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PURE AVANTI Flow Table-top Digital Music System

by Pure
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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  • Receives digital, FM and internet radio
  • Flow technology for internet radio, listen again programmes, podcasts, PURE Sounds, and media streaming from a Wi-Fi-enabled computer
  • FlowSongs service enables you to buy music direct from your radio
  • Hi-fi quality audio (75W RMS total)
  • 5.25 inch downward-firing subwoofer
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This product is designed to work with the digital radio standard in the UK. The digital radio will not work throughout Italy. For all warranty claims, the product must be returned to the manufacturer in the UK, at the sender's cost.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 38.5 x 22.5 x 12.5 cm ; 1.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-60967
  • ASIN: B001RTS582
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

From the world leaders in DAB radio comes AVANTI Flow, PURE's table-top digital music system.

A complete 'connected' table-top digital audio system, AVANTI Flow supplements DAB and FM radio, internet content and music streamed from your computer with a dock for your iPod and hi-fi quality audio.

Pure Avanti Flow is compatible with a wide range of iPod models
The Pure Avanti Flow is compatible with a wide range
of iPod models

It uses the same Wi-Fi technology as portable computers to connect to the internet wirelessly. Through this connection you can access thousands of radio stations from across the world, catch your favourite shows when you want with "listen again" and enjoy a huge variety of podcasts.

You can even use AVANTI Flow to browse and play music stored on a Wi-Fi-enabled PC. Visit the PURE Lounge (www.thelounge.com) to listen online, view recommended content and organise your favourite stations, programmes, podcasts or unique PURE sounds.

AVANTI Flow features PURE Clearsound™ a new digital end-to-end audio solution using high-quality Class D amplifiers and digital audio shaping technology to provide clear dynamic audio, higher volume levels and low power consumption. Together with AVANTI's powerful 5.25" subwoofer, Clearsound generates room filling hi-fi sound with incredible detail.

Ideal for the lounge, or wherever you do most of your listening, AVANTI's stunning good looks will ensure it pride of place. Functional as well as beautiful, it has a fully-featured remote control, easy-to-use intuitive controls, a large graphical OLED display, quick access to your favourite stations with 30 DAB and 10 FM presets, and unlimited Internet favourites via its companion website www.thelounge.com.

Make the most of intertent radio with the PURE Lounge
Make the most of intertent radio with the PURE Lounge

The PURE Lounge
The PURE Lounge is your unique gateway to the world of internet radio, listen again programmes, podcasts and PURE Sounds. Explore thousands of internet radio stations and podcasts from anywhere you can use a web browser. Search for content that interests you, and personalise your listening by adding your favourite stations and podcasts to your highly-customisable Lounge homepage. And once you've registered Sensia your Lounge favourites will appear automatically on your radio. Using the Lounge you can pick the very best from the huge volume of internet listening available, creating a unique selection of programmes that suits your tastes and your listening habits.

Visit the PURE Lounge at www.thelounge.com and you can listen online, register your radio, and save your favourites.

You'll find:
Radio stations - thousands of global, national and local radio stations
Listen again*- your favourite shows when you want them
Podcasts - thousands of programmes available anytime
PURE Sounds - sounds to stimulate, inspire and relax

Powerful and simple to use search facilities will help you to find the content you want. Simply enter any combination of name, language, country, genre or quality and you'll be sure to find something worth listening to.

You can also find out what's new and get some recommendations for things you might like to listen to. The PURE Lounge at www.thelounge.com - Turn on. Tune in. Chill out.

*Available from radio stations that have an online listen again/archive service, including most BBC stations.

Get Connected
AVANTI Flow works with any Wi-Fi network. Just switch it on - it'll find all available Wi-Fi networks and you'll be ready to access the vast range of internet radio stations, listen again programmes and podcasts available on the web, as well as PURE Sounds - unique soundscapes created by PURE to stimulate, inspire and relax.

Listen to DAB radio, or connect to Wi-Fi network and listen to internet radio or streamed music
Use as a DAB radio, or connect to a Wi-Fi network
and listen to internet radio or streamed music

And if you've got a computer or network storage device connected to your Wi-Fi network you can stream music from it direct to AVANTI Flow and enjoy your music away from the computer.

EcoPlus
EcoPlus™ is a statement of PURE's on-going commitment to our environment and its future. It indicates that environmental impact has been considered in the design, manufacture and transport of our products, and has driven both what we do and how we do it.

All EcoPlus products are packaged using cardboard produced with a minimum of 70% recycled material, and finished using water-based varnish. All internal pulp trays are 100% recycled, and the user documentation is printed on 100% recycled paper using Soya-based inks. We also encourage our customers to recycle all packaging materials.

