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Roberts CRD29 review

Another one of those Roberts radios that looks like the old-fashioned version of modern, and it faces tough competition Tested at £100.00

Our Verdict

Another one of those Roberts radios that looks like the old-fashioned version of modern, and it faces tough competition

For

  • Clean and uncluttered sound

Against

  • Looks bulky and old-fashioned
  • less expensive rivals

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Another one of those Roberts radios that looks like the old-fashioned version of modern, and it faces tough competition

Pros

  • + Clean and uncluttered sound

Cons

  • - Looks bulky and old-fashioned
  • - less expensive rivals

The Gemini 29 manages to be an old-fashioned-looking clock/radio without being retro, and despite not being the most secure tuner we've tested, it does at least present a clear, uncluttered sound, whether on DAB or FM.

High frequencies can be a touch forward, but otherwise music is smooth and spacious. Talk radio, too, is enjoyably balanced.

However, despite a large clear display and the all-but-obligatory iPod/MP3 input socket, there are cheaper rivals that leave it looking overpriced.

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