Adding DAB digital radio to your car or van has never been easier or more affordable.
There are several options when it comes to upgrading your car, from a small add-on device to replacing the car stereo with a new unit.
How to upgrade your car with DAB digital radio
Replacing a factory-fit radio with one which can receive DAB is sometimes the neatest solution, if slightly more costly than an add-on device.
If your car already has a single-DIN size radio it should be possible to replace it with a DAB radio for reception of digital radio stations. This is often a fairly simple upgrade which can be done at home or inexpensively by a professional installer.
In-car digital radios and adapters need a suitable DAB signal to receive digital stations. A DAB windscreen aerial is a relatively cheap and easy to install option.
Magnetic DAB digital radio aerials are a great choice for cars and vans. They’re fairly easy to install and generally perform better than internal windscreen antennas.
Roof mount DAB aerials are an excellent choice for cars and vans. They can perform better than windscreen and magnetic aerials, which means digital reception should be more reliable.
Digital radio adapters work with your existing car radio and are a good way of upgrading your car to receive DAB stations. They pick up digital stations and transmit them over FM or through an audio cable to your original radio. Some adapters come with Bluetooth for music streaming and hands-free calls as well as DAB reception.
Digital radio interfaces are small in-car devices which receive DAB radio stations and use the original car radio. These solutions are useful if you would like to preserve the original radio. They’re also good if you don’t want an add-on adapter on the dashboard.