DAB + CD + iPod + Aux - recommendations please?


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Hi, I'm looking for a system that includes DAB radio, CD player, iPod dock and Aux input, ideally with a remote. If it has a USB port, so much the better but that isn't essential. It doesn't need Internet access, WiFi or an alarm. The device is for use in a "holiday let" property.

I have looked at the Roberts MP43 & MP53 but I have heard that Roberts' quality isn't what it was, the CD player tends to be noisy and in the case of the MP53 that it is only usable with a fairly "iffy" remote control.

I gather from John Lewis that the Sound 100 or Sound 200 are newer suitable choices but cannot find any reviews of either and they do seem rather expensive.

I have just stumbled across the Goodmans MICRO1470DABI which costs about a third of the systems above and appears to be satisfactory.

Does anyone have any alternative suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any replies. :)
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Denon DM38DAB or the newer DM39DAB


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The MP43 has been available for years and for good reason. We have 3 of the units without any problems whatsoever. The room filling sound still takes some beating and the remote is excellent.


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Denon DM38DAB or the newer DM39DAB
Good though they are, the former costs £200 and the latter will cost about £250 and neither includes speakers or an iPod dock.

The Goodmans Micro DAB system is available on Amazon for £90 and has quite good reviews so I think I will go with that - anyhow, thanks for the feedback :thumbsup:

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