ROBERTS Classic DAB2 Digital Radio, Champagne

Product information

This traditionally designed Roberts Classic DAB digital radio will provide you with instant access to your favourite stations on the digital DAM/FM tuner. Mains or battery powered, this DAB will deliver up to 100 hours of battery life, making it ideal for mobile use and taking on your travels.

It will enable you to save 6 preset stations for quick access, and when not in use will let you know how you’re doing for time, thanks to the clock on the LCD display. There’s a handy socket so you can listen with your own headphones without disturbing – or being disturbed – by others.

Accessories Included
AC Adaptor & Instruction book
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 120 hours
Stereo line output, USB 2.0 (for updates)
H14 x W22 x D6.5cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
Classic DAB2
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Mains/battery operated
Preset stations Information The number of stations that can be programmed into the memory
Radio tuner
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good radio, poor sound I bought this radio to replace an Intempo that died late last year after many years of service. I use it in the kitchen and mainly use the presets - limited to three channels. The sound quality is not as clear as the Intempo, and it vibrates when the volume is increased. I bought Roberts for the name, but reading around the various suppliers, the quality is no longer there. 09 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb radio (as all Roberts are) but beware using DAB radios with batteries! After buying this DAB radio to use with batteries in a bathroom I learnt that DAB radios (& most need six batteries!) eat up batteries & thus cost a fortune to run on batteries! This is a superb radio worked on the mains but, as I've said,,not to be used with batteries. 18 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value for the price I am content with the Classic DAB2 radio, on the basis of only a short period of ownership. Others have grumbled about the counter-intuitive manual controls. One does have to read the instruction booklet carefully before tuning the machine to ones favourite stations. The ability to set pre-set buttons is one I like well. I might have liked one or two more preset buttons. DAB reception is good in my rural area; FM signal strength is not so good, when using only the telescopic aerial. I find that my set runs fine on rechargeable AA batteries, and I have had it running for about 12 hours on six 2500 mA.Hr rechargeables, with some life left in the batteries at the end. After 12 hours the six batteries still measured 7.5 volts in series: the same as the rated output of the mains adapter unit. I am not yet sure if one needs to have batteries fitted in order to preserve tuning and other preferences. Sound quality is OK by the standards of a small radio. One can use headphones (mono audio only, not stereo, even though the headphones may have a stereo plug). Or one can connect the 3.5 mm headphone outlet to the inlet of a "hi-fi" audio amplifier with good speakers, to listen to music in mono. This is easy to do when running the Classic DAB2 on batteries, but if one is connecting to a mains-powered audio system one would expect to be running the radio with its mains adapter. Unfortunately, this resulted in a horrendous mains-frequency buzz in my case, that drowned out the music. I found that this could be cured by bodging a good earthing connection between the outer (negative) ring of the mains adapter connector, to an earthing point on the audio amplifier. Then the mains hum disappeared and the sound quality was much better than that from the Roberts radio own small loudspeaker. This Roberts radio fulfils my needs very well. I repeat that it has many subtle functions built into it. and it is essential to read carefully and understand the manual when setting it up. 28 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy The radio programmed itself to the DAB stations, for the price point, quality and sound I'm very happy with my purchase. I can't comment on battery life, but will probably purchase re-chargeable ones as its used in a location without a mains socket and is a must. 30 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value excellent performance radio Very pleased with my purchase of a Roberts digital radio which performs well and consistently even where reception for other digital radios is not always good. 18 November 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Counter-intuitive I normally love Roberts radio and won't have any other brand in my house, but I'm disappointed with this model. It's really hard to tune and totally counter-intuitive. I had to read the instruction book thoroughly before I could work out how to get Radio 4, and every single person who has reached to turn it down has accidentally retuned it (and it's not easy to then re-find the station you want) because the big knob on the right, which intuitively should be the volume control, is the re-tuner. The knobs and buttons are so badly designed. I really wish I'd spent a bit extra and gone for a different model. 18 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love it! Are the other reviewers talking about the same radio? The knob on top does do the volume, the sound is fine for a tiny radio and it is totally portable. We love it. I thought DAB radios were expensive, not any more. Welcome back to the good old tranny radio. 08 April 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Impractical Radio I bought a Roberts radio after good experiences in the past with this brand of portables, however this radio goes through batteries at an astonishing rate. It is impractical to use in the bathroom or garden. I already have mains radios for use elsewhere in the house. Very disappointed. 05 February 2014
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