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Roberts RD60 Revival DAB/FM RDS Digital Radio with Up to 120 Hours Battery Life - Red

by Roberts Radios
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)

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  • FM/DAB wavebands
  • 123 hours battery life
  • FM RDS station name display
  • Easy to read 16 x 2 character LCD display
  • Auto tune
  • Amber display backlight
  • Fifties styling
  • Menu display / selection of all major functions
  • Rotary tuning and volume controls
  • Favourite station preset button
  • stereo line in socket for iPod/MP3 playback
  • Station name/multi preset mode
  • Stereo headphone socket
  • Stereo line output socket
  • DC input socket
  • Battery or mains operation via AC adaptor (included)
  • Uses 4 x LR20 (D size) batteries (not included)
  • Size (mm) 250(w) x 155(h) x 100(d).
  • Colours Available: Duck Egg, Red, Cocoa, Pastel Cream, Cassis, Green, Saffron, Leaf, Blue, Burgundy and Pastel Pink.
  • Limited Editions: Cath Kidston Provence, Revival Union Jack, Revival Gloss Black, Gloss Red, Gloss White, Gloss Blue
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 100 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Item model number: RD60CFM
  • ASIN: B001O8A0VG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,688 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Roberts RD60 Portable Retro Revival Radio

The Roberts Revival

The iconic ‘Revival’ DAB radio is a nostalgic 1950s style retro radio with advanced DAB features. In a range of colours it not only looks great it sounds great too. Now with 120 hours battery life this fantastic DAB radio is more portable than ever. The ‘Revival’ features rotary tuning and volume controls, RDS station name display, a stereo line out socket, headphone socket and portability thanks to its carry handle.

Perfect for any room

Add a touch of style and prestige to your living room, conservatory or kitchen. Offering mains or battery power the Revival’s portability means it can be easily moved around the house or garden. The Revival also includes an Aux in socket so you can listen to your favourite music from your smartphone or MP3 player.

British Heritage

With a heritage of over 80 years, Roberts has an unmatched reputation for quality, reliability and unrivaled experience in its field. With its commitment to improvement the company remains at the forefront of product development and innovation. Roberts has also been issued with not one but 2 Royal Warrants recognising it’s excellence within the industry.

Roberts RD60 Portable Retro Revival - Red, White and Blue

What is DAB Radio?

DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting, this is a way of broadcasting radio digitally via a network of transmitters. It provides listeners with more choice, better sound quality and more information.

More Choice

Because of the way DAB technology works, broadcasters can transmit many more stations than ever before. Listeners in most major towns and cities in the UK can receive between 30 and 50 radio stations with a digital radio, in many cases that's more than double what's available on analogue. Because digital radio uses the spectrum more efficiently than analogue, it is possible to broadcast more channels using the same frequency, making room for broadcasters to expand their station portfolios.

Less Noise

DAB digital radio delivers improved sound quality. The technology allows the receiver to lock on to the strongest signal it can find and ignore everything else. This eliminates the hiss, crackle and fade so familiar on analogue radio.

Ease of Use

A DAB digital radio will tune to a station at the touch of a button. No more fine tuning a station to get the best reception. A DAB set allows the listener to scroll through a list of available stations by name - then tune in by pressing the 'select' button.

More Information

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and wanted to know who it is by or what it's called? Or tuned into speech radio and wanted to know what the programme is about or who is speaking? Digital Radios have a screen which can show text information transmitted by the radio station. Some stations send information about latest news, sports scores, what's on now and next, website address and phone numbers.

Roberts Radio RD60 Revival Range - Tailored for you

  • DAB/FM Wavebands
  • Up to 120 hours battery life
  • Amber display backlight
  • Aux in socket for MP3 playback

  • Headphone socket
  • Portable carry handle
  • Favourite station button
  • Automatic station tuning

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
168 of 174 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks great initially... 20 Sep 2009
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
I absolutely love the way these radios look and this DAB version is fab, with extra functions such as pause plus which lets u pause radio for upto 17 minutes. However, despite incredibly careful cleaning and handling, the 'leather' is slowly peeling away in many places which is annoying to say the least, when you consider its price and the quality you would expect from a roberts radio. If i were to buy this radio again i would consider one of the hard plastic coated varieties that they now do.
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116 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Beauty 21 Aug 2009
Colour Name:Blue
My wife bought me this little beauty for Christmas 3 years ago when I was looking for a radio to go in my workshop. The build standard and feel of the radio is superb, it's built like the proverbial brick outhouse and the leather covering gives it a real feel of quality - more than capable of withstanding the extremes of a dusty woodwork shop. The controls are simple to use and the pause/playback/rewind facility is excellent - used mostly when I miss a news bulletin due to machinery being in use. On first listening through the built in mono speaker the quality of the sound was okay - nothing fancy but no distortion whatsoever on either the DAB or FM system. It wasn't until I hooked it up to a small stereo using the line out facility that it showed just how good it was. Love it.
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141 of 154 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Piano Gloss Black|Verified Purchase
My piano teacher had one of the original Roberts radios on which this set is based and I always admired it. Despite the lack of features, I ordered one expecting great things.

