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A3 DAB

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DaztheGuv, Feb 5, 2012.

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    I'd like it, but I know nothing about it! Apologies.
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    Reading how it works it looks like you basically tune your FM radio into it (like an iPod FM transmitter) so the quality won't be any better than you get on FM and it may be prone to interference as you travel through different areas where the local stations broadcast at different frequencies (that's always been my experience with FM transmitters anyway).

    Add to that the fact that every DAB radio I've used in cars has been hopeless (not the fault of the stereos, the signal is just too weak) and personally I'd give it a miss.
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    Compatatible, origional, visable, maunts, intelegent - even if it works fine, I wouldn't buy anything from that company.
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    Good point well made Mr McFly! Lol
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    Very fair shout; like a mong I just looked at the diagrams!
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    Me too, just drawn to the pretty pictures, didn't actually bother reading it!

    Particularly impressed to read about the "STEERING CONTROL THECNOLOGY"
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    Nice, good to see a bit of ingenuity! I'm guessing you don't change stations too often while you are driving! Or do you have it gaffer taped to the dashboard?
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    Peterborough to castle combe and back is the longest journey Ive had running the radio, and I dont recall having to retune it.
    The radio itself is actually very small, a bit bigger than a pack of cards.
    I had it sitting under my armrest with the aerial pointing backwards so it wasnt visible at all to me or my passenger.
    The radio is great for having on in the bathroom in the mornings awell!
    Cant beat bbc 6 music.
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    I'm amazed that works so well - I've tried using the factory fit systems in a BMW X5 and a brand new top spec Ford Galaxy (which uses a Sony system) and they both struggled to pick up anything!
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