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Pure Evoke-1 DAB Radio
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|Colour||—||Oak||White||SILVER AND PINE EFFECT||Black||black|
|Item Dimensions||—||11.5 x 12 x 18 cm||14 x 25 x 14 cm||—||18 x 5.5 x 10.5 cm||20.2 x 7 x 14 cm|
|Item Weight||—||0.93 kg||0.5 kg||499 grams||350 grams||0.58 kg|
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The Pure Evoke-1 DAB radio from PURE Digital delivers crystal-clear digital audio along with all the benefits that DAB radio has to offer including fast auto-tuning and 2-line LCD display.
The first thing you notice about the Evoke-1 is how well-built it is. The stylish Maplewood casing with pearlescent white and silver facia is very sturdy and designed to take a few knocks. Although the Evoke-1 looks like a portable radio, it is powered by a mains adapter and features stereo line-out, headphones and external speaker sockets in the back of the unit.
Setting up the radio is so easy, a child could do it. When you first turn on the radio, the player will automatically tune in to any available stations. The Evoke-1 features a green backlit two-line LCD display on the front of the unit which displays the station name as well as additional information sent from the radio station such as current track info and contact details. Selecting a station is very easy, simply turn the tune dial until the station you want appears by name on the screen and then press the tune dial. The six preset buttons come in handy as it can save time switching between favourite stations. The LCD display is used for displaying station frequency details and the date and time. The only bad thing about the LCD screen is that the viewing angle is very small and so is best viewed face-on.
Where DAB radio excels over conventional AM/FM radios is in the quality of the audio, and the Evoke-1 doesn't disappoint. When the signal strength is good, the sound is brilliant. We found that the signal strength varied depending on where we placed the unit--the higher in the house the radio was placed, the better the signal strength. When the signal strength was low, there is some audio distortion-but this is no fault of the radio. The telescopic antenna can be easily removed and replaced with a more powerful external aerial if you find the signal strength too weak in your area.
The Pure Evoke-1 is a great radio that sounds as good as it looks. The sound output from the internal speaker is superb, and the lack of a second speaker isn't really an issue as the audio-out capabilities enable it to be plugged directly into an external amplifier or hi-fi. Whether you use it in the kitchen, in the study or on your desk as work, the Pure Evoke-1 is a top-quality product that really shows off the benefits of DAB radio. --Martin Snelling
From PURE Digital, the worlds leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios and tuners comes EVOKE-1, an affordable, portable digital radio that can be enjoyed by everyone. EVOKE-1s stylish retro design recalls radios of old, but inside is the very latest third-generation DAB digital radio technology, giving you interference-free radio and unique DAB features at an affordable price.
EVOKE-1 features a digital display showing the scrolling track titles, artists names and programme details provided by broadcasters. And, being a DAB digital radio, it provides an explosion of choice, with a wide variety of stations to suit every taste and mood.
The stylish, mains-powered EVOKE-1 is the perfect addition to any home or office, delivering highly detailed, digital quality sound without the hiss, crackle and fade of AM/FM broadcasts.
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The down side... well it's only mains powered so I'm not sure it counts as a true "portable", and personally I would like to have had a dimmer on the display (which tends to light the whole room up at night), but that's about it really.
The Evoke was one of the first in the market and it is now available in a variety of packages (you can get versions with additional speakers, different finishes and alarm clocks added etc etc), and with a bit of shopping around you can find some very competitive deals now. Whichever way you cut it you will be able to find cheaper DAB receivers, and ones with more features for the money, but for me... I'll stick with the Evoke any day!
The sound quality is amazing, for such a small unit. I have also purchased an extension speaker for mine, so as to get true stereo sound. It plays virtually all day long, every day in our house. The build quality is also excellent, & people comment on its good looks & contempory styling. If you're thinking of buying a DAB radio, get one of these. You couldn't find better.
plug-type power supply with a long DC lead. Unlike previous previous radios you can move it, because you don't need to juggle the aerial everytime.
Amazingly simple to use/tune/setup. I'd like more than 6 presets though.
Best DAB station BBC7 (Old comedy, series etc)
A minute after getting it out of the box I had it set up and tuned in - it really is that easy. It looks good, solidly built and stylish, my only niggle being that the two knobs on the front are a little fiddly for my large fingers!
There were a large number of stations to select from (although this will vary according to area)and storing them in the presets was simple. The display on the front shows station details and other information.
The sound quality was outstanding - the ported enclosure produces a solid bass remarkable for such a small speaker and offers high quality reproduction of both classical and rock music. Overall Five Stars.
When you turn it on for the first time, it tunes itself in automatically to all the DAB stations it can receive and stores them in alphabetical order. This process takes about 10 seconds, and never has to be done again. Then you can scroll through them by reading off the screen (which contains two clear lines of information), moving to whichever one you want. There are 6 pre-sets, where you can store your favourite programmes, and each one takes 2 seconds to set.
The sound quality is astonishing, even though you know it is digital and thus expect it to be without hiss, crackle or other interference. There is that almost indefinable fullness of sound which you get with the very best radios, a sound which evokes (for me) the depth of tone which came from expensive radiograms I recall from my childhood. For a radio with a single 3" speaker, it has to be heard to be believed, and if you live in a good reception area all the programmes you listen to will be of this same top sound quality.
There is the opportunity to add another speaker and get stereo, but I wouldn't recommend this partly because it seems to spoil the perfect styling of the original. Indeed, I would urge you not to consider the other variants - the Pure Evoke-2 is too big, and the other competition (from Sony, Grundig and Roberts) has somehow failed to hit the spot with its similar retro styling. It's as if the other manufacturers have realised that they are competing against something which is from the moment you see it an unmistakeable design classic.
For under £90.00, it's hard to imagine that you could get more for your money. Once you have turned on to DAB, you know that something truly revolutionary has happened to radio, and the Pure Evoke-1 is a triumphant marriage of form and function. Make yourself an excuse to buy one now. Better still, buy two and never take one out of its box, but keep it for your grandchildren to enjoy.
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