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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
I added this to my existing hi-fi in my living room. I already have the Pure One Flow radio in the kitchen and have been using the Pure Connect app for sometime now, including subscribing to their Blue Music subscription package for unlimited streaming of music from their version of Spotify (£4.99 per month - no ads).

Set up was extremely easy. Out of the box,...
Published 15 months ago by R. Johnstone

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ask yourself if you need wifi connectivity, or can you settle for bluetooth only?
This product by reputable producer of audtio equipment, Pure allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet (ios or android) to your existing audio system by wifi. It also allows connection of compatible devices by bluetooth.
I'm quite a techie and can usually get new gadgets up and running first time through when following the instructions, but the instructions...
Published 15 months ago by EllyBlue


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 2 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Pure Jongo A2 Wireless Hi-Fi Adapter with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - Piano (Electronics)
I added this to my existing hi-fi in my living room. I already have the Pure One Flow radio in the kitchen and have been using the Pure Connect app for sometime now, including subscribing to their Blue Music subscription package for unlimited streaming of music from their version of Spotify (£4.99 per month - no ads).

Set up was extremely easy. Out of the box, connected to the hi-fi using the supplied RCA phono to phono cable and it was good to go. Booting up my mac, I logged on to it by selecting it's wifi network which then opened a browser window and allowed me to connect it to my existing router and broadband connection. Once this was done - it was simplicity itself to use. It of course works seamlessly as a multi room player in the Pure Connect app, switching between either the Pure One Flow in the kitchen, or the A2 in the living room was simple and easy to do. Yes, the app isn't the most intuitive app I've ever used, but once you understand it's layout, it's well featured and stable.

I'm so impressed, I will be adding another Jongo speaker soon. My only slightly moan about this system is that you cannot stream different tracks to different rooms / speakers. You can only link one or more speakers together for one track. Of course, this is where Sonos scores over the Jongo system, but then again, Sonos is considerably more expensive.

If you're not wanting to subscribe to access the Pure Music system, then the free on demand podcasts and catch up radio, not to mention the internet radio aspect is superb. Additionally, any music stored on your iOS or Android device is easily streamed to the network players.

It will not stream from a NAS storage system - again, another slight downside against the Sonos system, but then again, Pure do not make this claim. You are ring fenced into Pure's ecosystem by using their app, but that is not surprising.

Another bonus is the built in bluetooth capability. Being able to wirelessly send bluetooth audio to my living room stereo is a bonus. Of course, it's expensive if that's all you plan on doing with the device, but look at it as an added bonus to the wifi networking capability and multi-room audio ecosystem of the Jongo network and you're quids in basically. Additionally, you can send audio via airplay from the app (forgetting the Jongo speakers - so the app will allow streaming to airplay compatible devices - but I must be clear, the speakers ARE NOT airplay compatible).

