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DAB Radio

Simple changes can significantly improve product durability and reduce returns. These are the biggest areas of opportunity to improve the specification for little or no cost.

Reliable cost information can only be provided by the manufacturer/supplier and we strongly recommend that their advice is sought in regard to costs and benefits before specifying changes.

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DAB Radio

Critical components

Speakers and wiring

  • Failure mode Inadequate components reduce durability and sound quality.
  • Durability features Mounted speakers to avoid vibration.
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Controls

  • Failure mode Controls provide excessive movement, promoting damage.
  • Durability features The action of controls should be positive and smooth.
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Surface coating

  • Failure mode Coatings can degrade from incorrect cleaning.
  • Durability features Proper instruction will preserve the appearance of the product.
  • Cost  

Packaging

  • Failure mode Failure in transit leads to a damaged or faulty product.
  • Durability features Packaging materials should fit properly, prevent scratching and provide cushioning.
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Build quality

  • Failure mode A substandard base can reduce stability.
  • Durability features Rubber feet provide adequate friction on most surfaces.
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User guidance

  • Failure mode Inadequate instructions can lead to early failure and returns.
  • Durability features User instructions should be clear and include content on cleaning.
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