The VQ Retro Radio is a What HiFi 5-Star Award winning DAB / DAB+ Digital Radio with a 30-pin or Lightning dock. The high quality leatherette detailing is available in a range of colours giving the radio a retro look that compliments your decor.

This product is now discontinued, why not try the latest version of this product – Retro Mk II.

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What the designers say

“It’s not just a radio, it’s your audio entertainment, so of course it should be able to do more. Retro offers Digital & FM Radio along with an Apple charge and play dock, for comprehensive playback"

- Jonathan Merricks CEO & Creative Director

Support & Downloads

The VQ Retro Radio is designed with a vintage look but features all the modern functionality you could possibly need.

The VQ Retro Radio features DAB and DAB+ so you can listen to your favourite digital stations in the UK or across Europe (depending on regional coverage). No digital coverage, no problem, simply switch to FM radio. Time for your own music, access your library via the Lightning dock for iPod or iPhone or the 3.5mm aux input to connect any other audio device.

Retro 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.
“More than talented enough to warrant a place at the top table of radio, with undeniable charm in its energetic sound.”
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 30-pin or Lightning Dock
  • 60 Radio Presets
  • Dual 10 Watt Speakers (20W Total Output)
  • MyEQ – Equaliser with 6 Presets
  • Dual Alarm Clock
  • Mains Power or 4x D Type Batteries
  • Headphones and 3.5mm Aux-in
  • Wrapped in Tactile Premium Leatherette in a Choice of Colours & Designer Prints
Radio Function DAB, DAB+, FM
Radio Presets 60 Total (30 DAB/DAB+ & 30 FM)
Apple Dock Apple Lightning or 30-pin
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
Battery 4x D Type
Speakers Dual Ultra-Wide Full Range 10W Speakers
Equaliser Built-in EQ
Screen High Contrast Reverse Dot Matrix 2x16
Body Premium PU Leather Wrap
Fascia Premium Grille surrounded by PU Leather
Buttons Responsive Soft Touch
Antenna Telescopic Polished Stainless Steel
Dimensions (mm) – WxHxD 300 x 171 x 104
Weight (Kg) 1.6
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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