Radio performance via DAB and FM is exceptional and with DAB+ also built in, the new R1 can be used in countries such as Australia and Germany, where this updated format is now being used. DAB+ also ensures that R1 is ready for any future upgrades in the UK.
The new R1 will make any bedroom look and sound better and with customisable twin alarms you’ll be woken from your slumbers with quality sound exactly how and when you want. Also included is an adjustable snooze and sleep timer so you can doze in a similar fashion.
Programme and set-up information are displayed with crystal clear clarity on the latest technology OLED (organic light emitting diode) display. The really good thing about this new display, is that it retains its vivid clarity at any viewing angle and the display brightness can be adjusted to suit your requirements, both in active and standby modes.
Radios covered in buttons look ugly, so one of our first tasks when developing the original R1 was to design a control system which looked good and was easy to use. The result was our unique RotoDial control system. For the new R1 we’ve evolved our RotoDial further so it looks even better and with fewer buttons is even more instinctive to use.
Most radios are made from plastic, but the R1 enclosure is tuned and handcrafted from wood materials which we know from our years designing loudspeakers, gives the best sound quality. Clad in a choice of luxurious walnut veneer or our new soft white and soft black lacquers, this material has the added benefit that it looks wonderful and feels warm and natural to touch.
On the rear panel you’ll find a headphone output and a switchable auxiliary input which allows other audio devices to be connected and enjoyed with R1’s sonorous sound. Also the new R1 features a USB charge port so you can conveniently charge your Smartphone whenever needed.
The new R1 now has a high quality Bluetooth receiver built in, so if required you can wirelessly stream your music, internet radio and other services such as Spotify. Most modern MP3 players, Smartphone’s and computers now have Bluetooth transmitters built in, but moreover sound quality over Bluetooth with the new R1 is highly impressive.