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The Magicbox Parabola is a medium-sized radio with a small price tag. With features including an alarm and snooze functions, plus a battery compartment and handle, it's both a bedside and a portable radio. We put it through its paces to see how its sound quality measures up.
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Sensitivity We gradually reduce the DAB signal to find out which radios are most sensitive to picking up weaker signals. A high score here will not guarantee DAB reception as there is not currently full UK DAB coverage, but the best models stand a better chance of being able to pick up slightly weaker DAB signals. Subscribe
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Magicbox Parabola

  • Launch date: Dec 2010
  • Type: Portable
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Typical price
£28.00
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