The VQ Retro Radio is a What HiFi 5-Star Award winning DAB+ 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.

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“This is a real classic, beautifully made and so simple to set up. Comes with full instructions which are very easy to follow. It was my lucky day as this model had just arrived. It fits in to my vintage decor perfectly but I feel it would look equally good in a modern setting”

Emma Bridgewater Customer

“Oh my goodness, how guilty I felt, having bought this beautiful piece of modern technology for myself! I very quickly got over the guilt and am thoroughly enjoying my purchase. I have been impressed with the quality of this item. The sound quality is superb, really much better that a previous DAB radio. The radio is a gem and will enhance any room, believe me”

Emma Bridgewater Customer

“This is a great addition to our Kitchen. Looks good, sounds good and allows iphone to be used in the docking station for your own tunes. It took minutes to get ready to use and most of the features can be worked out without the use of a manual.

Amazon customer

““Amazing looking, amazing sound, best buy of this year for sure. I’m so pleased and what a fab price. Would recommend to anyone, you will not be disappointed”

Apple customer

Audio Specification

Drivers: 2 x 70mm
Voice coil impedance: 4 Ω
Resonance frequency: 130Hz
Output sound pressure level (S.P.L.): 85 dB
Distortion: 5%; 1W/1.0m At 1KH


Number of speakers: 2
Watts per speaker: 10
Total power (w): 20
Speaker unit diameter (mm): 58mm
Patented (BMR) Neodymium Speakers: -
Voice coil impedance: 4 Ω
Resonance frequency: 130Hz
Output sound pressure level (S.P.L.): 85 dB
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. of presets: 10 DAB+, 10 FM


Dock: Apple 30-pin or Apple Lightning for: iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5 and iPod Nano 7
Bluetooth compatible: -
View Quest App compatible: -
Wi-Fi / Internet: -
3.5mm Aux-in: yes
USB Port: -
Headphone socket: -


AC power supply: 100-240V
DC power supply: 5.9V/2A
Battery operated: Yes
Battery life: 25 hours typical
No. of batteries required: 4
Battery type: C
LCD Screen: 2x16 dot matrix
Leatherette wrap: Yes
Designed in the UK: Yes
Warranty: 3 Year

Product Information

Product width (mm): 300
Product height (mm): 171
Product depth: 104
Product weight (kg): 1.69

Accessories Supplied

Mains adaptor: UK & EU
Instruction manual: Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

My iPod Classic does not work with the Dock

The iPod Classic and some other Apple products are not compatible with the dock.

My iPhone does not work with the Dock

Some phone cases will raise the device enough that it no longer is able to make the connection with the dock, if there is a case on the iPhone remove it, ensure there is no dust or dirt in the port and try connecting to the dock again.

Can I use an adapter to switch my 30pin dock to my Lightning connection iPhone?

The radio is still able to provide the same functionality using an adapter to switch between 30 to lightning connections. We recommend using the official Apple adapter as the third party equivalent may not have full functionality.

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 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.

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.

Unbeaten audio quality

From the premium real wood construction to the dual ultra-wide premium full range speaker drivers, this sounds as good as it looks.

Connect & Charge

Connect your iPod or iPhone and charge as you play with the lightning dock or 30-pin (model specific), no Apple – no problem use the 3.5mm aux input to connect other devices.

Wireless Connectivity

Connect your iPod or iPhone and charge as you play with the lightning dock or 30-pin (model specific), no Apple – no problem use the 3.5mm aux input to connect other devices.

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At Home or On the Go

Use standard mains power (UK/EU Plug) or just add batteries to listen on the move with a typical battery run time of 15 hours.

The LifeStyle Alarm

Dual alarms make this the perfect bedside companion, his & hers or week & weekend - set the alarm for whenever you need it.

MyEQ for your own sound

Designer aesthetics and a sumptuous feel