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Sansui tunes in with new DR-201V DAB/FM tuner

Dedicated hi-fi tuners are thin on the ground these days, but Sansui is going against the grain and launching a standalone DAB/FM tuner, the £225 DR-201V.

It's available in black or silver and is designed to match Sansui's 201 series of hi-fi components, or can be added to another non-Sansui system. It has DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, and 10-station memory preset.

A two-line dot matrix display shows the station being received, and there are a range of connectivity options: there are stereo RCA analogue outputs, plus optical and coaxial digital outputs. For custom installation, the DR-201V is also equipped with a RS232 connection.

Paul Mitchell, Sansui UK's managing director, says: "We believe that broadcast radio has a strong future alongside the rise of internet radio stations due to the former's far superior sound quality."

Find out more about the Sansui hi-fi range in our video report.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.