Radio

Ultra-compact and colourful Digital Radio with clear sound quality

Thousands of digital stations in a lightweight portable radio

Listen to a vast range of DAB+/DAB/FM digital stations on this compact and colourful radio. Programme information is displayed on a scrolling LCD display so you can keep tabs on every broadcast. It’s fully portable too with mains or battery operation.

Sound quality - Great sounding digital reception, with Sony audio quality, for interference-free listening

Portable design - Lightweight stylish design lets you take your digital radio anywhere - indoors and outside on the move

Preset stations - Three direct preset station buttons, for easy access to your favourite stations

Digital Radio with clear sound quality
Digital Radio with clear sound quality
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Ultra-compact and colourful Digital Radio
Ultra-compact Digital Radio
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You can take it anywhere
You can take it anywhere
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Built-in sleep timer
Built-in sleep timer
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In Detail

Choose from a vast array of digital stations

Listening to radio has been transformed by DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting). Gone are the days of twiddling dials in the hope of finding something half decent to listen to. With DAB/DAB+ (Band III) digital radio, you have a huge choice of stations at your fingertips, broadcasting in clear sound quality. Tune in at the touch of a button using 10 DAB/DAB+ presets. You can also access a full spectrum of popular FM stations with 10 presets for storing your favourites.

See what you’re listening to

One of the big benefits of DAB/DAB+ is its ability to transmit real-time information such as song titles, music type and station data. So when you tune in and scroll on the LCD display, you’ll be able to see exactly what you’re listening to. With so many stations available, this is a really handy feature that puts you in total command of your radio.

No hiss, no crackle

Sit down and enjoy clearer radio reception. As DAB transmits digital audio, you won’t have to put up with the hiss and crackle that can happen on weaker signals with FM. Digital reception quality is superior to FM with Sony audio technology helping to provide interference-free listening.

Refreshing design

Many radios come in one colour and that’s that. Not this radio. You have a choice of white, red or black to match the décor in your home. The styling is refreshingly cool and funky with big round buttons on the front, a large volume dial on the side and a curved profile. Designed to look good and be simple to use.

Take your radio on tour

Why just listen to your favourite DJs at home? With this ultra compact radio, you can take it anywhere you like and never miss a show. It runs equally well on four AA batteries as it does from the mains, making it perfect for taking on holiday or to the park. You’ll get 13 hours of DAB/DAB+ reception or 10 hours of FM reception when using Sony AA alkaline batteries. There’s also a low battery alert on the LCD display.

Wake up in style

Set your radio to turn on and off at certain times. As a clock radio, it works perfectly with a built-in sleep timer. Now there’s no excuse for sleeping in. Wake up to your favourite DJs and start the day the way you mean to go on. You can also use it as a security timer to turn on while you’re out of the house.

Box Contains

Portable Radio
AC Power Adaptor Lead

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My first DAB radio 26 Nov 2013
By LRnut
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Really impressed with this little baby - bought it to replace an old portable FM radio in bathroom. Easy to set up and runs fine on rechargeable batteries as can't use mains in bathroom. Sound is crystal clear but a bit lacking in base, which is understandable considering the size of the speaker. Hence 4 stars rather than 5.
We live in a very remote area and tv and radio signals are always poor but had no problem finding the digital DAB signal and tuned itself in to at least 10 stations - which for here is good.
A remarkable bit of kit for its size and price - looks good too.
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148 of 154 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Black
I already own three DAB radios,so i already know just how crisp and clear the sound can be in a strong signal area.
The only problem with many of the higher BIG NAMED brands is that none of them accept standard AA batteries,they all sell their own specially made battery pack which have their limitations.

Just about every high end DAB radio relies on a specially made battery pack,that is available as a separate purchase.
Once that battery pack loses its efficiency and refuses to accept a recharge of the battery's,your radio will become useless if no external mains supply is available, remember this DAB radio is designed to be fully portable at all times.

This was the number one reason for my purchase of this rather attractive radio,it runs on AA battery's which are universally available just about everywhere,making this radio totally portable at all times.

More importantly this attractive Sony DAB radio already has the capabilities of receiving the DAB+ signal.

DAB+ is the possible future of digital radio broadcasting,its an enhanced and greatly improved signal over the already magnificent DAB broadcast.

It has yet to be decided upon if DAB+ will take over from current digital signal,but if it does this Sony radio is ready and waiting with its fully capable DAB+ capabilities.

The first thing you will notice about this Sony radio,is the nice weighty feel to it when you pick it up.
Unlike certain other radios in this price bracket, this Sony has a real quality feel to it, the plastic body feels upmarket,not flimsy. WELL IT IS A SONY AFTER ALL, and this radio feels built to last.

