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DAB Digital Radios

Welcome to the DAB Digital Radio page, this is our guide to buying a DAB digital radio online. DAB digital radios are available in personal, hi-fi separates, micro hi-fi systems, alarm clock and car versions, they are made by many brands such as Roberts, Sony, Pure, Philips, Goodmans, Bush, Hitachi and lots more.

DAB digital radio uses a new technology to the old analogue radios, this gives a much better sound quality and no longer suffers from the hissing and tuning problems that old radios had. Another great thing about the DAB radios is that they are cheap, they don’t cost much more than the old style radios so a DAB radio is the only choice if you are buying a new radio and still want a cheap price. DAB radio broadcasting can also allow many more radio stations to operate meaning that there will be many more radio stations to choose from in the future, this is due to the digital transmissions being much smaller.
There are several versions of the DAB digital radio that you can buy, these include the personal radio that is portable with headphones, the home versions which include micro systems, hi-fi separates and alarm clocks and you can also get a DAB radio for your car. The personal DAB radios are just like personal CD players or MP3 players, they are very small and allow you to listen to the digital radio on the move. The micro system, hi-fi separates and alarm clock versions offer high quality sound and all of the usual alarm clock features such as snooze and the display of the time. There are many different manufacturers of DAB radios, these include Sony, Roberts, Pure, Goodmans, Philips, Bush, Hitachi and many others.

Bestseller No. 1
Barton Retro DAB / DAB+ Digital FM Upright Radio / Alarm Clock / Wood Effect Finish / Mains Powered
399 Reviews
Barton Retro DAB / DAB+ Digital FM Upright Radio / Alarm Clock / Wood Effect Finish / Mains Powered
  • A classic-looking wooden radio offering modern performance. With its wood effect finish the Majority Barton is going to make a great addition to any home.
  • The Majority Barton's punchy audio rivals that of much larger sets, "Future-Ready" digital (DAB & DAB+) and FM radio - with 20 (10 DAB+ & 10 FM) easy to use channel presets.
  • The Barton's upright style and small footprint makes it great for in the kitchen or bedside areas where space is limited.
  • Automatic time set - When you plug the clock in for the first time, the current time will be shown in the display.
  • Additional features include: alarm clock, sleep function, clear LCD display, earphone socket, telescopic aerial, and a simple auto-scan tuning feature.
Bestseller No. 2
Newnham DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Rechargeable Battery / Mains Powered - Black
347 Reviews
Newnham DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Rechargeable Battery / Mains Powered - Black
  • The Majority Newnham is a "Future-Ready" digital (DAB & DAB+) and FM radio that looks great, sounds fantastic and is easy to use.
  • The integrated rechargeable battery can be charged by either the included mains power adapter or any micro USB cable. The Chesterton will offer an outstanding 4-6 hours of continuous playback from a single charge.
  • The Majority Newnham's punchy audio rivals that of much larger sets, and it features both DAB DAB+ digital and FM radio with the ability to save 20 preset stations (10 DAB+ DAB & 10 FM).
  • Automatic time set - When you plug the clock in for the first time, the current time will be shown in the display.
  • Additional features include: alarm clock, sleep function, clear LCD display, earphone socket, telescopic aerial, and a simple auto-scan tuning feature.
Bestseller No. 3
Shelford Retro DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Leather Effect Finish / Mains Powered (Cream)
651 Reviews
Shelford Retro DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Leather Effect Finish / Mains Powered (Cream)
  • Classic-looking vintage radio offering modern performance. With its leather effect finish the Majority Shelford DAB+ DAB Radio is going to make a stylish addition to any home.
  • The Majority Shelford's punchy audio rivals that of much larger sets, and it features Future-Ready digital (DAB & DAB+) and FM radio - with 20 (10 DAB+ DAB & 10 FM) easy-to-use channel presets.
  • The Shelford can either be powered from the included mains adaptor (included) or via 4 x 1.5 Type C batteries. The sturdy leather handle makes it easy to move from room to room.
  • Automatic time set - When you plug the clock in the current time will be automatically shown on the display.
  • Additional features include: alarm clock, sleep function, clear LCD display, earphone socket, telescopic aerial, and a simple auto-scan tuning feature.
Bestseller No. 4
Histon DAB/DAB+ Digital & FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Portable / USB or Mains Powered
369 Reviews
Histon DAB/DAB+ Digital & FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Portable / USB or Mains Powered
  • The Majority Histon is a compact and portable digital radio. The radio offers a blend of quality, style and affordability that's hard to beat.
  • The Histon can be powered by either the mains power adaptor (included) or micro USB cable. You can also take advantage of it being portable by using 4 x AA batteries.
  • The Histon features "Future-Ready" digital (DAB & DAB+) and FM radio with the ability to save 20 preset stations (10 DAB+ DAB & 10 FM). The Histon also has a 3.5mm headphone socket so you can connect your favourite headphones.
  • Automatic time set - When you power on the radio for the first time, the current time will be shown on the display.
  • Additional features include: alarm clock, sleep function, clear LCD display, earphone socket, telescopic aerial, and a simple auto-scan tuning feature.
Bestseller No. 5
Shelford Retro DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Leather Effect Finish / Mains Powered (Red)
651 Reviews
Shelford Retro DAB/DAB+ Digital FM Portable Radio / Alarm Clock / Leather Effect Finish / Mains Powered (Red)
  • Classic-looking vintage radio offering modern performance. With its leather effect finish the Majority Shelford DAB+ DAB Radio is going to make a stylish addition to any home.
  • The Majority Shelford's punchy audio rivals that of much larger sets, and it features Future-Ready digital (DAB & DAB+) and FM radio - with 20 (10 DAB+ DAB & 10 FM) easy-to-use channel presets.
  • The Shelford can either be powered from the included mains adaptor (included) or via 4 x 1.5 Type C batteries. The sturdy leather handle makes it easy to move from room to room.
  • Automatic time set - When you plug the clock in the current time will be automatically shown on the display.
  • Additional features include: alarm clock, sleep function, clear LCD display, earphone socket, telescopic aerial, and a simple auto-scan tuning feature.

