Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB – The best radio currently available

Would endorse this to everyone crystal clear audio.

Acquired this for my mum’s 70th birthday & she enjoys it. Really basic to set up, wonderful to have wifi radio the place there isn’t a great dab signal. Great seem as expected. Will make me want to up grade my old revival established, whilst it’s a cath kidston distinctive & my spouse won’t allow me.

Most effective radio i have at any time experienced and i’ve experienced a couple.

  • Nice radio with some quirks!
  • A great, stylish device, with one big flaw
  • Thoroughly recommended

It helps make the kitchen area full.

Good greater than i expcted from the one particular i have had in the previous. It is just like applying a normal radio once established up and customised.

Features of Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

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  • DAB/DAB+/FM and WIFI Internet radio.Headphone Socket:3.5mm Stereo
  • 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

Good radio, with really superior reception and the as well as of internet access, that with couple of clicks lets you pay attention to thousands of radio streams. I have a tivoli pal and comparing them the only thing i liked less is that lacks in deep bass freq. Or else it would have been ideal.

I was delighted by the high-quality and the retro glimpse of this radio. I are living in the states so was involved about not being capable to use dab and the electrical power conversion. A simple adapter took treatment of the electric power challenge and i have settled for utilizing internet stations. I use this at my place of work and have obtained many compliments on the handsome radio.

I ordered the radio notably to be ready to pay attention to internet radio. It is also a which best obtain so i was persuaded to go ahead. Its a pleasant radio on fm and dab excellent seem, nevertheless on internet radio it wouldn’t get the job done further more than 10 ft from my router. Roberts helpline in the beginning blamed the router and recommended creating alterations to its settings, these had incredibly tiny influence. Eventually they conceded that the radio could be defective and to return it.

I have pointed out a important quantity of grievances about the ‘display’ on this radio disappearing. Of course you are suitable, it can come about, but do not just pull the mains plug out or switch off at the wall socket or you can be guaranteed that the show will ‘fail’. Of course it has not unsuccessful at all. I’m an electronics engineer of fifty yrs knowledge so i approached this with a little bit of assumed. The on-off swap is not the exact same as a mains change it is imperative that you use the radio off perform right before disconnecting mains power any other way. I am fairly positive that this is what is identified as a gentle-swap (as in a computer and other items of contemporary gear) when you push this swap it shuts down in an orderly trend (just attempt pulling the plug on a windows pc. . It will get a great deal for a longer time to boot up future time spherical as it un-twists its nickers). Tons of contemporary equipment is not definitely off at all just in limbo. . And sucking some electrical power out of the mains or your batteries in the meantime. If it has not bought a great clunky mains on/off switch then it is really just biding it is time waiting for you to drive the button againwe’ve had this radio for far more than a yr now, used day-to-day, and the only time some thing goes daft is when we forget about to observe the basic instruction above.

I like this – a ton – and if it was additional reputable, it would get 5 stars. We purchased it for the kitchen area, as we have generally been fond of roberts radios and have numerous. To be genuine normally in use it’s normally an extension speaker for the ipad, although substantially of this performance could be performed by the radio by yourself (podcasts, dab etc), while the menu driven procedure isn’t just a pleasure to use for that. The application that allows you to command it via wifi on your telephone does make this simpler, and is wonderful for adjusting volume from a further place, or even transforming functionality. The key con we ended up conscious of when we acquired it from reading through other evaluations, but decided to risk it and rely on the assurance – the screen conks out just after some time. Positive ample, soon after various months, this transpired to us, but amazon were there typical brilliant selves at sending us a alternative (basically, they did require a light nudge as i believe we have been originally routed via the manufacturer for a mend, but they arrived up with the goods as before long as we questioned it. It truly is a little bit of a surprise as this is almost certainly the to start with roberts solution that has constantly had a fault and not been withdrawn from the current market, commonly these a dependable enterprise. Hoping the most recent variation we have has had the fault fixed – or we’ll be again to amazon.

