Originally Posted by HornHonker
It also sucked batteries, only 2 hours on a new set.
Big time too.
On FM, the unit is OK on battery usage.
On DAB, now that's a different story. It seems to have two modes of operation, the first one just after it's turned on, and a second mode after 2-3 minutes of hunting for an ensemble it switches to a real power-guzzling mode that can be determined with a good pair of phones. The radio "thumps" softly, but each thump has a slightly different sound, and the timing changes.
A "less bassy" thump happends, then a short pause, then a more muffled deeper thump happends, then a long pause, then the other thump occurrs. My testing seems to point to the following:
After the deep thump, the radio is tuning and searching for a data stream.
After the "less bassy" thump, the radio seems to clear it's memory, then the deeper thump occurrs. Emsemble tuning does seem more accurate in this power-guzzling mode too.
I also suspect, that after the radio switches to this mode, it searches all the frequencies used world-wide, on the indicated ensemble. But can't confirm this behavour.
The radio, in my estimation, is just begging for impovement. It's got a great form-factor, is easy to use, and when fed a good signal, either FM or DAB, sounds fantastic.
I'd sure like to get into the programming of it. I suspect it needs some tweaking. :-)