Well made, as you'd expect, supplied with basic RCA cables and a power supply - you really can't ask too much more of a £99.00 device.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ask yourself if you need wifi connectivity, or can you settle for bluetooth only?, 21 Sep 2013
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This product by reputable producer of audtio equipment, Pure allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet (ios or android) to your existing audio system by wifi. It also allows connection of compatible devices by bluetooth.
I'm quite a techie and can usually get new gadgets up and running first time through when following the instructions, but the instructions supplied with this product were not terribly clear, and it took several attempts to get it right. Firstly, you have to set the Jongo up as a wifi hotspot, and then, via the browser on your phone or tablet, connect it to your home wifi. You only need to do this once when you first set up a Jongo in your home. Apparently, it's easier to set up additional Jongo devices if you are setting up a multi-room system because they'll copy the settings from the first one - but since I've only got one here (and am unlikely to purchase another), I can't confirm this. To use the wifi set up, you need to use the Pure Connect app which is a free download from the App Store/Google Play store. You then have access to lots of podcasts etc as well as the music which is stored on your device. To start with, I had trouble getting sound from the app to run through the jongo/hifi. The instructions don't make it clear that you need to connect the two through the app. But persistence paid off and we got there in the end. So, I now have music playing over wifi from my android phone to my hifi. So the product works. A big problem with it for me though is that I don't keep all my music on my phone or tablet. I use Amazon MP3 and Google Play music to stream things stored in the cloud, and the Pure Connect app can't access this, and therefore, when I'm in the cloud, the wifi connection is redundant.
The Jongo also acts as a bluetooth adapter if you just want to use it in one room. This worked well and set up was straightforward. Also, in bluetooth mode, you can stream music from Google Play etc.
Before you buy this product, check that you really need the wifi connectivity and that you are happy to use the Pure Connect app. If you just want a bluetooth adapter for your existing hifi, then there are smaller and cheaper products than this one on the market. For example, take a look at Aves Mercury Bluetooth Music Receiver which is much smaller and costs less money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not so good, 3 Jan 2014
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It went well in the beginning, managed to set up the A2 wifi and connected the Android device to it. However the connection did not last long. Tired for hours to reconnect, using other devices and resetting the unit but with no success. It should be plug and play but this unit refused to play nice. returned to Amazon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome idea, great bit of kit, 6 Oct 2013
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Upstairs I have a hi-fi system from the 90s that had been gathering dust. Then this little beauty (the Pure Jongo A2 Wireless adapter)comes along and brings the hifi back to life for the digital age. Amazing bit of kit, easy to fit and install, comes with the phono cable that all those old hifi units had and two booklets with step by step instructions, plus mains plugs. If you do have an old analogue system that you love this may be the solution to upgrade it. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If it was just a bluetooth speaker it would have been 5 stars......, 22 Sep 2013
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The Pure Jongo is very good....eventually...but is a bit of a mixed experience...
In the box you get the Jongo, cables for the hi fi, a plug and lead and instructions.....

It is a very good looking piece of kit....matt black with a light....

So why a mixed experience?....WELL...setting up bluetooth is really easy and straight forward...setting up the wi fi is NOT.....

The Jongo started to bluetooth to my iPhone and iPod immediately....easy....you can then play whatever is on these devices through the stereo...excellent....

BUT THE WI FI???!!!! Not easy to set up....you have to press the button on the top and on the bottom at the same time.... you also have to have your wi fi key and the ability to press the WPS button on your router helps....Eventually after about 10 tries it set up....
HOW???I'm not sure!......
I think it was luck really....the Jongo will update software over wi fi too and I think it has now done this as it is playing more readily and dropping out less....BUT WHO KNOWS!!!

So

PROS
1. Excellent at bluetooth connection
2. Looks good
3. Small unit
4. Sounds excellent
5. You can play internet radio through it....when you get it to work...you can just use bluetooth for this though an play via an iPod...
6. You can bluetooth from Amazon Cloud to it...
7. Once set up it works really well on wi fi.

CONS
1. Wi fi is difficult to set up
2. At first it dropped out a lot...but as the day has gone on this has improved....
3. You need an iPod or iPhone etc to control it...it will work with Android devices to.
4. The instructions seem a bit wrong?? I used the Pure website to help....look in the FAQ's on this device....
5. There is a video setup to watch online but i couldn't get it to work.
6. The app is clunky....on my iPhone it won't let me log in?? but it will on my iPod....even when I log out of the iPod it won't let me log in on the iPhone...
7. The app is also clunky to use....try it and see....its free in the app store...

BUT....OVERALL.....it sounds great and is now working well....you will just have to persevere and keep trying if the wi fi aspect doesn't work at first.....I think its the way it sets up its own network....seems to confuse your own wi fi network???

Anyway....so four stars but thats mainly because the bluetooth is great....I know it will also attach to other Jongo speakers but I think thats via wi fi???You can connect one speaker via bluetooth but I think that means that I have as I have attached it to a hi fi system....

So....good but maybe the instructions need to be clearer or the wi fi setup needs to improve...However, as stated bluetooth is excellent and once set up so is the Jongo....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, Badly Let Down by Instruction Guide, 19 Nov 2014
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This review is from: Pure Jongo A2 Wireless Hi-Fi Adapter with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - Piano (Electronics)
I have a niceish CD/FM/DAB/USB system I bought on E-Bay six years ago. I thought of upgrading it a few months ago, when I realised I hadn't played a CD for years and that I mostly listened either to Radio 3 or to MP3 files played from a memory stick. I thought of something swish and expensive. Then I read about this. It helped that the device was advertised as British - though assembled in China - which tugged on my patriotic instinct.

