If you are looking for a quality radio component with excellent sound reproduction then stop right here you have found the best buy you can make. This radio is FM and AM and although DAB has surpassed this quality in many ways, the reproduction of these analogue signals is superb by this model. The mark II replaced the first edition and provided mostly a cosmetic upgrade but also included better stereo reproduction and the addition of a remote sensor on the unit but still no remote supplied with the unit. The unit has more presets than you could ever use (16 can be programmed) and has both automatic and manual tuning. The unit also has radio text which is an odd and barely used service where radio's broadcast the name of the song being played and you can see it on the screen, its normally just used to advertise the station now. I have ad the unit for 8 years and it is a star, very reliable and truly amazing sound make this a five star product. Buy it and don't look back, its so cheap now on ebay that you will be amazed at the quality!
The Denon 260L MII replaced the legendary MKI back in 1999. It comes with all the usual RDS functions as well as a remote control sensor. Its very easy to use, has a very easy to read display and even looks good! The sound quality is the Denon’s best asset though as it quite simply one of the best sound budget tuners out there (although the Sony ST SE300 that I have now is just as good). I bought mine at the end of 1999 but I somehow managed to swap my Denon for a brand new Sony (I won’t go into details) in November 2000. It always sounds every alive and active but never sounding harsh and bright like some from the likes of Pioneer. Radio One and other compressed pop stations sound OK but I think it absolutely loves Radio Two because of its great stereo imaging and as you might already know Radio Two has good sound quality anyway plus the fact that it plays some very well recorded tracks. The build quality is good but not as good as the Sony, on mine there was one or two slightly out panels but it was solid enough. I would buy another one and would even be happy to swap my one year old Sony for a brand new Denon! (I wish).