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can radio quality be improved?

Post by fragger » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:03 pm

as above.. i am usually a radio person, but can i get a MP3 or Cd quality thru radio? i heard digital radio but have no idea what is it about.. please advised!

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Post by pgm iv » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:05 pm

fragger wrote:as above.. i am usually a radio person, but can i get a MP3 or Cd quality thru radio? i heard digital radio but have no idea what is it about.. please advised!


is so call DAB. digital audio boardcast if no wrong...super clear fm on selected radio station...i think only high end player have it.
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Post by Hellboi » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:40 pm

Yeah...only way is DAB liao.

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Post by Omantay » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi Guys

Just to share what i know about digi radio..
From my understanding is that you will need to install a box (reciever) inorder to have super clear cd like radio feeling while listening,i maybe wrong but cost abt $400 ++
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Post by kohfred » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:10 pm

i can supply and install digital radio at $300.00. can call me at 97813868 if interested.

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Re: digital radio

Post by tkp77 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:06 am

kohfred wrote:i can supply and install digital radio at $300.00. can call me at 97813868 if interested.


Can it be installed on all HU? or must I change a new HU? And can I get digital radio for all the local FM station?

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Post by kohfred » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:05 am

feel free to call me at 9781386 for all your dab enquiries.

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Post by xiaopiggy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:38 pm

Just curious,


how come stock new cars radio quality is so clear, while im using a bosch antenna but not very clear? am i able to make it clear w.o the DAB as a alternative?

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Re: digital radio

Post by joeleow » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:41 am

tkp77 wrote:
kohfred wrote:i can supply and install digital radio at $300.00. can call me at 97813868 if interested.


Can it be installed on all HU? or must I change a new HU? And can I get digital radio for all the local FM station?


can bro kohfred explain here so all brothers can understand? thanks!

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can radio quality be improved?

Post by kohfred » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:26 pm

DAB stands for digital audio broadcasting. With DAB radio, you will enjoy a higher sound quality with Digital Radio. Digital radio channels you can receive are 90.5, 92.4, 93.3, 93.8, 95.0,97.2, 98.7 and 99.5. On top of that, you can receive another five DAB-only stations namely Cruise, Club Play, JK-Pop, Chinese Evergreen and Planet Bollywood.

The device looks similar to a portable gps. It can work with all headunits either through fm transmitter or aux in (preferred).

Cars using Bosch antenna should have better quality as compared to stock.

Feel free to call me at 97813868 for all your DAB and car audio enquiries. Thank you for your interests.

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Re: can radio quality be improved?

Post by joeleow » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:15 pm

kohfred wrote:DAB stands for digital audio broadcasting. With DAB radio, you will enjoy a higher sound quality with Digital Radio. Digital radio channels you can receive are 90.5, 92.4, 93.3, 93.8, 95.0,97.2, 98.7 and 99.5. On top of that, you can receive another five DAB-only stations namely Cruise, Club Play, JK-Pop, Chinese Evergreen and Planet Bollywood.

The device looks similar to a portable gps. It can work with all headunits either through fm transmitter or aux in (preferred).

Cars using Bosch antenna should have better quality as compared to stock.

Feel free to call me at 97813868 for all your DAB and car audio enquiries. Thank you for your interests.


which part of the car is it likely to be installed?

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Post by xiaopiggy » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:59 pm

mine is on bosch antenna, not DAB .. but the reception still crapping. :cry:

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Post by BlackKnight_CM5 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:22 pm

The reason why all our Honda car's reception are soooo crappy is becos of the UV films which we have installed. It actually sort of "blocks" out the reception (at least that's what several audio installers told me). It will not solve the problem, even if U use those internal antennas like Bosch.....cos it's still blocked out by the UV films (heard that V-cool works the best...in blocking out UV plus reception!).

If U are using "upgraded" audios like Pioneer or Alpine or......the reception will be worst off as compared to OEM set HU... :roll: Also mentioned by the installers.

So after a couple of years, I finally bite the bullet and have just installed an external antenna and the reception is strong again! (only this afternoon!) However, U need to drill a hole on yr roof....it comes with rubber couplings to prevent rain sippage. Looks like a mini-BMW fin like antenna. Looks fine... :roll:

Funny...the bass seems to be stronger as well....need to turn my subwoofer volume down a lil.....now I am a happy FM man!!! :lol:


On another note, the DAB should have better quality but a good antenna is a MUST...if not, you invest in a DAB unit but sound will still be crappy.......LPPL :roll:
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Post by dantok » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:33 pm

I dont think UV has anything to do with reception, Because the antenna is outside the car.

Stock HU's are not designed for hi quality music. They are better than older FM receivers simply because of the receiver used. There are many types of tuners around and i prefer the radio sound of Pioneers. Their tuners are good.

But the only way to get High quality sound is via DAB.

Or what i do, use an iphone and get their digital stream off the internet on your cell phone. That is equal to the DAB :)

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Post by Rcar » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:28 am

Bro, where did you do the external antenna ? what was the damage ?
BlackKnight_CM5 wrote:The reason why all our Honda car's reception are soooo crappy is becos of the UV films which we have installed. It actually sort of "blocks" out the reception (at least that's what several audio installers told me). It will not solve the problem, even if U use those internal antennas like Bosch.....cos it's still blocked out by the UV films (heard that V-cool works the best...in blocking out UV plus reception!).

If U are using "upgraded" audios like Pioneer or Alpine or......the reception will be worst off as compared to OEM set HU... :roll: Also mentioned by the installers.

So after a couple of years, I finally bite the bullet and have just installed an external antenna and the reception is strong again! (only this afternoon!) However, U need to drill a hole on yr roof....it comes with rubber couplings to prevent rain sippage. Looks like a mini-BMW fin like antenna. Looks fine... :roll:

Funny...the bass seems to be stronger as well....need to turn my subwoofer volume down a lil.....now I am a happy FM man!!! :lol:


On another note, the DAB should have better quality but a good antenna is a MUST...if not, you invest in a DAB unit but sound will still be crappy.......LPPL :roll:

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