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News from Daun, Germany:
Stephan Schaaf from Technisat told me that the "Multyradio 1" (DRM, DAB, AM, FM) might be on the market in this October 2007!
The radio will be on the IFA in Berlin, at the DRM booth.
If there are news I'll post here in the forum in English and in German at http://www.dxaktuell.de
P.S: I guess it's like Sangean and Roberts. They sell products from another company and put their label on it. Maybe Technisat is going to sell the MP-40 as "Multyradio"? :eek:
Taken from the IFA Website:
Digital Radio Mondiale (Stand 14)
Technisat’s MultyRadio 1 can receive analogue FM, long-, medium and shortwave as well as DAB and DRM transmissions. High quality loudspeakers and the special receiver case guarantee excellent sound quality. An SD-card reader is integrated: Standard SD-cards can be played and DAB or DRM programs can be recorded. The tuning knob and a generously sized LCD-display set value on an easy-to-use menu prompt.
In MultyRadio 1, a high capacity ferrite antenna is integrated, which can also be operated outside of the case. The radio case rests on a foot made of anodised aluminium. Without its foot, MultyRadio 1 can be mounted directly on the wall. MP3 players and headphones can be connected.
...ferrite antenna is integrated, which can also be operated outside of the case... -> DRM-40 / MP-40
...MultyRadio 1 can be mounted directly on the wall... -> Reminds me on the TechniSat Internetradio 1 (www.technisat.de). Or can the MP-40 mounted on the wall?
Sounds like the unit uses the Radioscope chipset as it has DAB and pause/recording. But the Sangean and Roberts/Glen Dimplex companies seem to work together on radio design (does the attached photo of a fan heater look familiar?), make the sets in the UK or far east, then sell as Roberts in UK or Sangean in the rest of the world, but so far the distant DRM reception on the DRM-40/MP-40 sets has not been good enough for them.
Found this link, like the Morphy Richards/Glen Dimplex sets which uses the same case for it's DRM or Internet radio sets (the internet version is sold in UK only!), looks like Technisat’s MultyRadio might use the same case as the InternetRadio 1 and the DRM test signals in Germany have seem to have been stronger and more acceptable than other countries.
Ease of operation
The design of the MultyRadio has taken a leaf out of the book of the high-quality InternetRadio 1, presenting extremely user-friendly ease of operation with an easy-to-read glowing blue LCD display, as well as the high-quality loudspeakers that ensure the best possible sound quality. Sound volume can be adjusted via the remote control unit supplied.
If, for example, you are listening to a radio programme, and are interrupted by a telephone call, you can stop the programme simply by pressing the „Pause“ key on the remote control. The programme will now be recorded in the background, and you can resume listening, from the point at which you stopped the programme, when you have completed the telephone call.
MultyRadio is the multi-reception unit all radio enthusiasts have been waiting for.
When I was at the DRM booth on the IFA I forgot to look for a possibility to connect an external antenna on the Multyradio 1.
Later I was at the Technisat booth. There I wasn't able to turn around the radio because it was fixed on the table. :rolleyes:
Price around 250 Euros per a post on the ukwtv.de radioforum.
TechniSat has added the MultyRadio 1 to their new catalog. See http://www.dxaktuell.de/technisat.jpg . Some difference in design.
See http://www.promarkt.de/item/2251/2211/0/580814/technisat-multyradio.html and http://www.technisat.de/indexb91d.html?nav=Multimedia_Ger%C3_te,de,77-250 for more information.
It is "on the market" now.
Just unpacked Technisat MULTYRADIO and plays 'of course' RTL SW 6095kHz & MW 1449kHz frequencies.
Radio Scape module inside. 'Touch' and 'Feeling' excellent.
Appearently several remaining issues of the MORPHY resolved, best is external antenna + working ferrite antenna, not bad....there is hope again...
And you are again faster than me! :mad: :D
Great we have at least two Multyradios in the forum!
Congrats to the lucky owners! :)
Up to what shortwave frequency does it tune?
I found this info nowhere. :confused:
What? Owner? :)
Tunes up to 27000 kHz and of course FM 108,0 Mhz and DAB Band III and L-Band.
Hi Douglas, thanks for info, better than I expected....
No problem, Fritz.
By the way, here are the current software version numbers of the receiver:
Google Product search finds some online stores where this RX is available for about 360 €.
Suddendly the price went down to 150€ :eek:
Very interesting. My German is not good enough for a faultless translation, but then QVC's format is apparently the same whether in DE or the US. We won't see that over here any time soon! :(
In about 10 minutes they sold about 200 radios as they said... believe it or not.
Just to make sure this radio does'nt run on batteries like the Himalaya ? NOw 139 euro from thiecom I notice
Yes, this radio does not run on batteries, mains only.
Price seems to be less than 100 euro now from some places ?
I've just received one from smartcard24 in Germany, very good price just over £100 incl postage and 2 day delivery to the UK however AM seems to be near dead. Very poor reception with the ferrite antenna, I thought this radio was meant to be better for AM or is mine faulty perhaps ? SW seems ok though
AM was good at my place, even with that ferrite antenna. You left some space between the radio and your computer and other devices, didn't you? ;)
Have you tried analogue AM reception already?
It's not good with me...my loop seem to work anyway, MW 'rod' has to be very close though. Oh well see how we go over the next few days
I have just bought a secondhand Technisat Multyradio 1 from ebay, sadly it did not come with a user manual.
The radio seems to be stuck in Playback Mode, but I can not work out how to get it back into Radio Mode.
Any ideas which button to press?
The radio uses the Radioscape module, so the menus are similar to the Morphy Richards, but even on the MR radio the Playback Mode is hidden.
I now have a copy of the manual, and after a quick reset all is working.
I now have a Newstar, Morphy Richards & TechniSat DRM Radios.
Just need a Himalaya DRM 2009 and a Uniwave Di-Wave 100 for my collection, any offers?
Its picture makes it look more up-to-date than the MR27024. And it has more buttons. Does it operate any more easily?
Hi Philip, it is very similar to the Morphy Richards, as it uses the Radioscapes module, the menus are almost the same, with a few subtle changes. The volume is on up/down buttons, which are not so responsive. The tuning is again via a rotary Menu/Select knob, but it is larger in diameter, so tuning is quicker! It has no telescopic antenna, just a F connector, which makes connecting an external antenna a lot easier.
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