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DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio was developed by a consortium of manufacturers and broadcasters, the BBC pioneered DAB digital radio and was the first broadcaster in the UK to transmit DAB radio in 1995. DAB radio works by using both MPEG and COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) technology which converts the radio broadcast from the analogue signal into digital (binary) code. This reduces the potential for the sound to be corrupted during transmission by weather conditions and other problems that can degrade the quality of the radio broadcast.

One of the best features of DAB radios is that they have a screen which offers information, if you are listening to a song on the radio then it can display the name of the song you are listening to. In the way it can tell you the name of the DJ or the topic of the show you are listening to, this makes listening to the radio and finding a show that you like allot easier. All DAB radios also have a certain amount of preset slots available for you to store radio stations in, you then find a radio station and store it in that preset so next time you listen to the radio you simply select that preset and it will go straight to that radio station. The tuning of a DAB radio is also allot easier, there are no complicated frequencies to find, you simply choose the station from a list.

Some DAB radios have some cool advanced features, there are models that can pause and even rewind live radio so you will never miss an important part of a show or a song again. There are also DAB radios that can record the radio broadcast onto a memory card, you can then listen to the recording on any device that can read the memory card.

So when choosing a DAB digital radio the main consideration is where you will be using the radio, if you are on the move allot or want convenient listening then a personal model will be best, personal models are also cheap. If you want a radio for the home then the hi-fi separates, micro system and alarm clock versions are good, they offer better quality sound and have other useful features. If you are looking for a cheap special offer then we recommend that you have a look around some of the shops listed above, many of these have cheap special offers where you can find a cheap DAB radio. There are many manufacturers of DAB radios including Sony, Bush, Pure, Roberts, Philips, Goodmans, Hitachi and many more, Sony, Roberts and Pure are the most popular.