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Roberts MP43 Sound 43 CD/DAB/FM Digital Sound System with Dock for iPod-Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • CD/DAB/FM digital sound system with dock for iPod
  • Clock and multi function alarm and 20 station presets
  • Multi-function remote control
  • 6-position equaliser and separate bass and treble
  • MP3/WMA playback via CD and touch panel controls

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.2 Kg
  • Item model number: MP43
  • ASIN: B001EN5EM6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Aug. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Sound 43 (MP43) is a fantastic table top multifunctional sound system with dock for iPod. The Sound 43 is perfect for any room in the house. The wooden cabinet interior ensures fantastic sound quality and the 6 position graphic equaliser with separate bass and treble gives you extra control.

The touch panel controls add a high tech feel to this incredible sound system and the high gloss piano black finish guarantees it not only sounds great but it looks great too.

The built in docking station for the iPod enables you to not only charge your iPod, but to also play it back through the incredible stereo speakers. This stereo has DAB and FM wavebands or you can play your own CD collection or MP3/WMA files via CD.

For further information with regard to our products please visit our website at www.robertsradio.co.uk or call the customer care line on 01709 571722. If you need Technical Assistance please phone 0208 758 0338.

Box Contains

  • Sound 43 digital sound system
  • Mains lead
  • Dock adaptors
  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • Instruction manual


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    I had to replace my ageing Bose Wave CD Radio, which went on the blink (dodgy CD player, and then it kept on switching itself to Kiss FM at high volume - even when off!). I would happily have bought another Bose, but this Roberts box seemed MUCH better value, including DAB radio, CD, and iPod dock, all of which work well. Like the Bose, the sound is not really hifi, and classical music can sound slightly boomy and/or harsh in the loud bits. However, like the Bose, the sound is very good for a box of this size, with remarkably good bass, and perfect for use in our kitchen (we use it mostly when cooking and washing up). I think the Bose sound was probably slightly better, but very little to choose between them. After a week's use, highly recommended.
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    I would highly recommend this music system. The sound is excellent and has a warm quality. Chose this over the Bose ipod dock as it has fm/dab radio (which is also fab quality) and cd. It is definitely value for money Have never used my ipod so much!
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    Obviously Roberts have pitched this as a budget Bose but frankly most of us wouldn't be able to tell the difference in sound quality. I think it's a well thought out piece of kit and good value, it sounds good, is compact and has a robust feel to it. It struggles a bit when played too loudly and it certainly won't replace my hi-fi but in a small room, kitchen, bedroom it's ideal, can't fault it, very pleased with it.
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    I did a lot of research before I bought this system. I was trying to get a neat solution for my girl friend that would let her take full advantage of her ipod while still being able to play her CD collection. I wanted it to be a single box so that it didn't take up too much space and have lots of speaker wire.

    Plus points:
    Surprisingly good sound for an all-in-one unit, with a robust bass. For a moderate sized room, it fills the room well and doesn't distort as the volume goes up. Good EQ settings as well
    Very good quality DAB reception
    A remote control - very very useful for when you're still in bed in the morning, and it can advance through your ipod playlists
    mp3 CD playback
    Easy to use ipod dock built in on top. It charges the ipod, but only when you're in ipod mode

    Interestingly, the things I had also explored but found I didn't need were the following:
    Built in hard-disc and rip-CD-to-disc capability: most of the mass-market priced systems don't give you good options for ripping to hard disc - they rip at low bit rate and take a good amount of time. IMHO you're better off ripping on your computer and then cross-loading to your ipod
    Internet radio. If you have a computer as well, you're far better off to pull up the radio on-screen and use your computer line-out to drive the Roberts unit. We did this watching French TV online. The picture and the sound coming from the Roberts unit were fantastic.

    Overall: for what it is, it's great. It isn't going to be the stereo system for dancing to at a house party (I don't think) but it's great for everyday use and easy to use to boot.
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    As others have said on here, the sound quality is great; warm, rich and clear on all settings.

    The features are good, remote works well from all angles and it's nice to have Ipod, Dab and CD for those retro moments.

    Ipod docking station is good, though a bit of guidance on which size adaptor should be used for your model wouldn't go a miss.
    One thing with the docking station is that it only charges your Ipod in Ipod mode, in any other mode (Dab/CD) it drains the battery.
    This means that if you forget to remove the Ipod and then listen to your DAB radio for a few days, your Ipod loses it's charge, when you then decide to listen to your ipod you have to wait about 10 minutes for it to recharge. Not ideal really.

    Another couple of niggles, when it is in sleep or off mode there is a very high pitched constant tone which if was in your kitchen or other room, would be inaudible, but in a quiet room such as your bedroom is very irritating! This only stops when the player is on. I know I'm not alone with this as a friend has the same model and the same problem. When I raised this with Roberts Customer Services they acknowledged it was an issue with this model.

    Last slight annoyance is the alarm function. Most DABS allow you to choose a specific station to wake up to. This alarm however will only play whatever the last station was set to. For me, I like to listen to 5Live before I go to sleep at night but that won't wake me up in the morning! I need a Commercial station or Radio 1 to bring me round! With this player it's not possible to do that which is unfortunate.

    Overall, I really like this product, it looks good and sounds amazing. If they'd just sorted those issues I would have given it 5 stars...
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    I bought this Roberts DAB as it seemed pretty much the only one on the market with DAB,ipod dock and mp3 capabilities. It is a fantastic looking radio with excellent sound. Set up could not have been easier - it automatically picked up the date and time, and found more radio stations than I have had time to explore. The ipod dock works fabulously. I am delighted with this purchase - excellent value for money. What more could you want? HIGHLY recommended.
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