DAB radio specialist, Pure has just announced a new radio based on its collaboration with guitar amplifier legends, Marshall Amplification. The Pure Evoke-1S Marshall follows the successful Pure Evoke 1XT Marshall that was released a few years ago.
It's literally just a remodelled version of the existing Evoke-1S but adds a bit of fun in the shape of classic Marshall amp styling. So you get the textured black vinyl covering, rubber handle, plastic corner protectors, white Marshall logo, and of course the gold control panel. Most important of all, though, is the volume knob goes to 11! Although, we rather associate that with Spinal Tap rather than Marshall but heigh-ho. As a tie-in with the Planet Rock radio station, it also defaults to that station when you first turn it on and tune it in.
The radio's feature's include DAB and FM tuning, 30 presets with dedicated buttons for 6 of them on the front, a bright OLED display, an auxilliary 3.5mm jack round the back for plugging in your mp3 player or such like. There's also a headphone socket, space for an optional battery pack that provides 24 hours portable listening, and a separate matching second speaker is available for stereo listening.
Available 1st August, the exclusive launch partner for the first few weeks is HMV where it will set you back £119.99, which is about £30 more than the standard Evoke-1S. That is a bit pricey but it's not extortionate and it's a bit of fun. We've got a sample unit sat here so keep your eyes peeled for a review very shortly. In the mean time, keep rocking!!!11