You may think radio is dead, you may only listen to the radio in your car but with the channels available via DAB, radio’s continue to be a popular source of music & content. Sharp
Look & Feel
At 234 x 145 x 117mm and just over 1kg, the DR-450 is relatively compact and lightweight. It appears the speaker is constructed from
The display looks circular in how it’s been constructed but i truth, its a square LCD white on black display (49mm x 36.8mm). The display shows everything you’d expect, including time, signal & mode, as well as select-able information such as station, song, genre, frequency, date etc.
The DR-450 includes DAB/DAB+ & FM frequencies with 60 station memory, Bluetooth 4.2 and it’s also an alarm clock, which will buzz or play the radio and includes sleep & snooze functions.
As a DAB radio, it will automatically scan for stations and adjust the time & date when you first turn it on. After that, there is very little set up you need to do, although
As for audio, it offers a decent sound but it wont blow you away. At just 3watts, the system is not very powerful, yet there is a quality driver being used so the sound produced is of a decent quality. Turn the volume up and you begin to lose the small amount of bass that is available but the sound remains good enough for day to day background music.
I do love trying out DAB radios, there is such a choice of content and it makes me realise what I’m missing out sometimes. I tried some jazz, some classical and it was such a welcome change from the norm.
At less than £70, the Sharp DR-450 has