“To never compromise on quality and keep pushing the boundaries” – A Brief History of Roberts Radio
A moment of mindfulness has never felt better than time paired with a few minutes of your favourite artists’ dulcet tones cascading across a living room, delighting the ears and relaxing the soul. This is ultimately the premise of Roberts Radio and its new Roberts Stream 67 smart audio system.
Roberts Radio Ltd. was established in 1932 by friends Harry Roberts and Leslie Bidmead, who began by crafting just three portable radios per week from a small shop in London. The aim: to never compromise on quality and keep pushing the boundaries. They are values the company has adhered to ever since, and has ensured Roberts Radio remain the UK market leader in portable radios.
You might be familiar with its iconic fifties-styled Revival radios, or its cutting-edge multi-room wireless speakers. The brand’s philosophy has earned it multiple industry endorsements and two Royal Warrants granted in recognition of supply of radio equipment to the Royal Households. Not only are its radios some of the most handsome audio devices on the market today – a real style-conscious addition to any lounge or bedroom – but, most importantly, the audio quality is superb. As you’d expect from a company focused on audio alone, Roberts aren’t a jack of all trades, they are a master of one.
The Future, Smart Audio and the Roberts Stream 67
Roberts have recently launched the Stream 67: a sophisticated Smart Audio system that delivers premium room-filling audio quality in an acoustically-tuned wooden cabinet. Within, there are a plethora of integrated streaming services – including Spotify Connect, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music and TIDAL – or you can choose to stream your favourite playlists direct from your smartphone using Bluetooth.
A thoroughly modern feature, the Stream 67 also works with Alexa, so you can control your music via voice commands to your Echo device.
For those feeling a little more nostalgic, the Stream 67 can even play CDs. But that’s not all. It can alongside play songs stored on a USB stick, stream music from a PC/Mac/NAS via a home WiFi network, offers a choice of UK radio stations using DAB/DAB+/FM, as well gives you access to thousands more stations and podcasts from around the world via internet radio.
Despite its small and sophisticated stature (455mm width x 160mm height x 285mm depth), the Roberts Steam 67 packs a real punch thanks to two mid-treble speakers and two bass speakers with ported chambers. This setup will fill any room, and the Stream 67 can also be used as part of a multi-room set up.
The Roberts Stream 67 ticks all the boxes in the age of smart audio systems, being both feature-rich and offering a superior audio experience. The minimalist design also leaves anything else on the market in its wake.
We have spent a week with the Stream 67 in the Ape to Gentleman office and we couldn’t be more in awe. Not only does it look incredibly stylish but it has every function you would ever need, and the sound quality… well, you need to hear it to believe it, but it’s not hyperbole to say that it’s the gold standard in smart audio right now.
Visit robertsradio.com, where the Stream 67 Smart Audio Sound System has an RRP of £599.99.
A paid partnership with Roberts Radio – words and opinion are Ape’s own.