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Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM

“I thought it easy to use and I wanted to hear BBC 6...”

Written on: 29/03/2010

I thought it easy to use and I wanted to hear BBC 6 Music. I bought the same radio for a couple of friends as presents. We all have similar problems now. One big issue is the fact that the Acoustic Solutions website is unavailable - I would like to know if anyone has had problems with contact or customer care from them.

Presently, I can't access many Digital station. I retune and there are dozens different digital stations with unreadable names and described as DATA. I can't access… Read Full Review

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Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM

“it is an absolutely brilliant DAB radio for its age....”

Written on: 14/12/2009

it is an absolutely brilliant DAB radio for its age. :) i would honestly reccomend this to anyone that wants a good quality, easy to use portable DAB radio. mine is now eight years old and it is still in complete working condition and is extremely good value for your money. :) the only thing i didnt like about it is the fact that it had a green backlit screen. it could of realy done with a different colour screen.:)… Read Full Review

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Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM

“Very difficult to change stations as the scroll wheel...”

Written on: 12/12/2009

Very difficult to change stations as the scroll wheel tends to either go slow or overshoot. rattles like crazy until you take the battery cover off. Very good sound from the line out into a good sound system. Reception poor but that could be down to where I live (edge of Dartmoor). Despite this I do like this radio. Bought it a long time ago so it's early tech and must expect some faults in the design… Read Full Review

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“The Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM without...”

Written on: 31/03/2008

The Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM without preset`s, is a bin job, gave it away !. I have now had 4 DAB`s...the one`s with blue readout seem to fail within a year. so you don`t know what station you have till the ID.comes on. there is no tone control ..bad ....stick to FM… Read Full Review

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“I bought this at Argos for £29.99 as i needed to...”

Written on: 10/03/2008 by John Walsh (1 review written)

I bought this at Argos for £29.99 as i needed to replace an old analogue radio. I thought i'd start off at the cheaper end first , just to see what DAB was like. I accept that DAB can be of inferior quality to FM as i believe they are trying to cram a lot of stations into a narrow bandwidth, but as i listen mostly to Talksport and BBC 5L who broadcast on AM ,these stations sound very much better on DAB. Next purchase for me is going to be an internet receiver that will connect to my hub via… Read Full Review

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“I got this Accoustic Solutions radio for £3.74 from a...”

Written on: 12/10/2007 by 3030nigel (2 reviews written)

I got this Accoustic Solutions radio for £3.74 from a Tesco clearance section, less than you would pay for an equivalent FM one! I'd never really considered DAB before this mainly due to the cost as I've never experienced a bad FM signal on the stations I listen to in my area. However to pick one up for this ridiculous price was just too good to refuse and the reception is certainly crystal clear. I would recommend this radio to anyone (especially if you can get one for the price I did!)… Read Full Review

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“To be fair I'm hard to please, and I suspect that my...”

Written on: 02/10/2005 by ethan (2 reviews written)

To be fair I'm hard to please, and I suspect that my Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM radio may have been defective, at least I hope so.

The sound of this unit was atrocious. No ifs or buts.

The case rattled very badly at normal speech listening levels, and for any rock/pop music it was constantly vibrating at normal levels, and to cap it all there was a load of distortion, especially on speech via the line-output through a very high-end hi-fi system (which was what I primarily wanted to… Read Full Review

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Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM

“Handle could be stiffer to act as stand - bows a bit. ”

Written on: 23/06/2005 by RickCollier (1 review written)

Handle could be stiffer to act as stand - bows a bit.

I use it as an FM/DAB Tuner.
Using line out socket gives very good quality input to a hi fi amp.
Compares well with fancy tuners costing £150 - £200 or more… Read Full Review

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“I'd expect an Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM...”

Written on: 25/05/2005 by suilven (2 reviews written)

I'd expect an Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM digital radio to sound crisp and clear but this was far from it. Also the bass is very weak - almost embarassing when listening to a rock music station. Signal strength was fine so I tried headphones and the sound quality was miles better. However at my preferred (low) headphone volume there was a clearly audible hiss and the left-right balance was off so I won't be using headphones. Other quibbles: minor scratches on the clear top panel, mains… Read Full Review

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Suilven's Response to suilven's Review

Written on: 26/05/2005

The sound quality seems much better after a period of running in, though the bass will always be gutless. I tried the line out to my hi-fi and that worked well with none of the problems I experienced with headphones.
I think I was a bit hard on it since for only £60 you get the benefits of DAB. So I WOULD recommend it for kitchen/bathroom/study use, and I'd now give it a 7 for value for money.
If I could improve the design I'd use one big mono speaker instead of two teeny stereo ones, and I'd like to see an integral battery charger so it recharges like a laptop when plugged into the mains.

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Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM

“After comparing reviews I bought the Acoustic...”

Written on: 25/01/2005 by Trevor Mawson (1 review written)

After comparing reviews I bought the Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 for its good quality at a competitive price. It takes less than 30 seconds to find all the stations and set itself up. You can check the level of reception with a metering device activated on the display panel. I had good reception here in Warrington and the sound quality is excellent. The signal strength is better than FM signals which can also be received. With good quality headphones the performance on concerts on ClassicFM is… Read Full Review

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“The Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM is very easy to...”

Written on: 06/01/2005 by drews99uk (1 review written)

The Acoustic Solutions Portal 2 DAB/FM is very easy to set up for the DAB stations - it just needs a touch on the auto-tune button and it locks on to the 80 currently available channels in my area instantly. There is a good clear stereo sound from the small speakers and a nice retro design in general. It comes at a very good price at £60. It is also nice to have the FM receiver in case your favourite station is yet to have a DAB version. Or if your reception for DAB is not great.

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