It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Revo, but the digital radio brand has announced the release of its new SuperConnect Stereo, the next generation of its excellent Revo SuperConnect internet radio that we first reviewed in 2014. A fresh take on Revo’s five-star original, the Stereo promises stereo sound, over 36,000 radio stations from around the world, as well as streaming support for SpotifyConnect, Deezer And Amazon music.
Inside the SuperConnect Stereo is a 30W Class-D amplifier that drives two 3.5in balanced mode radiator (BMR) speakers. Revo claims the stereo BMRs deliver “wide dispersion and an extended sweet spot” for better sonic performance. Thanks to the proprietary EQ configuration, meanwhile, Revo aims to deliver a “warm open sound with clarity, detail and rich, deep bass”.
As well as internet radio, DAB/DAB+ radio and standard FM tuner, there’s also an optical digital output, an auxiliary input, a pair of RCA sockets and a 3.5mm headphone jack. This new generation also features WLAN technology, allowing wireless audio playback from connected devices over your home Wi-Fi network, plus Bluetooth streaming from tablets and smartphones.
The stereo and its many functions can be controlled via the supplied remote, the on-device controls or the new dedicated UNDOK app available for Android and iOS devices.
The funky, retro style of the original SuperConnect returns for the Stereo, with Revo teasing high-quality construction from premium materials, including a “handcrafted” cabinet crafted from “furniture-grade American walnut.” Of course, the large OLED screen now sits in the center, flanked by the stereo speaker grilles.
The original SuperConnect (tested at £250) won our prize best radio award over £200 four years in a row, so we’re excited to see such a well-made, fully-featured radio/streamer back in the shops.
Now available in walnut and silver or walnut and black finishes, the Revo SuperConnect Stereo costs a hefty £489 – that’s almost double the cost of its decade-old original, although it’s worth noting that the older SuperConnect is still being sold now at a higher price of £389. We’re curious to see if the new Stereo model lives up to the promise when we get it for review.
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