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1.0 out of 5 stars Pay A Lot, Get A Little., 21 May 2014
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Its a sad fact of life that when you pay a lot sometimes you get very little in return. This very expensive radio and additional expensive battery only picks up faint DAB signals in the kitchen and sounds very much like Norman Collyers' faulty microphone routine. Its DAB picks up nothing in my front room from ANY BBC local or national station which is where it was intended for use. The FM reception isn't much better either. Again, its not too clever at reception in the front room either and for BBC Radio 2,3 or 4, it crackles static like its having problems homing in on the signal but at least the FM picks up a few stations so its better than nothing there. It works a little in the kitchen but the crackles and static don't make for good listening. How about the internet then? I have a brand new BT Home Hub 5 router with fibre optic broadband and a download speed of 76mbps. I tuned it to BBC Radio Lincolnshire with each device about three feet apart. The signal lasted barely three minutes before it cut out. Yet both the router signal and broadcast receiving signal are at full strength. I reset it a couple of times and changed the station to no avail. It still cuts out every few minutes making resetting it every time a pain. I have a very old and very small hand-held Sony ICF-S22 which is considerably smaller than the Pure Evoke. I can get BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 on it easily and it works in my front room. My advice is if you live a radio dead-spot like I do in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and like me live in a bungalow - and sadly surrounded on all side by either houses or businesses like I am - then this radio is all show over substance and is essentially a waste of money unlike my ancient Sony ICF-S22 which is all substance over show. I'm keeping the radio in the vain hope one day that someone somewhere at the BBC might put a booster transmitter near south Lincolnshire, but I'll not cross my fingers. I advice to not buy this radio if you live in such a radio dead-spot.
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Initial post: 22 May 2014 10:36:12 BDT
Pure Listens says:
Hi, Pure here,

Sorry to hear you are having issues with your radio, it sounds like you could have a faulty unit with poor RF performance. Would it be possible for you to contact the Pure Support department to organise a replacement?

Many thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2014 19:16:27 BDT
Thank you for your comment. I will contact the Pure Support department on Friday.
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