Product Type: Pure portable radios
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Pure Chronos CD Series II
Member Name: pamplem0usse
Pure Chronos CD Series II
Advantages: Sleek and unobtrusive, with excellent sound quality
Disadvantages: Irritating black wiring, small buttons, no iPod Dock
A stylish prism-shaped CD/DAB Radio (though bizarrely marketed as a radio - alarm clock, somewhat short selling the product) complete with remote control.
As with all PURE products this CD player has a touch of style about it. Taking up a relatively small footprint (see below) given its design for the bedside table (again - odd given the presence of a remote) it neatly sits on a shelf in my baby's nursery (more for my listening pleasure than his). We have the glossy white model (it's also available in black).
The CD deck and opening button are on top of the radio, control panel down the side of the prism, with a speaker on each side. The buttons on the control panel can be a bit fiddly (they're relatively small) and provide options for Volume/Presets/Menu/Source/Statistics/Alarm/Sleep/ Standby. Headphone inlet and speaker outlet sockets are also mounted on this part of the player (which also has a handy USB port around the back, for upgrades and connecting with your iPod). All of this is capped off by a central tuning knob and a digital display which is light sensitive, allowing use at all times of day.
My only criticism (apart from button size) of its appearance is the black wire and power socket that comes with this (and seemingly all Pure products). It doesn't look great trailing down my wall: surely white wiring would be less obtrusive (as Apple realised when designing their iPod headphones).
1. Excellent sound quality
2. Good reception
3. Useful presets
4. Alarm function
5. Eco credentials - consumes less than 1W power in standby and 3.5W while active.
1. No iPod dock.
2. Black wires stand out
3. Small buttons
Dimensions: H125 x W195 x D185mm
LCD display: 16 x 2 character LCD display, large clock and feature icons, light sensor
Frequency ranges: DAB Band III 174-240 MHz, FM 87.5-108 MHz
Speakers: 2 x 5W custom-tuned 2.5" speakers
Input connectors: 9V DC power adapter socket. 3.5mm Aux in socket. USB connection (Mini-B type) for product upgrades only
Output connectors: 3.5mm stereo output for headphones. PowerPort for compatible USB accessories. (5V, max 500mA)
Presets: 15 DAB and 15 FM presets
Remote: Infrared remote control
Aerial: Wire aerial attached
Mains power supply: 100-240V AC to 9V (1.5A) DC external power adapter (supplied)
Approvals: CE marked. Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives ( 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC)
Four independent alarm settings, with wake to tone, DAB, FM or CD options
Light sensor adjusts the display brightness to suit the ambient light in your room
Remote control included
PURE PowerPort for USB accessories
Connect an iPod or MP3 player and play directly through the stereo speakers
Plays CD or CD-R/RW
textSCANTM - pause and control scrolling text
RDS support for station name display on FM and RDS scrolling text
Listen through headphones or connect the headphone output to your stereo and use as a DAB tuner
Summary: Worth shelling out on!
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