Pure EVOKE-1S, Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio - Cherry
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- Digital and FM radio
- Takes an optional ChargePAK E1 for hours of portable listening
- OLED display for superior contrast and improved readability
- Connect an iPod/MP3 player
- Intellitext for on-demand access to stored scrolling text from participating broadcasters
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|This product is designed to work with the digital radio standard in the UK only and is supplied with a UK 3-pin plug. The digital radio is not suitable for use outside of the UK. For all warranty claims, the product must be returned to the manufacturer in the UK, at the sender's cost.|
PURE EVOKE-1S Luxury Portable DAB/FM Radio
Evoke-1S is the third generation of the iconic Evoke family of digital radios, and delivers a host of new features and improvements over its predecessors.
We've added more station presets, an input for your iPod/MP3 player or portable CD, Pure's revolutionary Intellitext and textSCAN, and FM with RDS. The optional in-unit rechargeable ChargePAK gives hours of portable listening between charges, so you can enjoy your favourite stations wherever you want.
A striking new OLED display offers crystal-clear readability from any angle, and manual or automatic brightness control for optimum clarity.
Available in maple or cherry veneer casework. Click here to view larger image
Of course we've kept all of the features that made Evoke-1XT a multiple-award winner, including class-leading audio, an easy-to-use kitchen timer, USB upgradability, an optional stereo speaker and real maple or cherry veneer casework.
- textSCAN to pause and control scrolling text
- Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the light levels in your room
- Dedicated kitchen timer button
- Easy to use tone or radio alarm (mains power only)
- 30 presets (digital or FM)
- Add new features as they become available via USB
Top Customer Reviews
The radio can be powered by AC or a separately available rechargeable battery and can receive Digital or FM broadcasts. It also has a line in socket (for plugging an ipod/MP3 player into) and a line out socket for plugging into a hi-fi as well as a headphone socket. There's also more features on it than I had expected e.g., various display options you can get when in digital mode.
I'd read up quite a bit on digital before I plumped for this and what I'd read had stalled me a bit. First that, surprisingly, the digital broadcast was supposed to be of lesser quality than a normal FM broadcast (if you know about bitrates then FM is equivalent to about 192kbps whereas digital is usually at best 128kbps). The other more worrying thing was that although digital radio has been pushed heavily of late, in fact the UK is out on a limb a bit in that we are using an old digital format (DAB) and most of the rest of the world have gone with the newer DAB+ format which allows a higher broadcasting quality. This may not sound too much of a problem but, yes, you've guessed it, the current DAB radios won't be able to pick up DAB+! It's not clear yet though when the government will decide when we go with the new format, considering how many people have now bought radios on the old format!!Read more ›
Until one of the radios broke....
So I decided to treat myself to DAB and have one with pre-sets so I would only need one radio on the bedside table.
Some of the reviews I read on this site and many others put me off a bit (time display being faulty, lots of bass sound, volume problems, case not fitting properly etc). Also, should I go the whole hog and get the next model up or even the evoke 3 ???
In the end, I thought £77 was worth a punt and that all I wanted was basic radio and a clock on it.
Ordered it Friday, received it today (Saturday) on free super-saver delivery.....
All I can say is, if it helps anyone out there, I have found it staggeringly simple to set up, it sounds great, I live in a valley but am getting 100% digital reception, it looks lovely and I know I'm probably a philistine but to me the sound quality seems just right....not bassy at all, and certainly better than what I was getting on my FM/MW transistor radio.
Hay, I might even treat myself to the battery pack in case I want to take the radio around with me, but at the mo, it's perfect and needs nothing else.
If you're put off by the negative aspects that several people seemed to have mentioned, I'd say risk it if you just want a nice little radio. If you want bells and whistles, maybe buy the next one up.
I like it anyway :)
Good points are:
1. Access to 25 radio stations
2. Sound quality is great. There is no hissing etc even at minimum volume level. A previous review mention there is but I can not hear any DAB interference and I live in a poor FM/TV reception area.
3. Setup is all done automatically e.g. tuning & time setting.
4. FM reception is also great in case your local station does not broadcast DAB.
5. The 'new' display is very clear compared to the previous model.
Not so great points:
1. Slightly too much bass? I think ... :)
2. A separate speaker is required for stereo effect.
3. Quite expensive for just a radio
I am really delighted with this radio as I now have more radio stations to choose from, all of which are perfectly tuned - no more horrible crackling, bad reception & white noise!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I could use a tone control as the sound is very low (and I can still hear higher frequencies).
Bought to replace an Evoke-1. Only snag is that the extension stereo speaker (ST-1) I had is not compatible as Pure changed the mini-plug on the S-1. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lozarithm
Fantastic product at a competitive price. Arrived quicker than anticipated, would purchase from this seller againPublished 2 months ago by Rachel Nicholson
happy with every thing really..product a little scratched , but i bought as used
I thought with a radio that goes on for donkeys years , its not a problem . Read more
great radio superb sound especially with extension speaker would highly recomendPublished 3 months ago by john bibbs