- Product Dimensions: 11 x 21 x 17.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 2 Kg
- Item model number: VL-61368
- ASIN: B000VKGGXE
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2006
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (305 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,886 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Pure EVOKE-1S, Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio - Cherry
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- Digital and FM radio
- Takes an optional ChargePAK E1 for hours of portable listening
- OLED display for superior contrast and improved readability
- Connect an iPod/MP3 player
- Intellitext for on-demand access to stored scrolling text from participating broadcasters
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PURE EVOKE-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio
Evoke-1S is the third generation of the iconic Evoke family of digital radios, and delivers a host of new features and improvements over its predecessors.
We've added more station presets, an input for your iPod/MP3 player or portable CD, Pure's revolutionary Intellitext and textSCAN, and FM with RDS. The optional in-unit rechargeable ChargePAK gives hours of portable listening between charges, so you can enjoy your favourite stations wherever you want.
A striking new OLED display offers crystal-clear readability from any angle, and manual or automatic brightness control for optimum clarity.
Available in maple or cherry veneer casework. Click here to view larger image
Of course we've kept all of the features that made Evoke-1XT a multiple-award winner, including class-leading audio, an easy-to-use kitchen timer, USB upgradability, an optional stereo speaker and real maple or cherry veneer casework.
- textSCAN to pause and control scrolling text
- Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
- Dedicated kitchen timer button
- Easy to use tone or radio alarm (mains power only)
- 30 presets (digital or FM)
- Add new features as they become available via USB
Top Customer Reviews
The radio can be powered by AC or a separately available rechargeable battery and can receive Digital or FM broadcasts. It also has a line in socket (for plugging an ipod/MP3 player into) and a line out socket for plugging into a hi-fi as well as a headphone socket. There's also more features on it than I had expected e.g., various display options you can get when in digital mode.
I'd read up quite a bit on digital before I plumped for this and what I'd read had stalled me a bit. First that, surprisingly, the digital broadcast was supposed to be of lesser quality than a normal FM broadcast (if you know about bitrates then FM is equivalent to about 192kbps whereas digital is usually at best 128kbps). The other more worrying thing was that although digital radio has been pushed heavily of late, in fact the UK is out on a limb a bit in that we are using an old digital format (DAB) and most of the rest of the world have gone with the newer DAB+ format which allows a higher broadcasting quality. This may not sound too much of a problem but, yes, you've guessed it, the current DAB radios won't be able to pick up DAB+! It's not clear yet though when the government will decide when we go with the new format, considering how many people have now bought radios on the old format!!Read more ›
Until one of the radios broke....
So I decided to treat myself to DAB and have one with pre-sets so I would only need one radio on the bedside table.
Some of the reviews I read on this site and many others put me off a bit (time display being faulty, lots of bass sound, volume problems, case not fitting properly etc). Also, should I go the whole hog and get the next model up or even the evoke 3 ???
In the end, I thought £77 was worth a punt and that all I wanted was basic radio and a clock on it.
Ordered it Friday, received it today (Saturday) on free super-saver delivery.....
All I can say is, if it helps anyone out there, I have found it staggeringly simple to set up, it sounds great, I live in a valley but am getting 100% digital reception, it looks lovely and I know I'm probably a philistine but to me the sound quality seems just right....not bassy at all, and certainly better than what I was getting on my FM/MW transistor radio.
Hay, I might even treat myself to the battery pack in case I want to take the radio around with me, but at the mo, it's perfect and needs nothing else.
If you're put off by the negative aspects that several people seemed to have mentioned, I'd say risk it if you just want a nice little radio. If you want bells and whistles, maybe buy the next one up.
I like it anyway :)
I am really delighted with this radio as I now have more radio stations to choose from, all of which are perfectly tuned - no more horrible crackling, bad reception & white noise!!!
It's really great. I turn it on as soon as I wake up, carry it into the bathroom, then upstairs for breakfast. Listen to it beside the computer, in bed, in the park, it's been such a little boost to my life with its multitude of channels, great sound quality, portability and ease of use.
OK, it's just a handy little radio, but still I love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Solidly built terrific little radio. Big fan of DAB radios and PURE seem to do them as well as anyone, in my experience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chunky Monkey
Excellent product. Looks brand new considering it is refurbished. Well worth money.Published 2 months ago by Harrowman
I have been looking for one of these for a while and was delighted when it appeared on the Amazon site. Knowing it was properly refurbished gave me great peace of mind.Published 3 months ago by Alex Rutherford