I've seen inside a Pure Sonus DAB radio,and the electronics are very basic,unlike the older analogue radios.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Red is the colour... 15 July 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
As one of those insomniacs who listens to the radio through the night in the dark I hope Sony read this review and act on it. This is without doubt the best looking radio I have seen since the days of the vintage transistor. As I like anything retro this radio in red looks much better than the black or white version. It picks up dab and fm stations with ease and sound quality is adequate. Ten out of ten, Sony. However what it lacks, in my opinion, are preset buttons, a back stand and illuminated control buttons. Three or four preset buttons on the top of the radio with each one accessing 2 stations would be useful. It's a bit of a pain having to press three different buttons just to change station - especially in the dark. And buttons that either lit up or the symbols on the buttons shone with luminous paint would be very useful. Finally a back stand would be great as then you would not need to hold the radio when changing stations. To go from preset 8 to preset 1 involves pressing 3 buttons - one of them 7 times. Even though I have been buying radios for over 50 years not one has yet met my full criteria!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent radio 20 Dec 2013
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
For me, Sony excels in small radios, this one is not exception, it is excellent, crystal clear, with great tone and I think a very elegant design. It comes with a UK plug and about 1.5mt of cable or it can be battery operated (4 x AA batteries). I absolutely recommend it.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price 9 Aug 2013
Colour Name:Black
I have over the years had several DAB radios some good and some not so good. The best sound usually is from a Pure radio but they do not always drag in all the available stations and to go portable with them requires a very expensive battery kit which adds a lot to the price.
This little gem from Sony is truly excellent for the price. It pulls in ALL the available stations for my area and although not having mind blowing volume it is clear and with a good tone. It is very portable requiring only four AA batteries which these days are cheap and very easy to buy and install not like other DAB portables which often require several hours to re-charge internal batteries.
Considering it's price you would have to go a long way to get a better value for money DAB + FM radio.
I have noticed that one or two other reviewers are very critical of this radio but in my opinion they are mistaken,since for the asking price it will not be beaten.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality again from Sony 2 April 2013
Colour Name:Black
I bought one of these on the day of release in the uk as this model is new as of March 2013
I have a collection of Sony radios going back to the early 1960s and this model continues the Sony heritage of elegant popular design that goes with any setting...kitchen/bathroom/bedroom/desk/garden etc.
It has a power adaptor supplied as batteries never last longer than approx 6 hours,or 20 minutes if you attempt to put in zinc chloride ones; top quality batteries (AA) may give you 10 hours on DAB but thats pushing it ,so if you are only going to use this model on batteries only:they never last in any DAB radio.
Having said that this model has an amber screen with black lettering/station i.d./scrolling text/time and 10 presets on DAB and 10 on FM and has a 0-100 signal strength {100 being the best reception)level indication,and sleep timer. The speaker grille is metal and the radio is the size of an average paperback book.
The sound is very clear and you can crank the sound up high for the size of the unit. Mono.Big sound for relatively small unit. this model is also available in white or red (which gives it a retro look)
Reassuringly solid in feel.

Very happy with it in my collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony digital radio
An excellent radio that does exactly what I wanted it to do. Prompt delivery and well presented. I am pleased with the reception and it is out-performing mrs expensive models that... Read more
Published 13 hours ago by woodpecker
5.0 out of 5 stars good quality radio
i bought this for my kitchen and use it every day, it is what it says, a Sony stylish portable dab radio.
Published 3 days ago by nicky
4.0 out of 5 stars As you'd expect for the price...good basic DR
For the money, this is great! The sound was never going to be world beating for the price, but for a put-anywhere digital radio that you're not going to be TOO concerned about... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Fire_an_Ice
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little radio
FM reception is poor in our area, this DAB radio has solved our tuning problems. Also looks great and is small enough to fit on our window ledge.
Published 4 days ago by MR A FLACK
3.0 out of 5 stars Good size and only OK volume
I bought for an older relative (92 year old). Buttons too fiddly for this age group. Neat looks and ideal size, volume could do with a boost for when the kitchen extractor is on!
Published 5 days ago by martin Arrowsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Red Radio
This radio is exactly as described on the box - compact and red. It is so useful to have a little radio like this which can be carried around if necessary and plugged in anywhere. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Francesca Forsyth
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless with batteries because of too high power consumption
Powered by batteries, this device is completely useless, as it empties the batteries in only two weeks! The same batteries powered my old FM radio for about a year. Read more
Published 10 days ago by TimidTuna
5.0 out of 5 stars Mum loves it
Sorry for later feedback. Good product, item packaging was as expected, item is as listed and delivered in acceptable time frame. Read more
Published 15 days ago by J. CANTWELL
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat little radio with great sound.
I would have given this radio 5 stars but for one thing, I am right handed and when I pick it up to take to another location I almost always inadvertently press a button. Read more
Published 16 days ago by christie
2.0 out of 5 stars Short Battery Life
If you're thinking of using this on battery only - then be warned. The battery life is about 9 to 10 hours - on either FM or DAB. I'm afraid it just eats batteries. Read more
Published 18 days ago by David Vickers
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