What the designers say
“We let our imagination run wild with Christie, why does a radio have to be either upright or on its side? Why not make it flexible to fit the space available in someone’s home. As everyone knows we do also get very excited about materials, especially if we’re breaking new ground and we’ve definitely done that with the first use of enamel in a consumer audio product. Enamel just gives such a perfect finish to the product, especially when we imagine it in a kitchen setting.”
- Jonathan Merricks CEO & Creative Director
The VQ Christie DAB Digital & FM Radio with Bluetooth / NFC connection couples vintage design appeal and innovative modern functionality. A design icon of the future with a stunning premium enamel front fascia, the first consumer audio product in the world designed with this highly tactile material. Christie is also wrapped in sumptuous leatherette continuing the tactile experience 360 degrees.
Christie is a comprehensively connected radio featuring tuners for DAB / DAB+ Digital Radio alongside traditional FM Radio reception. This means you can listen to all your favourite radio stations from your national, commercial or local broadcasters. It couldn’t be easier to find your favourite radio station with auto-scan and on DAB / DAB+ Digital radio stations are even listed alphabetically making it even easier to find the one you want. Once you’ve got a station you love, you can save it to one of sixty total radio presets.
If you tire of the radio and need to relax with your own playlist, audiobooks, podcasts or any other audio content the wireless Bluetooth or one-touch NFC connection will let you pair your phone, tablet or any other smart device to use Christie as your speaker. Once connected you can listen to music from the likes of; Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify or listen to Audiobooks and Podcasts from the likes of; Audible, iTunes and Acast.
Christie also features a range of cable connections, a headphone and 3.5mm aux-in – as you might expect. However, you might not expect the handy USB charge port, which means you can use the radio to power-up your phone / tablet or any other device. Ideal for when plug sockets are at a premium.
Whatever you choose to listen to, or how you choose to listen to it, it will sound fantastic. Christie features a premium ultra-wide full range 10 Watt speaker which is automatically tuned via intelligent Digital Sound Processing (DSP) technology.
Christie is born in Britain with expert design & engineering at our studios in the Hampshire countryside.
|The Digital Tick is an independent quality standard which certifies this product meets the very highest levels of digital radio performance. The mark also certifies that this radio is future-ready for any development in Digital Radio.|
|This product features DAB & DAB+ Digital reception, this means you have access to the full range of digital stations broadcast in your area and where available can enjoy them in true stereo sound.|
|Not known for valuing aesthetics, Christie is noted as “One of the best looking radios for around £100.” It certainly isn’t a case of style over substance as the reviewers were also impressed with the overall acoustic performance on radio or when streaming.|
|Christie was included in a round-up of the nations best new digital radios, particularly noted for the beautiful “enamel case which sits vertically or horizontally”, they were also impressed by the comprehensive radio tuner options.|
|A Sunday Times Best Value award winner Christie dazzled The Times with “an appealing enamelled fascia that looks like a cross between a Studebaker’s dashboard and a Wurlitzer jukebox.” They were also impressed by the “great DAB radio reception” and when listening “the sound quality is excellent, with punchy and deep bass.”|
|VQ is shortlisted for the Sound & Vision Brand of the Year 2019 by Which? - in the nomination announcement Which? highlighted not only our great product performance in reviews over the past year but also our commitment to customer support with our team working 7 days a week to simply make consumers lives easier.|
- DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio
- Bluetooth/NFC Connectivity
- 60 Radio Presets
- Single Ultra-Wide 10 Watt Speaker
- Digital Sound Processing
- Mains Power or Rechargeable Battery (optional)
- Headphones, 3.5mm Aux-in and USB
- Wrapped in Tactile Premium Leatherette in a Choice of Colours
- Dual Alarm Clock with Week/Weekend Settings and Snooze, Sleep & Countdown
|Radio Function||DAB, DAB+, FM|
|Radio Presets||60 Total (30 DAB/DAB+ & 30 FM)|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth/NFC Speaker Audio Function|
|Clock||Dual Alarm w/ Week/Weekend Setting, Sleep, Snooze & Countdown|
|Ports||USB Charge Port, 3.5mm Aux-in, Headphone|
|Power||Mains Power with UK/EU Plug|
|Speakers||Single Ultra-Wide Full Range 10W Speaker|
|Equaliser||Digital Sound Processing|
|Screen||Rotating High Contrast Reverse Dot Matrix 2x16|
|Body||Premium PU Leather Wrap|
|Fascia||Premium High Gloss Enamel with Chrome Detailing|
|Buttons||Responsive Soft Touch Polycarbonate|
|Antenna||Telescopic Polished Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions (mm) – WxHxD||215 x 135 x 126|
|EAN Codes||Black – 5060169713543, Blue – 5060169713550, Brown – 5060169713598, Cream – 5060169713536, Mustard – 5060169713604, Red – 5060169713178, Teal - 5060169713581|
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
If you can‘t give us a call or would simply prefer to email us, you can use the contact form below and we‘ll do our very best to answer your question within 48hrs.