The Scansonic receiver delivers the goods. Not only elegant in design, it is also well equipped with input and output connections and the only thing missing is a remote control. The display is a bit too small and dark to be used from a distance, and the front reflexes do not help. What looks like a volume control on the front is actually a navigation wheel, turn it for scrolling among the stations and select one by pushing the wheel. Clock radio function is included. The antenna is easily removed in case the user wants to use a larger antenna or cable. R3 DAB+ is available in several finishes including one in black leather.
As the speaker is placed on top of the unit, the sound is well spread out in the room. Sound balance is rich with reasonable bass, something which makes the sound picture grow, and with a clear and open midrange this is a radio that delivers both voices and music very well. It is able to play quite loud yet clear, something only a few of the tested radios can. If you love music and can live without remote control, Scansonic is the obvious choice. Brilliant sound for the money.