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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best portable - ever!, 19 Feb. 2010
If you live in a good reception area for DAB - then this is the best portable radio I have ever had.
I have another Roberts (Kitchen radio) - that does not even come close to this one.
The audio quality is superb - even compared with a "mini" Hi-Fi system. The separate Treble and Bass controls suit me personally - as I like to turn UP the treble for speach (probably down to some slight hearing impairment). Has great bass that does not seem to make the whole radio vibrate.
Reception is very clear (I am in a good signal area) - I can get both DAB bands from London and from Hannington - so even in Berkshire I can listen to London's Jazz FM.
Battery life is real good - I am not sure of the 150 hours life, as I have recharged the 6 D size batteries in significantly less than that, although I will point out that I did so only to maintain the very high audio quality on Battery power. I could believe that 150 hours is achievable, but I never got there for the reasons stated. I noted some deterioration of audio quality after I had been using it on battery power for about 3 weeks. So I decided to recharge.
If the portability is going to be an important requirement, then I would definitely invest in rechargeable batteries - the cheaper NiMH at 2500 mAH are quite adequate.