The Sony XDRDS12IP is among the most popular and highly rated speaker docks with DAB radio and alarm functionality on Amazon these days, and a good option for the bedroom or kitchen.
Design, features & sound
Sony have delivered some of the most sought after small iPod speaker docks in the market today, and although the XDRDS12IP is no design wonder from Sony, it fits the box, does the trick, with the added bonus of DAB radio functionality.
The design and feel is very similar to the Sony ICF-C1IPMK2 with the central placed docking station housing a small display as well where you can amongst other see track information, channel you are listening to, or clock/alarm information. The dock also charges the iPod/iPhone when docked.
DAB radio stations can be preset (20) and there is an independent battery pack that helps to prevent loss of preset stations as well as alarm functionality should the mains power fail you at any time. It has dual alarm functionality with options to set by time, weekday, weekend, or everyday, as well as waking up to a preset radio station, iPod/iPhone, or a buzzer selection.
Sound wise the Sony XDRDS12IP featuers dual right/left channel speakers with a total output power of 6W, so not massive power behind these, but should be enough for bedroom/kitchen use. I have not personally tested the sound performance of the system, but reports from customers on Amazon is that the system performs well when it comes to sound – read amazon uk reviews.
I will be back with full review and rating once had a chance to listen and test the system further.
The Sony XDRDS12IP speaker dock with DAB radio is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:
See more DAB speaker docks and alarm clocks here.
* This is not a hands-on review as we have not had a chance to test this unit yet. Information in this post as based on publicly available information about the system.