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Customer Review

on 3 January 2012
Bought this as a Christmas present for my wife who loves it. If you're considering buying don't hesitate, its a fantastic radio. Make sure you go for the iStream version (they have a DAB & FM only model)if you have a wireless router in the home or place of use. The number of web stations available world-wide make it a real pleasure to use. I originally bought this as DAB reception of Radio 2 in our area (Ash Vale near Guildford) was predicted to be a little iffy. I need not have worried as DAB works very well but you need the telescopic aerial extended to be reliable. When using wiFi however I didnt have to raise the aerial at all so its more convenient. The plug top AC mains adaptor is recommended as they say the current consumption on wiFi is higher than DAB or FM (understandable). We used it on both but not long enough on batteries (4 x D cell) to find out how long it would last. The phono output (3.5mm jack) was a nice feature as we fed it into the HiFi amp for our new years party and it sounded really good. Stereo of course when hooked up on line out. (the radio has one good loudspeaker) The sound quality is very good and the equalizer function allows you to set it for jazz, speech, rock etc. or you can set up your own 'profile' of bass & treble, very nice. The top mounted USB port is a nice feature allowing you to play pre-loaded files. I tried this out of interest and the navigation through to the file was superb. It ran beautifully on the MP3 I had loaded.
The quality of construction is very good and I can highly recommend this superb radio. If you can go for the iStream version its going to open up a world wide reception of thousands of 'stations' and so much more interesting than just DAB and FM. Listening to stations in Australia or the USA with perfect reception takes some getting used to, it opens up a new listening experience.
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