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Pure Sonus 1XT talking mains DAB digital radio

Pure Sonus 1-XT talking mains-powered DAB digital radio review

The Sonus 1XT's SnoozeHandle has also made it onto the Evoke 3 - a tap on the carry handle on the Sonus 1XT brings up a female voice announcing the time. Ten presets, arranged across 5 buttons and a shift key, are combined with a rotary dial for station selection - it's a foolproof arrangement.

A quick turn of the dial and, after a momentary pause, the name of the station is spoken. A press of the dial selects the station - simple. New stations that have launched since the arrival of the 1XT result in an "unknown" station tag being spoken, but hopefully updates via USB and the Pure website will be forthcoming.
Pure Sonus 1XT DAB digital radio

A sleep timer - programmable from 15 to 90 minutes in quarter-hour increments - is a useful feature. The Sonus will speak alarm time settings - a real boon to visually impaired listeners.

Sonically, the Sonus is at its best in stereo with the additional XT-1 speaker powered up. In its mono form, though, the Sonus 1XT is on a par with the excellent Evoke 1XT, which we really like.

Find out where to buy the Pure Digital Sonus 1XT DAB radio online.

For: Natural voice time and station announcements are a boon to visually-impaired and blind listeners
Against: chaging station line-ups mean Pure should update the Sonus' station IDs
Verdict: Clean styling and extremely useful talking radio feature make this radio an attractive DAB receiver
Price: GBP119.00 or less


Find out where to buy the Pure Digital Sonus 1XT DAB radio online.

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Pure Digital Sonus 1-XT Tech Spec

Alarm

Dual independent alarms with station or tone selection.

Speaker

Full-range 3" drive unit.

Controls

Power on/standby, volume, tune/select, autotune, info, menu, sleep and 10 presets.

LCD display

High-resolution white-on-blue LCD display with selectable brightness levels.

Power supply

230V AC to 9V DC external power adapter.

Dimensions (mm)

210 (w) x 175 (h) x 110 (d).

Warranty

Two years.

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