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So I picked this radio based on 4 things:
1. Have always had good experiences with panasonic
2. This unit has a good size speaker (10cm in this case) so a small tinny sound could be avoided
3. Needed to be DAB+ (future friendly)
4. Previous reviews
So off I go and buy this, get it home, unbox, plug it in - unit auto scans for DAB+ channels, you can then scroll through each of them and 2 clicks to save them to a preset. The unit was setup from the out of the box in under 5 minutes.
The build and sound quality are faultless.
I honestly do not recall anything in recent times being this easy and such good quality. I was hesitant to pay $119.00 for a radio, but I think this unit is worth every cent.
Highly recommend this product!
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Love it, great portable radio
Bought this for the bedroom.
This radio has DAB and FM but no AM.
Also has a built in clock, alarm clock and lots of user friendly features like the light doesn't stay on all the time (it turns off after 10 seconds). Also has a sleep function.
You can also store up to 10 preset stations.
As a bonus you can run this on batteries or AC power. Handy if you have a blackout, just remember to buy some batteries.
The DAB radio is great because there are lots of different channels on DAB.
Sound quality is pretty good.
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Perfect portable radio
Upgraded my old Portable radio to this new digital one for today’s range of radio stations, this has excellent coverage and sound quality is very good. Just the right size for my kitchen bench top. Can also run on batteries to take away.
Not meant for Portable Use
I purchased this radio on 10th August 2019, and today (13th September) I have just replaced the batteries for the 3rd time. Clearly this radio is not designed to really be a portable product. It is ridiculous to have a radio that requires new batteries every 2 weeks yet market it as portable.
The sound is clear, so now I am resigned to having to place this radio in an awkward spot in my house, simply to be able to plug it in to a power point.
I am very disappointed.
My very old truly portable radio only required batteries about once a year - sadly I gave it to charity when I purchased this one.
Think twice if you do really want a portable radio.
Purchased in August 2019 for A$119.00.
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Just what I wanted.
PANASONIC DAB-FM RADIO MODEL RF-D10
Overall I am very pleased with the radio. It is just the size I wanted. Not too big nor too small.
The 10cm speaker is clear at all volumes and is easily heard from some distance away without having the volume turned up to a high level.
It loads more quickly than the other reputable brand DAB radios I have. From standby it becomes audible in less than 3 seconds.
On standby I measured the power used at 0.3W.
When switched on at half volume it read 1.2W and at full volume 2.8W. ...
Able to preset 10 FM and 10 DAB stations. Excellent sound and reception in a difficult reception area.Easy to preset stations and operate and can run on AC or 2D batteries. Excellent value at $99 at The Good Guys. Minimum adjustments needed to get the best reception. Overall a great buy!
Well made portable DAB/FM radio
this radio was a replacement for the Pure One radio.The Panasonic is larger and heavier but the build quality is substantially better and uses 4 C cell rechargeable batteries(not supplied with the radio). The mono sound is very good and as I mainly use it in the bathroom(where it must be battery powered) I am very happy with the performance. Complaints about poor battery life are a bit unfair because all DAB portable radios have higher power consumption and rechargeable batteries are always recommended. Use of disposable batteries will cost more.
Great sound from the size that it is.
Having only owned an analogue 'boom box' for many many years, I decided to get a new radio for home, picnics & the drive ins (yes we still have one in WA). I looked at some of the more 'micro-units' that were conveniently small and ran on less batteries, but I decided I liked this one for its reasonable size and only uses 4 x C batteries (our old boom box takes 6 x D). It easily receives all FM stations and many DAB/Digital stations. This is my first digital radio and I'm now a big fan of the format - plenty of variety and very little commercia...ls, plus many AM stations have a digital version (This unit is FM/DAB only). It has 10 presets which you can allocate an FM and a Digital station to depending on what mode you are using. Someone else mentioned it goes through batteries quicker than a normal radio, we've mainly only used on mains power so far, but did use for a few hours on Australia Day and I've used in the back yard a few times and still on the first set. There are no down sides to this radio that I have discovered in the 2 months I have had it.
Great radio...except for one thing
My first digital radio. Compact and functional. The sound quality appears very good ...although I haven't heard another to compare it against. Simple to operate and working perfectly and up to my expectations.
In fact, if not for one thing, I would give it 5 stars. That one thing being the battery life.
I bought it replace an analogue radio which was particularly poor to tune. Through the day it would slightly shift frequency resulting in annoying buzzes and other interference. Where it sits is not near a power outlet so I rely on it using ...batteries. On this basis, I only needed to change the batteries every four weeks or so. Unfortunately, the Panasonic sometimes can't make it through a single week. Maybe this is something with digital radios but I thought a smaller radio with modern electronics would at least match the larger one with older electronics in battery life. Can't blame Panasonic for hiding this fact as it says in the Instruction Manual that alkaline batteries are only good for 40hrs ...but who gets to read the Instruction Manual before purchasing? Wonder how their sales would go if this information was placed on the outside of the box? So there you go. Great little radio but if you intend to use it primarily on batteries...you have been warned.
After looking for weeks for a decent digital radio I came across this Panasonic RF-D10 and I was floored by the quality of the sound the appearance the reception and unbelievable power of its volume
Even on full volume there was no distortion. Plus heaps of other features too many to mention!
The other manufacturers should sit up and take notice
Well done Panasonic 10/10
Questions & Answers
Can you listen to AM radio in Australia on this device?
As Tim has mentioned, AM band is not supported on this device, however, my favourite station (ABC Radio) has exclusively been AM for many years but recently added their broadcast to DAB+ which was the whole reason I bought this device. If you have a specific AM channel you like, might be worth seeing if they also broadcast in DAB or DAB+ now. I think most radio stations are doing this now.
Does this have an earphone plug input?
there is a space for a round plug to be inserted. don't know if that would work with an earphone. Don't be fooled by the "portable" wording. The battery life is only approx. 30 hours, which is useless if you are camping or even away for the weekend. I had to replace batteries every 2 weeks, after just using the radio for a couple of hours in the morning. Now I have it plugged into an outlet, meaning it is not portable. That's not convenient for me.
Re the batteries. I had no intention of using it with batteries and have never done so. On DAB I have noticed that other radios I have had use batteries in a short time. My radio is permanently plugged into 240V in the kitchen. It is excellent at quickly and easily swapping between the 3 stations I usually listen to.
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