What is the difference between DAB and DAB+ radio?

What is the difference between DAB and DAB+? DAB+ is an upgraded version of DAB digital radio that gives you access to even more stations. To receive DAB+ stations you must have a DAB+ enabled radio. If you recently bought a new DAB radio, then the chances are you already have DAB+.

What is dual DAB?

This stylish digital radio adapter of the brand Dual offers the possibility to receive digital radio stations in addition to receiving FM radio stations. Thus you enjoy your radio program in the best digital quality and are best equipped for the new standard.

Does DAB+ sound better than DAB?

AAC+ uses a modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) algorithm, and is approximately three times more efficient than MP2, which means that broadcasters using DAB+ are able to provide far higher audio quality or far more stations than they could with DAB, or a combination of both higher audio quality and more stations.

Can DAB+ radio receive DAB?

DAB+ is compatible with DAB and can be introduced alongside existing DAB services and existing DAB radios will continue to receive all the DAB stations broadcasting.

Do I need DAB+?

The main benefit of DAB+ is that it makes much more efficient use of the available bandwidth used to send out radio signals. In fact, up to three times the data can be sent out by DAB+ stations. That means much higher audio quality for listeners, and space for even more stations.

When did DAB+ come out?

DAB+ full-time broadcasts began in 2016. The Broadcasting Act of 1996 allowed the introduction of national, regional and local commercial ensembles in the United Kingdom. The first national ensemble licence for DAB from the Radio Authority was advertised in 1998 and one applicant applied for the licence.

Can DAB radio receive FM stations?

DAB Radio Offers So Much More Choice That means you can usually only get about fifteen different FM stations in any one area. Once upon a time, this was enough to satisfy the public.

Is DAB radio the same as Internet radio?

Internet radio has the big advantage that the streams can use modern audio codecs, such as WMA and AAC/AAC+, whereas DAB is stuck using the prehistoric MP2 codec that dates all the way back to the 1980s.

Can you update DAB radio?

From time to time, new stations launch, digital radio line-ups change, or essential engineering work is undertaken to the broadcast network. Re-tuning will ensure your radio is up-to-date and continues to receive your favourite stations. Re-tune instructions can vary according to make and model of radio.