The Pure Evoke-1 DAB radio from PURE Digital delivers crystal-clear digital audio along with all the benefits that DAB radio has to offer including fast auto-tuning and 2-line LCD display.
The first thing you notice about the Evoke-1 is how well-built it is. The stylish Maplewood casing with pearlescent white and silver facia is very sturdy and designed to take a few knocks. Although the Evoke-1 looks like a portable radio, it is powered by a mains adapter and features stereo line-out, headphones and external speaker sockets in the back of the unit.
Setting up the radio is so easy, a child could do it. When you first turn on the radio, the player will automatically tune in to any available stations. The Evoke-1 features a green backlit two-line LCD display on the front of the unit which displays the station name as well as additional information sent from the radio station such as current track info and contact details. Selecting a station is very easy, simply turn the tune dial until the station you want appears by name on the screen and then press the tune dial. The six preset buttons come in handy as it can save time switching between favourite stations. The LCD display is used for displaying station frequency details and the date and time. The only bad thing about the LCD screen is that the viewing angle is very small and so is best viewed face-on.
Where DAB radio excels over conventional AM/FM radios is in the quality of the audio, and the Evoke-1 doesn't disappoint. When the signal strength is good, the sound is brilliant. We found that the signal strength varied depending on where we placed the unit--the higher in the house the radio was placed, the better the signal strength. When the signal strength was low, there is some audio distortion-but this is no fault of the radio. The telescopic antenna can be easily removed and replaced with a more powerful external aerial if you find the signal strength too weak in your area.
The Pure Evoke-1 is a great radio that sounds as good as it looks. The sound output from the internal speaker is superb, and the lack of a second speaker isn't really an issue as the audio-out capabilities enable it to be plugged directly into an external amplifier or hi-fi. Whether you use it in the kitchen, in the study or on your desk as work, the Pure Evoke-1 is a top-quality product that really shows off the benefits of DAB radio. --Martin Snelling
From PURE Digital, the worlds leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios and tuners comes EVOKE-1, an affordable, portable digital radio that can be enjoyed by everyone. EVOKE-1s stylish retro design recalls radios of old, but inside is the very latest third-generation DAB digital radio technology, giving you interference-free radio and unique DAB features at an affordable price.
EVOKE-1 features a digital display showing the scrolling track titles, artists names and programme details provided by broadcasters. And, being a DAB digital radio, it provides an explosion of choice, with a wide variety of stations to suit every taste and mood.
The stylish, mains-powered EVOKE-1 is the perfect addition to any home or office, delivering highly detailed, digital quality sound without the hiss, crackle and fade of AM/FM broadcasts.