2CA went back to mono about two weeks ago, after being stereo for a couple of weeks. Hope it is fixed (again!) soon. 2CC was stereo when I last checked two days ago.
Update (Saturday, Election day): 2CC still stereo & 2CA still mono :-(
Is the Aldi DAB+ radio always mono? Is there a headphone socket (that might be stereo)? If it is only mono, it is poor value (eg a Kaiser Baas model from Dick Smith is the same price and stereo through the headphone socket).
Sound quality is good from my vivid DAB+ radio, though it is only mono through the main speaker and my earphones. I tried using my Ipod earphones but volume was too loud even on the lowest setting.
There is a two line green display and a blue light behind the tuning knob. Only SBS Popasia uses DLS to show the last song played and the current song. Radar Radio does not use DLS to show the last song played and the current song. but such information is available from their website.
To tune into a DAB+ station, ypu either use the presets or turn the rotary knob, you push the knob in when you see the station you want on the screen.
None of the stations use the PTY field. Data rates vary from 48kbps to 80kbps.
There is a flap on top, which you lift to preset 8 DAB+ stations or 8 FM stations. The radio can receive RDS data from the FM stations. It cannot receive AM stations at all, though 2 AM stations in Canberra also brodcast on DAB+. No ABC stations broadcast on DAB+ in Canberra.
It has a 74 cm extendable antenna, which I keep fully extended.
In Caberra, at DS, the Kaiser Bass DAB+ radio sells for $A79.95.
My Sony AM Stereo Receiver today shows no AM Stereo for 2CA, but intermittent AM Stereo for 2CC.