Alright, seems pricey for a radio although.

Extremely clear audio and looks very really in our kitchen area.

Oooooh, me likeyso elegant & attractive with a great retro vibe. Appears to be the organization & subtly claims so substantially. Normally get opinions from buddies who rave about it. Acquired this the missus for her birthday, took about two minutes to set it up. Even the missus can use it who usually struggles with anything at all not intended for hair or make up. Crystal clear reception, a charming warm high-quality sound. The internet radio is a doddle to use, a good feature. Extra than load sufficient for all but a bouncing get together. A genuinely well made radio, oozing excellent. It not so quite within but hey ho. Are any of us?plugs in to the mains, desires 4xd batteries, sad to say it isn’t going to charge up. If it did it would be the cherry on a really fantastic cake. No strategy how lengthy the batteries previous, it hasn’t come out of the kitchen area nonetheless, nevertheless plugged in. There is a few moans of minimal connectivity to spotify & other web-sites.

Bought it so my wife could love her indigenous finnish radio programmes. Stylish, simple to set up and capabilities very well.

Likely the best gadget i’ve at any time purchased.

Quite pleasant , ideal song, effortless to configure.

Acquired 1 of these radios some time back but received fed up with moving it from a person place to a further – so determined to acquire one more. I use it principally for internet radio stations and the audio good quality is outstanding. The preliminary set-up might be just a minimal fiddly for some but stick to the instruction guide cautiously and you would not go considerably completely wrong – and it only has to be done when, of course.

Which very best get if i try to remember suitable and perfectly worthy of the accolade.

I have experienced this merchandise for a pair months now. It is a awesome wanting and seemingly functional item and intuitive so far. The only explanation i give it four * is the bodyweight as i am at the moment obtaining to have it from area to space. Even now trying to function out if i/it can include things like/create a method with wifi speakers as i would like the radio to stay in just one put and ‘pipe’ it to various 3 rooms. At times it isn’t going to appear to be to like remaining unplugged and then reconnected but i assume i got the hang of it. Nicehave a great working day and make sure you advise me if the higher than speaker selection is okay as my savvy-ness is minimal :p.

The very best relationship to all the radio-stations all around the world. So my pc isn’t going to have to keep on the entire working day. You can decide on the nation, model and so forth. The style and design is extremely cool and matches in my residing place.

Favourable: solidly developed, really fantastic seem, seems to be nice, most effective of all is a terrific look for functionality by genre/location for internet radio stationsbig damaging (for me): 2 weeks just after buying it, the radio stopped performing on bbc iplayer when the bbc improved their format. Niggles: it would not do the job on my spotify account because apparently my spotify account is the completely wrong variety of account. The directions only explain to you how to hook up to the songs on your pc if you are employing home windows media player not everything else. At times is just turns by itself off. The rest timer has to be set up from scratch every time you use it via the menu: options: rest. Not absolutely sure it is truly worth the approximately £200 pricedespite these problems i held the radio right up until now, 10 months just after buy, the display has long gone blank so it is difficult to use. Amazon have not quibbled and i am returning it for a total refund tomorrow.

As standard with roberts, a major high quality item which is effective brilliantly, and it seems wonderful.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio - Black
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 67 reviews
Price
£199.00

One Comment on “Roberts Radio Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB – The best radio currently available”

