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Roberts R986 Personal Stereo

by Roberts

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  • Cassette Player: No
  • DAB: no
  • DAB Broadcast: no
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
  • Digital Tuner: no
  • Noise Reduction: No
  • Number of Available Waves: 2 waves
  • Portable Radio Features: Vhf/Mono
  • Power Source: Battery
  • Remote Control: No
  • Table/Portable: Portable
  • Tuner: Analogue
  • World Receiver: No
  • Year of Introduction: 2001
  • Year of introduction: 2001

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 41 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • ASIN: B0000C75T3
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,972 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Duncan on 21 Oct 2011
I bought this to replace an aging Sony SRF-59 which had given years of faithful service. The clincher was that this is about half the size and that the Sony seemed prone to niggling faults despite being of chunkier construction.

I'm very happy with my purchase. It's amazingly convenient, the build quality is fine, and the sound is excellent. I completely disagree with the reviewer who complained about the reception, which is better than my old Sony (though that is now a bit knackered), which was itself often better than my Pure One in FM mode in the house (even with that massive whip aerial).

With any portable radio like this you must remember that the signal strength is mostly dependent on a) your location and b) your headphone lead, which is used as the aerial. In fairness, I'm not using the included earbuds as they're not very good, but if you have rubbish reception then do try some other ones and move the lead around a bit.

I'd also steer away from "Digital Synthesized" FM radios, which cost more and do nothing to improve reception. In fact, they make it worse, as when you're traveling you may occasionally need to re-tune as you move between masts - a piece of cake with a dial, a right pain if you've saved all the stations as presets.

As for DAB? I'd wait until DAB+ when the quality should be somewhere near FM and you may have a chance of getting reception more than a stone's throw from a mast.

Recommended for anyone wanting to listen to the radio when on the move.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Susan Patricia on 11 Jun 2010
The first one i received had a faulty switch for medium wave, so i returned it, and very good customer service as a new one arrived next day! This radio suits me because i listen to alot of radio as i walk around and travel, so being compact, goes in pocket, its ideal. The reception i get is fine, no problem there. So i would say a good radio to do what i want it for, radio on the go!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Wilson on 27 Nov 2009
great little radio bought for my partner to take to hull city home matches so that he could listen to radio humberside's commentary as well as watch the match perfect I chose a Robert's as I was given a bigger model to take down to my allotment too good for that use it every day at home!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Thomas on 18 Nov 2009
Bought one about 10 years ago and was delighted it could still be purchased.

Being so small makes it easy for transporting,the sound is clear and in stereo.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tristram on 11 Jan 2013
I've used one of these for years and been very satisfied. Excellent fm reception. Easily fits in any shirt pocket.
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By Brian Davies on 19 April 2014
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The radio I purchased to the replace the identical one I lost, so I am well satisfied with it . Alonso well pleased with Amazon
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By Ricky on 26 Mar 2014
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Love this radio- don't know how they get it to last for so long on just one AAA battery!!! Not sure if these are still obtainable though? There is one design fault though- if you drop it too many times and it falls on the wrong corner - the battery compartment's hinged cover can to come away from the main body. It's not easy to glue back... but if your a die-hard, like me, you can always fix it together with a 40-50 mm section of sellotape!
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