The advantages of the device are that is was cheap, and easy to plug into my music system, and that I can stream the whole of my vast music collection straight from hard disk on the computer upstairs to my existing system, and control it via the notebook computer here in my writing room. A further advantage is that, if I ever buy something old but very grand from the 1980s, I shall be able to plug this in there as well.

The disadvantage is that you might as well put the instruction guide straight into the paper recycling box along with the packaging. I'm no fool with IT, but this left me scratching my head. I found it was easy to connect via Bluetooth to my mobile telephone, and to play music files from there. But, though I can get it to show on my notebook computer, I still can't get the device to work with Windows 7.

For using it with the wireless network, I eventually puzzled out this procedure:

Get someone to press the WPS button on your router at the same time as you press the WPS button on the bottom of this device.

The red light then flashes green, and then turns green.

Follow these instructions from Microsoft to enable streaming: [...]

That's it. I haven't yet shut down for the night and checked to see if it works the next morning. But the sound is wonderful. As said, I will eventually find something top of the range from the past that has no USB input, and that may not even play CDs, but that has phono inputs, and I shall be able to turn it into a modern streaming audio system.

I feel almost guilty to give it only three stars. On the other hand, there are only so many hours in my lifetime, and spending one of them on getting something to work that should have worked out of the box is rather poor in this day and age.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money., 23 July 2014
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This is possibly one of the worst pieces of tech that I have ever purchased. Looks great all boxed up, but from the minute I tried to set it up, it was nothing but a series of frustrations. To summarise;

- The Pure Connect app is required to control your music. Sounds easy, but currently the app is crashing after 2 seconds if you use the "connect using Facebook" option. Multiple people are reporting this via the App store but that made no difference to me today.

- You can alternatively register a Pure Connect account and use your email to log in, that is if you can get the app to stay open long enough, or find the place to register an account online via an alternative device. This took 2 attempts. I'm still waiting on the first email verification link to arrive. The 2nd email registered took approx 30 mins to arrive and I was now into my third hour of trying to get this thing to work. Highly frustrated.

- The device did recognise my devices eventually, but it won't read any Apple files or mp3s. It recognised that a laptop was online but kept on displaying "no files", despite 500gb of music.

Don't waste your money. I'm returning mine for a refund.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper and more flexible than the leading competitors, 14 Nov 2014
Quite simple really - I wanted a bluetooth adapter (primarily) that I could rename to something like LIVINGROOM to emulate a £300+ Sonos system, but using my already very capable hifi system. The Jongo A2 didn't disappoint.
Setup using my iPod was a bit of a faff, and I couldn't reliably connect to it through WiFi initially, getting various server issues and network not found errors...after several attempts, bluetooth (which works out of the box if that's all your interested in) pairing on my phone kept dropping out. Left it overnight and it found a firmware update - so must have been connected to the network ok - since then it's been great.
Far cheaper than other systems ...the only problem is now I have one, I want more!
NB- you can stream different music to different adapters/speakers, but I imagine you would have to WiFi some via the Pure Connect app and direct bluetooth others. Provided all your music isn't accessed from a single device, different music in each room should be possible if that's what you're after.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JONGO A2 + PHILIPS SOUND BAR = GREAT HIFI AND HOME CINEMA IN ONE, 16 Mar 2014
Bought this Jongo adapter and a Philips sound bar (with aux input) and I'm really very pleased at the system I got for £180. For comparison the Sonos sound bar is £599, and that doesn't have the option of using the Pure Connect service which lets you stream the vast majority of music for £5 / month.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good enough, 25 Jan 2014
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Only works 90% of the time, so one in ten times the music cuts out, or the app can't connect to my desktop etc. etc. Also WiFi receiver is very weak (ie it can't connect to house wireless even though phone in same place can)

Very disapointing
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