PURE Digital EVOKE-1XT Tri-band International DAB Digital Radio

London, UK: PURE Digital – a division of Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG) – presents the PURE EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band DAB digital radio, a special international edition of the market leading DAB radio.

EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band adds several enhanced features specifically for international users, including: Band III and L-band DAB reception1; FM with RDS; support for a wide selection of European languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian). The EVOKE-1XT was voted Best Portable Radio in the UK's What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision Awards 2004.

EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band has easy-to-use DAB features such as station selection by name and scrolling text showing song titles, artist information, news updates and sports results. The stylish radio features radius-edged veneered casework and a large, clear white-on-blue display.

This great looking package is completed with a handy clock display, a tone/radio alarm and a kitchen timer. Its class-leading audio performance is delivered via a custom designed speaker and active filters.

PURE already sells its current product range in those worldwide territories that broadcast on DAB Band-III. The new EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band and PocketDAB® 2000 will enable the remaining European countries, including France and Germany, which broadcast on both Band-III and L-Band to enjoy the very best in digital radios. With excellent FM support with a full RDS feature set as well, EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band provides an ideal range of listening options.

EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band will be available from summer 2005 for £119.99 / €179.99.

Said Kevin Dale, general manager, PURE Digital: "The original EVOKE-1 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 refined for the European market. We're delighted to be bringing PURE, which is renowned in the UK as the outstanding brand for cool, contemporary radios, to a wider European audience."

The mains powered EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band 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. Whether it's enhancements to the DAB standard or new features from PURE, the USB connector enables users to update their EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band from www.pure.com/support to get the latest software improvements.

The EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band is a stand-alone DAB radio. Its gently contoured 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. The EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band is available in maple and cherry finishes.

EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band 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 Tri-Band can be upgraded to stereo with the optional XT-1 add-on matching speaker.

Other key product features include: high sensitivity RF tuner module; three levels of Dynamic Range Control; user-selectable service ordering; telescopic aerial / connector for external aerial.

EVOKE-1XT Tri-Band is a mains powered portable DAB digital radio and is supplied with a mains power adaptor and removable telescopic aerial. The product is covered by a 2-year warranty.

Editors' Notes

1 Not suitable for reception in Canada. 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.