In a wise slice of future proofing, Onkyo fitted several of its 2009 receivers (the TX-SR507, TX-SR577, TX-SR607, TX-SR-707, TX-NR807, TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007 and TX-NR5007 if you want to know) with what it dubs the 'Universal Port', which means owners can add on 'daisy chainable' modules letting them expand their home entertainment options as they feel like it.
Following on from the first module - the UP-A1 iPod dock - comes the UP-DT1 DAB+ tuner. The UP-DT1 offers high-compression MPEG-4 audio radio signals superior to those of DAB, and that added compression means room for more radio channels, complemented by the 40 station presets.
The DT1 connects to the Onkyo receiver and is in turn powered by it so no need for an external power supply, all of it controlled by the Onkyo receiver's remote control.
This is early days for Onkyo's latest project, but the company has announced that the universal port will be fitted as standard on most upcoming music playing products.
On sale now, the UP-DT1 will set you back a princely £130.