Product Type: Pure portable radios
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Pure Genius - this portable DAB is a winner
Pure Evoke 2XT DAB Stereo Radio
Member Name: Neenawneenaw
Pure Evoke 2XT DAB Stereo Radio
Advantages: Great sound, easy to use, portable, looks great
The Pure Evoke 2XT was our first venture into the world of digital radio. I want to say we've had it about two years, but I suspect that means about four years in real time! And over those 2-4 years our Pure Evoke radio has been in almost constant use. Most of the time it sits happily in the kitchen and makes washing up/cleaning the kitchen a much happier experience. But it's easily portable so gets moved around our flat, particularly when other chores/decorating are going on.
The look and feel:
Before you even switch the thing on, you have to admire the look and feel of the Pure Evoke 2XT. With it's wood/silver finish it manages to look both modern and retro and very stylish! It feels reassuringly solid and well put-together.
It can be powered by mains, chargepak or battery - and keeps going for several hours on either of the latter power supplies. You wouldn't want to be carrying this for miles as the handle is built for style rather than comfort and it would be a bit heavy, but it's absolutely fine for moving around your home and garden.
Great! The sound is very clear and fills the room. We get no problems with any sound or receiption and this was a revelation to me after a lifetime of somewhat crackly FM! For a portable system the speaker quality is excellent.
Controls/ease of use:
The controls are very very simple to use. There are three dials for volume, tone and tuning the different stations. As you scroll through the stations using the tuning dial the station name appears at the bottom of the small display screen, and you just press the dial to tune to the station you want when you get to it. You can have up to 6 stations preset using the buttons below. The other 4 control buttons are for menu, on/standby, timer, and DAB/FM/AUX. To be honest, the only one of these 4 buttons I ever use is the on/standby as our radio is permanently on DAB and we don't bother to use any alarm functions etc.
As well as scrolling the radio stations when you're tuning, the display screen shows the station you're listening too, battery levels, clock and strength of signal. A scrolling display along the bottom tells you what you're listening to.
Sooo, is there anything not to like? Well, not really! As it's a few years old now I think there are more sophisticated models on the market now (just looking Pure Evoke 3 models have functionality to record radio and to rewind live radio) - but frankly, this model does everything I need!
Summary: Fantastic portable DAB radio from the Pure masters
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