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PURE Chronos CD Series II, DAB/FM/CD Stereo Clock Radio - Black

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)


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  • Digital and FM radio
  • Four independent alarm settings, with wake to tone, digital radio, FM or CD options
  • Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
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This product is designed to work with the digital radio standard in the UK only and is supplied with a UK 3-pin plug. The digital radio is not suitable for use outside of the UK. For all warranty claims, the product must be returned to the manufacturer in the UK, at the sender's cost.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 19.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-61928
  • ASIN: B002OOWBVQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

PURE Chronos CD Series II

Chronos CD Series II features a stylish design and impressive audio, from digital radio, FM or CD, thanks to its highly optimized, 2.5" custom-wound speakers and latest digital amplifier.

With lots of easy-to-use bedside features, Chronos CD Series II fits the maximum audio performance into the minimum space. The light sensor automatically adjusts the display brightness and handy front-panel connectors enable you to connect your iPod/MP3 player and to connect headphones. There's also a PowerPort, providing power for handy USB accessories.

The alarms can be set for weekdays, weekends, daily or as one-offs. A handy sleep timer allows you to drop off to your favourite station and the all-important snooze button is easy to find, with an adjustable snooze time for an extra lie-in.

  • Remote control included
  • Pure PowerPort for USB accessories
  • Connect an iPod or MP3 player
  • Plays CD or CD-R/RW
  • RDS support for station name display on FM and RDS scrolling text
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone socket

Box Contains

  • Chronos CD
  • Power supply
  • User guide
  • 2 year warranty.


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pure as can be 12 Dec 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I bought this one for my wife who loves radio 7. It is compact and fits in the corner of the kitchen where it is on from the time she walks into the kitchen in the mornings until she goes to bed at night.
    The CD player on top if it is very usefull as she can play discs whem there is nothing of interest for her on the beeb.
    Might have been nicer to have a wide colour choice but there we go its reproduction quality cannot bee faulted mindull of its size and cost.
    We still have the previous DAB which is a Pure with woody affect which worked very well but I think the tone of the Chronos is slightly better.
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    206 of 210 people found the following review helpful
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    This product has all the features that I would like to see on a clock radio, however the product itself does not live up to the high standard I would expect from a make such as Pure and for the price - 90 up. The first thing i noticed was the noisy mechanism of the CD player. The CD can be heard spinning (clicking) and it is clearly not a high quality feature. Secondly, and more annoyingly, the transformer makes a constant ringing/buzzing noise; this actually woke me up at one point - I thought it was someone's car alarm in the distance. Although this might not be a problem in general, for an alarm clock that is designed to go next to your bed it seems a significant flaw. The radio is good and the alarm works well, but considering the other points I was forced to return it. As few alarm clocks with all these features are available on the market, it is a shame that Pure can't sort out these simple problems.
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    126 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very noisy CD player 19 Feb 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I bought this as an upgrade of the first Pure Chronos CD player which gave up the ghost and I'm sad to say I'm very disappointed with this purchase.

    As a DAB/Alarm it is fine, but as the CD player it is absolutely dreadful. The CD drive when playing disc has an incredibly loud rattle which is audible from across the other side of the room. You really have to ramp up the volume to drown it out - not ideal when you are trying to drift off to sleep.

    I've purchased serveral products from the Pure DAB family over the years, but this time I regret choosing their product.
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    138 of 144 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Small and well-formed piece of kit 1 Jan 2010
    By Henk Beentje TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    Bought this as a replacement for a CD-player with two stand-alone speakers, for my living room. It has a smallish footprint (space it takes up - not carbon!!), one power cable and one antenna-wire. The sound is fine, and quite enough for radio as well as CD - as long as you don't expect it to work for parties where it would have to overcome twenty people talking!
    I have played it at loud volume and there is no distortion.

