Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB : Roberts Excellence!

Purchased because of good reviews but found it to be lacking in bass and volume. It does however have a good overall sound so if you only need a small interestingly designed radio, and aren’t bothered so much it does have some good features like internet radio which connects to your wifi. Also includes the standard analogue and dab connections if necessary. Unfortunately not for me, but amazon accepted a refund fine.

Wish i had found this radio years ago – it opens up so many radio channels that it beggars beliefit is generally advertised as dab/fm/internet ready, but it is also ‘future proofed’, having dab+. If my word isn’t good enough for you, here is the response i got from roberts customer service team when i raised the question with them:”thank you for your email. The revival-istream is dab/dab+/fm/internet compatible as this model has a aac+ codec in the product. Regards lisa prosser”you can buy this radio with confidence, knowing you are getting a radio with a great build quality, great sound, and great functionality.

This is my third roberts radio and the second one with dab. I had a revival dab before, until my daughter pinched it, so i knew what sort of quality to expect and, so far its everything i expected. I have used all the functions available to me including internet radio, streaming music files from my laptop using windows media player and the last. You get a voucher for a 30 day free subscription to this service and then its £3 per month if you wish to continue. I found setting the radio up for all functions very easy and straightforward. My wife, not a lover of technical things, found it simple to use too. The manual is comprehensive and clear and if you lose it you can download or read it on the roberts website. The radio itself is of the usual roberts quality with neat lines and robust build. I probably will only use it in the kitchen on mains power so cannot talk about battery life, sound quality is excellent for its size. Overall, perfect for my needs and exactly what i wanted.

The radio’s good when it works, but unfortunately the display contrast went within the first few days, and i couldn’t read anything on it. At least amazon took it back and refunded with very little problem. Roberts charge £40 to have any problem fixed, which is very reasonable if i had had it for two years before it broke.

  • I was aware the sound quality was mentioned as poor. Thus my expectations wasn’t very high
  • Delightful design, Good internet radio, some screen and power glitches.
  • Excellent portable radio

Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

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  • Spotify connect compatible music player
  • Play your music collection from your computer
  • Access to over 10,000 radio stations and podcasts
  • 30 Station presets. NOTE: Customer care number: 03330 142505 open 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

I have one of these already, but perhaps it’s a slightly older model and the sound is better on the other radio. This one sounds a bit muffled and fluffy compared with the first. Lots of choices of stations though.

Love how this radio looks and that’ the reason i bought it although i’m sure you could find a better sound system for the same price. Lots of functionality, including dab, internet radio, traditional radio, usb etc. I like the function for streaming spotify to the device. All in all a good purchase, but pricey.

I purchased the roberts istream and upon taking her out of her packaging i was impressed the roberts looks and feels great i have to say i am a roberts fan and have owned around 6 roberts radio’s dating back from the 60’s through to this most recent purchase the internet picks up everything worldwide crystal clear i hook her up to my amp and bingo i am listening to great music from across the globe i love my ambient chill out through to jazz 70’s and 80’s music and i have so many great stations to choose from i would say to anyone who likes the retro look and style pick this up but do not expect bass booming sound this radio is not what its about its about style and build quality with adequate sound i am very impressed with this purchase.

Internet radio sound great on this. Listening to stations from all over the world and not having to listen to presenters talking all day long is heaven. So far i’ve found stations dedicated solely (and rightly) to elvis presley and 2 favourites of mine absolute 60’s and 70’s. Can also be used to stream music from your mobile devices and if you have a spotify account that can be played through it as well. Only gripe is that it is perhaps a bit expensive, although like apple products you are paying for the name.

This fabulous radio delivers everything i wanted and more. The dab radio is strong and clear, and i thought it wasn’t possible to get decent dab reception in my flat. The internet radio is fantastic too, i can also listen to podcasts as well as radio stations which is a big bonus. The alarm works when it’s running on batteries (i. , isn’t plugged in to the mains), unlike my old pure radio. And its great to have two alarms, so don’t need to change it at the weekend. It’s very easy to set up and navigate through all the menus and options – the instructions and clear and easy to follow. The sound is mellow and rich. Everything you’d expect from roberts.

