Product Type: Roberts portable radios
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A classy radio with a difference: Roberts Revival RD-60
Roberts RD60 Revival
Member Name: kerry123
Roberts RD60 Revival
Advantages: Classy, retro style, up to 120 hours of battery time, adaptor included, various preset buttons
Disadvantages: Quite expensive, few parts inside radio, no internal memory, sound output cannot be altered
The most striking thing about this classy radio is its beautiful appearance. The buttons on the Roberts Revival RD-60 Radio are retro style, soft and darkish in colour. My Roberts Revival RD-60 which I received as a birthday gift last year from my father, looks incredible in my lounge. However, if I transferred this radio to my kitchen I don't think it would look quite as fitting. The black casing of the Roberts Revival RD-60 is what called my attention the most simply because it is shiny and without a doubt attractive. Furthermore, the golden coloured aerial, front grille and controls enhance the retro look associated with this trendy looking Roberts Revival RD-60 model. If you are not into retro then maybe you won't be into the style of this radio either.
The Roberts Revival RD-60 has a very good sound quality but in comparison, I have heard from other friends and relatives that the RD-50 model in terms of sound, is a slight improvement on this. As far as I can gather, there is no huge difference and I can confirm that while the RD-60 broadcasts human speech and classical music excellently, it isn't that great if you enjoy listening to pop music. Apparently, the sound produced from a RD-60 is slightly more restricted than it is with a RD-50. With continued use, the sound quality may increase but, unfortunately there is no technique available to alter the sound output. The RD-60 does not contain a manual equaliser which is more powerful than a DRC. The fact that this radio contains a DRC means that it makes quieter sounds clearer when there is a great deal of noise. I have noticed that when I plug in my headphones the sound quality of my RD-60 improves greatly. I have some Apple earbuds which I purchased for my iPod and they sound magnificent with this radio.
An advantage of the RD-60 is that it has an infinite number of preset buttons. One of the main features which I like the most is that it has a "favourite" button which is preset to Classic FM which you can reprogram. I always enjoy a relaxing listening experience when listening to my RD-60 due to the fact that I can pick up powerful FM and DAB signals and there is never much hissing sound to be heard. The RD-60 in short, boasts the following featurs firstly, a port for headphones secondly, an auxillary-in on the top and thirdly, a line-out at the rear, so it enables you to use it as a speaker for an MP3 player or connect its output to some improved quality speakers. In contrast, one of the main disadvantages of the Roberts Revival RD-60 in my opinion is that it does not have an internal memory. In relation to value for money, I would say that it is expensive when you realise that there are very few parts inside this radio however, the classy, glamourous look of the RD-60 radio is certainly what calls the attention of customers.
The Roberts Revival RD-60 radio has an atrractive wooden case which feels well built and strong. In addition to this, the comfy leather handle fits gently in your hand. Also, there is a clasp on one side of the case and hinges on the other. The clasp and the hinges hold the rear of the radio in place. When I opened up my RD-60 I could see a speaker, various cables and space to fit four D-cell batteries. I have had my radio in working order for just under 120 hours with some new batteries or if you prefer, you can use the adaptor in the box and plug it in.
If you are a radio lover like I am then hurry and add this to your wish list. It isn't the best digital radio on the market but, it is certainly 100 percent classy! I wanted a retro radio and I have to say, I am very satisfied with it. Why not see if you are as impressed as I am?!
Summary: A classy, retro style Roberts Revival RD-60 Radio which makes any lounge look sophisticated
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