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    • roytom
    • By roytom 7th Oct 17, 5:01 PM
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    Listening to radio
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    Listening to radio 7th Oct 17 at 5:01 PM
    I’ve got an ancient HiFi setup that I seldom use that has gothic separates ie. amp, wired speakers, tuner, CD player, cassette player...

    How do people listen to radio at the moment? I think I need to buy Bluetooth speakers, or a single Bluetooth speaker, but to play radio from what?

    Thanks
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    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 7th Oct 17, 5:05 PM
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    I use a basic DAB radio, which does me fine. Speakers in these modern small units are pretty good. I imagine that someone who is more into their music quality might want something better.
    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 7th Oct 17, 5:11 PM
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    Stream to my Amazon Echo
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 7th Oct 17, 5:12 PM
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    I’ve got an ancient HiFi setup that I seldom use that has gothic separates ie. amp, wired speakers, tuner, CD player, cassette player...

    How do people listen to radio at the moment? I think I need to buy Bluetooth speakers, or a single Bluetooth speaker, but to play radio from what?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by roytom
    I'm mainly around my pc upstairs but I use a soundstream 93i, the sound from it is very good, like you I have a tower of seperates including AV and minidisc,, when I get around to having the house refurbed, I will just keep an network reciever amp and speakers.
    • Spelunthus
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    I too have an old, but good, separates HiFi system. I have a little Bluetooth gadget (make is Logitech). It outputs to phono plugs, which go to my amplifier AUX sockets. Using this I can stream internet radio from phone, tablet or Amazon Dot. Or play downloaded music from tablet and phone. Ticks all the boxes for about £15.
    • Broadwood
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    If I'm on here (desktop) I usually listen to any BBC station or Planet Rock on headphones while the wife has the TV on in the living room. The Flac lossless trial (Firefox browser only) on BBC R3 which ended when the 2017 Proms finished was the best radio sound I've ever heard but I never got round to wiring the hi-fi up to the pc sound output to try it on floor-standing speakers. Still sounded excellent on Sony headphones though.

    If the wife is out and I want the radio on speakers in the living room I have the Freeview recorder wired to the big hi-fi via phono leads. I think Freeview radio is at least as good quality as DAB. Just a pity Planet Rock isn't on Freeview yet.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 7th Oct 17, 9:10 PM
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    I listen to the radio on my ancient HiFi setup that has gothic separates ie. amp, wired speakers, tuner, CD player (no cassette any more).
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 7th Oct 17, 9:25 PM
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    Sonos speakers around the house.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 7th Oct 17, 10:51 PM
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    I also have a system with separates. Though I get my radio through the Sky box, which then goes through the amplifier to the speakers down wires.

    Sadly none of it has a particularly gothic feel, though my main speakers (KEF 104AB) are 40 years old now. The amplifier is newer and can do 9.2 channel audio, take 4K HDMI inputs etc. But it's all still separates.
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 8th Oct 17, 10:21 AM
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    I have freesat from Sky and mostly listen to radio using this, via a very old Sky box. Only really listen to talk radio, so not much bothered by audio quality, though it's better via the Sky box than on DAB.
    • googler
    • By googler 8th Oct 17, 8:08 PM
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    How do people listen to radio at the moment? I think I need to buy Bluetooth speakers, or a single Bluetooth speaker, but to play radio from what?
    Originally posted by roytom
    If the tuner still works, why not use that, since you have (probably) an amp and speakers that will outperform most all Bluetooth speakers.

    Failing that, any phone or pad with an internet connection will pick up any BBC station through their iPlayer Radio app, or all manner of Internet Radio Stations through its web browser ..... a freeview, Sky or cable box will also fulfil the role, as mentioned above
    • Tiexen
    • By Tiexen 8th Oct 17, 9:26 PM
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    I’ve got an ancient HiFi setup that I seldom use that has gothic separates ie. amp, wired speakers, tuner, CD player, cassette player...

    How do people listen to radio at the moment? I think I need to buy Bluetooth speakers, or a single Bluetooth speaker, but to play radio from what?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by roytom
    If you have a smart phone (or a tablet), a cheap 6mm headphone plug to a pair of RCA plugs will give you internet radio
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 8th Oct 17, 9:29 PM
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    I have a DAB radio in the kitchen and an Amazon Dot for upstairs - that pairs with a bluetooth speaker.

    You should be able to buy a bluetooth receiver if you want to 'enable' you old kit to work with phones/Amazon echos. There's no point getting rid of good audio kit!

    Sometimes I run a cable from my sky box over to my Denon mini-system if I want the radio in nicer quality.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 8th Oct 17, 9:46 PM
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    Gave up on Radio's a while back. Using Google Home Hub for day to day radio and music.
    If I want to fill a room or the house with music the same Hub will cast to any room I have speakers in.
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    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 8th Oct 17, 9:53 PM
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    Youth of today unable to use a radio:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-41437574/radio-1-at-50-but-where-is-it
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 9th Oct 17, 8:58 AM
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    If you have a smart phone (or a tablet), a cheap 6mm headphone plug to a pair of RCA plugs will give you internet radio
    Originally posted by Tiexen
    I doubt it as most are 3.5mm.
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