Thread: DAB sounds BAD!
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      02-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #25
sunscreemer
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I had the DAB on my options list but the dealer advised it would be standard on my build anyway, but that the list price for the car was going up a similar amount.

I like to listen to Talk Sport which is horrendous on AM so really DAB is for choice and versus AM rather than simply versus FM in my rationale. Interesting to hear about compression though, as far as i'm aware radio signals broadcast on FM are actually compressed first anyway before they are transmit (the frequency range is narrowed) whereas this process does not occur for DAB transmissions. And as an earlier post mentioned it's digitally stored music that's being transmitted anyway, so really in this format DAB should be better.
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