Wanted... a good "all in one" radio/sound system C£300

Dave7

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Location
Cheshire
I asked a similar question some time ago and got some good suggestions.
I eventually went for the Roberts Blutune 100**
We now want one for another room.
**there are some things I dont really like about it.
1. Way too much base. I have it set to
maximum treble/minimum base and
its just about ok.
2. so fiddly to set/find pre-set stations

As a simple kind of soul I am not after high tech which I have to master. I want
1. A good sound
2. Reasonably compact (not seperate
speakers).
3.simple to operate
4. cd facility
Thanks
 

Bonefish Blues

Banging donk
Location
52 Festive Road
Go nuts:
https://www.ruarkaudio.com/products/r4-integrated-music-system

Go less nuts:
https://www.johnlewis.com/pure-evok...Ifp-ZgGELIPKNxqMqdxoC7hgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Don't go there (seriously):
https://www.bose.co.uk/en_gb/produc...w.ds#v=wms_soundtouch_4_platinum_silver_gb_ie

ETA
John Lewis also has one or two more (click the Pure above and look down page for alternatives), incl an own brand (probably made by Pure, by the look of it, but that's guessing)

ETFA
Cheap as chips and 'Which' rates it highly
https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio...ditional-hi-fi-system-black-10119600-pdt.html

Edit yet again because slow morning
Middle ground premium, but I'd probably push to the Ruark anyway:
https://www.simplyelectricals.co.uk/revo-supercd-dab-internet-radio-with-cd-player-walnut-black

Tivoli Audio also do something quite similar
 
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swee'pea99

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They make a superficially good noise calculated to sell it in shops, but not for longer-term listening is the consensus, and based on my hearing friends' cinema surround system. Boom boom tiss tiss etc. ^_^
Cheers, from the spec it sounded like what i may have been looking for.
 

swee'pea99

Legendary Member
As I understand it, the thing with Bose is that it's always good audio - but not great - but poor value for money.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Bose have a reputation for making things that look good but sound less than.
I'd also go for the Denon, they make great sounding well engineered products.
 

Bonefish Blues

Banging donk
Location
52 Festive Road
Your 'cd facility' may limit your options. It's a bit like needing your turntable to have a 78RPM setting. Would you consider second hand? Eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUARK-AU...765124&hash=item2616b9ba70:g:b7UAAOSwZcZchRJC - which you'd almost certainly get well within your budget.

If not, I suspect this would serve you very well: https://www.johnlewis.com/denon-d-m...a3jZP3TdN2FbJbwtPwxoC6VEQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
OP wants an all-in-one though - there are quite a few like this, Cambridge Audio, Sony etc do at least one, but they all have outboard speakers.
 
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