What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Wed, 15 Dec 2010, 2:00pm

Revo AXiS

Tested at £200
100100
5

Product of the Year, Awards 2011. Best internet radio up to £150+. A good sounding table radio, and a pleasure to use thanks to its touchscreen control system

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For

  • Big, bold sound
  • touchscreen control
  • simple to set up and use, iPod dock

Against

  • Mono only as standard
  • remote control optional
  • that’s about it

This is very much a table-top radio with its curvy, wedge-shaped cabinet, large controller and colour OLED touchscreen with well-designed menus, plus a top-mounted iPod dock.

And it's designed with sound in mind. It's only a mono radio, albeit with stereo headphone and line outputs, but it uses one of NXT's Balanced Mode Radiator drivers, tuned with a rear port and driven by an 8W digital amp, to give an expansive sound with decent bass and good detail and flow.

As well as the usual DAB/DAB+/FM, streaming and internet radio, the AXiS comes with a one-month trial subscription to Last.fm. There are also twin alarms and the option of going to sleep to one station and waking to another.

All in all, a well-sorted radio, and a fine contender in this sector.

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