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Pure EVOKE-2S review

£169 inc VAT

Manufacturer: PURE

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Pure EVOKE-2S is an eco-friendly digital radio that receives both digital audio broadcasts (DAB) and FM signals.

The Pure EVOKE-2S is an eco-friendly digital radio that receives both digital audio broadcasts (DAB) and FM signals.

It's marketed at people who want a digital radio for the kitchen, but you can use the Pure EVOKE-2S pretty much anywhere around the house. Pure has produced yet another great digital radio, but it carries a hefty price tag.

The sound quality of the Pure EVOKE-2S is superb. It features a power-efficient Class D amplifier, and it produces clear sound and has a high maximum volume. Built into the unit is a pair of tuned speakers, each with a 15 Watt output rating. Each speaker consists of a dome tweeter and a 3in mid-range driver, and distortion is almost nonexistent when you crank the volume up.

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The Pure EVOKE-2S has an OLED display with great viewing angles. You can adjust the display's brightness level and also choose from a variety of styles; one simply has the time on it while others can have radio station names displayed as well as the current song that's playing.

An input for an MP3 player, a headphone jack and an audio out port are located on the back of the radio. A kitchen countdown timer is a nifty little bonus, and the Pure EVOKE-2S digital radio is also equipped with a programmable alarm clock. You can update the radio's firmware via a USB port; this will be handy if Pure decides to update the interface of the radio, for example.

Like the Pure ONE Classic, the Pure EVOKE-2S has a time-shift feature allowing you to ‘record' radio for up to 15 minutes. This lets you stop a live broadcast and 'rewind' it (it won't let you save the audio).

The Pure EVOKE-2S offers an impressive 100 presets (the OXX Classic DAB+ only has four).

There are a few drawbacks to the Pure EVOKE-2S: at 2.7kg it's fairly hefty compared to other radios; the menu can be a tad hard to navigate at first (you get used to it); and a battery pack is an optional extra. Considering the price of the radio, we would have liked the battery pack to be included.

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Pure Evoke 2S reviews verified by Reevoo

Pure Evoke 2SScores 9.3 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
DAB radio
number of speakers: 2
total audio output power (Watts RMS): 30
290x120x210mm
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Headphone Jack, Line In, Line out
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Pure EVOKE-2S comes with a hefty price tag but it delivers great sound quality.

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