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    DAB Radio question

    Is it possible to buy a DAB radio that I can connect to an AMP?
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    get a DAB radio tuner for your pc then you can have your pc plugged into the amp. it will probably be cheaper as well
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

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    Thats not a viable option mate, its for work not for me.
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    The asnwer is yes.

    The easiest (and cheapest way) is that most have Stereo jack outputs for headphones, you can use a simple 3.5mm to 2 phono jack on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge22
    Is it possible to buy a DAB radio that I can connect to an AMP?
    Yes.

    I have a Cambridge Audio Azur 640T (linkie) and its excellent...

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    We have the excellent PURE Evoke 2. It has Phono-out AND a Digital out, so it's great for use with an AMP. It's a portable, so i can use anywhere around the house. I like using it in the garden in the summer and the bathroom in the morning etc. It's my girlfriends really and we use it all the time. 6 Music and Radio 7 are great. I could not be without a DAB radio now, whatever people say about it (could do with some more quality stations TBH).

    The PURE Digital EVOKE-2XT is out at the end of August. Probably going to be the best Digital radio around and quite an improvement over the PURE Digital EVOKE 2 which eat's batterys like there is no tomorrow (the PURE Digital EVOKE-2XT is rechargable).

    Pure are also releasing an MP3 player with built-in DAB which you can also record to the memory stick. It will also be good for use with an AMP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic
    I have a Cambridge Audio Azur 640T (linkie) and its excellent...
    Me too And the 640A AMP. It's stunning, just stunning. But the matching DAB box is not much use if you want to drag it to the bathroom/kitchen/garden.
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    what other DAB portable/all in ones are about which have record functions and how
    versatile are they. All i have seen is the bug which can record to SD cards.

    Im looking to get my dad one but it must have sd card compatibilty and have programmable recording and not just record when you push the button. How many
    stations can they record at once is it normally just one? can someone give a run down
    of what features are available and how common they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro
    what other DAB portable/all in ones are about which have record functions and how
    versatile are they. All i have seen is the bug which can record to SD cards.

    Im looking to get my dad one but it must have sd card compatibilty and have programmable recording and not just record when you push the button. How many
    stations can they record at once is it normally just one? can someone give a run down
    of what features are available and how common they are.
    Good feature laden DAB units are still a bit thin on the ground. I think there are some like how you describe, but not portable (the bug was rubbish IMO). And your talking serious prices too for those features.

    I plug my Pure Evoke 2 to into my PC's sound card if i want to record. The quality is very very good.

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    DAB radios can only record one station at a time, they work exactly the same as a standard radio at the moment.
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    Advanced radio features
    ReVu™ technology allows you to pause and rewind live DAB radio. FM RDS includes RDS RadioText and tuning by station name. 99 DAB and 99 FM presets. Multiple clock displays.

    CD Audio and MP3

    Supports multiple playback modes, CD Text and 99 track playlist. CD-R and CD-RW compatible. MP3 CD playback, including ID3 tag display and M3U playlist support.

    Hi-Fi Performance
    22W RMS per channel output. DPAC-II™ for a more natural sound from DAB digital radio. Bass and treble tone control. Auxiliary input for other devices.
    http://www.pure-digital.com/

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    I wonder why they havent implemented twin tuner programmable ones? no doubt
    for money reasons but seeing as they dont do this I dont think i really want to get
    one. It seems that the bug is still the best for recording/timer wise.

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