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DAB available in AVR300

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by bluesfan, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. bluesfan

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    Mr Dawson,

    Can Arcam consider fitting a DAB radio in the AVR250/300?

    It's a bit much in this day and age that only FM radio is available!

    If they don't won't to go the whole way can't they provide it as an option?
     
  2. RaceTripper

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    I think the reason you won't see that is that Arcam produces the same unit for worldwide distribution, only changing the power and AM step settings for particular locales. DAB, on the other hand, is not available worldwide. For us US customers it would just be wasted money to have it. And if Arcam were to produce locale specific options it would just increase manufacturing costs and thus raise the cost to us.

    Best bet is to get an outboard DAB and connect it to an available input.
     
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    Don't agree at all. I'm sure a card option can be made available at minimal cost to Arcam and reasonable profit (like the 7.1 card).

    Most countries now want to switch off analogue transmissions as they interfere with their ability to offer digital services. In the UK this has delayed the implementation of digital tv and radio in many areas because turning on digital would interfere with analogue transmission.

    There is no way that analogue will be switched off as long as people like Arcam continue to stick fm radios in hifi.
     
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    Personally I'd like to see an AVA300, ie an amplifier not a receiver.
    Any chance?
     
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    How about an AVP300 - i.e. no amps, just a processor? It would go very nicely with my A85/P85's.
     
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    I'd also like to see a Pre/Pro somewhere between the AVR300 and the AV8 as I rarely use the AM/FM tuner and now use Alpha amps instead of the 300 amp section. The DIVA AV80!
     

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