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    Roberts/other DAB radios advice

    Can you recommend one that's not to expensive or to complicated that's maybe in the sale?

    My Ecologic4 which I keep in my conservatory has developed a switch issue,which I know find is a common thing.

    My Duo logic I keep upstairs has suddenly got that horrible sticky rubber button thing (I covered them with sellotape) both happened this week.

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    If sound quality matters, the Ruark R1 is my recommendation.

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    Most of the "Roberts" DAB radios are actually made by Sangean, so it might be worth looking at their range.

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    Can highly recommend Tivoli radios - some good DAB options, great design and sound. Had one for years as my kitchen radio/sound system linked to iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    If sound quality matters, the Ruark R1 is my recommendation.
    Agree but i found the Pure Evoke H3 very close and a lot cheaper.

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    There's no DAB signal where I live. It's only 2020 after all! Seventeen years ago, when I did have a DAB signal, I really liked my Pure radio for the simplcity of its design and function. I suspect things have moved on since mine, but I still like the look of them.

    Amazon have this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Evoke-...%2C309&sr=8-13 and it does appear to have come a long way. £150.

    My other half has the Majority Homerton which she really likes, although hers is the "wood" version. £110

    Neither of us are HiFi buffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    If sound quality matters, the Ruark R1 is my recommendation.
    If sound quality matters, switch to FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    If sound quality matters, switch to FM.
    Is that better than DAB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    If sound quality matters, switch to FM.
    Agreed but I mean the speaker itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Is that better than DAB?
    It is but less convenient, and for a standalone type radio, it's not really a consideration.

    Internet radios are also worth thinking about. I replaced most of the radios around the house with Echo Dots. Not intended for critical listening but very handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post

    Internet radios are also worth thinking about. I replaced most of the radios around the house with Echo Dots. Not intended for critical listening but very handy.
    I was a late convert but I've added three Echos to my house in three months. They're brilliant. Bought the first one as a clock radio but I use them for all sorts now.

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    I've got a Roberts R1 that plays stuff off my NAS (where I've copied most of my CDs) and internet radio.

    Was £49.99 from Roberts!

    Cracking bit of kit to listen to music on in bed (sleep timer is good - I often let it play for 30 minutes after turning the light out).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    If sound quality matters, the Ruark R1 is my recommendation.
    Hi Rod I dont think my reply to your message got through.

    I just tried again and it looks like your in box is full?

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    Now cleared

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Now cleared

    Thanks Rod.

    I just phoned Roberts the eco logic cant be repaired as they don't have anymore spares.

    The Duo logic controls pop off, she said as they didn't arrive today it will be the end of January before they can send me a pair no charge though,its still working.

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    Ruark are good and the John Lewis badged arenít bad either. I have both.

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