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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile upgrade, 5 Feb. 2006
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This review is from: Pure XT-1 Auxililary Speaker for Evoke-1XT Maple Finish (Electronics)
One of the drawbacks of the pure evoke 1 and tempus 1 radios is that they are mono only out of the box. The evoke 2 is stereo but costs a lot more. However pure sell this additional speaker that turns your pure radio into a stereo device.
Its a worthwhile upgrade, the sound is far less compressed and there's a lot more space in stereo. At low to moderate volumes the sound quality is very good, with a suprising amount of bass and clear speech. The sound can sometimes be a bit forward for anyone used to the SOFT sound of an FM tuner, and on some stations its a bit bubbly (the top end sounds like the singer is underwater) but thats the fault of the broadcasting of some stations not this unit.
Like other reviewers I would say that the sound is good, but not as clean as through a hifi. But then my hifi speakers are about 6 times as big as these so what do you expect! Don't put them more than 1 metre apart or there will be a hole in the middle effect.
If you haven't got the space for a hifi or its used as a kitchen or bedroom radio its well worth the £30 extra cost.
But if its in somewhere near a hifi, you'll be amazed at the quality of the siginal through the hifi speakers and might not need the extra upgrade. I actually found the hifi quality was superior to apples itunes ran through the PC.
Mine also matches perfectly and looks like a quality product with its real wood cherry finish.
Finally I'm not sure what the difference between XT-1 and ST-1 are. I'm using a tempus and it works fine with the XT-1 speaker which was the only one in stock at the time.
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Initial post: 19 May 2008 03:31:47 BDT
According to Russ Andrews, Hi-Fi guru, the hole in the middle worry about speakers being too far apart is a peculiar and bafflingly persistent myth, and in my 15 year experience with musical reproduction, I also agree - one should put stereo speakers as far apart as possible, the image simply becomes deeper and more holographic, with voices and studio discussions spread out before you.
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