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Sony XDRS40 DAB/DAB+/FM Ultra Compact Digital Radio - Red
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- DAB/DAB+/FM tuner - featuring DAB/DAB+ (Band III) digital radio for a huge choice of stations, plus pre-sets to start you off
- LCD display - get DAB+/DAB programme info on the LCD display as you scroll
- Sound quality - high sounding digital reception, with Sony audio quality, for interference-free listening
- Portability - lightweight stylish design lets you take your digital radio anywhere - indoors and outside on the move
- Battery or mains powered - plug your digital radio in to charge at the mains or use battery power for use without cables
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|Item Dimensions||3.6 x 9.5 x 18 cm||3.6 x 18 x 9.5 cm||5.5 x 18 x 10.5 cm||8.5 x 24 x 13.5 cm||2.45 x 11.5 x 5.7 cm||5.8 x 18.5 x 11 cm|
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Colour Name: red
Sony XDRS40 DAB/DAB+/FM Ultra Compact Digital Radio
- Colour variations: Black, white, red
- Dimensions (mm): 180 × 95 × 36 (W x H x D)
- Weight (kg): 0.445 (including batteries)
- Input jack: Headphones jack (3.5 mm stereo mini jack)
- Power source: AC power adapter (6 V DC in) or batteries
- Battery life: 13 hours for DAB/DAB+ and 10 hours for FM with Sony alkaline batteries
- Volume control: Yes
- Speaker unit (mm): 66 mm diameter
- Speaker system: Mono speaker
- Output power: 0.3 W
- FM reception: Yes
- DAB/DAB+: Yes/yes
- Presets: FM: 10, DAB/DAB+: 10
- Antenna (FM): Rod antenna
- Sleep timer: Yes, selectable (60/45/30/15/off)
- Time display: Yes
- LED/LCD colour: Amber
- Display: One row x eight characters
- Low battery alert: Yes
From the manufacturer
Featuring DAB/DAB+ (Band III) digital radio for a huge choice of stations, plus presets to start you off.
Great sounding digital reception, with Sony audio quality, for interference-free listening.
Lightweight stylish design lets you take your digital radio anywhere - indoors and outside on the move.
Connect up your headphones and listen to your favourite stations in private.
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The sound quality is really only good enough for speech and background music. The speaker occupies less than half of the speaker grille.
However, the circuitry itself is capable of much better sound. Even cheap headphones reveal the quality available from this set.
Sensitivity is good for a portable receiver. The SDR-X40DBP finds all the DAB stations for my area, plus those from a neighbouring one. FM performance is also good.
I use mine mainly on batteries, purely for convenience. AA cells do not last long in this set - even the better alkalines will fail after a few hours at moderate volume (on DAB). For battery use, I would recommend buying high-capacity NiMH cells and a charger.
A minor niggle: the SDR-X40DBP is easily pushed over if you're reaching for one of the buttons or the volume control. I have pushed mine over a few times, before learning to grab it first. The fact that it still works proves that it's reasonably sturdy.
In conclusion: a good set if you're mostly a news & talk radio listener, or just curious as to what DAB has to offer in your area.
Update: after 15 months, my set has become erratic. When it has one of its 'turns', it is unresponsive to all buttons and will start scrolling the display up or down the stations available, or keep switching between FM and DAB.
I have replaced the batteries with known good ones and checked the battery terminals for corrosion. All clean and shiny.
After reading about a backup battery inside another Sony model, I had a look inside. No sign of one in mine.
I am disappointed by the lifespan of my set. I expected more for £40.
However, That's all I can say for it. The sound quality is appalling. Very tinny and thin.
I'm keeping it to give as a prize for something at the golf club. Someone will probably find a use for it.