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  1. Intempo PG-01 review

    Intempo PG-01 review

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    With digital radios now selling for under £50 you might wonder why anyone would sell one without any discernable extra features for a good deal more. But Intempo's PG01 is all about 'the look'

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    Bush TR82 review

    Bush TR82 review

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    This radio was a hit in the 1950s and it could become one again, but only to a limited audience. This updated version of one of the first portable transistor radios retains all the 'traditional' features of the original despite this new digital incarnation.

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    Onkyo T-4555 DAB review

    Onkyo T-4555 DAB review

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    The basic T-4555 is an FM/AM tuner, but a couple of screws on the rear panel can be undone, enabling the RF module and ancillary components to be removed and replaced by a module that handles DAB as well

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    NAD C445 review

    NAD C445 review

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    This is the first dual-band tuner we've seen from NAD - indeed, the first DAB one - and in essence it's everything one expects a dual-band tuner to be. It has separate FM/AM - okay, so it's triple-band, but we're talking about the hi-fi aspects here

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    Marantz ST7001 review

    Marantz ST7001 review

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    Yes, the case, controls and display are different, but under the hood the main audio board here is very, very similar to the Denon TU-1800DAB, and the FM and DAB tuner modules are essentially the same parts

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    Cambridge Audio 640T V2 review

    Cambridge Audio 640T V2 review

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    Like Arcam, Cambridge Audio has plenty of previous experience with DAB tuners, with two older models (the DAB300 and DAB500) still included in its catalogue. Sadly, this only serves to highlight one unfortunate feature of the 640T V2

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    Vita Audio R2 review

    Vita Audio R2 review

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    British company Vita Audio has done it again. After its small DAB, the R1, impressed us so much, despite it being a mono model, hopes were high for this upgrade

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    Teac R-X1 review

    Teac R-X1 review

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    Ever fancied pinning a radio on the wall? No, us neither, but Teac's wall-mountable DAB radio is certainly unique in the market, and it pushes out great quality sound for a reasonable price

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    Tivoli Songbook 100 review

    Tivoli Songbook 100 review

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    The ideas behind Tivoli's latest DAB radio are simple: access to wonderful sounding DAB radio and nothing else. Except that you can attach an iPod and carry the diminutive unit in your suitcase

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    Terratec iRadio review

    Terratec iRadio review

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    Only using Wi-Fi to surf the net on your laptop while watching TV is like buying a 4x4 then just taking your kids to school and back. In other words, laughable.So we're in fits of giggles after trying out Terratec's iRadio

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    Roberts Gemini 29 review

    Roberts Gemini 29 review

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    Digital radio's alleged revolution has been with us longer than digital TV, but it's failed to infiltrate British homes at anything like the same success. Many homes now have one DAB radio but, as with digital TV, the problem is replacing each of these

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    Eton 102 DAB review

    Eton 102 DAB review

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    It's what's inside that counts, but there's plenty for this Eton to shout about despite being on the bad side of chubby. There's an oversized amplifier that should, at least, provide a decent sound performance

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    Tivoli Model DAB review

    Tivoli Model DAB review

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    Tivoli's Model DAB is easy to categorise in the busy world of DAB radios - it's a posh version of Pure. You'll see Pure's DABs everywhere and they're mostly value for money, but what Tivoli has presented here is one of the few high-end DAB radios

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    Bush TR82 review

    Bush TR82 review

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    This updated version of one of the first portable transistor radios somehow retains all the 'traditional' features of the original model, despite this new digital incarnation

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    Roberts Gemini Classic FM RD50CFM review

    Roberts Gemini Classic FM RD50CFM review

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    With leather sofas all the rage again, it was only a matter of time before digital radios were covered in cowhide, but bright red? In the world of home electronics it's rare to come across a product as unique as this

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    Pure Digital Elan DX40 review

    Pure Digital Elan DX40 review

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    Part of Pure Digital's √Član range, the DX40 is the budget version in the manufacturer's extensive selection of DAB radios. It closely resembles Pure's own RV40 - minus a few features, that is

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    Intempo PP-01 review

    Intempo PP-01 review

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    When it comes to a unique selling point, the Intempo PP-01 just abouttakes the biscuit. How often do you get the opportunity to plaster yourown digital photography onto an innocent DAB radio?

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    Cyrus DAB 8.0 review

    Cyrus DAB 8.0 review

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    Cyrus has put some high-tech products into its distinctive 'singing shoebox' case over the years, but never before has it offered a DABtuner.In this case, the outstanding feature is the inclusion of an SD memory card

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    Pure DMX-60 review

    Pure DMX-60 review

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    Pure makes great digital radios. The same applies to its DMX-60, an attempt at a modern version of the traditional hi-fi microsystem. The inclusion of a DAB tuner and the ability to pause, record and play MP3s is as impressive as the build quality

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    Vita Audio R1 review

    Vita Audio R1 review

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    It is the most expensive DAB here, but seconds into our test it was obvious that the Vita Audio's R1 wasn't going to be beaten. In that time it's possible to switch the unit on, toggle between DAB and an iPod input and be listening to crystal clear music

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    Pure Elan RV40 review

    Pure Elan RV40 review

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    Famed for its Evoke DAB radios, Pure Digital must have the widest range of any digital radio maker. That doesn't mean that all of its offerings are of the same standard and its Elan range of budget DAB radios leave a little to be desired

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    Pure Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition review

    Pure Evoke-1XT Marshall Edition review

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    From small, British origins, Pure has built its brand with impressive dexterity. By developing the right ideas at the right time, it rapidly established itself as King of DAB, leaving its rivals playing catch-up ever since

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    Denon S-81DAB review

    Denon S-81DAB review

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    This is the best DAB radio we've heard to date. Its beautiful design is no bad thing either, but more impressive is the versatility and ease of use. The S-81DAB is part of the brand's Smart Life (read idiot proof) range

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    BT Internet Radio review

    BT Internet Radio review

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    BT's radio favours a purely modern look. With its trendy white iPod meets silver acoustic cloth design, BT carries its design intentions off well. Of course, radios aren't things to be looked at, they're to be listened to

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    Bush TR2015WIFI Internet review

    Bush TR2015WIFI Internet review

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    What with the advent of the internet, high definition and all those other pesky technological advances, the humble radio could be forgiven for feeling a bit left out. That is until recently. Radio has caught the convergence bug

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