Really stylish and the sound quality is phenomenal. It does everything, choose from radio stations all over the world, connect your phone or even plug some headphones in. I bought this for my girlfriend who loves it.

It is a great radio in many respects but it has compromised itself in a few ways1- by sticking to the old design in as many ways as possible it has quite annoying ways of scrolling through menus and making selections. 2- if you turn it off and back on again it re sets alarms that come on unprogramed. Its really annoying and really compromises the integrity of roberts.

It looks like an old fashioned radio with one knob on the left, one knob on the right und a scale in the middle. But it is a real modern radio with a very good sound. Installation was easy and all functions are given. Rds sensitiveness is very good. I use ni-mh accus as power supply.

I have used this every day easy to set up holds everything when you insert batteries it doesn’t have a remote but have never really needed one got to many already. The sound is fantastic its looks great picks up spotify and all sorts of stuff i have to learn about highly recomended.

Reading the reviews in germany and uk regards the istream 2, i was aware the sound quality was mentioned as poor. Thus my expectations wasn’t very high. Here’s my short summary:design: 4,5 starsi really like the design. I don’t know why, but somehow i expected a little bit more. For this feeling half a star less. Functionality: 4 starsas i have some other radios using undok-app, i’m happy with functionality. I have no problems receiving dab and fm, quality is very good. As well i had no connection problems to wlan. Unfortunately multiroom is not supported by istream2. I would expect this by a radio of this price level using undok-software. Sound: 1 staron very first impression i was happy with the sound. The radio plays louder than expected for 1w only. But using my favourite internet broadcasting station playing hits of the last 30 years, i recognized, the radio has big troubles with any kind of bass playing more than 50% of maximum volume.

But have the manual handy if only to suss out the button functions during set-up. I had it playing less than ten minutes after i opened the box. It is clearly a very good quality little radio, great sound. I like the retro look and the solid case and buckle that opens the back to access the battery area, it’s so easy and no fiddly little battery covers to break or lose. It’s true that the top facing buttons could get dirty and gritty and would have been better on the front. As i use mine in the kitchen i keep a little folded cloth on top to keep the cake mix and gravy out. However as you only need to press one button to switch it on and off the cover can stay in place all the time. For me it’s still a five star radio.

I use this radio on wifi as we do not have digital in our area. It occasionally drops the signal for a few seconds. I also have a pure evoke radio which if the signal is dropped can take five minutes to reboot. I am really pleased i purchased this roberts one and no longer have to have the tv on tuned to radio stations.

I like the retro design and style of this radio, which has a comparable glance and truly feel to the previous versions i recall from the sixties, with a vinyl-coated picket cupboard and durable metallic fittings. Of course, a fashionable radio – or even a laptop, which this essentially is – will not want that substantially space, and most of the interior is empty, besides for the battery. Sound top quality is nice and ‘woody’ – again, like the aged radios it is based on. I was concerned about the quite a few studies of the monitor failing, and i ran into this inside two times of working with the equipment. Right after i inserted batteries, i taken off the energy plug to see if it would switch seamlessly to battery ability. It did, but when i inserted the plug back into the again of the equipment, it interrupted the ability, and the radio restarted. Attempting this a next time – this time getting rid of the plug from the wall – i acquired the dreaded white monitor – no exhibit at all, just a white rectangle. I attempted many sorts of ‘turn it off and on again’ which failed to enable, but following i eliminated batteries and the plug, then remaining it off for 10 seconds or so, the radio could be turned on yet again, and the screen was again to usual. I tried out this a couple of moments and got the exact same benefits. I presume that there’s some circuit in the display screen that is sensitive to sudden jolts in energy – not excellent in a product which is intended to operate on batteries and aci do not know if this take care of would function for absolutely everyone. I failed to have the fading display that some individuals report. But if your radio goes abruptly to a basic white display, taking away all electricity and batteries for a little bit is the initially factor to test. I suspect a lot of white screens are a electronic lockup alternatively than a permanent failure. Putting aside its propensity to lock up, the display screen could use a couple improvements.

