PURE Digital EVOKE-1XT DAB Digital Radio

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London, UK: PURE Digital – a division of Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG) – presents the PURE EVOKE-1XT DAB digital radio, the enhanced follow-up to EVOKE-1, the world's best selling digital radio.

EVOKE-1XT adds several enhanced features to the EVOKE family including: elegant, radius edges to the wooden casework; the choice of maple or cherry finishes; an easy to read white on blue display with adjustable brightness; a countdown timer (invaluable in the kitchen); a radio and tone alarm; greatly improved audio performance via a new custom designed speaker and active filters as well as a USB connector for product updates.

Said Kevin Dale, president, PURE Digital: "The original EVOKE-1 has revolutionized radio and quickly became a design classic, outselling every other radio in the UK over the past two years. Now this classic DAB radio has been given a makeover, adding even better sound and great new features. We expect the EVOKE-1XT to reinforce the EVOKE as the outstanding brand for cool, contemporary radios."

The mains powered EVOKE-1XT features six station presets, a high performance speaker, a headphone socket and stereo line-out for recording. The cabinet is bass ported for a richer more natural sound.

The radio also features all the great benefits of DAB digital radio, including: station select by name; scrolling display which shows track info, news and sports results; and more station choice.

The EVOKE-1XT is a stand-alone DAB radio. Its gently contoured maple wood casework surrounds a pearlescent white front with silver grille and control panel with scrolling cool-blue LCD text display, station selection and volume knobs and button controls for presets, display-settings, power and auto-tuning.

EVOKE-1XT has an integrated full range hi-fi speaker and features a bass reflex port for enhanced bass performance. Audio quality has been even further enhanced compared to the already award winning EVOKE-1 with a new custom designed 3" drive unit and active-filters to provide a natural 'direct-from-the-studio' sound. EVOKE-1XT can be upgraded to stereo with the optional XT-1 add-on matching speaker.

EVOKE-1XT is expected to be available on the high street at around £99.99 (inc. VAT). The EVOKE-1XT will commence shipping in August, with full availability from leading high-street, and independent hi-fi and electrical retailers expected by the end of August 2004. See www.puredigital.com for stockists or call 01923 277 488.

PURE Digital is the leading supplier of DAB radios in the world. Its product range includes the DRX-701ES and DRX-702ES DAB tuners (winners of several Tuner Product of The Year awards); the PURE PocketDAB™ 1000 premium handheld DAB radio; and The Bug – the first DAB radio with ReVu™ for pause/rewind and record of live radio.

Other key product features include: high sensitivity RF tuner module; three levels of Dynamic Range Control; easy to use one-touch fast-tune facility; user-selectable service ordering; telescopic aerial / connector for external aerial.

EVOKE-1XT is a mains powered portable DAB digital radio and is supplied with a 230V AC to 9V DC mains power adaptor and removable telescopic aerial. The product is covered by a 2-year warranty.Editors' Notes

EVOKE-1XT is powered by the Frontier Chorus FS1010, which incorporates the revolutionary META multi-threaded processor and DAB technologies developed by Imagination Technologies' Metagence and Ensigma divisions.
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