ROBERTS SOUND 38 DAB/FM/CD Clock Radio, Black/Silver

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Enjoy crystal clear DAB broadcasts without giving up your favourite FM programmes, spin CDs and always be up in time thanks to the clever SOUND 38. The unique cube design is perfect for tucking away on worktops and bedside tables while its range of alarm functions let you wake however you want.

Key benefits:

  • With DAB you can listen to crystal clear digital broadcasts and tune by name. Along with the FM tuner, you’ll still be able to listen to your favourite broadcasts - and if you ever get tired of listening to the radio, the top-loading CD player will have you enjoying your music collection in moments. The aux input even makes it easy to listen to music from MP3 players and iPods.
  • The CD Bookmark function automatically remembers the last position on the disc so you can pick up right where you left off. Ideal for audio books.
  • Three alarm options - buzzer, radio or CD - and multiple alarm settings let you wake when you want, how you want.
  • The dimmable display makes it perfect for the bedroom when bright LEDs can keep you from falling asleep.
H135 x W135 x D165mm
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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Performs and looks as per expectations Bought as a gift to replace "worn out " model in kitchen to enable music while you work/ cook/ eat. As it sits on work top the size is great, looks good and modern. Also sound quality is very good. Overall very pleased with it, although I do think it's a bit pricey for what it is. 21 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really pleased with this purchase I received this as a present and I am delighted at the quality of the sound for both radio and CD. Very good price and John Lewis was the most competitive price with easy collection from Waitrose. 17 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by compact and versatile I wanted a dab radio and CD player and found it hard to find on line or in other shops John Lewis had this product and it was exactly what I wanted A compact cube which fits well into my kitchen with no dust collecting special features or edges.Still learning all it's features but pleased with range and sound quality. Also plenty of radio stations available. Cd player easy to operate and again good quality sound reproduction. Useful that speakers are inbuilt at sides of cube and volume produced can be hear all through out my long kitchen. Excellent solid little product. 14 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent choice compact easy to use really good sound ,good price. 17 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roberts Sound 38 Reviews were very helpful in choosing this product - i required a small digital/DAB radio along with a CD player for my kitchen. I didn't want all the extras - ipod etc connections AND definitely didn't want to pay for unwanted extras. After researching online, found that there weren't many products available on the market. Eventually narrowed it down to a couple though - and the Roberts Sound 38 won in the end - Although i can't comment on the alarm/snooze functions (as I don't require these) and also it's not big on aesthetic looks - it is a fantastic product, conveniently small and a great price - just the job . Easy to set up and perfect radio/CD quality. HAPPY !! 30 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by A great shame Very disappointed with this product and have exchanged it for a Pure Chronos - hope I have more luck! The clock & date was stuck at the one found at first power up, when in standby mode. After finding a station and selecting date & time as the secondary display; next time I switched on, the display reverted to some sort of travelling information display so I had to again select date & time (I understood that it was supposed to always switch back on to the same display etc. that pertained when switching to standby) Also even though I had a strong DAB signal, it would most times say station not found when switching from standby - so finding a station again was hit and miss. I think it has lots of software faults that should have been checked and fixed before shipping. Oh and the instruction book does not match the actual displays; e.g.when doing a system reset in my attempts to get it to work per specification. The CD player worked OK - a bonus?? 29 December 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too complicated This was purchased as we have poor FM reception in our area. The DAB reception is good so, for that reason, I have given 3 stars as it does what it was basically meant to do. But oh wow! Could it be any more complicated? It really is the most annoying thing ever. I don't even know where to start. There are so many buttons and the most annoying thing of all is that EVERY TIME you change the station you then have to scroll through several options until you can have the time displayed. Trouble is, you also have to have the date displayed which makes for so many numbers in a small space that you can't see the time easily. You can only have the time displayed on its own if the radio is turned off. The presets are really annoying. You can't scroll through them to see what's playing. You have to press select before the station plays and then it goes back to #1 each time and you have to scroll through them all again to get to #s up to 10. The buttons aren't backlit so impossible to use in the dark - in fact there are too many buttons with tiny writing on them so you have to put on the light and your glasses (if you wear them) to find the one you want. The display is impossible to read from standing if the device is on a bedside table as it's too low and at the wrong angle. Haven't tried the alarm yet, but looking at the other reviews I think I'm going to keep my old Sony clock radio plugged in as well and continue to use that before I completely lose the will to live! 28 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does what it says on the box Nice compact article.Easy to operate.Does not have a remote-so the added bonus of exercise when an adjustment is needed. 16 December 2014
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