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  • 30/11/2017.

Roberts S1 S2 Radio Multi Room Speakers WiFi Bluetooth DAB RadiosThe Roberts R-Line range of multi room wireless speakers S1 and S2 really are different in a sea of DAB connectable radios. These two are in their own field entirely so let’s have a close look at them.Roberts are already well known for high quality, in fact they are the holder of not one but two Royal Warrants, which is pretty impressive.

What we liked about the S1 & S2

  • Good Connectivity
  • Great looking design
  • Premium product
  • Powerful, well defined Sound
  • A radio that is also a Bluetooth wireless speaker
  • Option to use two R- series speakers as a stereo pair

What we didn’t like about the S1 & S2

  • Nothing to dislike!

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Modern design

These two entry-level model speakers appear up to date and modern. We think they can compete very well against the rival Sonos brand.

We liked the sleek curved tubular appearance and grille which covers two custom designed tweeters and separate sub-woofer as well as the silver finish which gives a high quality feel. The top has just four basic buttons; power, two volume, one selector/Bluetooth connector and a factory reset

Conclusion

Total score

9.8

We really liked the way these speakers look and feel. In particular, we loved that they can be discretely positioned around the room - hidden even - particularly the S1 as its so small and compact. Controlling the speakers via the UNDOK App was a doddle and easy to set up. Finally the depth and quality of sound - especially on such a small unit is in our opinion outstanding.

You can see our Video Review on the Roberts Radio S1 & S2 here:

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Wi Fi & Bluetooth

Using Wi-Fi these speakers can stream music from your PC or NAS drive using DLNA or alternatively via your Smartphone or Tablet using Bluetooth (with NFC support for simple Bluetooth pairing)

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 3.5mm jack

No Bluetooth? No Problem - simply connect via the 3.5mm jack on the Speaker’s rear.

Access thousands of Internet Radio stations and Podcasts as well as millions of songs via Spotify Connect* (*Spotify Premium account required)

In fact you can stream any music that your smart device can receive such as Amazon Music, Tidal and Google Play.

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Sizes

At a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this S1 Multi Room speaker fits discretely anywhere in the house, including the Kitchen, Lounge, Conservatory & Bedroom

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Sound quality

Sound quality is powerful, well defined and spacious, its sound stretching out into our demonstration area with great bass, treble and mid range. It is perfect for a small room; however, it also performs well in a larger space, especially if you link two of these as a stereo pair.

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Link speakers

You can link two speakers together to create a stereo pair via a switch on the back of the unit that lets you choose one speaker for the left channel and one for the right. This same switch also allows you to change the presentation between normal and wide. In addition, you can also link the S1/S2 speakers as part of a multiroom system by adding as many units as you desire to play the same music across the whole house or if you prefer different music in each and every room

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Undok

Roberts use a smartphone app called Undok which is a third-party multi-room platform, and although it’s not made specifically by Roberts – it works extremely well, which guides you through the process with easy to follow step by step instructions. It’s quite quick and clear and allows the user to control the main features and functions of the Roberts S1/S2 easily. The Undok app is compatible for both iOS and Android devices

We preferred using the smartphone app for controlling the radio, as it’s much quicker to search for radio stations.

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 R-Line multi room speakers

The S1 & S2 speakers are a part of the Roberts R-Line multi-room product range. There are several models, plus a soundbar WIhether you’re looking to upgrade your current FM radio, or you want something to fill your living space with quality music, the S1 / S2 is a great choice.

Roberts Radio S1 & S2 Key Features

S1

Wireless Stereo Speaker with Bluetooth/Spotify/Internet Radio

• Stream music from your smartphone/tablet via Bluetooth (with NFC support for simple Bluetooth pairing)

• Access thousands of Internet Radio stations and Podcasts

• Stream your music collection from your PC/Mac/NAS using DLNA

• Access millions of songs via Spotify Connect* (*Spotify Premium account required)

• Can be grouped together with other compatible Roberts products as part of a multi-room system

• MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/ALAC playback via DLNA

• Full control via the UNDOK smartphone app (for Apple iOS and Android)

• 7 position equaliser + separate bass and treble

S2

Wireless Stereo Speaker with Bluetooth/Spotify/Internet Radio

• Stream music from your smartphone/tablet via Bluetooth (with NFC support for simple Bluetooth pairing)

• Access millions of songs via Spotify Connect* (*Spotify Premium account required)

• Stream your music collection from your PC/Mac/NAS using DLNA

• Access thousands of Internet Radio stations and Podcasts

• Can be grouped together with other compatible Roberts products as part of a multi-room system

• Full control via the UNDOK smartphone app (for Apple iOS and Android)

• MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/ALAC playback via DLNA

• 7 position equaliser + separate bass and treble

• 3 way speaker system with passive bass radiator

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