  1. I have noted a significant number of complaints about the “display” on this radio disappearing. Yes you are right, it can happen, but do not just pull the mains plug out or switch off at the wall socket or you can be sure that the display will “fail”. Of course it hasn’t failed at all. I’m an electronics engineer of fifty years experience so i approached this with a bit of thought. The on-off switch is not the same as a mains switch; it is imperative that you use the radio off function before disconnecting mains power any other way. I’m pretty sure that this is what is called a soft-switch (as in a computer and other items of modern equipment); when you push this switch it shuts down in an orderly fashion (just try pulling the plug on a windows computer. . It will take a lot longer to boot up next time round as it un-twists its nickers). Lots of modern equipment is not really off at all; just in limbo. . And sucking some power out of the mains or your batteries in the meantime. If it hasn’t got a nice clunky mains on/off switch then it’s just biding it’s time waiting for you to push the button againwe’ve had this radio for more than a year now, used daily, and the only time something goes daft is when we forget to follow the simple instruction above.
    1. I have noted a significant number of complaints about the “display” on this radio disappearing. Yes you are right, it can happen, but do not just pull the mains plug out or switch off at the wall socket or you can be sure that the display will “fail”. Of course it hasn’t failed at all. I’m an electronics engineer of fifty years experience so i approached this with a bit of thought. The on-off switch is not the same as a mains switch; it is imperative that you use the radio off function before disconnecting mains power any other way. I’m pretty sure that this is what is called a soft-switch (as in a computer and other items of modern equipment); when you push this switch it shuts down in an orderly fashion (just try pulling the plug on a windows computer. . It will take a lot longer to boot up next time round as it un-twists its nickers). Lots of modern equipment is not really off at all; just in limbo. . And sucking some power out of the mains or your batteries in the meantime. If it hasn’t got a nice clunky mains on/off switch then it’s just biding it’s time waiting for you to push the button againwe’ve had this radio for more than a year now, used daily, and the only time something goes daft is when we forget to follow the simple instruction above.
  2. Bought one of these radios some time ago but got fed up with moving it from one room to another – so decided to buy another. I use it principally for internet radio stations and the sound quality is excellent. The initial set-up may be just a little fiddly for some but follow the instruction book carefully and you won’t go far wrong – and it only has to be done once, of course.
    1. Bought one of these radios some time ago but got fed up with moving it from one room to another – so decided to buy another. I use it principally for internet radio stations and the sound quality is excellent. The initial set-up may be just a little fiddly for some but follow the instruction book carefully and you won’t go far wrong – and it only has to be done once, of course.
      1. I like this – a lot – and if it was more reliable, it would get five stars. We bought it for the kitchen, as we’ve always been fond of roberts radios and own several. To be honest often in use it’s often an extension speaker for the ipad, though much of this functionality could be done through the radio alone (podcasts, dab etc), though the menu driven system isn’t exactly a joy to use for that. The app that allows you to control it through wifi on your phone does make this easier, and is great for adjusting volume from another room, or even changing function. The main con we were aware of when we bought it from reading other reviews, but decided to risk it and depend on the guarantee – the display conks out after some time. Sure enough, after several months, this happened to us, but amazon were there usual brilliant selves at sending us a replacement (actually, they did need a gentle nudge as i think we were originally routed via the manufacturer for a repair, but they came up with the goods as soon as we questioned it. It’s a bit of a surprise as this is probably the first roberts product that has consistently had a fault and not been withdrawn from the market, usually such a reliable company. Hoping the latest version we have has had the fault fixed – or we’ll be back to amazon.
  3. I like this – a lot – and if it was more reliable, it would get five stars. We bought it for the kitchen, as we’ve always been fond of roberts radios and own several. To be honest often in use it’s often an extension speaker for the ipad, though much of this functionality could be done through the radio alone (podcasts, dab etc), though the menu driven system isn’t exactly a joy to use for that. The app that allows you to control it through wifi on your phone does make this easier, and is great for adjusting volume from another room, or even changing function. The main con we were aware of when we bought it from reading other reviews, but decided to risk it and depend on the guarantee – the display conks out after some time. Sure enough, after several months, this happened to us, but amazon were there usual brilliant selves at sending us a replacement (actually, they did need a gentle nudge as i think we were originally routed via the manufacturer for a repair, but they came up with the goods as soon as we questioned it. It’s a bit of a surprise as this is probably the first roberts product that has consistently had a fault and not been withdrawn from the market, usually such a reliable company. Hoping the latest version we have has had the fault fixed – or we’ll be back to amazon.