The boxes of EcoPlus products are designed to be the smallest they can be whilst still ensuring the integrity and security of the product inside. This maximises the number of products which can be shipped in each container, and thus minimises the environmental cost of transport.

Digital Radio
With Digital radio you'll discover a broader range of music, debate and ideas, all in crystal clear digital sound. Digital radio offers:

Ease-Of-Use
Digital radios are much easier to use than analogue radios because they automatically search for all available stations. Once the radio has found all the available stations you just choose the one you want by name. No more trying to remember frequencies.

Wider Station Choice
You'll be spoilt for choice - as well as many of your existing favourite stations now broadcasting on digital radio, you'll also find great exclusive-to-digital stations and there are more on the way.

Digital Sound Quality
Digital radio is not subject to the same interference as analogue radio resulting in crystal clear, interference free listening.

Connect Wirelessly
Wi-Fi for access to internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, PURE sounds and media streaming from a computer and even automatic software updates.

Upgradeability
Add new features and improvements as they become available via Wi-Fi or USB. Upgrades and full instructions are posted on the support pages of the PURE website, and if you've registered your product PURE will send you an e-mail to inform you when an upgrade is available.

Packed full of features including EcoPlus
The AVANTI Flow is packed full of features and
designed to reduce its environmental impact

With Flow Technology
Connected radio for internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, DAB and FM, media streaming and PURE Sounds.

Clearsound
Clearsound is a digital end-to-end audio subsystem using high quality Class D amplifiers and digital audio shaping technology to provide clear dynamic audio, higher volume levels and low power consumption.

75 Watts
75W RMS of class-leading hi-fi quality audio from two full-range 3" drive units and a 5.25" downward-firing subwoofer.

Made for iPod
Designed to work with most iPod models so you can listen to your iPod whilst it charges.

LED Display
Large high contrast yellow on black graphical auto-dimming OLED display for superior contrast and improved readability.

Remote Control
RF remote control (included) enables you to browse and play tracks stored on your iPod as well as control the AVANTI Flow from up to 10m away without direct line-of-sight. Fully functional with convenient shortcuts allowing easy control, including pause and play, mute, source and more.

Favourites
If you register your AVANTI Flow at www.thelounge.com you can enjoy unlimited internet favourites.

Station Presets
30 DAB and 10 FM presets to help you organise your favourite stations.

Alarm
Easy-to-use tone or radio alarm with large snooze button.

Clock with Sleep Timer
Go to sleep with the radio on and your AVANTI Flow will power down after a set time.

Headphone Output
3.5mm stereo headphone socket so you can listen through headphones (mutes speaker).



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Customer Reviews

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167 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate internet (and DAB) radio? 4 Jan 2009
By Paul Madge #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
I am enchanted by internet radio and the variety of nearly 8000 stations that are on offer. I bought this radio after careful consideration - the quality of sound is superlative on both DAB and internet radio. The two mid-range/tweeter units and a sub-woofer combine to deliver an unsurpassed quality of sound. The internet reception is very easy to connect and Pure provide a website (The Lounge) through which you can access favourites etc. but you do not have to have your PC on to use the internet radio facility. The remote control works effectively although there are a number of functions that can only be controlled by the radio's own control panel. The OLED display offers high resolution and luminance even in bright light and scrolls to provide a huge range of detail in textual form.

Other features of note are; there is no external transformer - the power supply is integral to the radio; the Ipod dock is excellent and comes with a pack of adaptors to fit most models; you can control the level of the sub-woofer; and; in internet mode the radio can be searched by station name; genre; country etc. - take it from me you'll be spoiled for choice.

Overall, this radio reallly does justify its price tag both in terms of form and function - the appearance, ergonomics; versatility and sound are unsurpassed by any radio I have owned.
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104 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 25 May 2009
By S. Broadbent VINE VOICE
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This product is outstanding.
I admit to being nervous about spending so much money on what is my bedside radio.
Let me give you a simple and concise summary of the good and any bad points.
1.Build quality superb.
2.Ease of use, i was seriously concerned about trying to set something like this up regarding the WiFi internet radio. I always seem to encounter hitches and glitches.
Not with the Avanti Flow, i do not exaggerate, i was listening to WiFi radio within 5 minutes and no stress. All you need know is your wireless password and another access code that is emailed from the "Lounge" (Pure). Flawless.
The quality of most WiFi radio services from around the world is as good as DAB reception.
3.The OLED display is pin sharp, and best of all, without a backlight there is no glow in my bedroom when you want darkness.
4.The sound quality, especially when cranked up is outstanding.
5.Functionality, what doesn't it do? Even the remote is radio signal operated which means you do not have to point it at the Flow to work it.
6.iPod functionality, easy, brilliant and so much choice, what to listen too?
7.Pure sounds, a selection of soothing sounds that really are very good.
8.I cannot think of a single negative point, and i have tried!

