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Pure One Classic - looking for a simple DAB digital radio?
Pure One Classic
Member Name: danny691
Pure One Classic
Advantages: Simple to use, stylish, robust, affordable.
If you are looking for a stylish, simple, easy to operate with a sleek design then the Pure One Classic certainly has to be considered. With DAB digital radio's coming to the fore with the ever-growing number of digital radio stations available the decision is a no-brainer, right? Right!
The Pure One Classic has a simple black finish, with a number of polished silver knobs and buttons. The aerial is situated to the top of the radio and the screen is small but perfectly adequate. The screen may be too small for those hard of sight, but in general it is a perfectly functional size and displays a good amount of information. Upon initial purchase and every so often I scan for new channels. At first I achieved about 70+ channels, now I have over 80 I can access. To navigate through the radio stations you simple turn the large dial and then press it in to select the channel.
Although the Pure One Classic has a simple and uncluttered design I feel the telescopic aerial can get in the way of this image, but depending upon reception in the area I find you don't always need to use it, so fear not for the stylish looks of this gadget! I find it particularly useful in our new kitchen as we no longer have a built-in radio.
The Pure One Classic is so very easy to use. Complete technophobes might have a little trouble programming the digital radio in to start with (although it really is quite simple if you follow the instructions), but general use is very simple. If you just listen to one or two channels you can easily operate it, and you can save station presets to allow for easy access to your favourite channels without the need to trawl through ones you don't use.
The sound is obviously a huge consideration with such a product. The Pure One Classic offers punchy bass and clarity is at the forefront of the sound as far as I am concerned. I have no problems plugging my mp3 player into it, both to allow me to play my own music, but also to benefit from the decent quality speakers. The sound quality is a big indication of quality, what is the point buying a radio that doesn't give respectable clarity?
I have had no problems at all with the Pure One Classic DAB digital radio and expect a long and happy life with it. The alarm clock feature is particularly useful in the kitchen, and the ability to plug in an mp3 player to use the speakers from the Pure One Classic is a bonus. Costing under £60 I feel the Pure One Classic is real value. Digital radio's were very expensive when they first came onto the market, but with a high demand for the technology, prices are reasonable.
The build quality of the Pure One Classic is satisfying. The casing and general robustness of the knobs and buttons gives me confidence to put it in the kitchen. I do plug it in but ensure it is away from fluids etc. for safety reasons. I am more than happy to recommend the Pure One Classic to anyone looking for a replacement to their current portable radio.
Summary: Value for money DAB digital radio that sounds and looks great.
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