    I think this was designed for the bedroom, what with the dimming readout-display and the alarm. I have not tried it there. for the living it is fine, except that the remote is so small that it is easy to lose... and my (small) gripe is that while you can charge your iPod via the USB-slot on top, you cannot play it through the same slot. You are supposed to play it through the AUX audio-in slot at the front, which has a hole to receive a plug like the plug on your headphone cable; in other words, you need a cable with *two* plugs like that. I don't have that. But hey, I did not buy it for that purpose. I bought it as a DAB radio, and as a CD player, and it functions very well for those two purposes!
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Noisy CD mech 3 Dec 2010
    By Paulous
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    I've had this for around a week now and my biggest complaint is the noise from the CD mech. I have the unit on a bedside cabinet right next to my head - play a CD at a low-medium volume and the noise is intrusive.

    No real complaints about the other features, DAB and FM reception are both good even with the antenna cable just left to dangle down behind the bedside cabinet.
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    52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars PURE CHRONOS CD ALARM DAB STEREO CLOCK RADIO 10 Jan 2010
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    This was my chosen Christmas gift from my husband as I already had recently bought a PURE Evoke DAB radio for the kitchen and I love the quality. The Chronos does not disappoint. I particularly use and enjoy the sleep function and all aspects of the radio and CD perform very well with excellent sound quality. It is very neat and doesn't take up much room on the bedside cabinet. The LCD display backlight level is adjustable and is not too bright in a darkened room while being easily visible. All in all, I'm very pleased with this item and would recommend it.
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    27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentally flawed as a bedside unit 21 May 2010
    Colour Name:Black
    I purchased this to fulfil the following criterea. A bedside unit that played music from my iphone 3gs, a DAB and FM radio and an alarm that I could use to wake up to a choice of those inputs. The main and for me, deal breaking problem, is that the volume is digitally incremental and the minimum volume is FAR too loud for listening to at night. Added to this is the fact that the display is too bright on its lowest setting.
    Another annoying problem is that, to get any of the buttons on the front to work, including pushing the main button, you have to push hard enough for the unit to move away from you on each press of a button. Add to this the fact that the buttons are completely flush and black with no texture so they can't be seen in the dark and you end up with something that simply isn't practical for the purpose that its marketed for.
    Good points, it works fine with the 3gs and receives calls, no annoying incompatibility warning messages and charges it of course. It sounds good for its size and its a perfect size for a bedside unit. Sadly, I've had to send it back to Amazon as not fit for purpose.
    I'm now looking at the Sirocco pure 150, which is a hifi, so bigger than I wanted and not marketed as a bedside unit. I've tested it. It works fine with the 3gs, has a dab and fm radio, looks like it has a nice dim but clear clock and the volume will go down to zero with no discrete steps. In short, I think the chrono would be ok in other rooms such as a kitchen, although I still don't like the flush buttons that, because the unit is too light, means you push it away from you but it's a no from me for bedroom use.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Love it so pleased i bought it.
    Published 17 hours ago by Fiona Ross
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased with it
    Really pleased with it. Sits snugly in the corner of my kitchen work surface and has good quality sound for its size.
    Published 1 day ago by Mrs M Webb
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    perfect
    Published 2 days ago by Sylvia Airey
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Chronus
    Previous reviews nearly turned me away from this product, however I decided to make my own decision and ordered this from Amazon, so glad I did. Read more
    Published 6 days ago by Mjw
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    super product. Exceptional sound and grea\t features
    Published 13 days ago by M. Loucks
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    My wife loves it.
    Published 17 days ago by R. J. White
    4.0 out of 5 stars Neat Sterio/clock radio
    I've found this to be very good. It takes about half an hour to complete the initial set-up but good to look at and am pleased with the item
    Published 1 month ago by prettypat
    5.0 out of 5 stars Neat, great sound using in kitchen - music while I cook!
    Had problems in kitchen with other radios not picking up signal but this one is much better, could have done with a longer aerial but works well with the stations I wanted and... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Sarah Judith Clook
    5.0 out of 5 stars It arrived the next day!
    Fantastic service: I ordered it in the morning yesterday and here it is today and packaged beautifully. It is a gift and I am proud to be giving it. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Mike Greenway
    4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Chronos Series II
    Surprisingly good sound quality from a small unit. The only downside is that the CD player mechanism can be heard working which is annoying on very quiet music but that really... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by D. Maris
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