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.

What the designers say

“Our original Retro Radio won the prestigious What Hifi five star award so we knew that we had a fantastic product to start with but that doesn’t stop our ambition to improve and innovate. There is no radio that offers both Docking & Bluetooth for a flexible streaming experience, so we made one. We also looked to enhance the acoustics with new speaker technology and we’ve enhanced the user interface with a bigger screen and simpler button layout. It’s hard to make the best better, but we think we’ve achieved it with Retro Mk II.” -

Support & Downloads

The Retro Mk II by VQ is a comprehensively connected digital radio no matter whether you’re an Apple or Android user. The radio offers access to all the stations you could possible want and when it’s time for your own music the dock or wireless Bluetooth connection are easy to use and will perfectly compliment your radio listening.

You can listen to all your favourite stations and discover many more with Retro Mk II as the radio features reception for DAB / DAB+ Digital stations and a traditional analogue FM radio tuner. If you’ve never tried digital radio before now should be the time with more stations than ever before, and on digital you can search stations alphabetically, so it’s easier than ever to find something you’ll love. You might even find out your old favourite radio station isn’t your favourite any more, but no matter how many new or old favourites you have, you should be able to save them all with sixty available presets.

When it’s time to listen to your own music, audiobooks or podcasts connecting your phone, tablet or any other smart device couldn’t be easier. If you’re an Apple user the charge and play Lightning Dock means you can listen to music or any other content from your iPhone, iPad or iPod, while the device is powered up (if you don’t know if your device has a Lightning connector, every Apple device launched since 2012 does). If you’re not an Apple user, not problem, the universal Bluetooth wireless connection means you can stream from any smart device, there’s even a convenient USB charge port so you too can power-up your device from the radio.

No matter what you listen to, it will sound fantastic with the dual ultra-wide full range 10W stereo speakers, giving a room-filling 20W total output. You even have the opportunity to tailor the sound to your own personal taste with the comprehensive MyEQ equaliser function with a range of 6 presets or independent bass and treble control. Sound is entirely personal and subjective so this comprehensive equaliser means you can tailor the radio to your own tastes or for different music genres.

If you’re planning on having Retro Mk II at your bedside, you’ll be pleased to know the radio features a dual alarm clock. This flexible alarm function means two independent alarms can be set for; once only, daily or an intelligent week/weekend setting. The choice of what you rise to is entirely yours as well with digital radio, FM radio or a classic buzzer tone. Don’t forget, with the Apple Lightning Dock and the USB charge port, not only will you wake up when and how you want, but your phone/tablet will be full charged and ready for the day too.

Retro Mk II 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.

Key Features

  • DAB / DAB+ Digital & FM Radio
  • Apple Lightning Charge & Play Dock
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 60 Radio Presets
  • Dual 10 Watt Speakers (20W Total Output)
  • Mains Power or Rechargeable Battery (optional)
  • Headphones, 3.5mm Aux-in and
    USB Charge Port
  • Wrapped in Tactile Premium Leatherette in a Choice of Colours & Designer Prints
  • MyEQ – Equaliser with 6 Presets and Independent Bass & Treble Control
  • 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 Speaker Audio Function
Clock Dual Alarm w/ Week/Weekend Setting, Sleep, Snooze & Countdown
Ports Apple Lightning Dock, USB Charge Port, 3.5mm Aux-in, Headphone
Power Mains Power with UK/EU Plug
Battery Optional Rechargeable
Speakers Dual Ultra-Wide Full Range 10W Speakers
Equaliser MyEQ with 6 presets and Independent Bass & Treble Control
Screen High Contrast Reverse Dot Matrix 2x16
Body Premium PU Leather Wrap with Spray Finish Grille
Front & Rear Fascia Injection Moulded Plastic with Matt Spray Finish & Stainless Steel Rivets
Buttons Injection Moulded Plastic with Matt Spray Finish
Antenna Telescopic Polished Stainless Steel
Dimensions (mm) – WxHxD 300 x 200 x 115
Weight (Kg) 1.7
EAN Codes Black - 5060169715196, Blue - 5060169715226, Brown - 5060169715202, Cream - 5060169715257, Mustard - 5060169715271, Red - 5060169715264, Teal - 5060169715233, Emma Bridgewater Blue Daisy - 5060169717725, Marmalade - 5060169715905, Pink Hearts - 5060169715936, Polka Dot - 5060169715882, Rose & Bee - 5060169715899, Wallflower - 5060169717749
Rechargeable Battery Pack 5060169715912
Local UK Support

We’re proud to offer UK based support for all our products, and in more normal times we’re delighted to offer that support online and over the phone. However, as we’re having to adjust to remote working thanks to the challenges of 2020, we’re unable to offer telephone support for the time being.

So please email and we’ll try to resolve the issue or answer your question as quickly as possible. Please do include as much detail as possible so we help without delay.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience of not being able to offer telephone support at this time but look forward to speaking to you again soon


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