Revo Heritage
£230 model may have 1960s looks, but the facilities are bang up to date

First seen at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair a couple of weeks back, this is the new Heritage multiformat table radio from Scottish company Revo.

And while its styling is inspired by classic radio designs of the 1960s, the facilities are bang up to date: it has both digital and analogue radio tuners, internet radio and music streaming, a USB input and a built-in iPod dock.

Revo says that "Heritage is a contemporary reinterpretation of classic European table radio designs from the 1960s, constructed using aluminium and real walnut veneer  and infused with the latest multi-platform digital radio technology."

Some of the company's familiar rubber coating is also used to add to the tactile appeal, along with the OLED display now found on many Revo products, and the top-mounted iPod dock is compatible with Apple players right up the very latest generations. It even works with iPhones in flight mode to provide playback and charging.

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The digital radio section covers both DAB and DAB+, there's RDS on the analogue radio section, and the internet radio and streaming provision extends to a 30-day trial of Last.fm for buyers in the UK, US and Germany. In addition there are ten memory presets in each radio mode.

The audio section uses a custom-designed 7.5cm neodymium-magnet driver powered by a 7W  amplifier, and there are stereo RCA, optical digital out and aux in sockets, a video output from the iPod and a headphone socket.

Mains-powered, the new Heritage comes complete with a remote control handset.

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