I have had this set for a month now and am still knocked out by how brilliant it is.
Buy it, buy the Avanti Flow now.
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93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 6 Nov 2009
Verified Purchase
Lets start by saying I did'nt set out to buy this product but after reading all the reviews I took a trip to my local store to have a look. The first thing I asked was how easy is it to set up as I'm not to technicaly minded I was assured by the assistant that a it was easy. He was right straight out of the box plug it in switch it on and it virtualy does it its self.
The only thing I had a problem with was media streaming but after about an hour of head scratching I realised that there was'nt a problem It was just that it takes time for your music to transfer to Pure flow server that you download.
I would say the overall sound quality of the unit is very good to excellent and it does not distort as you turn up the volume and it goes loud.
DAB Radio has a crisp clear sound and when listening to Chris Evans my wife commented that "it sounds like he's sitting in room with us" and it is that clear.
Internet radio the choice is fantastic and the unit picks up on my wireless network with no issues and the sound is good as well
Ipod again I can find no problems with the way the unit plays the tunes and the sound is excellent. However trying to control your Ipod from the remote can be a little awkward and takes some getting used to.
FM radio the reception is very poor but I think thats a problem with where I live as I have always found it hard to get a good signal and I did'nt buy the unt for this function(so it does'nt matter to me)
The remote is easy to use (other than with the Ipod)and can even control the unit from another room.
In short I think this is one of the best things that I have purchased for years and would highly recomend it to anyone
30-11-09
I have had the avanti for a bit longer now and have found one very small niggle.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The box that does it all 15 Sep 2009
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This is a great piece of kit. It does so much with ease:

DAB radio - great tuner
FM radio - not used it yet
Media player - connected first time thru wireless to my aged Maxtor media server and plays tracks with no flaws.
Internet radio - use Pure's website (the lounge) to connect and configure your stations, podcasts and listen again programs, again plays flawlessly and easy to connect. My signal registers at about 50% but this plays everything with no problem.
iPod - stick it in and play it using the remote. Works just as it should.
Remote - controls everything, even through walls! NIce to control the box from the garden without having to leave the bbq! More useful than you might imagine.

What are the problems?
A couple of the remote commands are a bit odd... no real problem.
The 'lounge' may not provide all the radio stations possible - you have to request additions ... not a problem for 99% of users I would suspect.

Sound Quality?
Loudness - fine for a medium or smaller room. Fine in a big room unless you are wanting a loud party. Mine is in the kitchen and is plenty loud enough to listen to 10m away in the garden. I'd suspect that it is loud enough for anyone over 25.
The quality is good - but don't expect it to match your hi-fi seperates. Also if you really want volume and bass from your ipod get the posh docks that cost around 300, they are much better in terms of raw sound quality. On the other hand I've tried docks at about 200 that sound similar or worse than this...and all they do is dock your iPod. If you are concerned with sound quality go and listen in John Lewis and compare it to a range of devices.

Overall?
An excellent product. Looks and sounds great.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
We spent a lot of money on our Pure Avanti Flow. We did not use it excessively and it went dead after a couple of years and cost us 100 to get fixed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality
Very pleased with purchase. Top quality sound. Very good value for money. As good as sound systems costing considerably more to buy.
Published 5 months ago by Don Langford
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy
I have had this 4 years only, and it's packed up. I have had a Panasonic portable for 50 years, and is still working fine. So much for technology
Published 5 months ago by J. Crow
1.0 out of 5 stars Failed after four years - not good enough for premium product
Have enjoyed using the Avanti Flow for four years although have been constantly frustrated with the Internet side of its functionality. Great sound. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Milton Mole
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 probs
Bought a new computer and it came with windows 8.

When streaming music through the flow it finds the name of the song but never plays it.
Published 9 months ago by 123review
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite toy!
Thanks to Comet closing down I managed to get this item at a very low price, impulse buy of course for which I was severely reprimanded by my then 11 year old daughter. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Beefy39
1.0 out of 5 stars LCD Screen Fail - Total
I bought this exceptional product some time ago. I used it all the time. It was superb. Then...the LCD screen began to fade. I couldn't see which station I wanted to listen to. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Phil Good
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy if you want it to last more than 3 years
We bought this product 3 years ago and over the weekend it packed up. There was no power to the unit. Read more
Published 10 months ago by GWA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great customer service from Pure & great products
Have always really liked the unit since purchased in late 2010. Unfortunately, it broke down and totally failed a month or so back. Read more
Published 13 months ago by PK
5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased
I was really impressed with the quick delivery and the sound quality of the radio and i now have earphones so I can now hear the radio when my partner is watching the tv.
Published 14 months ago by Bruce F Whyte
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