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

    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.

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    The Retro Mk II by VQ is a comprehensively connected digital radio no matter whether you’re an Apple or Android user. The Radio features offer 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 designed and engineered with passion in the UK, one of the key reasons the radio has already won awards from Good Homes Magazine and T3. The radio also meets the independent Digital Tick quality standard which guarantees quality around Digital Radios. You can also rest-assured that your Retro Mk II is backed by a comprehensive three year warranty and we have a UK based support team on hand 7 days a week to help if needed.


    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

    There a number of very good reasons you can be completely confident in choosing a VQ DAB digital radio, firstly all our products meet the rigorous independent Digital Tick quality standard. Secondly we have a wealth of Industry Awards backed up by thousands of five star consumer reviews. If you do have a problem no brand will do more to help with a three year warranty and 7 day a week UK based support team.