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Can't believe that my yamaha DAB tuner cost like £350 when new

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Phil2008, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Phil2008

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    I bought it for about £50 and to me its nothing special... Its a am/fm/dab tuner, its not even dab+ and lacks in bass. When it was new in 2008-2009 it costed stupid money,, I dont get it, £350 - 400 for a simple DAB tuner

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  2. Hedge

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    Cos DAB was less common back then. Kinda like most technology dude :D
     
  3. Jez

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    That AV rack looks like an image from 15 years ago, gotta be able to play those DVD and VHS titles hey :p
     
  4. hornetstinger

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    Isn't dab something like 96kps?
     
  5. Phil2008

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    Yeah cannot bin my good old vhs/dvd player even though I hardly use the vhs part anymore, I have even bought a faulty vhs/dvd player to swap over the dvd parts as the dvd player dont work anymore. So when I have the dvd working again, I'll get rid of the black dvd plyer and it will look better and less cluttered

    Yeah your right there and also your paying for the brand, but its still a tad steep for a bog standard dab tuner.

    I have seen stations outputing in 128kbs, they can output much higher, but it uses more airways up, or what ever it called.
     
  6. mid_gen

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    I have a Videologic DRX601ES somewhere in the loft...I can't remember how much it cost and I don't want to look it up to find out :p

    Must have got it in 2002ish. The DAB signal sucked back then, I could only get a clear signal on a good day. Sounded good for the day though...
     
  7. hornetstinger

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    Check the techmoan review low bitrate and they want to push more channels.
     
  8. a1ex2001

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    The move to digital radio is a massive opportunity missed to boost quality instead it sounds worse than a good FM signal.
     
  9. Phil2008

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    You dont get the interfearence with DAB stations but if you compare DAB vs FM, FM is better in sound quality, because a high number of stations is more appealing to people then decent sound quality... Same goes with TV channels.

    The signal quality was bad for me aswel,, when DAB first came out.
     
  10. Phil2008

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    I am thinking of running my music thats on my pc through the tuner with a fm transmitter. But most fm transmitters are mainly for cars and look rubbish quality, so have you guys got any recommendations for a decent fm transmitter?
     
  11. jpaul

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    .. just get a chromecast audio <£30 and kill 3 birds with one stone ... access to fm channels 320kb/s aac, similarly dab channels over IP, and your local music,
    plus plethora of internet stations eg paradise. having much more diverse, high bit rate music ... yes - need to turn pc on.
     
  12. Marvt74

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    Nah, can just use his phone :)
     
  13. Psycho Sonny

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    There is a guy on here that spent £50K on 2 tv's



    No doubt in 10 years time you could ask the same thing. Why did both those tv's cost £25K a piece?

    Didn't cd players and mini disc cost a fortune when released also?
     
  14. Dazstoke

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    I bought a Technics dab tuner when they were a novelty,must be 25 years ago.RRP was £500 but I paid £300 in a promotion because they just weren't selling.
    A few years ago I sold it on ebay for £430 !!!