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      10-06-2012, 09:14 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by gangzoom View Post
The Pure 300Di DAB add on can be wired into the 'aux' port. At 150-170 is much cheaper than any other options I looked at since it also give you MP3/USB interface. But even with a powered extern aerial the DAB reception is OK at the best of times, and often useless on M ways. For the last 2 months haven't used DAB once, the USB function is good though.
I found the opposite to be true. For me it's fine on the motorway but bad around town. Of course amongst other things it also depends on what you are listening to. Most of the stations are fine in Bournemouth but Planet Rock reception is rubbish. The reason for this turns out to be cost. Planet Rock only broadcasts on 2 of the 3 local transmitters to save money.

I tested DAB in a Focus ST and it was superb thanks to the big long antenna on the roof.