Eton P9120 review

Eton has teamed up with Porsche Design to create this odd-looking luxury DAB/FM radio with iPod dock Tested at £480.00

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Our Verdict

Despite its designer looks, can't justify its price in performance terms

For

  • Luxury build
  • classy remote
  • muscular presentation

Against

  • Uncomfortable at loud volumes
  • midrange lacks refinement

Now here's an expensive radio. Eton has teamed up with Porsche Design to provide a stylish, luxury DAB/FM radio complete with separate iPod dock. At least, that's the theory.

While, of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we weren't convinced by this unit's looks.

The OLED display is pretty smart, while the weighty remote control has a classy feel and not only does its job but, bizarrely, doubles as a torch.

Back to the job in hand and the three full-range speakers and subwoofer just don't deliver the goods sonically.

Whether listening to the iPod or the radio, tunes have an edge that becomes uncomfortable at loud volumes, while the midrange lacks refinement.

Despite a muscular presentation, decent bass control and efficient timing, for £480 we're not convinced.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.etoncorp.com
Brand NameEton
Product TypeClock Radio
ManufacturerEton Corporation
Manufacturer Part NumberP9120
Product NameEton P9120
Product ModelP'9120

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Speaker Form FactorIntegrated
Frequency Band-BandwidthAM, FM, DAB

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorDesktop
MaterialAluminium
Width13.3 cm
Depth22.9 cm
Weight Approximate2.80 kg
Height14.1 cm
Dimensions14.1 cm (H): 13.3 cm (W): 22.9 cm (D)

Display and Graphics

Screen TypeOLED