DAB Radio

Digital Radio

There are three main types of DAB Digital radio upgrades that we offer at Ultimate Audio and below is a brief breakdown of each option and costs.

What are the benefits of Digital Radio?

Digital Radio has many benefits over normal FM and the main one is simply more choice, There is something for everyone on DAB radio. From classical to Hip-Hop, Speech to Rock, Jazz to Sport, with over 100 to choose from there’s a station for everyone.

DAB Radio has less noise compared to analogue radio and delivers improved sound quality. When a station is tuned in on a DAB radio there is no Hiss, Crackle and fade that you can get with traditional analogue radio.

Digital Radio is easy to use and tune in all of your favourite stations as they are all listed by name and not a number when you have found the station you want to listen to it will also display track and artist information so you can always see what’s playing.

Integrated DAB systems

AutoDab

AutoDAB

The AutoDAB system is designed to be completely hidden within the vehicle and give a factory look.It is controlled using the existing steering wheel controls and displays the new Digital Radio information on the original stereo screen. DAB radio stations can be selected from the steering wheel controls, allowing a seamless Digital Radio integration into your vehicle, the Sound is transmitted to your car through a hard wired FM transmitter.

Features:

  • Compatible with most factory fitted radios with steering wheel controls
  • Displays radio text, song information, if supported by the OEM radio
  • Easy tuning by station name alphabetically
  • Fully installed hidden away
  • More choice of DAB Stations over FM
  • Uses existing steering wheel controls no separate remote control

Prices from £149

For more information and prices, Contact Us today on 01527 837847 or info@UltimateAudio.co.uk

AutoDAB Connect

Very similar to the above option however to control the Digital Radio station you use a separate battery-operated remote control. The rest of the system is fitted completely out of sight.

Prices from £129

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Alpine TUE-DAB1U

This is an add on DAB receiver designed to work with any stereo screen, and with selected Alpine screens it will work through the touch screen so no remote control is needed. The Alpine TUE-DAB1U integrates seamlessly into existing systems.

The auto search function scans all the available stations and adds them to the internal station list. From that list, the user can sort the results for easy access to all their favourite stations. If the Alpine screen is connected to the vehicle’s steering wheel controls the unit can be controlled through them.

Prices from £199

For more information and prices, Contact Us today on 01527 837847 or info@UltimateAudio.co.uk

 

Add on DAB

Alpine EZi DAB

Alpine has two versions of their EZi DAB available. EZi DAB GO and EZi DAB BT. Both systems offer Digital radio and are compatible with all vehicles. Designed as an easy solution and works with your existing radio either via an Aux input or transmitting over an Un-used FM frequency. Consisting of a wireless controller and a discrete glass mounted DAB ariel. Enjoy all the great Digital Radio stations and interference-free quality that DAB has to offer, plus all your favourite music from your phone, tablet or music services such as Spotify on the move via Bluetooth music streaming.

The Alpine EZi DAB BT offers all the same features but also Bluetooth Handsfree & Music streaming.

Prices from £169

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Alpine Ezi DAB BT & EZi DAB GO

Replacement Stereo

There are many different radios that offer Digital radio and completely replace the factory stereo. All of which can be fully integrated into the vehicle’s systems and maintain full use of existing steering wheel controls, Factory reversing camera & Parking sensors. Most replacement stereos that have DAB will also have USB and Aux inputs, Bluetooth handsfree & Music streaming. At Ultimate Audio we offer the full range of Alpine, Clarion & Pioneer products as well as some selected Kenwood stereos.

Prices from £99

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DAB Stereo

Digital Radio

Digital Radio Aerial

As with all Digital Radio upgrades, you will also need the correct aerial to be able to pick up the new digital signal.

Glass Mounted DAB Aerial

When it comes to DAB aerials our first point of call is to the Internal Glass mount as it is the cheapest option and when fitted correctly can work very well. However on some vehicles with heated screens or reflective glass, they do not work very well at all.

Prices from £45

Roof Mounted DAB Aerial

There are two types of roof aerial that we use,  One would be the Shark fin (pictured on the right) and the other is a Beesting whip. They offer excellent reception compared to the glass mount type although the Beesting has better performance still due to its size.

 

Prices from £79

FM/DAB amplified splitter

On some vehicles we can use the existing aerial and install a DAB/FM splitter this way there is no visible change and you can still get all the benefits of a roof mounted DAB ariel.

Prices from £69

For more information and prices, Contact Us today on 01527 837847 or info@UltimateAudio.co.uk