PURE Digital Evoke-3

The Good Solid build; excellent reception; well-designed EPG.

The Bad Prosaic design.

The Bottom Line Discerning radio listeners will find plenty to enjoy here. PURE has delivered on the promise of improving the 2XT's performance. The Evoke-3 is one of the best kitchen DAB radios we've tested so far. The styling may be a little kitsch for some tastes, but functionally it's hard to fault

Editors' Rating
8.3 Overall

Review

PURE Digital Evoke-3

Nov 2006

The Evoke-3 is the latest iteration of PURE's Evoke series of kitchen radios. It offers a number of improvements over the Evoke-2XT, including new filters on the custom-designed speaker drivers, a slick EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and an improved battery life.

We've reviewed several PURE DAB radios in the past, and without exception we've had pretty good experiences with them. PURE has nailed the receiver stages in their units -- for quality of reception the Evoke series has an impressive reputation behind them. The Evoke-2XT was a strong performer, but can the Evoke-3, reviewed here, continue this tradition?

Design
The styling of the Evoke-3 didn't immediately appeal to our tastes, but at least it's fairly anonymous. Faux-wood veneer wraps around the outer surfaces, with what looks like an Ikea wardrobe handle fixed to the top. The front is an inoffensive silver-grey with three main controls in its centre: Volume, ReVu and tune.

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