About a year and a half ago I wanted a DAB radio for the kitchen. Looking around, I came across a Roberts DAB/FM radio - the Gemini 3 for £136. Ask most people and they will say that Roberts is a very good make of radio. I was less than impressed with my purchase. The sound was muddy, max volume low and the case resonated at certain audio frequencies. I fitted external active speakers to the line out which improved things a lot. The reception was poor, I put this down to the reception in the area. I fitted an active aerial to get around this problem. About a week ago, the radio just died. An internal fuse was blowing and since it is all based on a densley populated circuit board repair would be difficult. As the radio was outside the 1 year guarantee, Roberts were happy to repair it (i.e. replace the board) for the sum of £47. Not surprisingly I didn't want to pay that for such a poor radio. I bought a Pure Evoke-1XT from Comet with a 10% discount for handing in an analogue radio for £80. It has excellent reception with the standard telescopic aerial and the sound is strong and clear. So the moral of this story is don't be swayed by a brand name. The Pure Evoke-1XT gets a big thumbs up , the Roberts Gemini 3 (RD3) a big thumbs down.