Product Type: Roberts portable radios
Newest Review: ... the old style that wouldn't look out of place in an old cottage somewhere. I was also told by our engineer at work, to consider not going... more
What a beautiful thing!
Roberts RD 50 Revival DAB
Member Name: flyingdutchwoman
Roberts RD 50 Revival DAB
Advantages: A wonderful clear and compact unit.
Disadvantages: The leather style outer cover could be better made
I must admit to being a little bit of a radio nut! I have worked in radio for a good few years and would consider myself a bit of a geek!
When it came time to buy a new radio for myself I wanted something somewhat special. I wanted to utilise the ever growing number of Digital stations appearing on the new multiplexes and I wanted a trusted name.
That is exactly what I found in this Roberts Revival radio.
First of all. the looks: It looks wonderful, I love the old style that wouldn't look out of place in an old cottage somewhere.
I was also told by our engineer at work, to consider not going for the cheapest DAB radio on the market and to try and spend a little more. After all, the gubbins on the inside are what really matters.
I don't know much about the gubbins on the inside apart from the fact that they seem to do what they are supoosed to do. The sound quality is clear, It has a great volume range and the battery life is just incredible! I also like the fact that I can plug it in to the wall if I need, but also just pick it up and tkae it around the house if I am cleaning.
I found the ammount I spent, a little discinserting considering that I have never spent much on radios my whole life, despite working in the industry.
However, having spent a little time getting to use my new radio, I think the cost is absolutely reasonable and I wouldn't hesitate recommending this radio to a friencd in the future.
One thing to consider and this is something that does bother me, is the leather style cover on the outside. While it looks amazing, it is somewhat thin and I am a little worried it may wear, well before the actual radio itself needs replacing.
I am yet to experience any of this, but I have heard of other people having a few issues with this. I think for the price, it is a rather large flaw, that may need to be adressed.
Overall though. this is a fantastic radio that I am pretty much in love with! I use it all of the time and when I'm not actualy on the radio, I'm listening to it, so this is standing up to my demands very well.
Summary: Such an easy and wonderful thing to use!
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