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I'm looking for a new HiFi system for my 80 year old Nan...this means it must be simple and easy to use above all else lol!! 

Must have DAB with a good reception (low signal area).  Plus FM as well.

Must have a CD player - if possible, just a CD slot rather than a tray for ease of use.

Must have an intuitive remote with good sized buttons and without 500 unnecessary functions.

I'm not fussed whether it's all-in-one or has seperate Speakers as long as it's loud and clear anywhere in the bungalow.

Not looking for anything high end, £100 max.  

I'll be looking at the usual electrical stores over the week but wondered if anyone on here could recommend something matching the above criteria. :smile:

Thanks,

Tom

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9 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

I'm looking for a new HiFi system for my 80 year old Nan...this means it must be simple and easy to use above all else lol!! 

Must have DAB with a good reception (low signal area).  Plus FM as well.

Must have a CD player - if possible, just a CD slot rather than a tray for ease of use.

Must have an intuitive remote with good sized buttons and without 500 unnecessary functions.

I'm not fussed whether it's all-in-one or has seperate Speakers as long as it's loud and clear anywhere in the bungalow.

Not looking for anything high end, £100 max.  

I'll be looking at the usual electrical stores over the week but wondered if anyone on here could recommend something matching the above criteria. :smile:

Thanks,

Tom

Might be an idea mate; 

I bought my mother an "amazon Echo Plus" 

And I personally use Spotify so I changed my subscription ti a family account, only costs me an extra €5 per month 

She can listen to radio stations and request songs using her voice, 

I later fitted socket adapters so she can turn on lights without having to reach down to switches; I also fitted a Hive heating controller which works with Alexa too. 

The plus model has built in hub to allow it control things, 

Maybe an idea; heres a combination of info I gathered on amazon devices, also good for safety if she fell or anything she can call like a telephone on amazon using voice 

https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/105303-advice-buying-amazon-echo/

alternatively try Argos for a Sony CMT-S20B DAB radio with CD  

I've got one the same one in my bedroom connected to sky box it feeds Speakers in the bathroom ceiling it has DAB, bluetooth, AUX input, USB and CD, the reception isint the best on the radio but that could be just where I've positioned it. Everything else works perfectly well.

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11 hours ago, Lenny said:

Might be an idea mate; 

I bought my mother an "amazon Echo Plus" 

And I personally use Spotify so I changed my subscription ti a family account, only costs me an extra €5 per month 

She can listen to radio stations and request songs using her voice, 

I later fitted socket adapters so she can turn on lights without having to reach down to switches; I also fitted a Hive heating controller which works with Alexa too. 

The plus model has built in hub to allow it control things, 

Maybe an idea; heres a combination of info I gathered on amazon devices, also good for safety if she fell or anything she can call like a telephone on amazon using voice 

https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/105303-advice-buying-amazon-echo/

alternatively try Argos for a Sony CMT-S20B DAB radio with CD  

I've got one the same one in my bedroom connected to sky box it feeds Speakers in the bathroom ceiling it has DAB, bluetooth, AUX input, USB and CD, the reception isint the best on the radio but that could be just where I've positioned it. Everything else works perfectly well.

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She doesn't have internet Lenny...amazingly there are still people without it these days! 😮  But also, trying to explain how to talk to an Alexa device would be an impossible task! :laugh:  When I say simple, I mean something with a massive knob for volume and like 2 buttons on the remote...  :lol: 

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I'm looking for something like this I think...  Only trouble with this one is doesn't say RADIO or CD on it...I'm not sure she'd get the hang of cycling through the source button to find what she wants.  :unsure: 

https://ao.com/product/xlb515d-sharp-mini-hi-fi-black-56242-171.aspx

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