Digital radio gets support with OXX Digital Classic DAB+

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Digital radio gets support with OXX Digital Classic DAB+

While the name may not make much sense, the Classic is designed around the retro idea of a rectangular box with a single speaker on the left and controls on the right.

Outside of the name being "Classic", very little else is and that's a good thing. Out of the box, this radio comes with an antenna for picking up the new radio standard DAB+, giving you CD quality radio. FM radio has been left in too, in case your local station isn't broadcasting in digital.

An auxilliary port has also been provided if you plan on plugging your iPod in. You'll also find support for Internet radio as well as streaming your own music from either PC or Mac.

And on the streaming side of things, OXX has provided support for MP3, WMA, Real Audio, and unprotected AAC as well as M3U and PLS playlists.

It's a little sad that neither OGG nor FLAC is supported here, but not surprising given the usual high price associated with playback of those formats.

Overall, the unit feels good and is easy to use with no confusion over any of the buttons or knobs. The sound quality seems good too, but the maximum volume could do with a little more boost, especially if you're one of those people who leaves your radio downstairs and would like to hear it everywhere in your home.

With a street price of just over $250, the OXX Digital Classic DAB+ seems like a good deal, as it does a decent job of just about everything. Whatever sort of radio seems to suit your fancy, aside from AM, this thing will do it.

OXX Digital Classic DAB+
5 6
Verdict
OXX's newest take on the future of radio looks promising with the OXX Digital Classic DAB+
Overall
Specs
$259
• Oxx Digital: www.citysoftware.com.au
This review appeared in the March, 2010 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine
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