Question Anyone recommend a loud Dab radio?

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  1. skirpydoink

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    Hi, i am looking for a loud Dab radio.

    I work in a really loud factory environment, i work 13 hours a day with nothing but noise in my ears. i need to hear some music even if muffled in the background. Something to put a tune in your head when production stops for a minute.

    Looking for something pretty cheap as it will get wrecked after a while, need loudness over quality.

    Thanks
     
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    DAB radios may not work very well indoors as they use much higher frequencies (above FM).
    The sound quality of DAB is on a par with an AM radio.
    I suggest you get a an AM or FM radio instead.
     
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    Site radios also work using am/fm.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    If you are at a fixed location, even a garage one of the cheaper home cinema 5.1 systems, available on eBay etc will be just the ticket... Older ones cost around 100 tops, plenty of volume, have FM and AM tuners. And as Ken has made the point. DAB has been turned into a damp squib. It is capable of superb no noise high Res music, but has been destroyed by limiting its bandwidth. Also the frequencies available were some of the older TV frequencies, released with the death of analogue TV, so won't penetrate metal roofing or cladding.
     
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    Has there been a hearing / noise assessment made of your work area? There are quite strict limits and if you add in a private radio, this might take the overall exposure level over the legal maximum.

    DAB is better than AM and gives you a wider range of stations. It actually sits in a frequency band that used to be occupied by high power VHF radio mics. Propagation and penetration at those frequencies is pretty good, but transmitted power levels tend to be quite low, leading to lots of complaints about fading and poor quality on some radios.

    The Makita radio is very good, as is the De-Walt branded one. You are paying quite a lot extra for the battery charging ability and heavy duty case.

    For my money, a cheap 30W home stereo where you can position the speakers as close to the work area as possible might be the way forward. We have one in the warehouse and it gets over the noise of people dropping expensive things just in time for the fork lift to run over...
     

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