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Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite

Roberts Revival Petite – Tradition in a small format

Roberts Radio Ltd. describes its latest product, the Roberts Revival Petite, as a small companion with a big sound. This features everything that distinguishes solutions from the proven specialist for stylish radios.

Roberts Revival Petite, a compact, even delicate radio with a long tradition and a great sound, according to the English specialist Roberts Radio Ltd, which continues the Roberts Revival Series.

For once, they want to prove that a classic radio is by no means obsolete, as long as one understands how to implement it in the most modern form, as Roberts Radio Ltd. does.

Roberts Revival Petite – Timeless Design…

For years, Roberts Radio Ltd. has stood for solutions that somehow seem to defy quickly changing fashion trends. This is probably also true for the new Roberts Revival Petite, because it skilfully plays with a retro touch that clearly reminds us of the heyday of portable radios, namely the 1950s.

In this context, the manufacturer itself speaks of a timelessly elegant design, and we think it is quite right, although it should be noted that the new Roberts Revival Petite also has very modern elements, such as a display on the front, under which you will find a very modern-looking keypad with rotary encoder.

  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite

The Roberts Revival Petite is said to present itself with the usual high-quality workmanship, which is owed to its own reputation alone, as well as to the fact that it is considered the official purveyor to the court of the British royal family and is therefore entitled to bear the title “Manufacturer and suplier of radio receivers to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH the Prince of Wales”.

FM, DAB+ and Bluetooth

Even though the new Roberts Revival Petite comes in retro style, it has FM and DAB+, so in principle it is well equipped, especially since Bluetooth 5.0 with support for the SBC and AAC codecs is added. This means that smartphones and tablets can be used as a source to access Internet radio and various streaming services such as TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer or Spotify. Own content, podcasts and audio books can also be played back without any problems.

By the way, an analogue input marked as AUX In is also available on the back, as is a connection for headphones. Both are designed as 3.5 mm stereo mini jacks on the new Roberts Revival Petite.

  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite

Rich sound

Despite its compact dimensions, the manufacturer claims that the new Roberts Revival Petite offers a rich sound, mainly due to a wideband driver with a diameter of 40 mm in combination with an additional passive bass radiator at the back.

Always and everywhere

The new Roberts Revival Petite should indeed be able to be used anytime and anywhere, after all, it is a compact, portable radio that measures 12.4 x 7.6 x 7.3 cm and weighs 436 g. The radio has an integrated rechargeable lithium battery.

The radio is equipped with an integrated lithium-ion battery that provides a playing time of up to 20 hours away from the mains. It is charged via a micro-USB interface, which means that it can be used very flexibly with a variety of options almost anywhere and at any time.

  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite
  • Foto © Roberts Radio Ltd. | Roberts Revival Petite

Various colour options

Yes, you can definitely call the new Roberts Revival Petite a lifestyle solution, and accordingly the manufacturer also offers it in different design variants.

The user can choose between Black, Duck Egg, Dusky Pink, Midnight Blue, Pop Orange and Sunshine Yellow.

The new Roberts Revival Petite will be available in specialist shops from November 2021, with the manufacturer stating a recommended retail price of € 159 for this solution.

Getting to the point

The new Roberts Revival Petite is supposed to be a small companion with a big sound, a flexible choice of sources and a long battery life. Once again, Roberts Radio Ltd. skilfully plays with a design with a retro touch, but has all the modern features you would expect in this class.

ProductROBERTS REVIVAL PETITE
Price€ 159,-
BrandRoberts Radio
ManufacturerROBERTS RADIO LTD.
Distribution AustriaAudiovertrieb by HZ Electronics
Distribution GermanyRoberts Radio Ltd.
Distribution SwitzerlandRoberts Radio Ltd.
More about this manufacturer at HiFi BLOG

About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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