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Roberts Expression

This test report on the Roberts Expression is one of a series of digital radio reviews. If you have reached this page from an internet search, we suggest you begin by reading the Introduction to our guide to DAB digital radios. For more information about the options listed below, see also the criteria by which to judge performance and what are the main features to look for.

Roberts Expression - test report

  • Price £88
  • Type Tabletop

Roberts ExpressionOverall verdict

The Roberts Expression gave satisfactory sound quality but is unlikely to suit you if you have no or little sight. It had one 'favourite' button to store and select just one station, but you have to use a menu for other presets, and there were no channel-sorting options. The display screen was longish and narrow, with some on-screen contrast - mid-blue text on a yellow background. There was a raised line of thin buttons and no space between them, though they needed only light pressure. A heavy radio to carry but a good-length handle, so you could use two hands.

Features

Size (h x w x d; cm) 21 x 27 x 12
Weight (kg) 2.3
Wavebands DAB / FM (VHF)
Speaker/s mono
Headphone output stereo
Power mains and battery
DAB presets 1
FM presets 1
Preset buttons or menu 1 button
Pause and rewind live radio no
Electronic programme guide no
Recording no
Selecting the station: rotate dial yes
Selecting the station: press up/down channel buttons no
Auto-select mode no

Last updated: August 2011


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