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Roberts Expression review

Another strong Roberts radio, with sweet sounds and sophisticated looks Tested at £90

Our Verdict

Another strong Roberts radio, with sweet sounds and sophisticated looks


  • Useful spec includes battery charging
  • smooth, safety-first sonic signature


  • Low frequencies could be more distinct
  • familiar Roberts top-placed display divides opinion

The Roberts website features a stunning range of radios of all configurations, prices, styles and sizes, but the Expression stands out as one of the most striking-looking of all.

It revels in a woodily retro chassis with DAB and FM reception inside.

The Expression has an integrated battery-charger, line-level in- and outputs and a big, clear display on its top panel – familiar Roberts positioning you may/may not like.

The sound the Expression makes isn’t a million miles from the way it looks: crisp, smooth-edged and generally quite agreeable.

There’s a suggestion of rounding off of the lower frequencies, which serves to make them less than explicit, but higher up the range the Roberts offers a welcome touch of bite to go along with its heft.

So if a slick-sounding radio with a hint of retro-chic appeals, dive right in.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameRoberts
Product TypeRadio Tuner
ManufacturerGlen Dimplex Group
Manufacturer Part NumberEXPRESSION
Product NameRoberts Expression
Product ModelExpression


Package Contents
  • Radio Tuner
  • Battery
  • AC Adaptor

Physical Characteristics

Width26.2 cm
Depth9 cm
Weight Approximate1.48 kg
Height18.3 cm
Dimensions18.3 cm (H): 26.2 cm (W): 9 cm (D)

Technical Information

Frequency Band-BandwidthFM

Battery Information

Number of Batteries4
Battery SizeD

Display and Graphics

Display Screen TypeLCD