This Is a lovely piece of kit.
It looks sytlish, sounds great, maybe a bit too warm sounding for some and a CD would have been handy.
Did look at the Roberts 53, but was too large for my needs.
Still cant get It to connect to my router as yet,but thats not a major Issue.
Great digital reception and works with Iphone too, all In all I love It.
Had ours for a few days, 'tis a thing of beauty and the sound is great. Neither it nor the Lounge is particularly intuitive to use tho, and screen can be hard to read at a distance.
Your review is spot-on. I bought this to replace a 10 year old Aiwa table-top, and while technologically it's streets ahead, it doesn't pack the same punch when it comes to volume. Best for smaller rooms, I'd say.
the device is built well and has great features, it is one of the best internet radios out there.
i have owned a Roberts Radio WM-201, which this surpasses in terms of features on the unit and build.
but as an internet radio the wm-201 beats it. why? well it's the lounge site you see. the lounge, where you manage your internet favourites has poor useability compared to what the wm-201 uses, reciva.co.uk. lots of annoying flash and clunky search.
it's a big disappointment for me. i can't get some key radio stations such as www.bigupradio.com (roots, dub and reggae) which is a well known station. also you cant add streams such live365.com stations. on reciva, if you ask for the station, they add it pretty much the next day. i have sent the complicated request form to Pure a week ago with no idea whether my request has been looked at.
so if you are serious about your internet radio, think very carefully before investing.
sure it looks good, but then so does Paris Hilton...
After loads of research this seemed the only unit to offer ipod/dab/internet/media server options (it is) and although it is beautiful to look at and the sound is good operating the unit is so infurating. It is really unintuitive, the Lounge website is worse. Frequently spent over 5 minutes just trying to get the unit to play some music, pressing 'back' buttons and source. It feels like is hasn't been finished properly, like it has been put up for sale before development is complete. I returned it. On top of this the remote control is ATROCIOUS, there is a delay after buttons are pressed before something happens and it is pointless having a remote as you have to stand so close to the unit to see the tiny screen because it is so unintuitive. Maybe the next generation might be worth a punt, but this one is just an insult. Don't understand why What Hifi have given it 5*.
I bought this unit back in December 10 and to be honest, its' was the best thing I have bought in ages. Unfortunately, it now sits on my kitchen worktop dead as a dodo. Last Wednesday, while connected to the Pure Lounge and trying to access an internet radio station, I was prompted to upgrade its software by Pure. After the downloading and installation process had finished, the unit froze, leaving me no option but to switch it off. The unit refused to come back to life and has remained dead ever since. Shame, I quite like it and now I am faced with the hassle of packaging it all up and sending off for repair. Pure need to do better with software updates and make sure it doesn't brick the unit in the process. Great sound, good DAB reception and iPod playback. System controls though are quality, however, they need a rethink to make them more intuitive. The Lounge is not brilliant to.
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