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Pure Elan II Portable Stereo DAB/FM Radio

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  • Twin 3" drive units for high-quality stereo sound
  • Pause and rewind live digital radio for up to 15 minutes
  • Adjustable bass and treble
  • Connect an iPod or MP3 player via aux-in
  • Takes an optional ChargePAK C6L for hours of portable listening
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 28 x 16.1 cm ; 1.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-61399
  • ASIN: B003HASXUE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Aug. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,513 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

The Pure Élan II combines the latest features like digital radio pause and rewind (for up to 15 minutes), with quality construction and a traditional design with a modern twist.

With its black satin-touch finish, anodised aluminium fascia, turned aluminium controls and chromed handle with rubberized grip, Élan II looks the part and with its 3" full range stereo speakers it sounds fantastic too, whether you want to tune in to your favourite radio stations or plug in your iPod/MP3 player.

Élan II is packed with features including adjustable bass and treble, a kitchen countdown timer, easy-to-use tone or radio alarm, sleep timer and an auto-dimming OLED display for superior contrast and improved readability.

And if you want to take Élan II out and about, just fit an optional ChargePAK C6L rechargeable battery pack or standard C Cell batteries for hours of portable listening.

textSCAN allows you to pause and control scrolling text from participating broadcasters – great if you want to catch the title of a track, note down a competition phone number or rewind to catch a news item (subject to station availability). Élan II also has adjustable bass and treble control so you can adjust the sound to suit your preference.

Box Contains

Élan II
Power supply
Quick start guide
2 year warranty

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Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Parsley on 1 Mar. 2011
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Pro's - Great DAB radio at a resonable price. Nice design and finish, best of all a great sound with seperate bass and treble controls. Clear display, simple to use, auxilary input for your MP3 etc if required, battery or mains powered.

Cons - Perhaps I've been unlucky, but the first of these great radios I received stopped playing after a couple of days. Everything else worked but no sound! Sent it back for an exchange and received the replacement within three days, thanks Amazon! Everything went well with the replacement until the display stopped working, again after only a couple of days! This one went back too but for a refund!

If it hadn't been for the reliability issues of two seperate radios I would have given The Pure 5 stars. I didn't bother contacting Pure over these issues as the radios were so new and Amazon gave such easy and hassle free service both on the exchange and refund.

Do try this radio. You won't be disappointed by either the sound quality or cosmetic appearance, but from my experience be prepared to check out Amozon's return service.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Percypl on 10 Nov. 2011
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Having read the reviews on Amazon, I thought I'd replace my old Pure Elan with a brand new model. Unfortunately, although it looks nice and sounds nice, it simply can't find the DAB stations that its predecessor had no problems with. I tested it by placing it right next to the old radio and trying to tune in a preset: the old radio worked fine; the new one simply said "station unavailable". Since I listen to these a lot, it turned out to be a big problem and I've sadly had to return it. PS I've since checked on the Which website and discovered various reviewers saying exactly the same thing. My advice, in short, is apply caution before you purchase!
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84 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Big F on 5 Nov. 2010
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I'll start by saying that I like this radio. I needed a new radio to replace my aging FM set and looked at the specs and reviews of many makes and models. I eventually narrowed my search down to Pure and then just needed to select which model. I quite liked the look of the Evoke Flow but it sounded (to me) to have a little too much bass and seemed quite expensive for a mono radio with no tone controls, and quite honestly I don't think I would have used the Internet radio side of it much anyway. None of the Pure single speaker models seem to have any form of bass and treble adjustment, no equaliser presets, not even a simple 'tone' control and so I decided on a stereo model. After nearly settling on the rather expensive Evoke 3 I saw the Elan II on sale for less than half the price of the Evoke 3 and despite the Evoke's extra features (such as the 'record to SD card' and remote control) the Elan seemed to good to ignore. So I bought it!

The Elan II measures about 280 x 160 x 90 mm (without the aerial extended) that's 11 x 6.5 x 3.5 about inches to us older folk. It has a rubberised sort of finish which feels nice but is rather prone to show greasy finger marks. The two main dials are turned aluminium and have a clicky feel as you turn then. The left one adjusts the volume and can be pushed down to mute the sound. Turning the right hand one scrolls through the available stations. Pressing the knob down selects the station. This same knob is also used for scrolling through and selecting options after pressing the 'menu' button. Between the two main knobs is a three line LCD display. This is clear to read in any lighting conditions from bright sunlight to complete darkness, (with the backlight on).
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91 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 Nov. 2009
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Spent along time testing out different DABs and i shortlisted the pure evoke and the roberts eco 3 or 4 and the elan II. Alot of people complain about the evokes excessive bass sound, well the elan has a bass/treble adjustment to solve that problem. Basically its the evoke but with better sound control and housed in a different body, it looks quite retro in a old roberts way. Some may find it abit plastic looking buts its solidly made with a metal handle/control panel with the typical easy to use controls.
Favoured this to the Roberts models because they dont have an "input" for playing an ipod through the system, also they dont have an USB slot ( eventually DAB+ will be introduced and we may have to upgrade the radios software).
Overall a great radio - great sound, good looks, appears well made and durable. Makes a great portable DAB when combined with the powerpak.
Not many shops have this in stock if you want to test it out but we found it in Marks and Spencers and where able to test it along side all the other models in this price range.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Call Me Al on 4 Nov. 2011
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Right - it sounds great and its easy to use. It looks great (to me at least) and the controls feel really solid. It has a battery indicator, which is an important feature for me. The pause and rewind is excellent. So what's the problem? Well, my worry, after owning it for just a week, is that it has frozen up on me a couple of times already. That might just be settling in issues, but none of my other DAB's do this. (Apart from a truly appalling Goodman's from a few years back.) And, sometimes the display text lags behind the radio when you change the station. So far a quick unplug sorts all that, but I don't want this to happen too often!
So, I really love it, and I want to keep it forever, but having read some other reviews about freezes and display issues, I'm nervous. Otherwise it was a 5 star!

I am editing my review after a month of ownership and downgrading to 3 stars. The freezing issue became irritating and a replacement did the same thing. And I noticed that it struggles with reception where my various other DABs just don't. I'm disappointed because I love it, but its a flawed machine I'm afraid.
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