Although the radio looks fantastic, I'm afraid that serious build quality issues were immediately apparent once I took the set out of the box. Roberts don't seem to have adjusted the tolerances of the hinged back to take account of the fact that this version does not have the leatherette covering of the standard model, causing the fitting of the back to be quite loose. The set rattled as it was carried.

More seriously, it made a constant buzzing noise on certain mid range frequencies, which was really annoying to listen to - quite unacceptable for a radio of this price. The front grill was also loose and the packaging is poor (the set is far too tightly packed - take care getting it out of the box and mind that you don't get the sticky from the handle's packing cover on the actual handle as you remove it.)

The sound quality unfortunately is quite dull and although I knew that there were no tone controls on this model (why ever not?), I had hoped this wouldn't have been a problem, but it is. The volume is adequate - turning it up increased the amount of buzzing emanating from the case, but I only listen at modest volume levels anyway.

I returned the set to Roberts themselves as I was unhappy to pay the return postage - they paid for this following an email. They sent me another set, though not with any speed. Unfortunately the second set also had build quality issues. Although the back was a tighter fit (is still wasn't a good fit) some buzzing could still be heard if I turned the volume a little louder than I use.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Roberts DAB Radio 26 Feb 2012
By Jon
Colour Name:Blue
I had a similar problem with the leather rubbing off very easily.
Pealing starts about a year after purchase.
Sound quality very good.
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying retro 14 Sep 2009
By Pendog
Colour Name:Burgundy|Verified Purchase
A few years ago I bought one of the earliest Roberts DAB radios (model RD-1) and have been rather disappointed in its sound quality, which is slightly muffled. When its electronic tuning started to malfunction I decided it was time for a replacement, and the RD60 caught my eye.

The design imitates the iconic retro Roberts style, yet the DAB technology and range of available stations is firmly contemporary. The sound quality is very good and to my mind noticeably better than the RD-1 (though still mono) and the controls easy to use. The full range of digital stations is available but selected stations can be added to a 'favourites' list to avoid excessive scrolling through unwanted stations. FM stations are also available. There is an input jack so that you can play an MP3 player through the radio and there is also an earphone jack. An on-line version of the instruction manual is available on the Roberts website for those who wish to see full operating details before purchasing.

I am very happy with this radio. The main drawback compared with the RD-1 is that only one line of station information is available. Scrolling is therefore necessary and could be smoother with better quality lettering, but this is a very minor criticism. There is also no capability for record/replay or SD card recording, but this is not a feature that I particularly need and hardly ever used on the RD-1. If you are looking for a DAB digital radio with good sound quality, no frills and a sixties style this could be for you.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality casing 3 Aug 2010
By Terri
Colour Name:Red
I have also had issue with the poor quality of the 'leather' casing and strap of this radio. This is really not the quality that you would expect for such an expensive radio. I am very disappointed with mine and have contacted Roberts who have asked us to send it to them. All very well, but we do not have the original box and the problem is the leather is coming off despite very careful useage. Goodness knows how it would fare in the post even if wrapped. My advice would be not to buy a Roberts Revival Radio. Choose another type.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Veery good I like it nice radio and many colore I will buy another for my mother soon nice .
Published 12 days ago by fatma yaqoop
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect classic
So many colours to choose from you can't fail to find one to go with your colour scheme. It looks good, and sounds good. Easy to tune to the right station. Read more
Published 19 days ago by E. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I have the radio in my kitchen now - it's bright, the sound is good and it's easy to change channels - brightens up my cooking!
Published 1 month ago by Noelle
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding in every way
My new Roberts radio meets all my expectations and more. I would recommend it to anyone requiring a quality product.
Published 1 month ago by maurice cornelius
Saw it, bought it, love it.

Even if I didn't use it it goes with my black and cream decor in the kitchen.
Published 1 month ago by Louise Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts RD-50 casing problem solved free of charge!!
I had a Roberts Revival RD-50 purchased in 2008 and the casing got so tatty I sent to back to the company on Monday (expecting to pay for a new casing), but a mere four days later,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Braveheart
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This product represents style, quality and value for money!
I would happily recommend it to other people. You won't be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by Rutland
5.0 out of 5 stars radio gaga
great little radio
got it for my bro+sister in l aw for xmas

they love it

sounds great
its all great
Published 2 months ago by Brett Howes
2.0 out of 5 stars Leather finish gets spoiled so easily, even when really careful.
I bought this radio a while back, it looks fantastic and sounds great. Before buying it, I read a review saying that the leather finish got spoiled easily. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Harriet
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
my wife bought this for christmas for me.it has amazing sound quality dab is perfect i have it on all dfay when i work from home.

Many thanks for a qualitiy product
Published 2 months ago by Robbie
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