The digital radio revolution is happening, and JVC is bringing out some new gear for your car to help make it happen, including its first CD receiver with DAB+ support.
It's called the KD-DB56 (above) and while the name isn't something that rolls off of the tongue, JVC is at least decking it out with features. We're talking Bluetooth ready (albeit with a USB Bluetooth adapter), a charge and control plug for iPhones and iPods, USB ports, auxiliary port, digital radio support over DAB+, and of course a CD player.
JVC is also launching a whole bunch of components for your car, including new two- and four-channel amps, speakers, and even a subwoofer featuring a 1.774 kilogram strontium magnet.
Q: How is Digital Radio different to existing radio?
A: Reception and audio quality is better, plus a new range of added features.
Q: What are these added features?
A: Digital Radios come in all shapes and sizes and have an array of features. Basic features may include live pause/rewind, scrolling text and images. High end models can include CD player, wifi/bluetooth, internet radio, MP3 and/or ipod dock included.
Q: Can I use my existing radio to listen to Digital Radio?
A: No. You'll need a DAB+ receiver
Q: Will you turn off 1053 AM?
A: No. There has been no switch off date indicated by the Government.
Q: Are there Digital Car radios available?
A: Yes there are. Click here to read about in car DAB+ radios available.
Q: Where can I buy a Digital Radio, and where do prices start?
A: See our list below. Prices generally start at around $40.