Revo AXiS review

A fine sounding and sonically strong internet radio, the AXiS is easy to use thanks to its well designed touchscreen menus Tested at £200

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

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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    Big, bold sound

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    touchscreen control

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    simple to set up and use, iPod dock


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    Mono only as standard

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    remote control optional

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    that’s about it

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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 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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