I appreciate this radio, it is so gorgeous to look at and the seem excellent is excellent. I have an external tough generate related to my router with a load of new music on it which the radio can perform which is a bonus as i did not know it done this so the 32gb flash travel i purchased is no more time needed. It picks up a great deal a lot more dab stations than the low-priced asda one i bought final 7 days. I certainly enjoy it, one particular of the greatest buys i have built in a though. I would unquestionably advocate it.

This has been a revelation for us. New music from all over the earth. Cook your supper and choose a place to listen to their radio station. It is really terrific to locate plenty of channels which are industrial-free of charge. The seem excellent, visual appeal and product or service excellent are great.

This radio not only gets fm, dab and wifi and consequently internet radio stations globally, but also has a usb enter able of supporting, according to roberts up to 64gb and a socket for your mp3 player. Perfectly it does significantly far more than that, i have just related my wd work e-book usb drive at seven hundred gb and nearly entire with wav mp3 and flac data files and it handles that too. The out there distant ‘connectr’ application only controls the radio in internet radio use, except if you see site 21 of the customers guide and established up the wifi as constantly on, this takes advantage of far more ability but can make the remote function at all moments.

I brought this for my french mom-in-regulation who’s a short while ago moved in with us. Becoming ninety one yrs younger and nearly blind she enjoys listening to the radio but clearly her favorite stations are not readily available about in this article so the wi-fi internet facility of this radio seemed to deliver the perfect remedy. Once acquired, the established up was substantially simpler than i envisioned and, acquiring envisioned to have to type in the relevant url i was delighted to obtain that the wi-fi website link automatically scans and shows all the stations so it was just a make a difference of getting the her favorite one particular and clicking on it. I was relieved to locate that, the moment set the only handle needed is the on-off / volume knob which mil picked up straight absent. She’s now delighted to be equipped to pay attention to her favourite programmes again and is also amazed by the seem quality. The strong and strong design is an included reward. When we can get to hear to it we’ve discovered the dab functions incredibly effectively in our spot with a great deal of stations providing great reception and good seem excellent.

Syncs up no difficulty and has a apparent and crisp audio. Pride of put in the kitchen area.

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Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio - Duck Egg
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1.0 of 5 stars, based on 216 reviews
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One Comment on “Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB : Roberts Excellence!”

