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dab do i need an ariel

Discussion in 'Music Streamers' started by bobone, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. bobone

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    i am buying a teac crh250 mini system will i need an outdoor/indoor ariel and if so can anyone recommend one thanks
     
  2. bobone

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    i am buying a teac crh250 all in one system with dab will i need an ariel indoor/outdoor and if so can anyone recommend one also has anyone had experience of sonance ceiling speakers which i am going to use with it thanks bob
     
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    Any radio tuner, be it FM or DAB will greatly benefit from an outdoor ariel - well worth the investment.

    What type of ariel depends on where you are located and what the reception is like. I am lucky enough to live in an area with good reception and always used an omni-directional ariel with my FM tuner (an onmi-directional ariel is a circular ariel that picks up signals from all directions, rather that a directional ariel that tends to be pointed at one transmitter).

    When I switched over to a DAB tuner, I enquired of a couple of ariel installers whether I would need a special ariel for digital reception. Both said yes. Before taking the plunge I tried my existing ariel and the readout on the tuner shows I am achieving maximum signal strength through the existing FM ariel.

    So don't let them con you into buying another ariel that you don't need. Provided your area is covered by a DAB multiplex you can receive digital broadcasts. If FM reception is good in that area then your existing FM ariel will suffice for DAB.
     
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    Take a look here

    If you are in one of the "pink" areas, you will probably get away with an indoor aerial. Otherwise, you can get one from Maplin Electronics
     
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    I have this Dab receiver and am very happy with it. I am using the supplied ariel and picking up a good signal in Stockport.
    However you need to experiment as to the best place for it as a couple of cm's either way can make all the difference.
     
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    my area looks very pink cheers
     
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    Hi, i installed some sonance cieling spkrs. for a client a few years ago, these were 2 way with adjustable tweeters and had adjustable responce via dip switches, i also installed the sonance flush cieling SUB!.
    Great sound, not as lean as B+W or Kef (which i think were technically more accurate) but more enjoyable IMO.
    if you must have cieling spkrs. they are certainly worth a listen, bear in mind they will sound Very different in your cieling then when mounted on a baffle in a shop.(the diff is Much bigger than normal spks.)
    Jaz
     

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