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Topic # 189060 15-Dec-2015 20:32
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Does something like this exist: 

Device which gets FM Radio, Internet Radio, can be streamed to from Android and IOS Devices (Including Spotify), and can plug in a modern Ipod. Must have good/great sound quality.

I don't really want to spend the earth. 

FM Radio needs to work without internet.

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  Reply # 1451167 15-Dec-2015 21:08
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The new Bose Wave system with Soundtouch probably covers everything you're looking for, but it's very pricey.

I have an older Wave radio, and the audio performance is very good for its size.

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  Reply # 1451186 15-Dec-2015 21:30
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Jbhifi have an lg cm3430. Has fm, cd and wireless. I know it has AirPlay (main thing I cared about) unsure if other streaming. I'd expect dlna




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  Reply # 1451188 15-Dec-2015 21:33
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Looks a bit large for bedroom use, also no mention of streaming.

The bose speakers with 3 presets look like an idea solution if you are ok paying a premium for average performance.




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  Reply # 1451893 16-Dec-2015 21:04
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Sangean WFR-28. Everything you're looking for except plugging the iPod in; you'd need a connecting cable.

If that won't meet your needs, Sangean seem to have quite a broad range of radios. I've got three, and am pleased with all of them.

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  Reply # 1451898 16-Dec-2015 21:11
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Have a look at what Tivoli has. They do have good deep sound. IMO, as with smart tvs, it is best to leave the smarts to the device you connect to it eg an ipod. Otherwise in a few years,the technology in the radio could be redundant. 



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  Reply # 1451921 16-Dec-2015 21:29
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kiwigander: Sangean WFR-28. Everything you're looking for except plugging the iPod in; you'd need a connecting cable.

If that won't meet your needs, Sangean seem to have quite a broad range of radios. I've got three, and am pleased with all of them.


A standard USB Ipod Cable or something special? Horrible prices here, $117 in the USD, $399 here. 

Edit: $550!

Do you know if it has Smart Alarm (Starts volume very low, gets louder over a 3 minute period)?


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  Reply # 1451942 16-Dec-2015 22:11
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I don't think the WFR-28 has Smart Alarm, but you can check the manual on

www.sangean.com/support/download/Manual/V1/UM_20120509_3A81VT1000GB0_WFR-28D_WFR-28_GB_V1.pdf


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  Reply # 1451944 16-Dec-2015 22:17
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Tivoli is great stuff. Found this one for wifey: http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/tv-and-audio/personal-home-audio/alarm-clocks-and-portable-radios/jbl-horizon-bluetooth-clock-radio-black.html

It has FM, doesn't have internet streaming, but via Bluetooth you can stream anything you want from your smart phone, so why would you need that?

It has a couple of USB connectors for charging, and it has a nice night light on the back of it.

Sound is not bad at all.






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  Reply # 1451955 16-Dec-2015 22:50
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Bluetooth streaming is no good for an alarm since the connection will drop with no audio being sent.




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