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Logitech Pure-Fi Dream review

Andy Vandervell




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Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
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  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Logitech Pure-Fi Dream
  • Pure-Fi Dream 2.0 Speaker System


Our Score:


We don’t often have recourse to review alarm clock radios. Yet every now then an exception comes along and the Logitech Pure-Fi Dream is one such example. Its £169 MSRP and online asking price of around £155 will certainly raise a few eyebrows, though, so what can it do that can possibly justify such a lofty price?

Predictably there's an iPod dock, when isn't there one? This supports most iPod iterations with dock adapters for each, the only exceptions being the first, second and third gen iPods. These and other MP3 players can be connected via the 3.5mm auxiliary jack on the back of unit. As support does include the iPod Touch, iPhones, including the iPhone 3G, will work as well, though you will be prompted to put your phone into flight mode since support isn't complete.

Naturally enough there's an FM/AM radio tuner, too. It's a shame not to have DAB, or the option for it, but it would inflate the price considerably. You can switch between stations using the provided remote and it's a rather smart affair, too. Buttons are backlit orange and an intelligent and thorough button layout allows you to perform more or less any function using it, just like a proper Hi-Fi.

Indeed, if anything the Pure-Fi Dream is almost a mini Hi-Fi replacement for the bedroom. We only say "almost" because another Pure-Fi product, the Elite, has this honour, but if you actually want something smaller than a mini Hi-Fi but with comparable audio quality, the Pure-Fi Dream ought to have you covered. Featuring two 3/4in tweeters and two "long throw" woofers, this is no pint-sized tin box and it can reach some ear splitting volumes - not that this is any sign of quality. We'll be bending our ears back to judge on that a little later on.

First, though, let's take a closer look at the unit itself and just to re-iterate: this is no pint-sized tin box. It's really quite big and heavy, big enough that it would take up most of the space on your average bedside table. Likewise, the power supply is huge and all this presents a bit of a problem for an alarm clock radio, but things are redressed somewhat by the provided remote that features a large friendly 'Snooze' button to match to that found at the top of the main unit. This means you don't have to put it on your bedside table to get the full benefit of its features.


August 12, 2008, 5:42 pm

Good review. Just had this delivered this morning, very impressed so far, great sound quality much better than the Logitech mm50 I've been using so far..

"Unfortunately, there's no RDS support" actually there is.. RTFM! Press the display cycle key and you get the station name etc. Well you do on mine. Only criticism is the xbox sized power brick.... is that really necessary Logitech?


August 13, 2008, 1:11 am

Nothing worse than local radio? Well you might accidently find yourself listening to Chris Moyles, which is a fate worse than death.


August 22, 2008, 1:20 am

Thank you trustedreviews for inspiring me to get a new music system! I initially liked the look of this one, but ended up getting this one from sony:


It has the advantage of DAB radio and a CD player and is cheaper. (and no power brick ;) )


March 16, 2009, 7:40 pm

Hi there, I see I'm a bit late in this thread, but I'm trying to see if I can get help for a specific problem I have with my brand new logitec Pure Fi Dream: I cannot use it as PC speakers with any success. I hook up with a cable to the PC and set it on AUX - and when I play music from iTunes it works fine - BUT: basically everything else comes out of the speakers totally blurred and incomprehensible - if I watch Youtube of interviews on CNBC, I cannot even comprehend what the persons are saying, it comes out completely distorted.

Does anybody have any insight in this - would be much appreciated!




October 18, 2009, 12:45 am

Very very disappointed with the Pure-fit dream radio, We brought this a couple of mths ago and have tried it in every room upstairs and downstairs, reception very poor cannot listen with out background noise. Have tried extending the lead as recommended in the book but this makes no difference.A complete waste of £114. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks jean M

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