Excerpt: While everyone in the tech world has been banging on about the convergence of TV and the internet for the past ten years and looking anxiously for signs that it'll happen anytime soon, radio has gone ahead and converged.
This tabletop digital radio is packed full of features, including Wi-Fi connectivity
Good Gear Guide.au
2 October 2009
Summary: Pure's Avanti Flow is a tabletop digital radio that also incorporates Internet radio via Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and media streaming over a network. It's a competent system for use in a small room like a bedroom or study.
Pros: One device for (almost) all your music listening, good sound quality, no distortion at maximum volume
Cons: No on-screen iPod information, no Ethernet, difficult shape for bookshelves
Excerpt: Pure's Avanti Flow is a streaming audio receiver that also works as an alarm clock and DAB, FM and internet radio. We found its wedge-shaped design and glossy black-and-chrome finish appealing. The 4in OLED display is small but easy to read up to six feet away.
Conclusion: There’s no escaping the fact that the Avanti Flow is an expensive bit of kit and it’s not without its failings but the audio output alone is worth the cash. The Internet radio search is a touch inelegant and we’ve seen better remotes so it’s not all roses, but once you’ve heard it in action those...
Summary: Somehow, calling Pure’s Avanti Flow a ‘radio’ doesn’t really do it justice. Pure itself likes to refer to it as a ‘connected table-top digital audio system’, which is a little more accurate, if a sight more ponderous.