Retro Mk II - DAB+ Radio with Apple Lightning Dock & Bluetooth

The VQ Retro Mk II is an exciting upgrade on the original and multi-award winning Retro Radio, maintaining the vintage style but with added functionality and premium acoustics.

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“Modern features with a touch of old-school style, this VQ DAB digital radio is a fine option and a best of both worlds option for radio and streaming. Retro Mk II delivers oodles of functionality solid overall sound. A versatile product able to act as a dock / Bluetooth speaker or a digital radio.”

– What HiFi

“The quality of Retro Mk II is really good and the sound is terrific. It’s been a delight to listen to the radio or my favourite podcasts with the dock on this retro beauty.”

– Candy Pop

“This radio is a thing of beauty and ideal for gadget lovers as Retro Mk II has both the Apple Lighting dock and Bluetooth included.”

– Bunty Living

“One of the UK’s top three digital radio’s, Retro Mk II is a multi-purpose choice, coming in 11 colourful hues. This DAB digital and FM Radio also has Bluetooth and a handy Lightning dock for iPhone, iPad & iPod.”

– Good Homes

“Available in no fewer than 11 colours, in addition to DAB, DAB+, FM Radio and Bluetooth there’s a 3.5mm aux-in, headphone jack, USB charge port and an Apple Lightning Dock. Sonically the Retro Mk II makes a fittingly large sound with 2x 10W speakers, so if you want room filling sound it’s up to the job.”

– T3

Audio Specification


Number of speakers: 2
Watts per speaker: 10
Total power (w): 20
Speaker unit diameter (mm):70
Output sound pressure level (S.P.L.): SPL 85dB
Wooden case for quality acoustic sound: Yes


DAB reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
DAB+ reception: (BAND III 5A-13F)
FM reception: (87.5MHz-108MHz)
AM reception: No
No. of presets: 30 DAB / 30 FM


Dock: Yes - Apple Lightning
Bluetooth compatible: Yes
View Quest App compatible:No
Wi-Fi / Internet: No
3.5mm Aux-in: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Headphone socket: Yes


AC power supply: N/A
DC power supply: 5V/2A
Battery operated: Yes
Battery life: Circa 36hrs
No. of batteries required: 1
Battery type: Rechargeable VQ Battery Pack (optional)
LCD Screen: Yes
Leatherette wrap: Yes
Designed in the UK: Yes
Warranty: 3 Year

Product Information

Product width (mm): 300
Product height (mm): 205
Product depth (mm): 115
Product weight (kg): 1.66

Accessories Supplied

Mains adaptor: Yes
Instruction manual: Yes

Local UK Support
Call:- 0333 1234 601

Sometimes everyone needs a little help, so don’t be afraid to ask. We have a skilled and dedicated team based here in the UK to offer assistance on anything you might need – and don’t worry, we’re friendly, never use technical jargon and all most every time we can get the problem solved in just one call.

Our Support team is available:-
Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm

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The VQ Retro Mk II is as the name suggests a vintage inspired radio, but don’t be fooled by the classic good looks as you’ll find more than enough tech for even the most demanding user. So whether it’s the gorgeous design and choice of 11 colour leatherette wraps or the comprehensive functionality, you’re sure to fall in love with this VQ radio.

Retro Mk II features DAB, DAB+ and FM radio reception to enjoy all of your favourite stations with digital or analogue broadcasts. You can also save up to 10 preset stations on either DAB/DAB+ or FM to keep track of your favourites.

If you want to play music or any other content from your own library or streaming services such as Spotify or TuneIn – Apple users have access to the Lightning Dock on the front of Retro Mk II, which will also charge your device as you play. Other smart device users can simply and wirelessly connect via Bluetooth, and can still charge with the USB charging port.

Being able to listening to everything you could possibly want, you’ll never want to be apart from your Retro Mk II, so you can power via standard mains with the included UK/EU adaptor or with the optional rechargeable battery pack you have around 25 hours listening time between charges.

At VQ we believe that colour is an important part of who we are, so why should the technology we buy only be Black or Silver? Join the Revolution with our award winning technology that’s designed to match your style.


Listen to all your favourite stations and discover more content than ever before with Digital Radio from stations more focused to the music, chat and sport you love to unique pop-up stations to celebrate special events.


Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to listen to all of your own music, audiobooks or podcasts and your device will charge as you play. Alternatively simply use the dock to power-up your devices.


Stream all your favourite music, audiobooks or podcasts to your radio via Bluetooth from your phone, tablet or any other smart device. VQ are unique in including Bluetooth as standard and without you needing to pay extra, in all of our radios.


Retro Mk II features dual premium ultra-wide full range stereo speaker with a room filling 20 Watt total output. The acoustics of Retro Mk II can be further enhanced with the MyEQ equaliser which offers 6 presets as well as independent bass and treble control.


An ideal bedside companion the radio features a dual alarm clock which can be set for once only, daily or week / weekend only. You can wake to your choice of DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio or if you’d prefer a classic buzzer. You can also take advantage of the sleep timer and countdown mode.


This and every VQ radio is designed and engineered in the UK, to be a perfect complement to your own personal style and décor. You have an unparalleled choice of style, colour, designer print and material with every VQ Radio.

Quality Assured

As you’d expect from premium British design and engineering, this product meets the highest possible quality standards. The Digital Tick is an independent award for meeting criteria on technical functionality and radio reception.