Audi Australia has announced the introduction of Digital Radio Tuner DAB+ functionality into the Audi A6, A7 and A8 model lines.

Digital Radio DAB+ is currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide – servicing more than 60 percent of Australia’s population.

DAB+ affords listeners crystal clear reception and audio quality, with the ability to tune into all existing radio stations plus an array of digital-only stations.

DAB+ also allows users to view slideshows of album art covers, track and artist listings, weather, news and traffic reports – all while listening to their favourite radio station.

Audi A8 4.2 FSI and 4.2 TDI models are equipped as standard with the Digital Radio DAB+ and Digital TV package, with digital radio combined with Digital TV and BOSE Surround Sound system as an optional package on the A8 3.0 TDI for $7,500.

All A6 and A7 models can be ordered with the Digital Radio DAB+ and Digital TV package for $3,130 for A6 models and $3,180 for A7 models.

2 Responses to “Audi Enters the Digital Age of Radio”

  1. 3k for a radio that will struggle to pickup a signal?

  2. It’s a pity that Australia has gone with more radio stations instead of higher bitrates. 64kbps isn’t exactly what i’d call “crystal clear reception and audio quality”. In fact most of the time analogue FM will have better sound quality.

    Some radio stations even use 48kbps. 128kbps DAB+ doesn’t even have sound quality as good as a CD. The whole thing is a massive farce if listeners are expected to scrap their old radios and spend excessive amounts on new ones so they can listen to lower quality audio.

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