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Pure EVOKE-3 now available

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PURE Digital is now shipping the PURE EVOKE-3, the most advanced radio yet.

EVOKE-3 enables a wealth of enhanced usability features, both from the radio itself and from its fully featured remote control. It brings together the best features of PURE?s DAB digital radio range, including ReVu?, SD-card support, MP3 playback, tri-band reception, multiple alarms and timers, USB upgradeability, ChargePAK support, SnoozeHandle? and Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). EVOKE-3?s advanced features are accompanied by elegant, iconic styling and industry-leading sound quality.

EVOKE-3 is compatible with Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) broadcasts which enable users to browse seven days of programmes on a single station or all programmes on a particular day, see a detailed description of each programme, and select them for scheduled listening or recording to SD memory card.

EPG is supported by major UK broadcasters including the BBC, Classic FM, Virgin, Capital Radio and many others. The GCap Media and Chrysalis Radio Groups provide listings for more than 30 commercial radio stations on DAB multiplexes around the UK, and the BBC also operates an EPG service for its national digital multiplex. EPG is the next stage in radio evolution ? as it was with digital television. With EPG users can record programmes to listen to at their convenience, effectively making their own station from the shows recorded on the SD card.

?The bee’s knees of digital radio. If you want a top of the range radio, look no further,? said The Times (14/2/06) awarding the radio 5 / 5. The EVOKE-3 is on sale for ?199.99 (SSP inc. VAT.) The first units are on sale from February 24th 2006 at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol.

With PURE?s ReVu technology EVOKE-3 listeners can pause and rewind live DAB digital radio1 for around 30 minutes using the convenient ?ReVu dial? and record multiple tracks or complete radio programs to SD-card2 (around 30 hours of radio programming on a 2GB card). Timer record means EVOKE-3 listeners need never miss a programme just because they?re out. Timer recording of specific programmes can be enabled in EPG by a single press of the ‘Record’ key when on the highlighted program. Users can then listen to programmes they?ve recorded later on the EVOKE-3 itself, or when they are out and about using a compatible device such as the PURE PocketDAB? 2000. MP3 collections can be played back from SD-card, with full support for subfolders.

EVOKE-3?s large, graphical LCD display can accommodate a full block of broadcast text without scrolling showing news, sports results, song titles and more, or a big clock display with the broadcast text scrolling along the bottom. All this plus text and icons showing volume, battery life, signal strength, station name and date/time. The clock automatically adjusts for summer/winter time. The large display brings EVOKE-3?s simple and intuitive menu system to life, enabling easy access to the radios power and functionality.

Says Colin Crawford, director of product marketing, PURE Digital: ?EVOKE-3 is equipped with everything listeners require to get the best out of the ever-increasing range of content now available on the radio. The provision of the Electronic Programme Guide brings true convenience to the listener, making it easy to find the programmes you want to listen to and even record them to hear at a more convenient time.?

Sound quality is ensured with integrated full range hi-fi speakers and a bass reflex port for enhanced bass performance. Audio quality has been enhanced with custom designed drive units and active-filters to provide a natural ?direct-from-the-studio? sound. Furthermore, a dedicated DSP audio processor allows users to adjust the sound to their own preferences.

As well as taking ordinary ?C? cell alkaline batteries, EVOKE-3 is ChargePAK? Ready. The ChargePAK C6 (bought separately; SSP ?29.99) recharges in-unit to provide convenient DAB portability. The radio also features an ultra low-power standby mode.

EVOKE-3 is ?USB Upgradeable? over an Internet connection (PC required). Whether it?s enhancements to the DAB standard or new features from PURE, the USB connector enables users to keep their EVOKE-3 up to date. Users can also transfer recordings and MP3 files between a PC and EVOKE-3 over the USB connection.

EVOKE-3 incorporates SnoozeHandle technology. A simple touch of the handle will snooze the alarm, for a user defined length of time. For those late night time-checks touching the SnoozeHandle will light up a full-screen clock. The clear display offers selectable brightness settings and an automatically updated clock, which means owners will never again miss the British Summer Time clock movement. A sleep button on the remote control makes the radio go off automatically after a selectable period of time.

Other key EVOKE-3 features include: line input (for iPod, CD, MiniDisc or MP3 device); multiple alarms; an easy to read graphical display with adjustable brightness; class-leading FM performance with RDS; and radius-edged casework in a Sequoia veneer finish.

EVOKE-3 has easy-to-use DAB features such as station selection by name and text showing song titles, artist information, news updates and sports results.

EVOKE-3 also features up to 99 presets accessible from the remote control or on-screen menu. Connections include headphone output, stereo line-out and digital optical line-out for recording or connection to a digital speaker system.

Volume Equalisation Technology (VET) means that the EVOKE-3 constantly monitors the audio levels of every station and subtly adjusts their relative volume levels over time. So once users have found the volume setting they like, they can switch between stations without changing the volume.

EVOKE-3 also features a high sensitivity RF tuner module; selectable levels of Dynamic Range Control; user-selectable service ordering; and a telescopic aerial/connector for external aerial.

The product is covered by a 2-year warranty. See for stockists or call 01923 277 488.

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