  1. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Great radio – just find your internet key an it will practiccaly do all by itsself. The only minus was that the electrical plug was a stange useless 3-legged creature not suitable for danish plugs. So i had to buy four aa batteries i order to make it play.
  2. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Great radio – just find your internet key an it will practiccaly do all by itsself. The only minus was that the electrical plug was a stange useless 3-legged creature not suitable for danish plugs. So i had to buy four aa batteries i order to make it play.
    1. Really impressed with quality of radio and range of stations.
      1. Really impressed with quality of radio and range of stations.
  3. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Brilliant radio which provides those with poor radio receptions an option if they have wifi. We can also listen to our favourite station when not in range.
  4. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Brilliant radio which provides those with poor radio receptions an option if they have wifi. We can also listen to our favourite station when not in range.
    1. The sound is not so high quality as it was expected to be.
  5. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    The sound is not so high quality as it was expected to be.
    1. Xmas gift for son and daughter in law with loads of extra features. Arguably pricey but a quality and stylish product.
  6. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Xmas gift for son and daughter in law with loads of extra features. Arguably pricey but a quality and stylish product.
    1. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.
      1. Sound is a lot better than what could be expected from the small cabinet, very easy to operate, great connectivity to internet stations and spotify, funky design.
  7. Syncs up no issue and has a clear and crisp sound. Pride of place in the kitchen.
    1. Syncs up no issue and has a clear and crisp sound. Pride of place in the kitchen.
  8. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.
    1. The sound is nice and it does so much you can just spend hours exploring all the stations.
      1. I love the retro design of this radio, which has a similar look and feel to the old versions i remember from the 1960s, with a vinyl-covered wooden cabinet and sturdy metal fittings. Of course, a modern radio – or even a computer, which this basically is – doesn’t need that much space, and most of the interior is empty, except for the battery. Sound quality is pleasant and “woody” – again, like the old radios it is based on. I was concerned about the many reports of the screen failing, and i ran into this within two days of using the machine. After i inserted batteries, i removed the power plug to see if it would switch seamlessly to battery power. It did, but when i inserted the plug back into the back of the machine, it interrupted the power, and the radio restarted. Trying this a second time – this time removing the plug from the wall – i got the dreaded white screen – no display at all, just a white rectangle. I tried various types of “turn it off and on again” which didn’t help, but after i removed batteries and the plug, then left it off for 10 seconds or so, the radio could be turned on again, and the screen was back to normal. I tried this a couple of times and got the same results. I assume that there’s some circuit in the display that is sensitive to sudden jolts in power – not good in a device that’s meant to run on batteries and aci don’t know if this fix would work for everyone. I didn’t have the fading display that some people report. But if your radio goes suddenly to a plain white screen, removing all power and batteries for a bit is the first thing to try. I suspect many white screens are a digital lockup rather than a permanent failure. Putting aside its propensity to lock up, the screen could use a few improvements.
  9. I love the retro design of this radio, which has a similar look and feel to the old versions i remember from the 1960s, with a vinyl-covered wooden cabinet and sturdy metal fittings. Of course, a modern radio – or even a computer, which this basically is – doesn’t need that much space, and most of the interior is empty, except for the battery. Sound quality is pleasant and “woody” – again, like the old radios it is based on. I was concerned about the many reports of the screen failing, and i ran into this within two days of using the machine. After i inserted batteries, i removed the power plug to see if it would switch seamlessly to battery power. It did, but when i inserted the plug back into the back of the machine, it interrupted the power, and the radio restarted. Trying this a second time – this time removing the plug from the wall – i got the dreaded white screen – no display at all, just a white rectangle. I tried various types of “turn it off and on again” which didn’t help, but after i removed batteries and the plug, then left it off for 10 seconds or so, the radio could be turned on again, and the screen was back to normal. I tried this a couple of times and got the same results. I assume that there’s some circuit in the display that is sensitive to sudden jolts in power – not good in a device that’s meant to run on batteries and aci don’t know if this fix would work for everyone. I didn’t have the fading display that some people report. But if your radio goes suddenly to a plain white screen, removing all power and batteries for a bit is the first thing to try. I suspect many white screens are a digital lockup rather than a permanent failure. Putting aside its propensity to lock up, the screen could use a few improvements.
    1. Radio is ok but only lasted 13 months before firmware/os ‘crashed’. Manufacturer just advised ‘”we have no control over drivesyou have to pay £55 and send back to get fixed so hat should be considered if the qa is a bit lacking.
  10. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Radio is ok but only lasted 13 months before firmware/os ‘crashed’. Manufacturer just advised ‘”we have no control over drivesyou have to pay £55 and send back to get fixed so hat should be considered if the qa is a bit lacking.
  11. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Just received mine ,its absolutely wonderfull. i love it easy to set up very clear sound. Everything works well i won’t bother with spotify or whatever that is.
    1. Just received mine ,its absolutely wonderfull. i love it easy to set up very clear sound. Everything works well i won’t bother with spotify or whatever that is.
  12. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Doing the job perfectly, looks well in the kitchen, with all visitors asking where i got. Only thing i miss is not being able to play spotify was out a subscription.
    1. Doing the job perfectly, looks well in the kitchen, with all visitors asking where i got. Only thing i miss is not being able to play spotify was out a subscription.
  13. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Duck Egg

    Love this and use it almost exclusively for internet radio.

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