Majority Eddington - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Majority Eddington:

 

Does the Eddington work with Bluetooth headphones?

Unfortunately, the Eddington cannot send audio out via Bluetooth, only receive it. It is not compatible with Bluetooth headphones. However, you can connect other types of Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones and MP3 players.

 

Does the Eddington work with wired headphones?

Yes, the Eddington has a headphone jack for private listening.

 

Can the Eddington be plugged into the mains?

Yes – the Eddington comes with a USB cable that you can plug into a power source such as a laptop or USB mains plug adaptor (like the one you might use for your smartphone, if you have one). Connect this to the side of the radio, labelled ‘DC IN’ to power and charge the radio.

 

Does the Eddington have an external aerial socket?

No, the radio has an integrated antenna, so unfortunately it is not possible to connect an external antenna.

 

How powerful is the speaker?

The speaker of the Eddington has a power output of 3 watts.

 

Is it possible to connect extra speakers either via cable or via Bluetooth?

Unfortunately, as the Eddington is a Bluetooth receiver and not a Bluetooth transmitter, it’s not possible to connect extra speakers via Bluetooth. Also, as the Eddington has a headphone jack only, and no AUX input, it is unfortunately not possible to connect external speakers.

 

How do I tune DAB radio stations?

If you are having trouble listening to stations, try performing a re-scan. To perform a re-scan, on DAB mode, open DAB radio settings by pressing the ‘Menu’ button. Then select ‘Full Scan’ to begin a full scan for all available digital radio stations. You can find guidance on tuning radio stations on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/dab/dab-tuning-information

 

Why can’t I get a good signal?

Despite the National Commercial Network being one of the largest digital radio networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 transmitters, there are still some gaps in coverage. It may be that you live in an area with weak DAB signal. To check the DAB signal in your area, you can use the BBC’s signal checker tool, or Get Digital Radio’s signal checker tool at the following link:

https://getdigitalradio.com/post-code-checker/

 

There’s good signal in my area, but I still get bad reception. What can I do?

There are many things that can cause interference and bad DAB reception. A BBC guide on DAB signal troubleshooting is available here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/dab/troubleshooting-dab-reception

Here are some troubleshooting points if you are having issues with signal interference:

  1. Try switching your radio off and on again.
  2. Try performing a full scan.
  3. Ensure the telescopic/integrated aerial is fully extended.
  4. Try moving the aerial around to see if that improves the signal. If not, try moving your radio around to see if you can find a better position with a clearer signal – it’s harder for radio signals to penetrate through thick concrete walls. Try positioning your radio next to or close to a window.
  5. Check your cables for water damage. To find out how, visit the BBC’s guide to water damage here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/help-guides/everything-else/check-your-cables-for-any-signs-of-damage-or-if-water-has-seeped-into
  6. Devices that can interfere with DAB radios include microwave ovens, LED lighting, laptops and laptop power supplies, LCD TVs, mobile phones, and power line networking. It may be possible for you to detect the device causing interference by switching things off, one at a time, until your interference problem is resolved.
  7. Weather can often affect DAB signal, particularly fine weather including high pressure. The best course of action in this situation is to wait for the weather to change – you should not attempt to re-tune during this time.
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