Vita Audio R1 reviews: Radio

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+ This radio scores very high on sound quality. - It scores very poorly on portability.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
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laurence, london

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great design, very good sound quality
Bad points:
display is a little too small
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 10.0
Display 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Aug 2008

Stephen, Surrey

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Powerful custom made amplifier provides great sound from such a compact unit.
Quality unit and great styling.
Very ease to use and presets very useful.
Noting else to beat it at the price.
Bad points:
FM reception variable and sensitive to positioning.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2008

Dennis, Caersws Spoken-word listener

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Excellent sound quality
Easy controls
Nice appearance
Bad points:
Reception on DAB only adequate. Unable to attach an external aerial as is possible with the later model
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 9.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
nice and simple design, no overload of writing e.g. dab radio, on the front other than the make name- other radios ruin their displays with writing. compact. good curves. nice glow coming off the top dial
Bad points:
really bad signal in my area, oxford. the display is really bright so when lying in bed and wanting to listen to music my room gets lit up which isnt good.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Design 9.0
Reception/Sound quality 6.0
Display 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2009

Andrew , Dunlop

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great design, superb sound quality and finish
Bad points:
Not wireless
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 10.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sound quality
Bad points:
It is difficult to read the time when used a bedside radio and has no time display when operating.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Design 8.0
Reception/Sound quality 10.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2008

Confirmed purchaser professional country dweller

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is not a cheap radio in any sense but beautifully designed and with excellent sound, and intuitive, simple controls. I shall buy more.
Bad points:
A wire aerial alternative to the extendable one would allow me to accommodate the radio better on its shelf as we live in an area where reception is problematic.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 10.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2009

This Vita Audio R1 is reviewed on TechRadar

This Vita Audio R1 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Type of radio Kitchen
Radio tuner DAB and FM
Extra functions MP3 Line In
Sound Output in Watts 7
Solar Power No
Dimensions (mm) 130x170x130
Station Presets 10
WiFi No
FM tuner Yes
Battery Power No
Mains Power Yes

Also known as: Vita Audio, Vita R1

 

Manufacturer's Description

Vita Audio is totally about quality and with the R1 we have set a new benchmark for sound and design.

Vita Audio’s Rotodial makes operation simple and intuitive Above: the R1’s RotoDial makes operation simple and intuitive

Rather than a confusing mass of controls we have conceived a stylish and easy to use ‘RotoDial’ user interface making the R1 beautifully simple to operate (This interface will be a feature and trademark on all future Vita Audio products).

The cabinet for the R1 is manufactured from quality fibreboard (a material renowned for its excellent acoustic properties) clad in a choice of two real wood veneers (Cherry Wood and Rich Walnut) or two high gloss lacquers (Dream White and Vita Red).

The softly rounded corners add style and make the unit look and feel beautifully tactile. Most manufacturers use injection moulded plastics but our panels are made from pressed steel for a finish and coolness of touch that’s impossible to create with synthetic materials.

Information relating to broadcasts and set-up is shown through a clear black on white LCD display. When in standby the display is softly lit so it can be easily read at night when used as a bedside alarm radio.

Our attention to detail is shown on the front panel where we have conveniently placed a headphone socket and an input socket so an MP3 player or any other audio device can be easily connected.

On the rear panel we’ve also provided a pair of high quality gold plated phono outputs so the R1 can be used as a DAB/FM tuner in an audio system.

Another unique feature is the R1’s power supply. Rather than the usual heavy and bulky linear type we specified a modern and compact switch mode for improved performance and a constant 12v DC supply with AC voltages ranging from 100-240v.

The beauty of R1 is not just skin deep. Beneath the surface we have carefully combined our long experience of loudspeaker design with state-of-the-art electronics. The result is a remarkable sound quality so whatever your choice of program material the R1 will bring a new level of involvement and enjoyment to your every day radio listening.


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