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Hello Brian, thanks for this interesting article. I think it would be wise to also mention DAB+. This new standard has been internationally agreed and offers more efficient compression than DAB, and thus better sound quality.

It will address the concerns of those who quite rightly point out the generally awful quality of DAB for music transmission. DAB+ is an excellent solution yet the UK authorities are dithering over its introduction, preferring to stick with DAB for the foreseeable future.

This is idiotic in my view and will cause nothing but consumer confusion, as well as putting the UK well behind quality radio broadcasting when compared to other European countries.

Consumers should be educated and encouraged to buy DAB radios which are DAB+ compatible, so that when that standard eventually starts in the UK they will not be caught out. Such radios are available right now.

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