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Looking to replace my 25+ yr old PYE Hi-Fi bits of it keep dying

PhilT

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The market is flooded by old products and out of date reviews neither of which seem to have been created in the last year or so not even Which?

I would be very grateful some advice or recommendations please on a bit of kit that has
FM, DAB & DAB+ radio with preset capability
a CD player that can read mp3 CDs I've made,
usb port that can read mp3 fies on a stick
and that I could use bluetooth or wireless headphones with.
A remote control
A clear display that shows album and track names would be a deal breaker.
and decent sound

and anything else would just be a superflous plus. well overkill really I dont need it to connect to my phone and probably not the internet

I dont need a turntable or cassette player . I sold all of those when I was broke.

Budget.. up to £300 I think but we'll see what people suggest.
 

jjbomber

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Best bet is Currys, who will have a range of JVC and Panasonic units that do most of that. Not many have a bluetooth output, so you may need something with a headphone output that you can attach a Bluetooth sender too.
 

prince albert

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Best bet is Currys, who will have a range of JVC and Panasonic units that do most of that. Not many have a bluetooth output, so you may need something with a headphone output that you can attach a Bluetooth sender too.
Best bet for you would be a denon rcd 41
 

ClarkNovember

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Do you have speakers already? If so the Denon mentioned above would be the obvious choice (although I don’t think it can output to Bluetooth headphones).

If speakers are required, that’s another set of products or the Denon plus some very cheap/end of line speakers.
 

jjbomber

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denon dm41dab and some speakers , have s look on the richer sounds webpage.
They've taken the USB off the 41. Not sure if there are any of the old 40s out there.

Otherwise there is the Onkyo:
 

PhilT

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Thanks for your replies everyone

The dm40 dab with the USB is still available @ £315

So i guess its that or the Onyko CS-265DAB @ £176

so the next question has to be

Does the differences between them (that me being ignorant can't really see) justify price difference?
 

Gray

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The dm40 dab with the USB is still available @ £315
That price must include speakers Phil. Right?
All I can tell you is that I made my brother (also called Phil) buy a DM40.
His one came without speakers so I put some Kef's on it. Sounded good.
He uses the USB input to play FLAC files - think I'm right in saying that on the 41 they dropped the USB feature, so that model was probably no good for you anyway.
It's display, though bright / clear, is only a 2-line affair so that may be your deal breaker. There's also no Bluetooth.
Don't think you'd be disappointed with the sound though - subject to the choice of speakers - and I reckon it's good enough to drive some decent ones.
 

PhilT

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Thank you once again for your response jjbomber

The Lemega does have what appears to be a much more informative screen

As a thought
Is it possible to porchase some kind of bluetooth dongle that I could plug into a music center that would enable it to communicate with other bluetooth devices?
 

PhilT

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I now have more than enough food for thought.

thank you all jjbomber in particular for all your responses.
 

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