Sony XDRC706DBP DAB+/DAB Digital Clock Radio

September 11, 2013 - Comment

XDR-C706DBP DAB+/DAB digital clock radio. Wake up to your favourite digital radio station. DAB+/DAB/FM tuner, LCD display, snooze/sleep/alarm, AC power. This product is a previous model, however it may still be available to buy. Huge choice of radio stations. Crystal clear playback quality. Neat space-saving design. Product Features Clock Radio Alarm DAB+/FM Tuners Snooze &

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XDR-C706DBP DAB+/DAB digital clock radio. Wake up to your favourite digital radio station. DAB+/DAB/FM tuner, LCD display, snooze/sleep/alarm, AC power. This product is a previous model, however it may still be available to buy. Huge choice of radio stations. Crystal clear playback quality. Neat space-saving design.

Product Features

  • Clock Radio Alarm
  • DAB+/FM Tuners
  • Snooze & Sleep Function
  • Large LCD clock display

Comments

A. Cotton "AJR" says:

Lovely bed-side radio Very happy with this radio. I had a little panic when I first turned it on as I could only get 10 DAB stations, none of them BBC which I listen to when I wake up. But after a full autoscan they all appeared. Now I get clear radio in the morning – bliss. It used to be so frustrating on some days to get poor intermittent sound just when someone said something crucial.The unit is quite light and it is clear that there is little inside the base which is why the unit is slightly angled – all the innards are in the front and needed to be tilted slightly to prevent top heavy toppling. This does mean the buttons aren’t visible, especially if you are lying in bed. But you don’t need many controls when grappling for the on off or volume when lying flat in bed and they are relatively easy to locate once you know which one is which. The plus side of the buttons not being visible is a clean looking radio.It’s smaller than I expected (my last one had a built in CD player so…

A. Butterfield says:

Stylish with useful alarm functions This is probably the most stylish clock radio you can get at the moment. It looks a bit retro, quite minimalist, and is very nicely made. The unusual design means it’s also easy to get hold of if you need to move it.Its predecessor, the 705, had a bad reputation for waking you up at midnight. Fingers crossed, the 706 doesn’t share this trait!The main difference (if the styling around the display looks different in the photo – it isn’t in reality) otherwise from the 705 is somewhat academic in the UK: the 706 can receive DAB+ transmissions. This potentially future-proofs your clock radio, but it’s looking pretty unlikely that the UK will ever switch to the superior DAB+ format, even though the rest of the world is adopting it.Never mind. That’s not going to affect clock-radio users much.This Sony does radio perfectly well. The sound is entirely adequate for a bedside radio: it’s clear and crisp, which is the most you can ask from a small speaker. Setup was…

rickb says:

Good Little Clock Radio This is a great little clock radio, and the sound quality is quite good. It does however have some annoying aspects which make it less than perfect:1. The display is too dim to see during the day, and too bright at night even on the dimmest setting. I had to put some dark window film across the display to stop it from illuminating the room at night.2. The time and date are automatically updated from the DAB signal. If your DAB signal is poor like mine, the time updates can result in incorrect time setting. I have had the time set wrongly and the date updated to November 1948. I believe this problem can be worked around by setting the time and date manually to prevent automatic time updates.3. The buttons are quite small, and difficult to find in the dark. The large snooze button and the volume control button do have tactile dots to help.

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