Written on: 08/12/2010
Everything is fine except that I do not know how I set the OFF Alarm when I have set the time for On Alarm. I should like to set the radio off at 08.00 after i has been awaked at 06.00 hours.
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Written on: 29/03/2010
The Matsui DA-1 was a bargain at about £45 and has performed well over the 18 months to 2 years I have had it. I live in a "fringe" area for DAB so I removed the throw-out antenna wire and fitted an F-socket to the case to enable a connection to my multi-point distribution system. The resulsts are superb and it forms the main DAB receiver in my lounge. The quality is excellent and it has been entirely reliable.
My DAB antenna is sited in the loft and consists of a single dipole cut to the... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2006 by htraven (2 reviews written)
The Matsui DA-1 DAB Digital Radio works all over my house in a marginal area where other receivers have failed completely (see my Ferguson frg-120d review for example!)
Screen is easy to read as long as you prop the tiny radio up at a suitable angle.
Stick the aerial up with some blue tak and you're away!
Note - this is not a portable radio, but a 'tuner' to be added to an existing system with an 'aux' input free. As far as I am concerned it is highly recommended.
Available on ebay new... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2006 by combatpotato (1 review written)
I am generally quite pleased with the Matsui DA-1 DAB digital radio, which I have connected to my surround sound system. It sounds great over the speakers with no hiss. However, I am unable to pick up radio Scotland, Forth 1 & 2, which is a bit disappointing. The wire antenna can receive them, but you have to hold the wire taught, and when you let it go the reception is lost.
For the price I have paid I am very pleased with the unit.
Note: You have to buy an additional lead to connect it... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2005 by Paddy Briggs (1 review written)
The Matsui DA-1 is a very neat product. Basically you plug it directly into the Tuner (or similar) inputs on your HiFi or other amplifier, plug the unit itself into the mains (via a transformer) and you then have superb digital radio reception. It is very small, has an inbuilt antenna (no trailing wires) and a good remote control. For the remote you can switch between 10 pre-programmed stations or browse through dozens more.
So for £60 (or less) you can convert your existing sound system to... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2005 by Sony Fan (32 reviews written)
The Matsui DA-1 is a great way of getting into DAB radio at minimal financial risk.
The product concept is very simple - it's a digital tuner that plugs into your existing stereo and allows you to access DAB radio.
There's no built-in amp or speakers so you have to a stereo with line-inputs already but if like me you have more than one of these in your home the Matsui is surprisingly portable. This is due to its small size, low weight and the fact that the aerial is just a piece of... (read more)