Receivers with DAB?

bigb

Active Member
does anyone know of any receivers that come with DAB as well as FM? I would have thought this would be an ideal opportunity for the big boys to persuade us all to upgrade our equipment
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
Probably come after everybody has upgraded to something with DPL IIx :) :) :)
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
It isn't very easy I'm told- The modules like their space. Also an FM module works happily across the globe, any DAB equipped AVR would need to carry Band III and L Band and still have FM if you hoped to sell it in the US.
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
I never use the tuner on my SR7400 anyway.

The tuner functionality on an AV receiver tends to take the back seat in the majority of AV user needs imho. One less box is always welcome for those who lack space on their racks, but for the most part, a lot of people tend to go for a dedicated tuner.

I myself will probably go for the Pure 701ES, I think this model does both FM and digital radio, and I trust the brand too (used to have a videologic digitheatre DTS as my first surround sound setup :) ). I still think an all bangs and whistles receiver will show up once the fever over DPL IIx wears out :) ;) Or maybe I'm just being cynical ;)
 

bigb

Active Member
excuse my ignorance but what is DPL IIx and what does it do??:blush: :blush:
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
Dolby Pro Logic 2x:

an evolution of Dolby Prologic 2 that enables surround sound being simulated from a stereo signal across all surround channels. DPL IIx enables up to seven channels and a sub to be simulated.
 

Flimber

Distinguished Member
Don't foget that Tag sort of do DAB integrated for a price.

Mike.
 

bigb

Active Member
and your own thoughts on it???
 

bigb

Active Member
Originally posted by Kazman
Dolby Pro Logic 2x:

an evolution of Dolby Prologic 2 that enables surround sound being simulated from a stereo signal across all surround channels. DPL IIx enables up to seven channels and a sub to be simulated.

and your thoughts on it???
 

Kazman

Well-known Member
DPL IIx is bloody fantastic :):)
 
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hopefulharmon

Guest
when i asked the rep about this 1 month ago he couldnt guarantee that harmon would be bringing out the upgrade module in the uk. i have since read reviews about dab that suggest the audio from sky plus is better so have put that idea on hold for now.
 

Contar

Standard Member
I am not sure that Sky has a better sound than digital radio but also with sky you don't get the text.
I am waiting for the digital radio to be included in a new receiver before I upgrade again.
 
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bobbypunk

Guest
Sky does have a better sound than digital radio,
It starts with a better bitrate which is a good start, even freeview has better quality signal than Digital radio.
 
C

cmo

Guest
Originally posted by Contar

I am waiting for the digital radio to be included in a new receiver before I upgrade again.

Contar,

You could be waiting a long time as I wouldn't expect any of the main manufacturers like Denon or Yamaha to be interested in producing a DAB tuner integrated.
Why go to the expense of developing something just for the UK market which is relatively tiny compared to the rest of the world.

Remember alot of the products we see here are the same as or derived from products developed for the States and the rest of the world.

The only companies that may go down this route might be Arcam, HK (European division) and possibly Onkyo.

Of course more highend UK manufacturers like Tag (Which I believe has just been bought out by Quad / Wharfedale - not really UK owned) do see some sort of market here and have developed accordingly although you do pay for their research.

All in I would be surprised to see that many far eastern receivers with built in DAB.
 

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