Classic 993 (R9993)

Analogue Portable Radio

4.65 out of 5 by 826.

The Classic 993 is a compact and portable LW/MW/FM waveband radio, powered by batteries. Its angled tuning dial makes it easier to select the frequencies you require. The radio is battery powered and with the carrying strap, it becomes the perfect outdoor companion. What’s more, the LED power indicator lets you know when the batteries are running low.


Guaranteed delivery in 3 days.



    LW/MW/FM Wavebands
    Headphone Socket
    On-device Control
    Carrying Handle
    Mains Powered
    Yes (AC adaptor not included)
    Battery Powered
    Dimensions (mm)
    195(w) x 115(h) x 50(d)


Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Basic radio with good sound

Basic radio that follows me up the allotment, in the garden and when decorating. It replaced same model despite years of use. Had a a few falls and knocks - last one fatal! So this is great value, gets all the stations I need, sounds good for a single speaker and the battery life is fine.

Rating: 1/5 50 years 5 months ago
Very disappointing

Really disappointing. Sound quality tinny and cheap, and it is almost impossible to tune the FM band to more than a couple of strong stations (R2 and R4 just about OK, LOCAL radio stations useless). Previous portables (three Sony sets) were better in every way - sound quality, FM reception, ease of tuning. Years ago Roberts were considered the cream of the crop of portable radios; my father was a radio and TV retailer in the 60s, and I still remember his delight when he was at last granted the Roberts dealership - it brought with it great kudos. Well, not any more! Would have returned the radio as not fit for purpose, but due to the current lockdown am unable to do so as I cannot get to a post office. Shame - I'm really not happy.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Great little radio .. . long battery life

Great little radio .. . long battery life... Old school looking...easy to use.. Sound not the best but ok for the money etc..

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
It's the best little transistor radio around.

I can't praise the radio enough. I lost my other in the floods and had to have another to listen to at the allotments. I wouldn't have chosen any other. Great value.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago

I'm an old devil and this is perfect, simple to the point and sounds great. Had it for 3 weeks now and its true that the batteries last forever! Can't say anymore but absolutely great value and great sound with a never ending battery. Done!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Excellant radio for shed

Perfect radio really lovely small compact an good sound

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Excellent value for money and very good sound

Although I have an electric clock radio I decided to buy this during the lockdown in case we had a power cut so I could keep in touch with what is going on in the world. It’s an old-fashioned radio with a turn dial, easy to use, just pop the batteries in and away you go, simples!

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago

Rating: 3/5 50 years 5 months ago
Looks good but

For me it became more of a nuisance as to get clear signal you had too hold Ariel even outside in the open

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Great work radio

Shame it doesn't come with the lead to plug into the mains as it says on the box battery or mains

Rating: 4/5 50 years 5 months ago
Small but perfectly formed.

It is a basic portable radio, and bearing that in mind it has a good sound and is easy to use. Excellent for listening to in the garden.

Rating: 4/5 50 years 5 months ago
2nd Roberts radio

I bought this to replace the exact model I have had for 3 years. I dropped the first one and could not get it to work. So just bought another. Great little radio. (message to self - ‘don’t treat radio like a basketball’)

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
Classic radio

Very quick delivery and top class product. Would buy straight from them again.

Rating: 5/5 50 years 5 months ago
All good 9.5/10

I purchased this item as a battery operated back up in case of mains failure. Good product. Good value. Sound quality acceptable for item of this size. I would recommend.