How to get DAB+ in your car
Hama delivers aftermarket DAB for cars
There are plenty of good reasons for digital radios that can receive DAB+. The primary reason is to enjoy better sound free of noise and interference. The large selection of programs is another unbeatable argument in favour. Numerous regional and national stations are available. Niche broadcasters providing anything from classical, rock or pop music to informational programming allow plenty of room for personal preferences. All this can be enjoyed in the car as well – provided you already have the correct model of radio. If you don’t, then you can get one retrofitted. This can be done using a small adapter from Hama, for example.
It doesn’t take long to retrofit an existing car radio to receive DAB+. The DAB adapter CDR 70 BT from Hama is about ten by five centimetres in size and can be attached to the dashboard using an adhesive pad or to a ventilation grille with a special clip. Hama includes both attachments with the product. The signal is then sent to the car radio either via the included line out cable (3.5-mm stereo minijack) or via the integrated FM transmitter (which transmits the signal to the radio via a specific UHF frequency). The CDR 70 BT is supplied with power from the onboard supply system via a Micro USB cable.
The DAB adapter is available from retailers for about 90 euro. It provides 30 memory slots and five shortcut buttons for storing and recalling favourite stations, a 2.0” display with a backlight, and a SMB connector for attaching various types of receiver antenna. It can also receive audio from smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth, extending the selection of music available even further.
What's in the Box
- CDR70BT DAB Vehicle Retrofit
- micro-USB cable
- car USB charging adapter
- stick-on glass antenna
- attachment clip for vent grille
- attachment option with self-adhesive pad
Item No. 54849 CDR 70 DAB/DAB+/Bluetooth DAB Vehicle Retrofit