Roberts celebrates its 85th anniversary with a turntable

Roberts Radio is joining the vinyl revival with an entry-level turntable - the second in the company's history - and it will be out in time to celebrate the British brand's 85th year.

The RT100 is a semi-automatic, belt-driven design that comes with tonearm, cartridge (sourced from Audio Technica), counterweight and even a dust cover all included in the price.

More impressively, this wooden deck comes with a built-in phono amplifier that lets you connect the turntable with Roberts' R-Line series of multi-room products.

It also comes with a USB output so you can rip your vinyl into audio files.

The RT100 turntable will be available from August, priced £250.

Roberts is also bringing out a handful of new radios in September.

First up is the Stream 94i - the long-awaited update to the three-time Award-winning Stream 93i. The new unit has a sleeker design with wooden panels, and the interface has been smartened up, too.

The Stream 94i comes with all the smart radio standards: FM/DAB/internet radio, wi-fi and wired connectivity, DLNA certification, Spotify Connect, physical inputs like USB and 3.5mm, and - finally - Bluetooth.

Roberts' Revival line of FM/DAB radios has also been revamped, with the Revival RD70 getting Bluetooth, a closed back design (the batteries are now under the unit) and a new full-colour display screen.

There's also the more portable Revival Uno that's 35% smaller than the RD70, and comes in a variety of bright colours (with names such as Purple Haze, Pink Cadillac, Blue Monday and Yellow Submarine) alongside the company's standard shades of dove grey, pastel cream, duck egg and black.

The Roberts Stream 94i will be available for £200, while the Revival RD70 will cost £200 and the Revival Uno is £160.


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Kashfia Kabir
Hi-Fi and Audio Editor

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products (including speakers, amplifiers and headphones), been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and shooing her cat Jolene away from spinning records.