ROBERTS Expression DAB Digital Radio

Product information

The design of the ROBERTS Expression DAB radio evokes a wonderful combination of modern meets retro, retaining the stamp of quality synonymous with ROBERTS.

With curved ash-effect wooden edges that encase a metal grill both front and back, the radio with carry handle is completely portable and incorporates stereo speakers for high quality sound. The Expression is eco-friendly too, with a built-in battery charger and up to 100 hours of battery life (rechargeable batteries sold separately).

In keeping with the Expression's deco-inspired appearance, there are two neat rotary tuning and volume controls subtlety incorporated on its top, as well as a ‘favourite station’ button so you’re only ever one touch away from your favourite DJ or show.

And the radio’s sophistication continues past its shell with multi presets, a headphone socket and a line in socket for iPod / MP3 playback.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 100 hours
H18.3 x W26.2 x D9cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
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, 4x D batteries or rechargeable equivalent (not included)
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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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

ROBERTS Expression DAB Digital Radio 4.4 5 17 17
Easy Listening Love this radio! Sound quality great. Battery lasts good length of time. Maybe not the most beautiful, but I don't care. 26 August 2014
Nicely designed and truly portable Top marks for design, simplicity, and ease of use. It doesn't have a clock or alarms, timers or superfluous text -- it simply is a very good, and good-looking, portable DAB/FM radio. I set it up straight out of the box and was listening within minutes. It runs off of mains or four D batteries, so moves with me as I work. The built-in battery charger is a great feature (haven't used it long enough to report on longevity). Both DAB and FM reception is good, so switching is effortless and allows me to synchronise with other analog radios when needed. Before purchase, I had some concerns about the sound quality, based on other reviews and its Which rating (3 stars, while some, more expensive systems, achieve 5 ). But I find the sound warm, clear and well balanced for voice, orchestra and instrumental ensembles. Better with strings than with solo piano. As it wasn't intended to replace a good home stereo system, I'm happy with it. As a truly portable and beautifully designed art deco DAB/FM radio, it's terrific! 18 March 2014
Brilliant An excellent radio. Absolutely no regrets. Happy listening. 26 February 2014
Lovely to use, uninspiring to listen to This radio is well designed and well made with very effective and simple interface. I have two gripes that are making me wonder if I should take it back though: • First, the wood surround is not wood, it's plastic, whereas I think the competition from Roth is real wood. • Second, and more importantly, the sound is not as good as I had expected. It has a great midrange but is a bit tinny and lacks any stability in the lower end notes. It does not come anywhere close to Tivoli or Roth or Ruark for sound quality, pound for pound. 18 November 2013
AT LAST After the pure which went back as fast as it came home.Roberts a breath of fresh air,simple and a very pleasing sound well balanced just right,looks good as well ,we all seem to have good and bad exp now days,but you can buy this with confidence. KRH 02 August 2013
Fantastic & stylish LOVE our radio, looks great in kitchen and sounds brilliant 01 February 2013
Great Radio I bought this for my Mum for Christmas and she loves it. The sound is very good even when on at full volume and with the 2 speakers (inbuilt) it gives a good sound. My mum, in her seventies soon got the hang of it and uses it all over the house. 13 January 2013
Great Quality The quality of the sound far exceeeded my expectations, The tuning was very quick and simple. Just be sure of your coverage. 02 January 2013
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