    1. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice.
      1. The best radio currently available, it has many sources and functions. The sound is great, a little more base would be nice.
  4. Easy to control stations and volume from an android app on cell phone. Retro looks are attractive and sound quality is pleasing. I use it as alarm to wake up listening to bbc world service news. Absolutely fantastic radio by roberts.
    1. Easy to control stations and volume from an android app on cell phone. Retro looks are attractive and sound quality is pleasing. I use it as alarm to wake up listening to bbc world service news. Absolutely fantastic radio by roberts.
  5. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.
  6. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I was delighted by the quality and the retro look of this radio. I live in the states so was concerned about not being able to use dab and the power conversion. A simple adapter took care of the power issue and i have settled for using internet stations. I use this at my office and have received many compliments on the handsome radio.
    1. Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.
      1. Using the vtuner internet radio platform, you can listen to the network broadcast in china. Dab broadcasts only in beijing and hongkong. If you are going to use it in china, pay attention to the above problems. Roberts radio will satisfy you.
  7. Bought this for my mum’s 70th birthday & she loves it. Really simple to set up, great to have wifi radio where there isn’t a good dab signal. Excellent sound as expected. Makes me want to upgrade my old revival set, although it’s a cath kidston special & my wife won’t let me.
  8. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    Bought this for my mum’s 70th birthday & she loves it. Really simple to set up, great to have wifi radio where there isn’t a good dab signal. Excellent sound as expected. Makes me want to upgrade my old revival set, although it’s a cath kidston special & my wife won’t let me.
  9. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    Bought it so my wife could enjoy her native finnish radio programmes. Stylish, easy to set up and functions well.
  10. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    Bought it so my wife could enjoy her native finnish radio programmes. Stylish, easy to set up and functions well.
  11. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    Been playing with this radio all night build quality feels great to me i use to buy all the old valve roberts years ago so i know what people expect sound quality is more than fair to connect to internet is a bit fidley so i used the easy way and that was to authorise via the modem pressing the button. It connected and loaded all internet radio stations straight away. Peolpe have complained aboit poor wifi signal so i tried wifi in my bedroom where it is very weak on my lappy and galaxy s4 well so far no problem perfect wifi better than my other devices all in all i say go for it i was put off by peoples reviews but im now glad i went for it as soon as i conected it to wifi it requested a software update which i done so perhaps the other peoples problems may of been cured by the update one more thing battery life i have not got tound to trying it portable yet so cant comment on batt life but again i have read that this is poor but who knows ile find out soon.
    1. Been playing with this radio all night build quality feels great to me i use to buy all the old valve roberts years ago so i know what people expect sound quality is more than fair to connect to internet is a bit fidley so i used the easy way and that was to authorise via the modem pressing the button. It connected and loaded all internet radio stations straight away. Peolpe have complained aboit poor wifi signal so i tried wifi in my bedroom where it is very weak on my lappy and galaxy s4 well so far no problem perfect wifi better than my other devices all in all i say go for it i was put off by peoples reviews but im now glad i went for it as soon as i conected it to wifi it requested a software update which i done so perhaps the other peoples problems may of been cured by the update one more thing battery life i have not got tound to trying it portable yet so cant comment on batt life but again i have read that this is poor but who knows ile find out soon.
      1. The best connection to all the radio-stations all around the globe. So my pc doesn’t have to stay on the whole day. You can choose the country, style etc. The design is very cool and fits in my living room.
  12. The best connection to all the radio-stations all around the globe. So my pc doesn’t have to stay on the whole day. You can choose the country, style etc. The design is very cool and fits in my living room.
  13. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I love it for its sound quality and looks but not sure how long it will last. First one had to be sent back because the led controls stopped working. Was exchanged very quickly and efficiently but it does leave doubts.
