The £280 unit uses NXT's Balanced Radiator speaker technology, combining the dispersion characteristics of an NXT flat panel with the pistonic action of a conventional speaker.
Power comes from a 2x15W Class D amplifier, the combination giving what Revo describes as "a smooth frequency response, expansive soundstage and deep, satisfying bass."
The 3.5in touchscreen display panel will show station logos, descriptions and track/artist information where digital broadcasters provide it.
And given that the unit can also stream music wirelessly from PCs or Macs connected to a home network, the display can also be used to show disc and track information, including album artwork, when streaming.
At the heart of the Ikon is the latest Venice 8 multistandard module from connected audio technology company Frontier Silicon.
The Ikon also provides access to premium online music services such as Last.fm – available in the UK, Germany and the States –, while US buyers will also be able to access Pandora (opens in new tab), Rhapsody and Sirius services.
A 30-day Last.fm trial subscription is provided with the unit, after which users can subscribe for £3 per month.
Revo CEO David Baxter describes Ikon as "The first product to truly deliver on the promise of digital radio, delivering a next generation radio experience complete with icon driven colour touch-screen interface, coverage of multiple radio formats, iPod and iPhone docking and access to premium online music services."
The Ikon is available to pre-order via Revo, Hughes Direct (opens in new tab), Advanced MP3 Players (opens in new tab), Peter Tyson (opens in new tab) and Superfi (opens in new tab).