  14. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I love it for its sound quality and looks but not sure how long it will last. First one had to be sent back because the led controls stopped working. Was exchanged very quickly and efficiently but it does leave doubts.
  15. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I have had this product for a couple months now. It is a nice looking and apparently functional item and intuitive so far. The only reason i give it 4 * is the weight as i am currently having to carry it from room to room. Still trying to work out if i/it can include/create a system with wifi speakers as i would like the radio to stay in one place and ‘pipe’ it to different 3 rooms. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to like being unplugged and then reconnected but i think i got the hang of it. Nicehave a good day and please advise me if the above speaker option is ok as my savvy-ness is limited :p.
  16. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I have had this product for a couple months now. It is a nice looking and apparently functional item and intuitive so far. The only reason i give it 4 * is the weight as i am currently having to carry it from room to room. Still trying to work out if i/it can include/create a system with wifi speakers as i would like the radio to stay in one place and ‘pipe’ it to different 3 rooms. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to like being unplugged and then reconnected but i think i got the hang of it. Nicehave a good day and please advise me if the above speaker option is ok as my savvy-ness is limited :p.
    1. I purchased the radio particularly to be able to listen to internet radio. It is also a which best buy so i was persuaded to go ahead. Its a nice radio on fm and dab good sound, however on internet radio it wouldn’t work further than 10 feet from my router. Roberts helpline initially blamed the router and suggested making changes to its settings, these had very little effect. Eventually they conceded that the radio could be faulty and to return it.
      1. I purchased the radio particularly to be able to listen to internet radio. It is also a which best buy so i was persuaded to go ahead. Its a nice radio on fm and dab good sound, however on internet radio it wouldn’t work further than 10 feet from my router. Roberts helpline initially blamed the router and suggested making changes to its settings, these had very little effect. Eventually they conceded that the radio could be faulty and to return it.
  17. Unfortunately knot suitable for visually impaired users, to bad roberts don’t put audio voice over on the radio, far to much hi-tech nonsense on it it’s unfortunate the don’t help setting up.
  18. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    Unfortunately knot suitable for visually impaired users, to bad roberts don’t put audio voice over on the radio, far to much hi-tech nonsense on it it’s unfortunate the don’t help setting up.
  19. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    As usual with roberts, a top quality product which works brilliantly, and it looks great.
  20. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I really wanted to love this radio and convinced myself that the price was acceptable due to roberts being a ‘heritage’ brand based in the uk. Unfortunately i feel that this product only massages the ego of the must have retro style enthusiast, who are happy to ignore the average sound quality and some unusable functions, due to an app which simply doesn’t work. Also i contacted roberts to ask about which of their products are actually made in the uk and their response was disappointing: “assembly by hand takes place in the far east”. So high prices for low cost labour.(i have no issues with this process, just the premium price and suggestion of a ‘great british brand’)prosthe radio feels heavy and solid, with an undeniable lovely vintage style. Sound eq gives a bit of choice to sound quality. Multiple options of usage – internet radio, dab, fm, etc. Consthe dials and buttons on the top of the radio feel cheap and fragile compared to the body of the unit. The screen can flicker when on the lower brightness settings, which is a nuisance. When opened up, the main unit looks like it’s made from mdf rather than solid wood.
  21. This review is from : Roberts Revival iStream2 DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Radio – Black

    I really wanted to love this radio and convinced myself that the price was acceptable due to roberts being a ‘heritage’ brand based in the uk. Unfortunately i feel that this product only massages the ego of the must have retro style enthusiast, who are happy to ignore the average sound quality and some unusable functions, due to an app which simply doesn’t work. Also i contacted roberts to ask about which of their products are actually made in the uk and their response was disappointing: “assembly by hand takes place in the far east”. So high prices for low cost labour.(i have no issues with this process, just the premium price and suggestion of a ‘great british brand’)prosthe radio feels heavy and solid, with an undeniable lovely vintage style. Sound eq gives a bit of choice to sound quality. Multiple options of usage – internet radio, dab, fm, etc. Consthe dials and buttons on the top of the radio feel cheap and fragile compared to the body of the unit. The screen can flicker when on the lower brightness settings, which is a nuisance. When opened up, the main unit looks like it’s made from mdf rather than solid wood.

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